Raquel Kaplan

Contributing Digital Editor

Raquel Kaplan is a graduate of Northeastern University. She is an instructor in the First Year Writing Program at Emerson College and a student in the Writing & Publishing MA Program. In her free time, you can find her sipping Earl Grey, marveling at flowers, volunteering with 826 Boston, and practicing Vinyasa yoga in the North End. She has a penchant for pasta and mussels and holds court on her blog, North End Explorer.

Raquel Kaplan'S latest stories

A Local Wins a Trip to Finland

Marimekko celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Unikko print with a sweepstakes.

Shopping for Social Good

Home accessories made from repurposed war zone debris are for sale in Cambridge.

10 Stylish Storage Ottomans

From modern chevron to classic tufted velvet.

Here's Everything You Need for a Perfect Clambake

We picked these accouterments with just a touch of nautical flare.

A New Service Is Transforming Flower Delivery

BloomNation is like Etsy for area florists.

Here's Your Back to School Shopping List

Use this list for the smartest dorm room on the floor.

Benjamin Moore Introduces Fenway-Inspired Paint Collection

The five colors are only available with New England retailers.

Nine Beverage Buckets for Warm Weather

Perfect for those late-summer days (and nights).

H&M Home Opens in the Back Bay

Only four U.S. cities carry the line.

Photos from the Design Challenge 2014

The imaginative chairs are still on display at IdeaPaint.