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Summer 2011 Issue

Home Design

How do you live comfortably in 523 square feet? Easy. Jackie Falla shows us how.

  1 Clear-Cut  Because Falla loves entertaining, the perfect dining table was a must. Her custom 40-inch round glass tabletop from Precision Glass Company fits […]

South End painter and printer Ken Beck turns everyday objects into art.

“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 […]

Inside the head of MIT visionary Neri Oxman, where the nanomaterials revolution is the new enlightenment.

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 […]

Hudson’s Jill Goldberg mixes modern, traditional, and glam in a South End living room.

 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 […]

An urban couple merges two 1880s South End townhomes to create one stunning Euro-inspired nest.

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 […]

At long last: watering cans you don’t have to hide in a corner, under a bench, in the shed, and behind a closed door.

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 […]

A new Manchester-by-the-Sea home boasts all the grandeur of a Gilded Age manse — but none of the pretense.

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, […]

What goes on behind the scenes for a true New England private art dealer.

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, […]

You’d be crazy to launch a company offering $35,000 handmade game tables in the midst of a recession. But the Mars Made duo seem pretty sane.

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 […]

Off-the-beaten-path Providence shop Source showcases a mélange of unique finds.

“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 […]

Go all out — rain or shine — with these chic pieces for summer entertaining.

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

There’s no better time than summer to indulge in highly saturated hues.

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 […]

This season, designers instinctively turn to wildlife for a touch of whimsy.

  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 […]


A blend of bright, bold Asian flavors inspires chef Patricia Yeo’s al fresco dinner party.

WHEN PATRICIA YEO DECIDES to throw a cookout, her guests know better than to expect a humdrum spread of burgers and crudités. The chef, who […]