Spring 2008 Issue

Remarkable renovations that blend the old with the new. View our slide show presentation of four different homes in Chinatown, the South Shore, the South End, and Chestnut Hill.

Remarkable renovations that blend the old with the new. View our slide show presentation of four different homes in Chinatown, the South Shore, the South […]

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Covet: A $7,000 Goyard trunk

Ricardo Rodriguez is a good-life magnet. When the Coldwell Banker broker isn’t selling units in the new South End “It” building, the Modern, he’s mingling […]

A doormat is more than a place to wipe your feet—it’s an opportunity to make a lasting impression.

A doormat is more than a place to wipe your feet—it’s an opportunity to make a lasting impression. A guest at your doorstep glances down […]

Six places to buy cool organizing supplies.

Bob Slate StationerIf you’re of the mind that not all desk calendars are created equal, head to Bob Slate, which carries a bevy of options, […]

Some people dream of being able to eat whatever they want without gaining weight. Others hope for world peace. All I want is the perfect lawnmower.

Some people dream of being able to eat whatever they want without gaining weight. Others hope for world peace. All I want is the perfect […]

This year's hottest fabrics hook up with timeless furniture to really make a scene.

This year’s hottest fabrics hook up with timeless furniture to really make a scene… .

To renovate their Sharon kitchen, two avid salvage hunters integrated 19th-century antiques with modern amenities.

To renovate their Sharon kitchen, two avid salvage hunters integrated 19th-century antiques with modern amenities. Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum cringe at the very phrase “kitchen […]

To renovate their Sharon kitchen, two avid salvage hunters integrated 19th-century antiques with modern amenities.

To renovate their Sharon kitchen, two avid salvage hunters integrated 19th-century antiques with modern amenities. Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum cringe at the very phrase “kitchen […]

Remarkable renovations that blend the old with the new. View our slide show presentation of four different homes in Chinatown, the South Shore, the South End, and Chestnut Hill.

Remarkable renovations that blend the old with the new. View our slide show presentation of four different homes in Chinatown, the South Shore, the South […]

Bold color and an innovative layout enliven a gloomy South End terrace.

Bold color and an innovative layout enliven a gloomy South End terrace. When Priscilla and Stanley Sneider purchased a pre-construction condo in the South End’s […]

A thriving business, piles of vintage finds, and two uncompromisingly stylish designers share a home in Huron Village.

A thriving business, piles of vintage finds, and two uncompromisingly stylish designers share a home in Huron Village. There’s a lot going on inside Don […]

Chain smokers, grill masters, and hard rockers take note: Your compulsory flame-producers have a decidedly trail-blazing past.

Chain smokers, grill masters, and hard rockers take note: Your compulsory flame-producers have a decidedly trail-blazing past. Ever try to make a fire outdoors on […]

Designed by Office dA and completed in 2007, the Macallen is Boston's first residential building expected to win a gold LEED rating (the Oscars of green construction). The South Boston high-rise has already proven that luxury living can be sustainable—just ask the people who live there.

Designed by Office dA and completed in 2007, the Macallen is Boston’s first residential building expected to win a gold LEED rating (the Oscars of […]

Or, how I learned to find balance in a chemically scary world.

Or, how I learned to find balance in a chemically scary world. When I was pregnant, I liked to think of myself as Mother Earth, […]

A sleek, wall-mounted fireplace adds instant warmth.

A sleek, wall-mounted fireplace adds instant warmth. THE NUISANCE: Unless you’re willing to add another chimney (an expensive undertaking), you’re stuck with the number of […]

It's one of the swankiest restaurants around. Meichi Peng shows how to translate Rialto's luxe new design into a modern-day boudoir.

It’s one of the swankiest restaurants around. Meichi Peng shows how to translate Rialto’s luxe new design into a modern-day boudoir. Looking at Maryann Thompson […]

Eco-friendly mops that will leave your floors—and conscience—spotless.

Eco-friendly mops that will leave your floors—and conscience—spotless. SOME FOLKS DREAD THE BLEAK, DARK days of Boston winters. Me? I’ve always dreaded the arrival of […]

Keeping cool without air conditioning, the buzz on chemical-free flowers, and the scoop on the better building standards coming to a contractor near you.

Keeping cool without air conditioning, the buzz on chemical-free flowers, and the scoop on the better building standards coming to a contractor near you. USE: […]

A jaw-dropping jungle gym demands choice accessories. (Decoder ring and indoor plumbing not included.)

A jaw-dropping jungle gym demands choice accessories. (Decoder ring and indoor plumbing not included.) Sturdy and sprawling, this playset mansion will be the envy of […]

Fine millwork deserves to be finished with equally elegant hardware.

Fine millwork deserves to be finished with equally elegant hardware. Clear Pairpoint crystal, $337, E.R. Butler. Bubbled glass, $8, Anthropologie. Vintage glass, $11, Restoration Hardware. […]

The Accidental Environmentalist

Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style // Sourcebooks // By Christie Matheson You buy organic veggies, recycle your water bottles, and take the T […]

Precious Little Obsessions

Taking Things Seriously // Princeton Architectural Press // By Joshua Glenn and Carol Hayes Boston-based writer Joshua Glenn was fascinated by the power that ordinary […]