Sascha de Gersdorff

Fresh Faces

KRISTIN WANTED A NEW NOSE. A better nose. A resculpted, slightly smaller version of the original, with no bump on its bridge and a shorter, perkier tip. It wasn’t that she was ugly, or that her nose was so terrible:…

Boston Home Winter 2010: One Great Room: White Heat

A nickel-plated brass side table is sturdy but unobtrusive. Its silvery finish reflects the space’s rich textures. Minotti, $1,808. Two basket-seat chrome chairs come with deerskin throws that complement the room’s various fur accents. Their low profile leaves the view…

Getaways: Honeymoons: Domestic Bliss

U.S. ESCAPE #1 PHOENIX, ARIZONA This city’s near-perfect weather and abundance of golf courses have long attracted the links-loving set; now its spas and revamped luxury resorts are calling to lovebirds, too. The grandest lodgings around can be found at…

New England’s Best Small Towns: Great Barrington, MA

  It’s got a cheesemonger, an old-time general store, and a new-age co-op market within a four-street radius. Yet the real allure of Great Barrington is Railroad Street, a single block with enough culinary delights to fill a weekend visit…

Standing Stone

A weather-beaten boulder sits in a clearing high above the Berkshire Hills. Sharp field grass and cattails stand sentry by a nearby clover-shaped pond. Silence. From the thick forest emerges a car, and out of it steps a petite brunette,…

Mass Made: Solid Gold

Working with gold leaf is a perilous business. The 22-carat sheets are mere wisps, paper-thin and prone to instant disintegration. A small book of a few hundred leaves can run upward of $1,000—a salient detail when one wayward breath might…

It's A Piece of Cake

Cakes for Occasions Kelly Delaney’s cake won points for simplicity-and for the fresh berries inside. The supertasters among us detected hints of salt-a big plus, since many cakes are cloying. The light frosting lent the treat a "great birthday cake"…

Covet: A $3,000 Östen Kristiansson hunting chair

Before landing her curatorial gig at the Museum of Fine Arts in textile and fashion arts, Pamela Parmal was a budding pharmacist. But she just couldn’t shake her avant-garde upbringing. "My mother dressed us in fashions so far ahead of…