This issue of Nest was conceived, assigned and written with Vermont's stay-at-home mandate in mind. We interview artists who abandoned studios for smaller work spaces at home. We explore the trend to front yard gardening (who needs grass?). We learn about virtual real estate. And we meet a designer who makes portable, and adorable, "tiny modules."
Though the pandemic is still with us, seismic events of the past few weeks have shifted, again, our thinking about where and how we live. It must be said that having a house and perhaps a garden and the means to support them is a privilege. And it is past time, as social justice protesters rightly say, to work for a collective home that is safe and just for all.