"Bless My Mess" - Billy Pope

KSKC Chef's Kitchen Demo
The Remedy Market
162 Spring Street

Fantastic demo tonight with Chef Billy Pope, owner of The Remedy Market located on Spring St. in downtown Charleston.  The Remedy will feature fresh "Farmer's Market" fare 7 days a week from 7:30am - 9pm.  They will be officially open tomorrow morning, Thursday November 18, 2010.  This evening we were treated to Billy's made from scratch Kombucha as well as a FANTASTIC Kimchi.  Along with these two specialties, we sampled several of the delectable products that will be featured at The Remedy, including Slather Brand "Slatherin' Sauce", house-made Saffron Honey, and two unbelievable fresh Goat Cheeses from The Burden Creek Dairy located on John's Island.  

Be sure to stop by to visit The Remedy Market soon & ASK QUESTIONS!!!  He may not appreciate this - but Billy is OFFICIALLY a FOOD NERD!!!!  But that's why he was here, right?

Project Update | Beauty in Diversity

Although there are a few minor details to wrap up on this project, my enthusiasm got the best of me as I walked into a space that has only really existed in our heads for quite a while.  The project was referred to KSKC by Herlong Architects as a large scale renovation and addition to a Mt. Pleasant marsh home.  Chip & Zach Naramore, two of the finest custom home builders in the Charleston Market, took on the challenge of creating a space that is so dramatically different from the original home that you would never EVER know that you were standing in the same space.  

The KSKC Team assisted from the conceptual design of the space starting with the challenge of dealing with an unfortunately placed, yet REQUIRED, structural column.  This column fell smack dab in the middle of what we now refer to as "Entertainment Island" (AKA...the party Island).  To resolve this visual eye-sore that simply screamed "RENOVATION" verses "Ahhh...this is how I was aaaaaalways supposed to be," we collaborated with the Herlong designers, the structural engineers, the builders, and of course the home owners.  The ultimate resolution...two (verses one) cleverly concealed structural columns with a steel structural beam that allowed for an expansive opening from the kitchen into the casual entertainment areas of the home.  The end result - a space that flows beautifully, feels like it's ALWAYS been this way, and visually appears much larger without the visual obstruction.  

Enough jabbering - take a "gander" at the 95% completed space.  

Items to take note of:
- The media center & home office "column" are dark walnut panels provided by our factory in PA. 
- The kitchen, produced in Germany's only TRULY custom factory, is book-matched vertical grain "zebra wood" veneer with custom radius cabinets .  
- The center cooking island has one of the most unique details...engineered stone countertops that return down the two short ends - one end with stone-faced touch-open drawers that are 42" wide.  
- Appliances, with only a couple of exceptions, are Gaggenau - influenced by the best French Chefs & created by the best German Engineers.

KSKC features Artistic Photographer Mark Starnes

Mark Starnes
Mark Starnes Photographer

Mark Starnes Photography

Mark Starnes Photography

Starnes Photography

About Mark:  Freelance Photographer, Filmmaker, Artist, Curator, Collector, Equestrian, Son, Uncle, Brother, Family Historian, Bachelor and Country Boy who likes Seaport City Living.

20% of all proceeds of art sales from tonight's event to benefit:


Upper King Design District | Design Walk Fall '10

CHARLESTON, SC - October 21, 2010 -  Charleston's Upper King Design District will celebrate Fall Design Walk 2010 this coming Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. will officially open the event.

From Calhoun to Spring, King Street stores will remain open late for shoppers and strollers with special events and adult refreshments. Most Upper King restaurants will have food and beverage events after 8:00 PM.

The Upper King Design District has quickly become the place to be in downtown Charleston with its unique blend of specialty retail shops, design showrooms and some of the most popular fine dining establishments on the peninsula.

This Fall's Design Walk will celebrate new businesses in the District including:
  • ADAM
  • Michael Mitchell Gallery
  • MyPhoneMD
  • Princess of Tides
There will be Special Event Parking at the Visitor Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting, just $2 for the entire evening.