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Julie from Shelter Interior Design stopped by the SoWa Vintage Market this past Sunday. Check out her great market photos (and her great market finds!)
Magazine Talk: House Beautiful
House Beautiful is under new management - and yee-haw! It’s better than ever. Newell Turner, the new Editor-in-Chief, kept the features that made the magazine so unique under former Editor-in-Chief Stephen Drucker, who has moved on to Town & Country to turn it into a magazine for the rest of us. The entire issue of the current House Beautiful - from the one-day makeover to...
Furniture to a Good Home Only
Photos via Amy Meier Design One aspect of having a store - whether in the real world or online - is trying to deal with an excess amount of stuff. The constant rotation of acquisition and de-acquisition - over and over again - brings a hamster wheel to mind. My usual feeling when I sell something is uncomplicated happiness. But then, over the course of the last several years,...
Order from Chaos
My son’s habitual slobbery - though he is but a wee lad - is already breathtaking at times, prompting one of his aunts to make the following observation more than once while watching him dribble through his meals: “You know, there are messy babies and neat babies…and he is a messy baby.” And yet. There are moments, even in his celebrated messiness, when some sort of...
The Critic: Classical Architecture and Corn...
The following excerpt is from a not-so-recent article in the New York Times about the resurgence of classical architecture. I deviate from the focus of the article to rejoice in the fact that the writer pointed out that: In upscale subdivisions across the country, for example, the Palladian window has become a prominent architectural feature, letting plenty of light into double-height...
Handmade: Wire Birdcage
Here’s a photo of a wire birdcage with a little painted canvas bird (wearing a little crown, apropos of nothing), created for a Roving Home customer. I enjoy working with wire, even if my hands protest at all that twisting and crimping, and thought I’d include a few more - and more elevated - examples of wire sculpture. In my brief research into the subject, I even...
Interiors: Antique + Modern + Trash = My House
In keeping with the decorating-on-the-cheap theme, here is a photo of the lighting fixture in our dining area, discovered amongst a pile of junk at a Pile of Junk store. No, that’s not the store’s name, but it should be, as this particular place of business likes to stash the items they sell in heaps so that shoppers can experience the joy of scaling mini-mountains of other...
Book Review: Maine Farm
A few years ago I spied a copy of Maine Farm: A Year of Country Life in a stack of coffee table books at my mom’s house and asked if I could borrow it. The borrowing has since become an act of thievery, which I justify because I will give the book a loving home whereas it will just languish, forgotten, at my mom’s house if I return it. (Hmmm…what else can I apply this...