Martha Stewart Crafts

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a big fan of Martha’s and there aren’t too many crafts I haven’t taken up at some point or another. The nooks and cranny’s of my house are filled with Martha’s soap making supplies, Martha’s cookie decorating supplies and hordes of big-ass copper cookie cutters, not to mention … Read more

Meet the artist: Kim Parker, textile artist

Spode, that bastion of English country style has released a fresh new pattern, create by textile artist Kim Parker. I just love this whimsical set called Emma’s Garland. So light and breezy!Kim also designs for The Rug Company: …and has a line of cute pillows available on her website:These wall panels are available through Horchow.Beautiful … Read more

Holiday Gifts: Cleaning up

Luis Caicedo sent me a quick email last week to let me now that his line of handmade “Soap Opera: soaps had been showcased on HGTV’s Design Happens blog. Aren’t these fun?!? I’ve done soap making as a hobby in the past, but never came up with anything quite as unique as these items. Luis … Read more

Tick Tock – I love a clock!

I love clocks. I have a dream of filling an entire room with clocks! Unfortunately, the thought of having to change them at daylight savings time definitely stops me from moving forward with that particular dream. There is nothing like a good old fashioned clock face – from traditional to contemporary, whimsical to utilitarian. Clocks … Read more

A great new shop on historic Charles Street

My photographer friend Michael J. Lee tipped me off to a fabulous new shop on Boston’s historic Charles Street at the base of Beacon Hill. Cynthia Driscoll opened her shop just recently and it’s just a breath of fresh air on the Boston design scene! Cynthia has a background in that runs from teaching to … Read more