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My Missoula Home

GREEN WITH ENVY

CANYON RIVER: A VISION COMES TO LIFE

AGAINST THE GRAIN


Photo by Pamela Dunn-Parrish

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2019 PUBLISHER

Mike Tucker | MTucker@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Chelsea Agro | Chelsea.Agro@LifestylePubs.com MANAGING EDITOR

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Bringing you home.

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Pamela Dunn-Parrish CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

THE BELOVED HOME ISSUE! I have such an affinity for these themed pages year after year. I love that home is the place that bears witness to the humble nature of our day-to-day life—where mommies and daddies giggle with their babies, where the laundry overflows, and the garbage is somehow always forgotten.

Chelsea Lyn Agro, Grace Brogan, Erika Fredrickson, Amanda Krieg, Ryan Simón CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Drew Davidson, Amy Donovan Photography, McAdams Photography, Ali Spoon, Liz Song

Our most authentic selves shake loose in our homes and we fill these spaces with love and material things that mean something to our hearts.

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As a child, I always admired the way my mother adorned home with family photographs and brightly colored paint and hand-stenciled art. I’ve dressed my own home similarly—each item a different memory of when my husband and I were collecting treasures to empty the echo from our walls. I never tire of the humming hot tub or the chorus of whinnies from my herd of horses. These sounds are part of the package deal, the life I work mercilessly for,

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and I pray to always return to the inglorious routine of upkeep and the promise of

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pajamas before curling up on the couch.

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These stories are such a fine example of how much energy the home can consume

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

and produce. You’ll read about a company that makes art into a livable space and your

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

eyes will widen at the sheer brilliance behind the simple style of a local Missoulian’s home. You may even find a craftsman for that wood table you’ve been envisioning for years, or bring home a handmade broom to help keep those dust bunnies at bay. Whatever this issue brings you, I hope most of all it brings you home.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2019

FEATURES 14 Green with Envy Local home stylist shares her secrets for low budget design.

22 Canyon River: A Vision Comes To Life NC Design Studio's architecture embraces natural beauty.

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30 Against the Grain Craig Rigdon fuses practical and play with Rigdon Woodwork.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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20 Healthy Lifestyle 30 Locally Owned 36 Travel Destination 40 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES

Sip & Create: Chunky Blanket Workshop Nothing makes the winter warmer than crafting soft blankets with community members! Attendees wove colorful throws for any cuddly occasion, and sipped on their favorite drink throughout. PHOTOGRAPHY AMY DONOVAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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offers so much to do and enjoy and it is my belief that

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help anyone kick off a fun project with confidence

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shops feature hands-on learning to help women

care of the one and only body they ever get. Visit

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LOCAL HOME STYLIST SHARES HER SECRETS FOR LOW BUDGET DESIGN

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FROM THE OUTSIDE, NICHOLE STOLIN’S HOME BLENDS INTO THE LANDSCAPE— AN UNASSUMING DUPLEX ON THE EDGE OF MISSOULA AMONG PASTURES AND QUIET ROADS. But walk inside and you’ll feel like you stepped into a catalogue home, the kind you find yourself pining over but never quite knowing how to obtain. The first thing you’ll notice is the way the open-floor living room, kitchen, and dining spaces tie together in warm browns (often with orange tones), bright white walls and built-ins, beautiful mid-century modern furniture, wicker shelving, and a glossy leather-style couch accented with an eclectic collection of furry and geometric-designed pillows. But the most striking way the corners of the room tie together is with the heavy presence of plants. “I build everything around my plants,” Nichole said, laughing. Nichole is a plant fanatic. Besides her dogs, Grover and Finn, the plants are her babies. She learned how to care for—rather than kill—plants from her husband, Mike, and now she’s the one with the obsession. Cacti fill one window in a long clean line. In another window, plants hang down from the ceiling in macrame pots and others grow up from their pots on the floor so that there’s a vertical design to the space.  They’re all textures and shapes and kinds: Jade, succulents, swiss cheese plants, and euphorbias. Upstairs, the couple’s bedroom has a jungalow feel with a deep aqua blue comforter on the bed and a row of plants that serve as a kind of headboard. It’s simple and uncluttered so that you can appreciate each plant and piece of furniture. Nichole was inspired to make her home stylish even on a budget.  “We didn’t make a ton of money and buying new is so expensive,” she said. “I did a little research and I really liked the mid-century modern look. And so I decided that I wanted to create an adult-looking home—a cozy place that didn’t look like a college apartment—on a super tight budget.”

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Nichole has made some great finds. She has a three-legged TV

Nichole says that you can find home decor online, but often the

credenza she found in Frenchtown for a good price, a wicker book-

best items aren’t on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, they’re

shelf she bought from a college student, a peacock chair for her

at estate or farm sales, which are often listed on separate pages

bedroom, and a General Electric TV cabinet, which she uses as a

but can be found with a quick internet search. And even if you do

sophisticated liquor cabinet.

find what you’re looking for on popular thrifting sites, you’ll often

“I told the woman I bought the cabinet from, ‘Oh I love this era of

pay top dollar for it.

stuff!’ and she said, ‘Me, too, but we’re getting out of it, so we’re selling all

“If you’re into the Bohemian look or the wicker stuff you can

of our stuff.’ I was like, ‘Oh, I’m so sad for you! But I’m so excited for me!’”

find it on Craigslist, but you’re going to pay $200 to $700 for a

Thrifting between Lolo and Butte, and places beyond, Nichole has

peacock chair and $50 for a plant stand,” she said. “So it’s defi-

come up with an assortment of cool pieces that provide function, but

nitely best if you can find grandpa and grandma who are getting

also feel like pieces of art.

rid of something.”

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Nichole has had a few major scores. A woman once posted

Nichole’s visual inspiration comes from books like The New

a dining room set with six chairs, a table, and three leaves for

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just $150. Nichole knew it must be worth more, and the woman

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agreed, but she insisted she just wanted it out of her house and

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so Nichole paid her the money and shoved the whole thing in the back of her Subaru. “As soon as I got home I Googled it and saw that it was

It’s not easy creating a stylish nest like Nichole’s, but if you put in the time and energy you can transform your space into a sanctuary where life is art.

Broyhill Brasilia and I was like, ‘Yeah!’” she said. “It’s valued

“Be patient and use all your resources,” Nichole said. “You

around $4,000.” But more than the deal, it was getting to own

never know who might have a little gem hiding somewhere. Ask

something so special, with its simple elegance and multi-striped

your friends. Go everywhere and go often, because the good stuff

chair covers that catch the eye.

will get swooped up.”

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MARTY AND BETZ JUDD’S HOUSE IS TILTED, BY DESIGN. Principal architect Nicolas Cole explains, “if you look closely, the front of the house appears slightly rotated relative to the street so as to prioritize a more scenic view parallel to the river.” As Nic explained his vision he pointed to the street-side windows and then to the back windows overlooking the Clark Fork and suddenly I felt as though I was amid his great orchestra of design.  Looking toward the river and its mountainous backdrop, I realized what Nic, the founding partner of NC Design Studio, meant by incorporating the “aesthetic interplay of architecture and nature” into his work.  The many varied windows requested by Betz, who frequently emphasized her love for natural sunlight, doubled as picture frames wherein bits of the surrounding scenery served as living art. Depending on where I stood, each window frame showcased a

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different picture: one might be of a tree. The

specialized, intimate imprint on final design

other, the curious climb of a mountain.

decisions, but it encourages them to do so.

The aesthetic interplay of architecture and

“You want to keep the same language

nature, I thought, as a bird flitted from one

throughout the house,” Nic explained, and

window-framed “picture” to the next.

this requires translating the design language

Formed in 2009, NC Design Studio lists

of his clients’ imaginations. Yet, to a more

an impressively diverse portfolio of residen-

pragmatic end, a line between imagination

tial and commercial projects, ranging from

and execution needs to be drawn.

an affordable-housing village of tiny homes

For the Canyon River house, Wade

in East Missoula to Paws-Up Resort glamp-

Gooden of Gooden Construction, Inc.

ing camps, to the Judds’ beautiful, spacious

helped locate that line.

Canyon River residence. To me, the small

“There’s always a budget,” Wade admitted

team’s architectural diversity confirmed the

at the NC Design Studio office, where I later

Judds’ praise for its principal architect: Nic is

met Nic following the house tour. “And the

no design dictator.

most successful projects involve finding that

“He listens,” Betz frequently emphasized.

line early.” While NC Design Studio assisted

For more than two years, Nic and the

with the creative aspects, Wade worked

Judds problem solved and co-designed the

closely with the Judds to materialize their

Canyon River residence, working with state-

dream home. His involvement began early in

of-the-art 3D home rendering software and

the home design process.

boldly negotiating neighborhood covenants, such as the covenant that frowned upon

It’s for this reason that Wade prefers interviewing for a project over bidding.

“tilted” houses. Another covenant impaired

“If you’re working with a client for over

the Judds’ sunlit, vision-restricted solar-

two to three years,” Wade explained, “at that

panel roofing; yet, the Judds prevailed, hiring

point we’re family.” Traditionally, the lowest

Big Sky Solar and Wind for installation.

bidder earns a project simply on monetary

Like the bird outside, Betz fluttered from

terms. Instead, Wade, like Nic, seems to

room to room as she graciously guided me

value the more personable human connec-

through their design decisions. Betz detailed

tion involved in building a home.

her vision of having a home that’s open and communal, unimpaired by doors. Nic

Here, the interplay of architecture and human nature emerges.

accommodated her vision by substituting

Even though Nic and Wade finished the

walls with wooden beams and stone col-

home, they helped the Judds beyond the con-

umns, visually leading the eye from the living

tractual call of duty. Before the Judds officially

room to the kitchen to the dining area and

moved into their new home, Wade helped

so on. I asked if the beams were strictly

with odd chores, such as collecting their mail

cosmetic or functional, to which Nic replied,

and feeding their pets. Nic continues to check

“The architecture is the design.”

up on the house, and both Nic and Wade

Later, I’d learn that Betz’s spirit animal is

remain good friends with the Judds.

the hummingbird, which they appropriately

“It’s the last ten percent that matters,”

commemorated above the fireplace with a

Wade added. “You don’t delete their phone

vibrant painting of the bird.

numbers after you’re finished.”

Marty’s Butte-raised personality mani-

To punctuate this point, before ending

fested in my favorite design contribution: the

the home tour, Marty and Betz served us

well-stocked bar in the basement, which we

Butte-style pasties and salad, after which

put to use for a quick mid-tour refreshment.

Marty invited me to stop by if ever I’m float-

Marty’s spirit animal? The mockingbird,

ing the Clark Fork. I laughed, to which Marty

known for its sing-song playfulness.

responded, “But, seriously, please do. You’re

Though balanced by his expertise, Nic’s

always welcome.” And so if you’re reading this,

open-minded project-by-project approach

Marty and Betz, I’d like it to go on public record

not only allows for his clients to leave a more

that I accept your invitation.

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against the grain CRAIG RIGDON FUSES PRACTICAL AND PLAY WITH RIGDON WOODWORK ARTICLE AMANDA KRIEG PHOTOGRAPHY DREW DAVIDSON, ALI SPOON, LIZ SONG CRAIG RIGDON HAS SPENT HIS LIFE AMONG

extreme, you miss the other.” Spending too much time

THE TREES. As a child, his imagination was cradled

studying made him squirrelly, but then too much time

by the forest and that same wonder has persisted

cutting down trees made him miss his creativity and

into his adulthood.

problem-solving skills. Woodworking married these

Craig inadvertently fed this tendency toward the

two values to create purpose.

woods with his time as a wildland firefighter, wildlife

He explained the engineering process of creating a piece

biologist, professor, and professional birdwatcher. It’s no

of furniture. He has to figure out how the wood will move,

surprise to us that crafting furniture was in his future, but

how it will be installed, how he will hide the hardware and

for Craig, that realization was slow to come into focus.

not jeopardize its strength. He described how physically

There’s a certain poetry to Craig’s story—growing

complicated creating furniture can be. He’s a one-man

up among the towering limbs, having watched their

show moving around pieces of wood that can weigh

transformation in fighting flames, and listening to

upwards of 200 pounds, and he loves the whole process.

the sing-song of birds whistling by—that suggests a

Craig also loves working one-on-one with his clients.

foreshadowing loyalty to his love for watching trees

“It’s more satisfying to work as a team” he said.

become a usable product.

“Maybe that’s from my years of hot-shotting and sports.”

Today, Craig owns and operates Ridgon Woodwork, a

His process starts with a client in their own space. If

custom woodworking business for residential and com-

we’re talking about a dining room table, his clients usu-

mercial pieces. According to Craig, there was a certain

ally have a pretty good idea of what they want initially,

aimlessness that was necessary to him finding his way

and Craig can bring that idea to fruition by getting a feel

back to the woods. A certain phrase comes to mind:

for the space where the piece will call home.

can’t see the forest for the trees.

From there, it’s a constant collaboration of designs

He was drifting from one thing to the next without

and photo updates until the client has exactly what

any real sense of purpose until he discovered wood-

they hoped for. And it’s not just residential space that

working and it melded two outlets that he’d been

speaks to Craig—Missoula’s Conflux Brewing made its

struggling to combine.

big entrance last year and did so in style with Craig’s

It started with him simply looking for an outlet through grad school. He needed to find a way to blow off steam,

patchwork of dark, sleek tables to bring the definition of that space to life: to merge, or come together as one.

and he knew the woods so well, so he started building

Craig has also designed cafeteria and conference

things out of reclaimed wood. He liked the physicality

tables for the Missoula College, inspiring students to

of woodworking. It balanced out the intellectual side of

seek his craftsmanship and eye for embracing a natural

Craig as he went on to work toward a PhD.

element and letting the material speak for itself.

He’d always been an athlete, whether in school or

Despite working passionately on numerous projects,

felling burnt trees, and he’d always been an intellec-

Craig’s eyes widen in excitement when he tells me, “I can

tual, but according to Craig, “when you go to [one]

spend a long time on a table,” referring to his favorite

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piece—a dining room table. There are memories and histories that commence around a table. Meals are shared, daily meanderings are muttered, and these pieces—these witnesses—are passed down for generations. A tree might live two to three hundred years in the woods, then at the end of its life cycle it can live another couple of hun-

“ w h e n yo u g o t o [ o n e ] e x t r e m e , yo u m i s s t h e o t h e r .”

dred years as a table. “It’s about honoring the material,” Craig said, as a living tree or a future heirloom. He sees the longevity and the life in his work and I see that his pieces are destined for legacy status. It was Thoreau who said, “I went to the woods to live deliberately,” and I think Rigdon brings the woods to us, so that we might live deliberately, too.  RIGDON WOODWORK 406.531.7454 RigdonWoodwork@gmail.com RigdonWoodwork.com

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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the best of the Wild Walk 3-D art

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KIDS FAIR!

your inner animal and get you ready

projects. This wild collection, themed "Still (Wild) Life," is sure to awaken

Southgate Mall, 2901 Brooks Street

for this year's Wild Walk Parade

University Center Ballroom, 32

Head to the Southgate Mall between

and the International Wildlife Film

Campus Drive

10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for some family

Festival. Free, open to all ages.

At this annual banquet, enjoy a live

fun. Open for kids of all ages and

auction, silent auction, raffle items,

hosted by 102.5 Mountain FM. There

and dinner. For more information

will be games, activities, and inter-

and to purchase tickets, please visit

active booths for hours of joy, plus

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live demonstrations of dance, music, gymnastics, and painting!

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Adams Center, 32 Campus Drive

RAPTORS AND ART: FOR ADULTS! Missoula Art Museum,

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This two-day event welcomes all

RUN FOR THE LUCK OF IT

ture a broad spectrum of products

home and garden lovers to browse more than 160 exhibits that fea-

Bonner Park, 1798 Ronald Avenue

and services to enhance any living

This beloved class for children will

Bring out your best green and gold

environment. Free admission with

be offered this time for adults. Create

and run for the luck of it! 7-mile

a non-perishable food item or pay

amazing drawings and monoprints

and 5K options, plus a kids dash

$1 per person. Your non-perishable

using live raptors as models with

for the little ones. Join the fun after

will go to the Missoula Food Bank

teaching artists Bev Glueckert and

the races for a block party where

and local children homes. Open at

Kate Davis. Kate will have a falcon,

you can enjoy pasties and beer to

10 a.m. both days.

hawk, and owl on hand from her

celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Visit

Raptors of the Rockies project.

RunWildMissoula.org to register by

335 N Pattee Street

Visit

MissoulaArtMuseum.org

noon on March 14.

for more information.

EVERY TUESDAY AT 7 PM FOR SIX WEEKS SHOOT FOR THE MOON: COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES University Center Theater,

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Stop by Denny Menholt University

STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND The Wilma, 131 Higgins Ave

Tell Us Something hosts a night of live storytelling from members of the

Honda and adopt a pet! The showroom will be loaded with friendly faces from the Humane Society of Western Montana.

community who will share unscripted stories bases on the theme “Stranger in a Strange Land” at The Wilma at 6 p.m.

32 Campus Drive

UM

faculty

explore

the

great

beyond in celebration of the 50th anniversary of man's first step on the moon. The first of the six lectures kicks off on March 5. Tickets for the series are available online at GrizAlum.org or by calling 406.243.6439. 

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EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH DRINK & DRAW

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LOCAL’S CHOICE HANDMADE BROOMS ADD FUNCTION AND AESTHETIC TO THE HOME

Foxfire Goods ARTICLE GRACE BROGAN | PHOTOGRAPHY AMY DONOVAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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AS AN ARTIST, AND GENERALIST, I HAVE BEEN HAPPY TO

primarily through sustainable food system advancement and

FIND THAT BROOMS ARE BOTH UBIQUITOUS AND MALLEA-

values-based economic development.

BLE (NOT PHYSICALLY FLEXIBLE IN AND OF THEMSELVES,

Brooms have woven many of these threads together.

BUT IN WHAT CAN CONSTITUTE A BROOM). It is a common and

I primarily use broomcorn, a variety of sorghum, for the brushes

useful object about which almost everyone has a story and/or per-

of brooms. I also use wood, leather, and ceramics for handles. I

sonal connections, but also a tool that can be formed in a number of

harvest and grow as much as possible locally. These brooms are

ways with a number of materials.

sturdy and resilient, and although they cost more than a broom you

That room for creativity always keeps me interested in trying new things. Brooms are a low-waste way to actively clean your home,

might buy at the corner store, when well cared for, they can last decades and have a very reasonable cost-per-use.  

and a beautiful object to brighten up a room when you’re not tidying. After studying drawing and painting as an undergraduate, and soon thereafter working at a school of traditional craft (where I learned broom-making in early 2009), I’ve spent the last ten years learning and experimenting with combinations of natural materials

FIND YOUR VERY OWN BROOM

to find out which ones I felt most comfortable with.

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