Home Design

A Portrait of the Artist

“LOOK FOR THE PINK BEAR,” artist Ken Beck advises cryptically. As I wander down the long, creaky hallways of the Piano Craft Guild apartment building […]

Brain-Stormer

ARCHITECT, DESIGNER, AND PROFESSOR Neri Oxman is obsessed with anything in nature, but for the moment she’s talking bones. She marvels at how the structure […]

Hot Spot

 Photograph by Michael Casey 1 Custom “brancheliers” by Deanna Wish, made from hickory boughs, are dramatic without being overpowering. “We needed something absolutely unique up […]

Double Take

AMY AND ETHAN D’ABLEMONT BURNES HAVE a giant peace sign drawn on their dining room wall. It carries signatures, doodles, and well wishes from everyone […]

Spout Off

Alien Encounters: Pipe Dreams by Magis, $63, Emmo Home. It may look otherworldly, but this vessel was actually designed for human hands. Old-World Charm: $60, Nest. The weathered elegance […]

Echoes of Another Time

IT’S TOUGH DRIVING THE WINDING COASTAL ROADS of the North Shore, and not just because they occasionally dead-end at the ocean, or fork into unpaved, […]

Life on Display

BETWEEN TWEETING, E-MAILING, and reality TV, privacy can be hard to come by these days. Yet Diane McManus Jensen, an accomplished art dealer, gallery owner, […]

More than a Game

IN THE WORST ECONOMY IN DECADES, you’d be crazy to launch a company offering $35,000 handmade game tables. But Mars Made founders Andy Marsella and […]

Singular Sensations

“WEIRD THINGS FIND THEIR WAY TO ME,” says Lisa Foster, an interior architect and owner of the design firm Reconstructure. Foster has always had a […]

Backyard Bounty

          Salad Days: Wooden utensils from the Jonathan’s Wild Cherry Spoons “Cat Tail” collection are fanciful and  functional. $26–$30, KitchenWares by […]

Bright Ideas

Clear Objectives: Made of fiery acrylic, Seat for T’s Quan Chair shows off contemporary Chinese styling. $3,755, Jia Moderne. Green Piece: This movable from Bungalow 5 can serve […]

Animal Urges

  Deerly Beloved: The bambi occasional table by French design house Ibride is made of laminated birch crafted to resemble a fawn’s lower half. $1,260, Delise […]

Living Large

Weston’s $15.6 million home sale, way too many orchids, and more musings on hub dwellings.

Style

Shop Talk: Mass Art Made

A couple of months ago we fell in love with Etsy’s Shop Local option. Now we’ve discovered something even cooler: Mass Art Made, a brick-and-mortar […]

Karmic Transformations

The ultrahip couple behind Karmaloop, that stunningly successful local streetwear company, has settled into the perfect new nest. Surprisingly, it’s far more classic than cutting-edge.