NorthWynn Fills Center For Alaskan Coastal Studies Sail

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Carl Wynn 1947The late Carl Wynn was a man who sought to enrich the lives of those in need, and to preserve wildlife and their habitat, according to the foundation that bears his name. NorthWynnCenter for Alaskan Coastal Studies Executive Director Beth Trowbridge: “There is birds and little scenes that are scattered throughout that give it a special touch.” Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-northwynn-fills-center-for-alaskan-coastal-studies-sail.mp3VmDorene-on-northwynn-fills-center-for-alaskan-coastal-studies-sail.mp300:00RPd Wynn didn’t have the opportunity to Pick.Click.Give with his Permanent Fund Dividend check like recipients do now, so instead, his family donated a unique property to support Kachemak Bay wildlife conservation and education. On a trip to Alaska, a chance visit to Homer led to a legacy that recently was left to the Center For Alaskan Coastal Studies. Beth TrowbridgeCenter for Alaskan Coastal Studies Executive Director Beth Trowbridge: “He really loved the outdoors. He really loved the wildlife, and that was one of the reasons why he really loved being up on the hill, and also one of the reasons why he donated the property to the Center For Alaskan Coastal Studies – so we can protect it.” Trowbridge says a the work of a local trompe l’oeil artist is featured making the decor memorable. Trowbridge says they hope to use the property for educational purposes in the future. Wynn toured the world peddling a high functioning lubrication oil that help set speed records on land and in air, and was prominently featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, “The Birds.” The Center has it available for rent on VRBO to help raise undesignated funds for its programming. In their comments most guests seemed to appreciate it’s proximity to the  Wynn Nature Center, 140 glorious acres crossed with five miles of hiking trails overlooking Kachemak Bay. NorthWynn was built by local mastercraftsmen out of cedar logs floated up from Southeast. The 2,900 s.f. three-story features large amounts of local stonework fronting fireplaces in each of the four bedrooms, and keeps it retro-50s charm.last_img read more

First Annual Train Stop Market Highlights All Whistle Hill Loop Has To

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享There’s something about summer, everyone just wants to be outside. So of course, this is where they headed with the first annual Train Stop Market on Whistle Hill loop with a two day outdoor market featuring a variety of vendors from the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage area.Among the vendors was owner of Steamer Trunk Fashion Boutique, Amie Hagen: “We loved getting to be a part of the first annual Train Stop Market! It is so great to have a place to get together with other local entrepreneurs and share our passions, skills, and products with the community. All of the music performers did an amazing job as well as the food and retail vendors and we at Steamer Trunk are so looking forward to coming out again next year!” According to Krull she plans to make this an annual event. The event came together with the help of Aimee Zulkanycz, Jordan Love and Flossie Foster. With a mixture of vintage train cars, modern food & coffee preparation, hitching posts and Tesla charging stations, according to owner and operator Mary Krull they aim to balance the old and the new into creating an unforgettable experience.The event took place on Friday and Saturday. Krull said it was a huge success: “This was not my idea, three lovely ladies came to me and asked if they could use the space and hold the event and it was a success.” center_img Whistle Hill is home to an espresso shop, restaurant, gift shop and art gallery, Whistle Hill is Soldotna’s newest destination development that provides a meeting place for locals and visitors alike, which is what this event aimed to highlight.last_img read more

Face Up US Banker

first_imgIssue: July 2008Frequency: MonthlyLaunched: 1893Circ: 45,000Editor: Holly SkraelPublishing Company: Source MediaCreative Director: Jason Pohl (for July ‘08 issue) US Banker’s July 2008 cover was one of firsts for a few reasons. One, Jason Pohl, creative director at sister magazine Bank Technology News, substituted for usual US Banker creative director Andrew Lathrop, who was on vacation.Second, both the story and the cover represented a change in focus and style for the b-to-b magazine. The story, “Waiting for the Call,” looked at how banking and technology can be powerful tools to help impoverished countries pull themselves out of poverty. “It was a pretty broad ranging story, with a focus on Africa, Asia and Latin America,” says Pohl. “The story falls outside our normal editorial boundaries, which tend to be more U.S.-focused or profile driven. Our usual covers tend to be portraitures of bankers.”Themes of the story were about opportunity and advocacy. “We’re saying to our audience that there’s all these countries that are tech savvy and early adopters and there is a tremendous opportunity for banks to develop relationships with these regions to not only make money but also do a good deal of lending some aid,” says Pohl. “They should be there because it’s the right thing to do. We were trying to shake it up a bit and print something unexpected. What was so compelling to me about the image was there was a hopefulness and an expectancy to it that captures the story.” The initial thought for the cover was a reportage but most of the materials were specific to one region, which didn’t speak to the scope of the story. Finally, after beating the bush with AP, Reuters and Corbis, the staff discovered the photo of a child holding the phone on Getty. Pohl re-arranged the vertical positioning of the photo for the magazine cover but the color and graininess of the image were in the original shot.“We were running out of time and the story wasn’t coming together, so all thoughts of shooting went out of the window,” says Pohl. “Sometimes you get lucky.” DESIGNERS’ COMMENTS“Although this image is visually arresting, I think the cover is a miss overall. The reader has to work too hard to get the concept, and the typography seems better suited to an article opener, not the 10 second decision of a cover.The image and the cover text don’t seem to work together. It looks more like a vacation planning issue than an emerging market banking problem. And the long description below the title is hard to read and evidence that the title isn’t very clear in the first place. I don’t think this design supports the content.”Karen Player | Art Director | Harvard Business Review“This cover leaves me perplexed and slightly angry. At first I thought it was the back of a naked woman and was annoyed US Banker felt the need to fall back on ‘sexy’ to get their reader to pick the magazine up. Upon further review I realized it is actually a child. A half-clothed child as a representation of developing countries is condescending.As far as the typography goes, it is fairly clean. Though it would have been more refined if the type was not on top of the figure, especially when there is space around the photo to work with.” Kelly McMurry | Creative Director | 2communiquelast_img read more

Hearst to Sell Stake in EReader

first_imgLast fall, Hearst tapped E Ink to develop and produce the flexible electronic “paper” cover for Esquire’s October 75th anniversary issue. Earlier this year, Hearst was said to be developing a wireless e-reader device—similar to the Kindle—featuring a large-format screen that’s conducive to reading magazines.”Hearst has invested in a separate company that is creating an entire e-reading ecosystem for consumers, featuring a broad range of content from multiple publishers,” the spokesperson said.According to industry analyst Vinita Jakhanwal, the market for e-readers is expected to grow from 1.1 million units in 2008 to 20 million units by 2012. Hearst Interactive Media has agreed to sell its stake in E Ink—the electronic paper display  firm that developed the technology for Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader—to Taiwan-based e-paper display module supplier Prime View International. Prime View said it agreed to buy out all of E Ink’s investors for approximately $215 million.Hearst acquired a stake in Cambridge, Massachusetts-based E Ink in 1998. “With the rapid increase in e-Reader acceptance, the value of E Ink grew and the investors decided it was a good time to sell,” a Hearst spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “There are various approvals and shareholder votes needed before this closes.”Other E Ink investors include Motorola Corp., FA Technology Ventures and Intel Capital. The Hearst spokesperson declined to say how much of a stake the publisher had in E Ink.last_img read more

Jack Kliger At Least Im Not Running a National Magazine

first_imgFamed designer Walter Bernard was asked what he’d do if he were art director of the New York Times. “I’d look for another job,” he retorted. Question to one vendor: “How was this event?” Answer: “Pretty bad. I’ve had the least amount of conversations and interactions I’ve had at a show in some time. I feel like a printer!”[PHOTO: Tony Silber] NEW ORLEANS—The City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual conference concluded here Tuesday. (You can read FOLIO:’s coverage of the show here.)Some leftover but timely quotes from event:Author and speaker Orvel Ray Wilson, in a session on guerrilla marketing, quoting David Nour: “In social media, if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”Former Hachette Filipacchi CEO Jack Kliger, who spoke in the last session on the second day: “That’s where I always wanted to be—speaking at the last session of a conference where all the attendees are struggling through a recession and after they took a tour of Hurricane Katrina sites. I never followed Katrina before. Still, my opening line is good: ‘At least I’m not running a national magazine.’”last_img read more