Mary Dow home, designed by Alden B. Dow.
ABD structure drawing, 1963
The furniture is back out on the porch for summer!
This photo was taken on the roof of the Home and Studio here in Midland, Michigan! At the end of the driveway, you can see the flooding of the river near Main Street. We hope that everyone is safe and doing well during this time of flood.
The IB Visual Art Capstone Show is being held in the second drafting room here at The Alden B. Dow Home & Studio.
Grand Opening was yesterday from 4pm-6pm.
The show continues during the following days:
April 18th & 19th 8am-5pm
April 20th 10am-4pm
April 21st 1pm-3pm
Featuring local high school students.
Come support our local budding artists!
Check out an article about Alden B. Dow and his architecture featured in Dwell!
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Right now, the Home and Studio is lucky enough to have 72,093 awesome followers! Keep it up!! We appreciate your support.
The ice is off the pond! Outside skies are grey but inside the Home and Studio it is bright and cheerful. The rain on the copper roof sounds beautiful.
Happy birthday to Alden B. Dow!
He was born on this day, April the 10th, in 1904. He is shown standing on his award-winning, patented unit blocks in his pond.
jmkuips asked: With all due respect, you should look into other "ways of life" ways that don't stress individualism but oneness and helping one another. If not for any other reason, it's comforting. Americans and the incessant clinging to "individualism" cause many, many problems.
Thank you for your opinion! And we always appreciate questions and comments! To begin with, this is not necessarily my philosophy- it is that of Alden B. Dow. Upon doing more research on this idea, his focus is that yes, you have an individual way of doing things, but you must work with others despite differences in order to be creative and create works of high quality. By creating, we are constantly learning more about ourselves and others, thus becoming better people as a unit. While his philosophy starts with being introspective, it is only to enhance the ways in which we help one another. Would you like me to post a more in-depth look at the Way of Life cycle?
What is an ethical issue you struggle with from your personal life, society, or government? Shown above is Alden B. Dow’s philosophy. Personally, I love this. I feel that after reading and discussing this Way of Life Cycle with friends, I have a deeper understanding of him. Is there a specific part of the Way of Life Cycle that stands out to you?
Our annual Birdhouse Competition Open House was yesterday afternoon. Winners were announced- photos to be posted soon!