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

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.

Every Pillow by Alexandra D. Foster Has a Story

You can now find her pretty designs at Kate and Theo.

10 Catch-Alls for Every Type of Clutter

From woven baskets to colorful, soft-sided bins.

ClockONE's Cutting Edge Technology Translates to Sleek, High-End Design

It runs on the same technology as the Kindle.

You Can Study Jefferson's Gardens at Monticello in Boston

Our third president was a gardener well before he was a politician.

Jill Goldberg Launches Hudson Discovers

A 19-year-old with local roots is the debut designer.