Moma Madness

By Linda Merrill | July 6, 2007 | 2 Comments

I took a little virtual shopping tour of the Moma Store and SF Moma and found these fabulous items! Melamine Dinnerware from Working Class Studio Alexander Girard Dolls at SF Moma – love, love, love these!!! Polli Mobile at the SF Moma Outline Vase by Yuko Takuda Garland Shade Light by Tord Boontje Supernatural Chair … Read more

Spa Week: R & R for the New Year: The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston

By Linda Merrill | January 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Spa Week: R & R for the New Year: The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston

And so, we come to the end of Spa Week where I share my pick for which amazing spa location I am visiting this weekend. And the winner is the spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel right in downtown Boston.  It’s the only modern location in the mix, and the only urban one. The other … Read more

A little something different – the flute comes out!

By Linda Merrill | November 18, 2008 | 4 Comments

As some of you know, I am a flute player and hold a degree in music performance. I don’t perform anywhere near as often as I should, but every once in a while, I get the opportunity. Each week, I teach private music lessons at a local public school as part of a Prodigy Music … Read more

Spa Week: R&R at The Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

By Linda Merrill | January 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Spa Week: R&R at The Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

For this third installment in Spa Week, I take you to the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod. Located in the picturesque town of Chatham, the Inn is a sprawling seaside retreat. Although Cape Cod is literally my back yard and didn’t seem like it would be much of a get away, the Chatham Bars … Read more

Top Design Chandi Challenge – And the Winner Is…

By Linda Merrill | November 17, 2008 | Comments Off on Top Design Chandi Challenge – And the Winner Is…

A big congratulations to Sheila O’Meara – you are the winner of the Blogging Top Design Swarovski Crystal Palace Chandelier Design Challenge! Our esteemed judge, Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief of Elle Decor magazine and Top Design judge, says of your design: “I’ve chosen Sheila O’Meara’s formal dining room with the Light Sock chandelier as the winner … Read more

Ken Dubrowsky – Conceptual illustrator

By Linda Merrill | July 6, 2007 | Comments Off on Ken Dubrowsky – Conceptual illustrator

This Massachusetts artist and furniture builder was profiled in South Shore Living Magazine this month. A man of many talents, Ken not only does thought provoking political illustration, but also lovely reproduction Shaker and American Colonial furniture as well! Visit his website and blog for more about his work. As seen in: South Shore Living … Read more

Spa Week: R&R for the New Year: The Mt. Washington Resort

By Linda Merrill | January 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Spa Week: R&R for the New Year: The Mt. Washington Resort

The Omni Mt. Washington Resort has long been on my “must visit” lists. In this 2nd Spa Week post, I am sharing the gorgeousness of this hotel and spa. It was on our short list for a spa getaway. This place has something for everyone all year long. Built between 1900 and 1902 – this … Read more

Seen at the Boston Flower Show : A fantasy treehouse & garden

By Linda Merrill | March 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Seen at the Boston Flower Show : A fantasy treehouse & garden

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the press preview of the Boston Flower Show. It was certainly the time to go because no only was it not crowded, giving me a chance to photograph the different displays, but we also got better access to the displays as well. The biggest and most prominent display … Read more

Spoonflower – Custom printed fabric

By Linda Merrill | November 17, 2008 | 2 Comments

Have you heard of Spoonflower? It’s this great service where you can design your own fabric and they will print short runs at an incredibly low price! They are currently printing on 100% cotton fabric by Moda which is great for quilters and crafters. I am hoping that at some point, they will release a … Read more

Spa Week: Rest and Rejuvenation for the New Year at Canyon Ranch

By Linda Merrill | January 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Spa Week: Rest and Rejuvenation for the New Year at Canyon Ranch

Happy New Year everyone! Are you ready for 2015? My holidays were very nice, on the quiet side, but lots of time spent with friends and family, and of course my little RoyRoy! With the new year comes the usual self-evaluation, resolutions and hopes of doing things just a little bit better in the year … Read more