If You're Lucky Enough to Live on Cape Ann... →
…or visit this area during the upcoming summer stretch (can you believe it’s here?), you have to check out Annisquam, both for its atmosphere and for its new food resource, discovered via the blog Food for Thought. Click on the title of this post to learn more… When I go to Annisquam I’m reminded of the time several years ago I saw a very charming, home-made production of...
Interiors: In the Garden
This week’s Interiors post is more about exteriors - which, during this time of year in New England, begin to take just as much importance, if not more, than our indoor surroundings. I just acquired this vintage metal garden chair whose patina seems to make it a part of the outdoors as it blends in against the stone and hostas. The second garden photo features blooms from a...
Magazine Talk: Elle Decor
For this session of Magazine Talk I’m skipping the actual editorial content and heading right toward the engine that moves any print vehicle these days: the ads. I’m without much purchasing power but that doesn’t stop me from pouring over magazine ads with the attentiveness of a proof-reader (too bad I don’t do the same for my own text). Flipping through the...
The Joy of Limitations
A few weeks ago I read a great article on Irving Harper, a relatively (meaning a non-Eames-level superstar) unknown mid-century designer. You can check out the article by Guy Trebay in T Magazine here. Harper’s paper sculptures are visual treats - apparently he made 300 or so of them for his own amusement, stopping only when he ran out of room for them. Or turned 90 years old. Whichever...