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Saturday Say It: #BostonStrong

MBTA Bus Displays Boston Strong Slogan

via Boston Magazine / Michelle Andrews

Good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners on Monday.
Sending love to the victims and their families.
And thank you to the many agencies and volunteers.

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Just In: West Elm Debuts Boston Designers

West Elm has launched a new local assortment at the Fenway store in Boston, showcasing a small selection of stand-out Boston-area artisans. Boston is one of six markets for which West Elm chose to do this. Introducing local is part of West Elm’s larger commitment to its stores’ communities. The goal is to grow each store’s local offerings significantly; they are actively sourcing potential partners. (You can even send suggestions to

The eight Massachusetts makers are Jennifer Hill of J.Hill Design, Shannon Wallack of Shanman Clay Co., Culinarium Kitchenware, Jessica Harrington of Re-Studios, Cara Taylor of Taylor Ceramics, Whitney Elizabeth of Whitney Somerville, Alice Saunders of Forest Bound, and Brian Johnson of The Uncommon Green.

The Fenway store is hosting a launch party from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. In the meantime, here’s a sampling of their work.


J. Hill Design
Jennifer Hill’s modern travel posters highlight Boston pride and celebrate local sports teams. And she doesn’t just sit and her studio and design, she actually goes places. Choose from ready-made prints or commission one.


Shanman Clay Co.
Mud slinger Shannon Wallack makes playful ceramic geo-shaped planters adorned with colorful, multidimensional glazes.


Culinarium Kitchenware
This Plum Island company hand-crafts concrete kitchenware with eco-friendly materials, like concrete, recycled marble dust, rubber, and cork. 


Boston-based interior designer Jessica Harrington makes art prints depicting bold images of iconic Boston landmarks and geography are created with typography.


Taylor Ceramics
Functional wares combine a love of gardening and floral design in a line of hand-built and wheel-thrown vessels for plants and flowers.  Handmade by Cara Taylor at Celadon Studio in downtown Northampton.


Whitney Somerville
Boston-based surface designer Whitney Elizabeth creates textiles for home, fashion, and baby, made from natural fibers including cotton, linen, silk, and water-based inks.


Forest Bound
Alice Saunders, a Boston-based designer, puts great effort into hunting for well-worn historic fabrics and hardware throughout New England. She uses exclusively found and salvaged textiles for her utilitarian tote bags.


The Uncommon Green
Street maps glassware meld artistry with functionality, practicality with wit, and style with sustainability. They do custom pieces too.

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Very Vignette: Credenza With Tiger

Home of Scandinavian Blogger Hannasinspo

Home of Swedish interior designer & stylist Hanna Ahlin, 
who’s also the blogger behind Hannasinspo 
via Lovely Life

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Get the Look: Modern Watering Cans

A watering can is one of those things you don’t think of having (or have room for) when you live in the city. (Or maybe you do, if you’re all green thumb-y.) A while back, I fell in love with a sleek, stainless steel watering can at MoMA (no longer available), that I received as a holiday gift. The long, skinny spout, great for filling vases around the house, is als, not conducive to city-size cabinets, so it lives on the Cape.

I have been thinking of getting another one that’s more compact for Boston (love the copper X3 by Kontextur, though the Born In Sweden watering can is more practical and comes in excellent colors.) I actually don’t have an outdoor watering can on the Cape, which I think I should get if I have any hope of growing anything this summer, which I kinda do. (Shocking, I know.) Here are 20 colorful, modern watering cans, for indoors and out.




1. Kiwi Watering Can by Donato d’Urbino & Paolo lomazzi for Alessi

2. Pipe Dream Watering Can by Jerszy Seymour for Magis

3. Fleur Watering Can by Auerhahn

4. Aquastar Watering Can by Eva Solo

5. Spring Watering Can by Robert Bronwasser for Goods

6. Dumbo Watering Can by Rosenthal

7. Dual-Action Watering Can by Pascal Charmolu for Born In Sweden

8. Diva Watering Can by Eero Aarnio for Alessi

9. Camilla Watering Can by Koziol

10. Black Swan Watering Bucket by Streamline

11. Brushed Stainless Steel Watering Can by Blomus

12. Aqua Genie Watering Can

13. Outdoor Pour and Store Watering Can by OXO

14. Indoor Watering Can by Living Accents

15. Watering Can by Karim Rashid for Proper

16. Calla Lily Flower Watering Can by 2PO

17. Elise Watering Can by Koziol

18. Watering Can by Pascal Charmolu for Born In Sweden

19. x3 Watering Can by Paul Loebach for Kontextur

20. Gro Watering Can by Hallgeir Homstvedt for Established & Sons

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Get the Look: 18 Graphic Picture Tees

Now that the weather is a bit warmer, I have abandoned by ankle length Patagonia puffer (attractive look, I know). I love wearing an edgy T-shirt underneath a blazer. There’s been an abundance of model and street style T-shirts on the market (for example, at Zalando), along with an appearance of concert tees from yesteryear (plenty at Forever 21).

I’ve actually gotten a couple of cute, casual striped blazers at Gap over the last year which have been a staple, along with a cream and navy stripe Tory Burch blazer from several years ago. (The Tory Burch Augusta Jacket, which is a similar idea but with much wider stripes, is on sale. Also, try Gap; maybe the Classic Stripe Blazer) Perhaps I need to do a spring blazers for daytime post!

In the meantime, let’s look at some at some digital photo graphic tees. Kate Moss and Audrey are my faves.







1. Antimatter T-Shirt by Jean Pierre Braganza

2. T-Shirt with Strass

3. Yung K Tee by Dimepiece

4. Looney Tunes Represent Tee by Eleven Paris

5. Patchwork Portrait-Print T-Shirt by Givenchy

6. Flora Mortis T-Shirt

7. Studded Burnout Lips Tee

8. QS by s.Oliver Print T-Shirt

9. Wolf Moon Tee

10. Stairs Print T-Shirt by MM6 Martin Margiela

11. Paw de Deux Tee

12. Floral Tee by Made in Hell-A

13. Heart Uneven Hem Tee

14. Tribal Graphic Tee by Eleven Paris

15. Kate Moss ‘Life Is a Joke’ Tee by Eleven Paris

16. Spiked NYC Heart Tee

17. Flower Child Graphic Tee

18. Fancy Audrey Tee

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Happy Passover


Seder Plate II
Designed by Amy Rechert
Jerusalem Gold limestone + hand-hammered brass

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ARTmonday: 15 Picks from Rise Art

Rise Art contacted me last month, drawn to the photography choices I made in my ARTmonday post, “Figures In the Landscape.” They asked me to curate a collection, which I worked on this weekend and they will publish later this week. My theme will be some sort of personal take on the impending spring.

Rise Art offers artwork for sale that is curated by its team, sourced from artists in graduate degree programs, galleries, and museums. You can browse freely, or take its art style quiz for guidance. For today’s post here, I chose 15 completely random artworks for Rise Art that caught my eye. I’ve included a mix of mediums (photography, collage, paper cuts) as well as genres (portraiture, landscape, abstract, still life). And I definitely found some artists I’ll focus on in more details in the coming months.


Alma Haser, Paper Cranes, 2010
C-type print


Natasha Bonner, Wonderer (Two), 2011
C-type gloss


Clare Brewster,  We are Seeking the Source, 2012
Hand cut map, pins, foam board


Paul Laidler, Roombeek 7, 2012
Light jet print on Kodak Endura paper mounted on aluminum
and bonded onto 5mm clear perspex acrylic.


Laurent Baillet, Berlin, 2012
Gelatin silver print on dibond


Nadège Druzkowski, Jökulsárlón, 2012


Geoffrey Ansel Agrons, Catherine’s Choice, 2012
archival pigment print


Dane B. Rock, Pool, 2012
concrete foto acrylic glass


Ting-Ting Cheng, Russian Books, 2010
pearl photo paper Lambda Print


Paulina Wanowska, Angela, 2006
Archival pigment print


Takashi Murakami, Kansei Abstraction, 2012
Offset lithograph with cold foil stamp


Delphine Lebourgeois, Muse, 2012
Museum archival quality giclée print


Sir Peter Blake, Marilyn’s Door, 2008
Silkscreen print


Sarah Thomas, Sway, 2011, Archival pigment print


Hormazd Naielwalla, Le Petit Echo de la Mode, 2013
Original tailoring patterns, coloured paper, archival double sided tape

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Sunday Bouquet: White Roses and Hydrangeas on Oak

Roses and Hydrangeas from Cape Cod StyleCarrot

White roses with hydrangeas plucked early from my garden.
Truro  •  Summer 2013

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Saturday Say It: Familiarity

Quote About Intimacy By F. Scott Fitzgerald

They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Very Vignette: White Marble With Pink & Brass Touches

White Marble Kitchen By Christine Dovey Styling

Home of Bijou & Boheme blogger and stylist Christine Dovey
Designed in collaboration with Meredith Heron
Photos by Ashley Capp for Style Me Pretty

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