Green Team

The Green Team Strikes a Pose for Our Website

If you know anything about the Green Team, you know that we’re always excited for a photoshoot! So needless to say, we were more than happy last week as we gathered outside in the beautiful breezy weather and our student interns helped take new portraits for the website! If you saw our “Meet the Green Team” page before, you might have seen that our portraits made us look like little floating heads. Our new photos are better representations of our unique personalities, and the personality of the whole group! Take a look:

The Vermont Woods CEOrcerers:
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The Customer Service Genies (making all of your furniture wishes come true):
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The Marketing Magicians:
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The Web Wizards:
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The Enchanting Interns: Green Team

So now you’ve met our whole crew! I gave us all extra special descriptions that I feel are fitting for the magic that goes into making things run smoothly everyday. We could not be where we are if it were not for all of the hard work and bright personalities that comes out of each department. To take a look at our new individual portraits, check out our updated ‘Meet the Green Team’ page!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Polywood Cushions Online

 Shop for POLYWOOD Cushions Online Easily at Vermont Woods Studios

So you bought your wonderful new eco-friendly Polywood outdoor furniture, but forgot to buy the POLYWOOD cushions? No problem. We have a great selection of luxurious Sunbrella fabric cushions, specially made for your POLYWOOD pieces. Beautiful colors like Forest green, Pacific blue, Sunflower yellow and Bravada salsa are just a few of the chic and summery colors we have to choose from.

Add a little extra plushness to POLYWOOD’s already comfortable, high-quality outdoor furniture with this extensive line of durable marine grade fabric cushions. It’s weather resistant, stain and fade resistant, quick drying, and available in 12 different colors and patterns of your choice. Buy a few different cushions to mix and match as you change your decor. 

An outdoor POLYWOOD® set simply is not complete without these wonderful POLYWOOD Cushions to give your backyard patio a spa-like feel. Just kick up your feet and relax!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

James Stephen Street & Dane Kristofer Anderson, IP Attorneys in Hawaii

James Stephen Street & Dane Kristofer Anderson are the third team of copyright lawyers who’ve been dispatched by Vincent K Tylor VKT in his quest to put Vermont Woods Studios out of business.  Thankfully, justice prevailed in the first two extortion attempts (details in previous blog posts: Copyright Protection: Is This Really What the Law Intended? and Am I Guilty of Copyright Infringement?).  Readers may recall that after VKT’s second extortion attempt, Matthew Chan of Extortion Letter Info  did some research into Tylor’s law firm of Adam Gafni (Woolf Gafni & Fowler) in CA.  He could find no documentation confirming Woolf Gafni & Fowler was a registered law firm in California. Matthew posted this information on his website and 2 days later Vincdent Tylor withdrew his lawsuit.

Now VKT has filed a third lawsuit, this time in his home state of Hawaii.  His longtime copyright IP attorney, J Stephen Street is representing Tylor this time, assisted by recent law school graduate, Dane Kristofer Anderson.  Here’s a little information about the new legal eagles, as excerpted from my blog on Medium.com.

Dane Kristofer Anderson

It’s not that easy to profile the career of Dane K Anderson as he’s young with little published information about him. He graduated from William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii and passed the Hawaii bar exam in October of 2010. He’s listed on AVVO as Attorney at Law, LLC Po Box 1621 Honolulu, HI 96806 (808–285–4760). It seems he does plan to set up his own shop with a different address (Box 1501 Honolulu, HI 96817) and website http://www.andersonlawhawaii.com. But for now Dane’s website is a GoDaddy.com advertisement and the “Law Office of Dane K. Anderson” comes up as an “Unknown Firm” in legal directories.  Other than that, the only information I can find by googling Dane Kristofer Anderson is about copyright trolling, extortion and entrapment.

James Stephen Street

James J Stephen Street  is based in Hawaii and located at 134 Maono Place, Honolulu, HI 96821 (808–754–1647).  His bio on IP-Law-Hawaii describes an intelligent attorney who’s also an artist and someone who served on a Special Olypmics committee.   He practiced law at the Rush Moore law firm for almost 30 years.  Now it appears James Stephen Street JSS is the favorite local (Hawaii) lawyer providing counsel to photographer, Vincent K Tylor.  As with Dane K Anderson, googling James Stephen Street brings up lots of information on copyright trolling, extortion and entrapment.

Are You a Victim of Copyright Extortion?

The issue of copyright trolling is complex and takes a good bit of research to understand what’s beyond the headlines. If you’re a copyright extortion victim or you have had dealings with Vincent K Tylor, J Stephen Street or Dane K Anderson learn more about them on ExtortionLetterInfo.com:

Fellow victims are gathering there and amassing important information to be used in court battles against copyright trolls, extortion and entrapment.  You can jump in, get involved and help make copyright trolling a thing of the past.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

vermont-life-magazine

 

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Vermont Life Magazine staff for including us in their fall issue! The article features several beautiful photos of our showroom, craftsmen, and furniture–as well as a compelling story that fits wonderfully with the rest of the magazine. We’re grateful to Jim Westphalen and Mary Hegarty Nowlan for their support of our green mission at Stonehurst, and we’re honored that they feel it fits into Vermont Life’s mission which “celebrates the unique heritage, countryside, traditions and people of Vermont and explores issues of contemporary interest to Vermonters and visitors to the state.”

We are excited to share our story with the world, and we hope you’re excited too! For information on subscriptions or information on how to pickup a copy of your own, visit www.vermontlife.com. If you’re local, feel free to stop by to take a look at our copy!

 

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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We don’t typically re-share articles from others, but when I read  “The First American Modernists” by Lance Esplund, I knew I had to share it with our community of Shaker furniture lovers. Lance provides a thoughtful, interesting look at the Shakers and Shaker furniture, as inspired by an art exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. The exhibition, titled “The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,”  provided a historical overview of the Shakers and their simplistic, spiritual lifestyle; focusing on the craft of their now world recognized furniture.

While Shaker communities were once vibrant and thriving, there are now only 3 Shakers left. Brother Arnold Hadd and his two elderly sisters practice their faith at Sabbathday Lake’s Shaker Village in New Glouster Maine. It’s the worlds last active Shaker Community. Brother Arnold Spoke at the exhibit & covered topics such as the concept of “Shaker Style” (which he claims does not exist) and the inspiration behind their modest furniture design. According to Esplund, the exhibit was full of Shaker Furniture. He goes on to explain:

 “That “classic” Shaker style is well represented here in strong, unassuming cupboards, tables, desks and chests of drawers; delicately crafted oval wooden nesting boxes; inviting, wide-mouthed wooden bowls; tightly woven rugs and baskets; and sprightly, no-nonsense ladder-back chairs. Made of chestnut, walnut, flame birch and bird’s-eye maple, these lightweight, sturdy chairs have rhythmically dynamic woven cane and checkerboard tape seats. They could be easily hung on wall pegs to allow for the ecstatic “shaking” dancing prayers for which the “Believers” became commonly known.”

While I haven’t had the opportunity to see the exhibit first hand, I have a deep appreciation for Shaker Furniture and it’s honest, unassuming design. Rich with history, Shaker Furniture has a legacy and heritage that we are proud to represent here at Vermont Woods Studios. If you’re interested in learning more about this Shaker exhibition, Esplund’s article is full of practical insight on the history and inspiration behind their furniture.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.