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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 […]

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Store Opening: John Derian

I once had a boyfriend who loved to brag that he knew what ‘decoupage’ was — and, he’d add, he wasn’t even gay! (At the […]

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How to Survive the Heat Wave

The sun is blaring and the humidity is high. While you’re in the office, who cares? At home, though, battling the heat has economic and […]

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Bostonista Loves (And Hates): Carrie’s Apartment Makeover

Bear with us as we sneak in one last SATC post. Today we’re analyzing the wardrobe of a minor player: Carrie’s apartment. Much has been […]

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Poppin’ Fresh Finds at New York’s ICFF

Every April, Europe throws a huge furniture party in Milan (Salone del Mobile) where 348,000 design junkies gather to find out what’s hot, and what’s […]

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Collector’s Edition

I consider myself somewhat of an artsy person. I like art, art museums, art house films, art-rock, Art Garfunkel. Posters and prints and one or […]

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Tripolina? Oh, Si!

Our lives simply are not poignant enough to make millions of people tear up in unison. That’s why we’re not waiting by the door for […]

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Recycle That Mansion

Recently the Globe published a story about Jim and Kim Pallotta’s 21,000 square foot manse going up in Weston for approximately $21 million (though remember […]

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The First Lady’s (not so) Extreme Makeover

The new Architectural Digest arrived at the office last week. Always the paragon of design journalism for the rich, famous, and occasionally tasteful, the magazine […]