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Kohler brings artists to factory to learn, inspire By M.L. JOHNSON Associated Press

MILWAUKEE – The Kohler sink in your bathroom may be more of a work of art than you realize. The company known for kitchen and bathroom fixtures has opened its factory floor to artists for the past 40 years, allowing them to share ideas and techniques with factory workers so that both can be inspired. Three artists have created pieces produced by Kohler Co., and many more have gone on to design for other companies. The program, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is notable for its longevity and impact on the arts world, said Larry Bush, a ceramics professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Kohler is unique in letting artists work on the factory floor with employ-

art and manufacturing at the time. Kohler convinced her brother, Kohler Co. Chairman and CEO Herb Kohler Jr., to let two artists ees and providing equipment to work at the factory for a month. create work on a massive scale, “They created all these fancihe said. ful things with the plumbing “The sort of thing that people products,” she recalled. “So, can do at the Kohler factory has for example, they took a urinal, inspired a lot of work beyond the turned it on its back, added some Kohler factory,” Bush said. clay wheels and filled it full of Ruth DeYoung Kohler – a print clay teeth and called it the Tooth maker, former teacher and grand- Fairy Wagon. And then they took daughter of Kohler Co. founder two toilets and put them back to John Michael Kohler – created back ... and they turned it into a the Arts/Industry program at the rocket ship.” John Michael Kohler Arts Center The project so captivated soon after taking over as direcKohler workers that the artists tor in 1972. Artists who visited were invited back for another Kohler during a clay exhibition month in late 1974. Since then, were hungry for access to the fac- more than 400 artists have AP Photo tory’s molds and other resources, completed residencies lasting up and eager to learn the techniques to six months. A retrospective An art installation of painted clay cups created by Molly Hatch used by craftsmen working there, at the Clay Studio Philadelphia in June 2010. Hatch has found she said. There was little interaca second career in product design after completing a residency tion between the worlds of fine See KOHLER, 3C program at Kohler Co. in Wisconsin.

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Lemon Gem marigold has Fighting bugs without toxins unusual foliage, flowers food sources stored in the pantry. A dirty house is Pests can be a nuisance. also very inviting to pests, Whether they’re scamperwho can feast on crumbs ing about the yard while left behind on floors and you try to entertain guests tables. Don’t leave crumbs or invading your home’s lying around on tables interior when the weather or countertops, as such outside pushes them scraps might not seem indoors, pests are almost like a meal to you but will always unwelcome guests. serve as a great source of Many homeowners adfood for hungry pests. dress pest problems with Sweep and mop kitchen pesticides. floors to remove any tracBut the Environmental es of food that might have Protection Agency notes fallen on the ground while that there are other ways you were cooking, and be for homeowners to control sure to vacuum around the pest problems around their table where you and your homes. family eat dinner night. Though sometimes DON’T BE SuNK By pesticides prove the only yOuR SINK way to effectively eradicate pest problems, the A dirty sink is another following are some more attraction pests can’t eco-friendly alternatives resist. homeowners can try beIf your sink does not fore opting for pesticides. come equipped with a garbage disposal, install a CuT OFF FOOD food trap on the drain so SOuRCES food is not washing down One of the primary the drain, where it can reasons pests infiltrate stick to the side of the pipe a home is to get food. and attract pests. Homeowners who don’t Dirty dishes should create opportunities for be cleaned immediately pests to eat might be able as well. If allowed to sit to prevent infestations in the sink for hours or without the need for pesti- overnight, dirty dishes cides. When storing items will attract hungry pests, in a pantry, make sure all so clean the dishes and boxes and bags are tightly then give your sink a quick sealed. cleaning once the dishes Many pests can easily have been washed. access food sources stored STAy DRy in cardboard boxes, so homeowners with roach Water is very attractive or ant infestations might to pests and roaches in want to consider storing particular. A very small cereal, sugar and flour in amount of water is all sealable plastic containsome roaches need to feel ers that such pests cannot satisfied, so all surfaces penetrate. and sinks should be kept KEEP A TIDy HOuSE dry. Drain water from the Pests do not only access sink, as a sink full of water Metro News Service

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Marigold is among the most widely planted and, hence, mundane of flowers. Yet I enjoy them as an essential part of summer with their yolk-like blooms and pungent foliage. For those who are bored by marigolds, as well as those who love them, let me introduce Lemon Gem and its kin. Lemon Gem is unlike most familiar marigolds. AP Photo It belongs to a different species, in fact, than the The small flowers of Lemon Gem marigold, a different French or African marispecies from common marigolds, stare out like stars golds soon to open their from a backdrop of ferny foliage. sunny heads in gardens almost everywhere. Those LEMON GEM marigolds you grow for only Signet marigold on their flowers – large, solid- the block. Look also for Back to Lemon Gem: color pompoms in the case Tangerine Gem, Red Gem Besides being a compact of the African marigolds and others. mound of dainty greenery, (Tagetes erecta), and smallFOLIAGE Lemon Gem does indeed er, sometimes multicolored bear flowers. Pretty ones. MARIGOLDS single or double flowers Each flower is half an in the case of the French Speaking of marigold inch across, single and marigolds (T. patula). leaves, let’s look at two lemon yellow. You might A GEM OF A PLANT other marigold species think nothing of them from notable for leaves. this description, but they Lemon Gem is one variThe leaves of Spanish pop out profusely through ety of the so-called Signet tarragon (T. lucida) have the foliage, each staring out marigolds (T. tenufolia), an anise scent and are against the verdant backwhich you might grow just grown as a substitute for drop like a star twinkling for their leaves. The plants real tarragon where it’s too in the sky. In my garden, are dainty, no more than hot or humid for that plant. Lemon Gem always stops about 8 inches high, with Besides its use as flavoring, visitors in their tracks and leaves that have a ferny texSpanish tarragon has also elicits the question, “What ture and bright green color. been recommended for is that plant?” Lemon Gem leaves also hiccups. Like other marigolds, reputedly have a lemony Irish Lace (T. filifolia) is Lemon Gem is easy to aroma. the other species of foliage grow. The ferny leaves are a marigold, this one with lacy I sowed seed indoors perfect background for leaves not unlike that of about a month ago, but you knitting together various Lemon Gem. Irish Lace has could just plant it outdoors parts of a flower bed or a sweet, anise-y flavor, good now. Sown directly in the mixed border. They would for tea, as a flavoring or just garden, the first blossoms be ideal for a knot garden, for nibbling. (No marigold are a bit delayed, but the kind of garden that has should be consumed in marigolds bloom in just a narrow rows of dense, lowtoo great a quantity.) Both few weeks anyway. Once growing plants patterned Spanish tarragon and Irish blossoming is underway, into a two-dimensional lace also bear flowers, the show continues into design. but tiny white ones hardly fall. Marigolds are rarely Lemon Gem isn’t the worth mention. bothered by pests.

is attractive to roaches because they know how to swim and can use water as a food source. Leaky plumbing should also be addressed, as leaky faucets, hoses and pipes may create a pest-friendly environment that’s difficult to eradicate once it’s established.

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A pest infestation also may be a byproduct of leaks around the house. Cracks or openings along the baseboards or behind the sink can create a point of entry for hungry pests, so seal any such cracks or openings as soon as possible. Pests also may enter a home through holes in window screens or march right in through the front door if there is any space between the bottom of the door and the floor. These repairs are both simple and effective at preventing pests from entering a home.

CLEAR OuT CLuTTER

Cluttered areas make great hiding places for pests. Stacks of old newspapers or magazines can obscure pests, and homeowners might have a full infestation without even knowing it. Removing such clutter eliminates potential hiding places for pests. Though some pest problems may require the use of pesticides, homeowners who want to attempt a more eco-friendly approach to eradicating pests can do so in a number of ways.

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of their work is on display through Aug. 31 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, about an hour north of Milwaukee. Jan Axel, who completed two residencies at Kohler in 1979 and 1981, created a sink carved with undulating lines, and the company later produced it commercially. Axel went on to create a program that brought artists to Kohler to embellish plumbing fixtures for sale. Such collaboration was radical at the time. “It was sort of ‘not done’ because people wanted to be considered artists. They didn’t want to be designers,� said Axel, of South Salem, New York, who went on to do product and landscape design. Molly Hatch, a ceramics artist from Northampton, Massachusetts, said her 2009 residency gave her a new career designing tableware for Anthropologie, and stationery and fabrics for other companies. Hatch said that learning to use liquid clay and molds at Kohler allowed her to create pieces with a consistency she couldn’t achieve by hand. At the same time, she was struck by the amount of handcrafting done at Kohler, and she now creates products that combine mass production and a personal touch. “Being exposed to the way things were made on the floor at the factory at Kohler, I realized there’s so much more involved, and a person behind the object, and so much more pride taken in every object,� Hatch said, adding, “It just changed my understanding of the process completely.� Kohler said the factory workers teaching the artists to use molds and other equipment also have been changed by the experience. “They understand that their skills are enormous,� she said, “and their skills are valued by the artists and the company.�

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This undated photo shows the Peony Portrait collection designed by Molly Hatch for sale at Anthropologie stores nationwide. Hatch is a fine artist who has found a second career in product design after completing a residency program at Kohler Co. in Wisconsin.

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WASHINGTON – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week for a second straight week but remained near historic lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year loan increased to 4.20 percent from 4.14 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage jumped to 3.31 percent from 3.23 percent. Rising prices and higher interest rates beginning in mid-2013 have made homes less affordable for would-be buyers. At the same time, a limited supply of homes is available to buy. Mortgage rates are about a quarter of a percentage point higher than they were at the same time last year. Mortgage rates tend to follow the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. The 10-year note traded at 2.64 percent Wednesday, up from 2.60 percent a week earlier and 2.44

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New homes in cities not affordable for many partly a consequence of the growing wealth gap in the United States. WASHINGTON – City Average inflation-adliving has been a blessing justed income has declined for Tim Nelson. 9 percent for the bottom The Phoenix lawyer 40 percent of households moved downtown a few since 2007, while incomes months ago into a new for the top 5 percent $389,000 home with a exceed where they were warehouse-style floor plan, when the recession began a Jacuzzi tub and kitchen that year, according to the counters made of CaesarCensus Bureau. stone quartz. Buyers have historically His favorite coffee spot paid about 15 percent more is three blocks away. When for a new home than for the Arizona Diamondbacks an existing one, a premium play on Friday nights, he that’s reached 40 percent can watch postgame firetoday, according to the real works from his deck. estate data firm Zillow. “I like the views,� said An average new home Nelson, 50. “My commute is costs about six times the almost nonexistent.� median U.S. household Nelson has plenty of income. Historically, Americompany. cans have bought homes Americans increasingly worth about three times say they prefer to live near their income. the centers of cities and The high prices and towns, where commutes sparse construction are no are typically shorter and help for a still-subpar U.S. culture, restaurants and economy. entertainment close by. With new-home sales It marks a shift away well below their historifrom the yearning for open cal average, construction suburban space that drove firms need fewer workers. U.S. home construction for The economy remains 1.49 decades. million construction jobs But it carries a costly shy of its total in Decemtrade-off: Land in many cit- ber 2007, when the Great ies has surged in price. Recession began. And fewer Americans After 60 years of mican now afford newly built grating to car-dominated homes in the walkable suburbs, polls show more neighborhoods they desire. Americans want out of The average price of a long commutes in favor of newly built home nationneighborhoods where jobs wide has reached $320,100 and stores are nearby. – a 20.5 percent jump since Stuck with pay that’s 2012 began. barely budging, many face a That puts a typical new tough choice: Keep renting. home out of reach for Pile up huge mortgage debt two-thirds of Americans, to buy a home near their according to government job. Or buy a cheaper home data. that requires a lengthy comYet many builders have mute. made a calculated bet: Bet“Middle-class Americans ter to sell fewer new homes are (being) squeezed out,� at higher prices than build said John McIlwain, a more and charge less. senior fellow at the Urban Their calculation is Land Institute. By JOSH BOAK

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Low mortgage rates have eased some of the pain from rising prices. But the desire to live near town centers on costlier land could depress home ownership rates to as low as 60 percent, McIlwain estimates. That would be down from 65 percent today and 69 percent during the housing bubble. About 40 percent of Americans still live in a suburb “where most people drive to most places,� according to a new poll by the American Planning Association, a trade group for community planners. But just 7 percent say they hope to stay in cardominated neighborhoods. Those findings mesh with a March report on the preferences of millennials by Nielsen Holdings. The construction business thrived for decades by bulldozing cheap farmland into suburban networks of streets and houses. But as farmland grew costlier, land prices in cities and towns with attractive amenities soared, says Christopher Leinberger, a professor at George Washington University and an industry strategist. Homebuilder Toll Brothers spent $24 million in 2012 to buy two-thirds of an acre near Nationals Park in Washington. That’s equal to roughly $830 a square foot, compared with $5 a square foot before the ballpark existed, Leinberger said. At the Walnut Hill Townhomes in Chattanooga, prices start at $610,000. The figure reflects a revival of that industrial city. A pedestrian bridge spans the river, carrying locals to gastropubs, gourmet tacos and a waterfront park.

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A large group of lower-middle class to middle-class income families can’t afford a home in many metropolitan neighborhoods. An average new home costs about six times the median U.S. household income. Historically, Americans have bought homes worth about three times their income. Polls show more Americans want out of long commutes in favor of neighborhoods where jobs and stores are nearby, but can’t afford the homes located there.

Dale Mabee, who’s building the homes, said his material and land costs meant prices had to be $243 a square foot, nearly three times the average in the metro area. “It’s almost a necessity to build at a higher price point to make the numbers work,� Mabee said. Among the buyers was Spencer McCallie, a 77-year old former school headmaster. McCallie initially retired to a lakeside cabin about 30 miles outside the city. But its quiet pleasures were undercut by long drives downtown for symphony concerts and Rotary Club meetings. “We didn’t want to have to come in 28 miles because we knew we’d

have to come home late at night,� McCallie said. The shift in tastes is among factors that are eroding home affordability despite still-low mortgage rates. Among other factors: tighter lending rules and difficulty producing down payments. All of which helps explain why construction has yet to rebound with vigor. Just 433,000 new homes were sold on an annualized basis in April. Over the previous halfcentury – when the United States had a smaller population – annual sales had averaged 660,000. Builders noted in recent earnings calls the higher prices and the decline in

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to finish before moving in, said Heather Gustafson of CMK Realty. The homes are built in the Cabrini-Green area, once occupied by a housing project notorious for gang violence. The city began to demolish the project in 1995 and resettle residents, clearing prime real estate just a 20-minute walk from the office towers and trendy

restaurants of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Adam Kriticos, a mortgage broker, bought the last available home at the development, known as Basecamp River North. He had less than four days to make an offer after touring a model home. That didn’t faze him. “It’s not like we’re overpaying for where the market is now,� he said.

The following deeds were recorded with the Nash County Register of Deeds from May 30 through June 3. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. (* No fee required.)

O Denise Brown to Shareta Shanice Lucas; lot 4, section 1; Eastwood; $74. O Battleboro Baptist Church of Battleboro N.C. Inc. to Travis W. Nines and Julie Nines; lots 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38* O Battleboro Baptist Church of Battleboro N.C. Inc. to Julie Nines and Travis W. Nines; lot 39* O Julio Ivan Perez to Matthew Robert Hinton; 9289 Saralissa Lane, Middlesex; $165. O James P. Bieler to Jimmie Snider Jr.; lot 2; 1.21 acres; $210. O Ryszard Tabaka to Anthony R. Lawrence; 1420 Treetop Lane, Rocky Mount; $200. O The Little Bank Inc. to Jamie Edward Bradshaw and Shannon Varner Bradshaw; lot 10; 0.92 acre; $284. O Peter Richard Gaydosh and Ruth Michelle Gaydosh to Daniel T. Barmer and Anne M. Barmer; lot 10, block E, section II; Old Carriage Estates; $297. O Michael J. Boland and Linda S. Boland to Michael Palmer and Chris-

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luxury development in Chicago. Every apartment – starting at $562,900 – sold before digging began. The rooftop decks survey the city skyline. Buyers are waiting 12 to 16 months for construction



tina Palmer; 19 Carr St., Rocky Mount; $120. O Steven M. Smith and Tracy A. Smith to Jason B. Edwards and Nancy H. Edwards; 54 Little Alston, Rocky Mount; $486. O PNC Bank N.A. to Erica T. Mitchell; 1009 Turnstone Drive, Rocky Mount; $136. Jefferson O Phyllis Chafin, Christopher Chafin, Billy Jefferson Gardner, Sandra B. Gardner, Virginia Jefferson Winstead, Gerald Winstead, Leigh Jefferson Compton, Walter Compton Jr., William W. Jefferson, Williard F. Jefferson and Patricia Hester Jefferson to Mickey Allen Moss; 10376 Red Oak Blvd.; $220. O Raymond L. Beale and Delores H. Beale to Junious L. Morgan and Bessie L. Morgan; 805 Logan Trail, Rocky Mount; $430. O Hazel Rebecca Early to Richard F. Kozlowski II and Kimberly Kozlowski; 704 Prestwick Drive, Nashville; $328. O Catherine W. Gupton to Clinton Thomas Gupton, Ned Anthony Gupton and Robin G. Williams; lot; 1.58 acres more or less* O C. Steven Powell and Robin W. Powell to Ironwood Rentals LLC; 9931 E. N.C. 97, Rocky Mount; 1128 Beechwood Drive, Rocky Mount; 344 Briarcliff Road, Rocky Mount; 1714 Cassie Court, Rocky Mount; 312 Forest

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O Timothy S. Vierheller to Caroline A. Cusick Vierheller; 3878 Baybrook Road, Nashville* O Travis C. Smith, Kelly L. Smith and Charles R. Propes to Stacey Cameron Lamm; lot; 0.60 acre; $214. O Lois J. Sherrod to Wanda S. Cary, Donna S. Batchelor, Kristina Sherrod and Jennifer Sherrod; lot 2; 16.31 acres more or less; Coopers Township* O Lois J. Sherrod to Marilyn Adele Fincher and Daniel Scott Fincher; lot 1; 0.98 acres more or less; Coopers Township* O Melissa A. Drake and Samuel Joseph Drake Jr. to Janice S. Drake; 1734 Bent Creek Drive, Rocky Mount* O Kenneth B. Newell and Kelly M. Newell to Yvette M. Whitley; lot 16, block F; 0.31 acre; Woodfield Subdivision; $297. O Jasper Collins and Jennifer M. Collins to Jennifer Daniel Bridges; 3913 Hampton Drive, Rocky Mount; $259. O Joshua Shane Blanton and Holly Blanton to William Pepper and Regina Pepper; 484 Carnation Court, Rocky Mount; $200. The following deeds were recorded with the Edgecombe County Register of Deeds from May 28 through June 3. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. (* No fee required.) O Beatrice Phillips Watson to Prince Phillips; lot 1,

block C; No. 7 Township* O Geraldine W. Wooten and Trevor L. Wooten to Geraldine Wooten, Wilhemina Richards, Mervin Richards and Jamina LeAnn Knight; lot 4, block B; Cedar Hill Subdivision; No. 1 Township* O Estate of John R. Jenkins to John Michael Cummings Jr. and Mary Katherine Cummings; parcel 1, 1.36 acres; and parcel 2, 60.44 acres more or less* O George A. Boone and Patricia Ann Boone to Larry Dixon Boone; lot 2; No. 1 Township* O Barbara Ann Coalson and Robert James Coalson to Christopher Allen Weaver; lots 1 and 2, block J; Hazelwood Park; No. 13 Township; $14. O Dyland Assets Inc. to Angela Dukes; 4536 N.C. 97 E., Tarboro; $20. O Jamie R. Evans to Ellis M. Cullifer and Myerl E. Cullifer; tract 5; No. 4 Township; $26. O Robert Grabill and Billie Jo Grabill to Steven R. Denny and Charissa D. Denny; lot 3, block B, section 2; Brake Farm; $253. O Ainsley Construction Inc. to Teresa F. Williams; 502 Speight Ave., Tarboro; $350. National O Federal Mortgage Association to Cheryl Walker; 415 Wayne Ave., Tarboro* O H. Vinson Bridgers Jr. and Janet M. Bridgers to Amalia G. Taybron; lot 5, section 1; Williams Place;

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$20. O Dorothy J. Atkinson to David Styles; lot 3, block F; $27. O Roswell Properties LLC LTD to Anthony Pender and Carolyn F. Pender; 6830 N.C. 33 N.W., Tarboro* O Carolyn F. Pender and Anthony Pender to Christiana Trust; 6830 N.C. 33 N.W., Tarboro; $313. O Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Dorran King; 1836 Berkshire Road, Rocky Mount; $40. O Donna H. Jordan and Clarence Ray Jordan to Roscoe N. Ellis III and Brandi V. Ellis; tract 6; 41.44 acres more or less; $160. O Jarvis Ray Hodges and Mamie Webb Hodges to Belinda H. Forehand; 4742 Davistown Mercer Road, Pinetops* O Michael Easley Lundy to Thomas A. Betts Jr.; lot 14, block 13; Edgemont Park Subdivision* O Gerald Vance Lundy and Bonnie H. Lundy to Thomas A. Betts Jr.; 1313 Oakwood Drive, Rocky Mount; $115.

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