Home Design

Design in a Downturn

On a sunny day in 1950, my tiny grandma Zelda surveyed her Philadelphia townhouse with a critical eye. It was furnished, but it needed something […]

At Home With: The Artful Lodgers

At first, Rick Grossman seems more like an art historian than a high-end furniture dealer. With an uncanny memory for names and dates, he tells […]

Hood Wink

  THE NUISANCE: Conventional kitchen design leaves home chefs with two choices: hang a beastly hood over your island stove or quit making curry. THE […]

Book Smart

TOTAL: $22,671 1. Flos Spun light, $2,175, Montage. 2. Handblown glass vase, $48, Pod. 3. Niagara Phobia, by Chuck Voelter, $5,200, Jules Place. 4. Michael […]

High Chair

Your Highness

Julie Suratt, mother of twins Emmett and Phineas, 2 I have two behemoth highchairs taking up half my kitchen. Small is glorious! I’m wary of […]

What’s in Store: Acquire

During her eight years as a producer for PBS and the National Geographic Channel, Nikki Dalrymple crisscrossed the country filming tornadoes in Alabama and rodeos […]

Sofa

Seat Yourself

WALTER KNOLL TOGETHER $17,500, M2L The Look Rigidly architectural, the angular sofa is a minimalist’s dream come true. The Details Form trumps function with anemic […]

Goods

THIN LIFE  The svelte leather 568 armchair and footstool are streamlined yet super-comfortable. $8,170, Rolf Benz.

Helping Hands

South End artist Polly Becker assembles vintage and found objects to embody a particular theme—in this case, volunteerism—then photographs her work. The resulting images, very […]

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What’s in Store: Acquire

Nikki Dalrymple, owner of new North End home boutique Acquire, is totally someone you’d want to be friends with. She’s super-friendly. She has funny stories […]

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Bostonista Gets Between the Sheets

Bostonista is not one to jump into bed with just anyone, but, let’s just say, if this anyone happened to have the linens showcased at […]

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The Real Artists’ Lofts

Yesterday was dark, moody, with occasional downpours, a perfect backdrop for a trip to check out one of the strangest buildings I’ve ever stumbled upon […]

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Product Review: Breville Juice Fountain Plus

Sophomore year of college, I lived downstairs from a bunch of football players. Every Sunday, the boys would venture off campus to a teammate’s house […]

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Light Our Fire

Like many apartment-dwellers, we’re oh-so-nostalgic for the fireplaces and campfires of our youth. But we’re also the owners of a mild fire phobia—not a three-chimney […]

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The Dyson Ball: A Hi-Tech Sucker

I’m the daughter of a proud neat freak. (Mom’s screen name is HooverHoney.) And while I may stray from Mrs. Clean every once in a […]