There’s a lot going on in the national ethos right now—enough to make a design magazine seem like a glossy extravagance. I have to admit […]
Eight years ago, Lauren Genatossio was driving toward Providence to accept a marketing position when she impulsively turned her car around. She wound up at […]
An eclectic mix of art and accessories brings warmth to a midcentury Lexington house.
After seven years of summer rentals, a Cambridge pair finally commits to Cape Ann.
Maybe right now isn’t the best time to jump into a complete home renovation. But you don’t have to settle for ho-hum design. From adding […]
Deep-purple and solid-gold statement pieces make a regal pairing.
To improve their “drywall box” of a South End duplex, Jackie Jenks and Mike Russos called on friend Beth Whittaker of Boston-based Merge Architects. Because the […]
The day she graduated from Northeastern, Zhanna Drogobetsky’s parents, owners of Watertown’s Italian Interiors, handed her a set of keys—not to a new car, but […]
In a certain type of women’s-magazine story—a.k.a. the “Aging Is Cool!” feature—readers are urged to celebrate their advancing age by shuddering at the ignorance of […]
Nontoxic Paint Used to be, the average wall paint came with an unhealthy extra: possibly carcinogenic chemicals called VOCs that seep into your home’s air. […]
DYSON DC16 ROOT 6 $150–$200, Target Form Bright-hued and utilitarian—like a Tonka truck. Feel Heavy and clunky, it won’t run without a finger on the power […]
In most homes, gleaming surfaces and floral arrangements are reserved for visiting in-laws and cocktail parties; everyday life is more unkempt. [sidebar] Yet Meichi Peng, […]
Modest renovations add up to plenty of room for handmade touches in an architect-artist duo's Cambridgeport home.
Back in 1995, Bill Boehm was a bachelor and a recent graduate of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. He’d served in the Peace Corps […]
Designer Fernanda Bourlot shows two ways to do a dining nook—one enviable, one affordable.
Photos by Jörg Meyer.
1. Saarinen Tulip chair, $1,392, Machine Age. 2. Ribbon pillow, $140, Simplemente Blanco. 3. Philippe Starck Passion chair, $1,192, Montage. 4. Heaven Up lamp, $990, […]
JESSICA GATH Cambridge artist Gath, who has an M.F.A. from MassArt, works for something more than a two-dimensional likeness; she strives to recreate her subjects’ […]
Conventional wisdom dictates that those who want a tree buy a sapling and wait a decade for boughs with decent foliage. Instant-gratification seekers, however, can […]
In architecture school, the jargon his professors used—”fenestration,” “trabeation”—seemed absurd to Matthew Frederick. So 13 years later, when it was his turn to lead, the […]
An award-winning metalsmith, Boston-based Megan K. Cronin uses sculpture and jewelry-making techniques to create intricate wall installations. This freshwater pearl, brass, and cast bronze work, […]
The past 20 years have ushered in a generation of gadgets that solve age-old design quandaries—like how to avoid sacrificing half your living room to […]