This Old House – Cover Story

Last month, I posted about a contest This Old House Magazine was running where readers were asked to select their favorite cover out of four choices. This is the winner: Of the four choices, this was my second favorite. I do like the red center island! Not only did readers select the cover, they also … Read more

The unofficial start of summer!

Did you have a great weekend? The weather here in New England was spectacular! Memorial Day is often referred to as the “unofficial start” of summer. Here are a few summery items to kick start the season! Tuffets and beach umbrellas from The Tuffet Company. A little lounging and beaching it up with Hable Constructions’ … Read more

And now a chateau….

The internet, including the Huffington Post, is abuzz with the news – or rumor – that Brad and Angelina have purchased a $70m chateau and working vineyard in France called Chateau Miraval. Kids, love, good looks, fame and money, good deed doing, and now a chateau in France. Jeez you two, leave something for the … Read more

With thanks.

From the Revolution to Iraq, we remember and thank all those who gave their lives, and those who are willing to, for us to have all that we have. We’re not perfect, but we are lucky. Bunker Hill Monument – Charlestown, MA Robert Gould Shaw Memorial – Boston, MA. Photo by Ian Britten. Courtesy of … Read more

Hable Construction Sample Sale! May 21-23

NYC-based textiles company, Hable Construction is hosting their annual spring sample sale from Wednesday May 21 to Friday, May 23, from 11am-7pmeach day in the building that houses their design studio at 195 Chrystie St. New York, NY 10002, between Stanton and Rivington St. Nearby subway stopsare the F/V to 2nd Ave or the J/M … Read more

It’s a lilac!

Congratulate me! It’s a lilac! Isn’t it pretty?!? And the scent is totally worth the sneezes… I planted this lilac bush – now over 6 feet tall – from a little twig I bought at Christmas Tree Shops about seven years ago. About three years after initial planting I had the bud of a flower, … Read more

ICFF 2008

ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) is this weekend (May 17 – 20). Unfortunately, I can’t make it this year, but wanted to highlight a few vendors who’ve been kind enough to send me their information. Danish design icon Eilersen, a leader in design since the 1960’s in Scandinavia, is planning to stock their high-end models … Read more