Homes and Lifestyle
BARE MINIMUM: Is barefoot running right for you?
Physical therapist Brian Miller has been a runner most of his adult life. So when the book “Born to Run” came out a few years ago, Miller naturally picked it up.
And it’s changed the way he runs. The book, from author Christopher McDougall, explores how a tribe in Mexico is able to run using very little or no shoe support. The book has led to a boom in what’s called “minimalist running” a term that describes running barefoot or with “barefoot style” shoes.
Into the Hereafter: Mountain View Pet crematory fills niche in Flathead Valley
Tiny wooden boxes and handcrafted pottery urns sit in glass cases at a tiny office on the south side of Kalispell. For many people, these tiny repositories will become the final resting place for their loved ones. Not relatives, mind you, but pets. Mountain View Pet Crematory sits in a small blue building behind Ashley Creek Animal Clinic.
Living Kitchens: Making the most of this important room
Jeff Gilman has been a cook himself long enough to know what makes a good kitchen work - and what doesn't.
So when he takes on a job for a client, that's his approach: make the kitchen work fluidly, with nothing to get in the way of producing great meals and entertaining.
When the owners of a home on Whitefish Lake asked Gilman, the owner of Gilman Woodworking, to renovate their kitchen, Gilman first looked at how the kitchen flowed.
Bridger Steel brings rustic look to new homes
BY KIM THIELMAN-IBES
It was perhaps not so much divine providence but rather a lifelong background in ranching along with a bit of serendipitous timing that made Dennis Johnson, owner of Bridger Steel, move from being a northwest cowboy to a Montana metal man. And his luck did not stop there.
Small Wonder: Bozeman's 'Kiwi' house brings small-size charm
Stephen and Julie Shea love New Zealand almost as much as they love their native Montana. They revel in the natural beauty, wide open spaces, unspoiled wilderness and unbridled sense of place and belonging that both provide. That personal sense of being a part of, fitting in with—and connecting to—the land was paramount when they built their “Kiwi House” in Bozeman, Montana.
Sweating it Out: students learn how to design buildings for comfort
As the temperature neared 102 and humidity soared, three engineering students began to sweat in the name of science in an underground chamber at Montana State University. “Welcome to the Deep South,” said Craig Rohwer of Fairbanks, Alaska. Rohwer, Miller and Matt Oliver, of Missoula -- all MSU seniors in mechanical engineering technology – ran their shoes across the floor and felt the walls of MSU’s psychrometric chamber to see if the surfaces were sticky yet. If they were, it would indicate that the air was saturated with moisture and life was growing increasingly uncomfortable in this 13-by-16-foot room in the basement of the EPS Building.
A Guide for Community Wellness: the Montana Health Journal
In the Winter 2012 issue of the Montana Health Journal we look at how pets are used in a variety of therapy settings, and how the field of pain management is evolving. Also, Kalispell public schools are on a mission to bring healthier meals to thousands of students.
Terra Homes creates a modern modular home
Mention the words "modular home" in custom-home circles and you're likely to be laughed at.
But Sigi Malinowski, a German designer, artist and builder, sees things a different way. Malinowski, owner of Terra Homes, designs and builds custom homes with the ease and convenience of modular homes. His designs revolve around tall, sweeping Gothic arches, curves that blend graceful with the Montana landscape. With the help of Kalispell interior designer Colleen Anderson, the Krein family began putting together a scrapbook of all the things that were important in the interior design.
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