Triangle Modernist Hosts “Architects + Artisans”

January 13, 2010 (DURHAM, NC) – Triangle Modernist (TMH), the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in the nation, will serve as a host site for “Architects + Artisans: Thoughtful Design for a Sustainable World,” a new design blog written and edited by Mike Welton.

“Architects + Artisans strives to wire itself into the coolest design trends on the planet,” said Welton. That sits well with George Smart, founder and director of TMH, who announced the association today.

“Architects + Artisans’ broad and knowledgeable perspective dovetails nicely with our targeted modernist focus,” says Smart.

Mike Welton’s articles and commentary on architecture, design and travel have been published in such national journals as Dwell, the New York Times, Interior Design and Travel + Leisure. This fall he launched a new monthly column on the business of architecture in Raleigh Metro Magazine.  The blog, however, allows the writer to step “beyond print and online publishing into a blog of my own – where good design and those who create it can be illuminated, demonstrated and discussed,” he said.

Welton says he intends for Architects + Artisans to be a “well-informed provider of content, images, and knowledge concerning excellent architecture, artisanship and sustainability for the 21st century.  It is not just about designers – but about the people and products that make a well-designed place ring true.”

“Smart’s is a proven leader in raising the consciousness of the state and nation concerning mid-century modern architecture,” said Welton. “It’s a distinct honor and pleasure for Architects and Artisans to be included on his website.”

“Architects + Artisans: Thoughtful Design for a Sustainable World” was created with help from art director Ann Rudy and web navigator Tola Oguntoyinbo. The direct link is:

“TMH is proud – and privileged – to be the first syndicator of Architects + Artisans,” said Smart. “We wish Mike the best and will feature his blog prominently on the TMH home page.”

For more information on Triangle Modernist Houses, visit

About Triangle Modernist Houses

Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to restoring and growing modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.  TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at

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