Just In: “Thinking Outside the Box for the Ultimate Bathroom” at Boston Design Week

Tomorrow is the first day of Boston Design Week (March 30-April 10, 2016), a 10-day extravaganza meant to increase awareness and appreciation of design in Boston.  There are discussions, showcases, and exhibitions happening all around the city. This seminar looks like it will be particularly useful if you’re working on a bathroom renovation (which I hope to be soon).

WHAT: Perfect Pairings: Thinking Outside the Box for the Ultimate Bathroom
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5th • 6:00PM — 8:00PM
WHERE: Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, 97 River Street, Beverly, MA
HOW: Event is free. Register here.

Sponsored by CUMAR Marble and Granite and Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, in partnership with ASID New England.

Contemporary Bathroom Design WIth Marble & Wood Finishes

Photo by Jay Groccia

Industry experts will discuss the aesthetics of bathroom design including:

• How to choose stone, vanities, and fixtures
• Layout tips for atypical spaces
• The latest trends in color, fixtures, and new technology

Attendees are encouraged to come with questions. Let the experts solve your bathroom style dilemmas.

Event speakers include:
• Carlo Baraglia, Project Manager from CUMAR Marble and Granite
• Mindy Sevinor-Feinberg, Showroom Specialist at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply
• Eric Haydel, President of ASID New England
• Ellie Eisenberger from Chameleon Concepts, who will debut the company’s newest custom vanity innovations

A reception follows the presentation with “Perfect Pairings” of wine and cheese curated by Adam Japko, CEO of Esteem Media, Inc. (New England Home Magazine) and the author of the award-winning blog WineZag.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited therefore advanced registration is required. Register here.


Vanity by Chameleon Concepts


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ARTmonday: Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction

If you’ve been reading ARTmonday regularly you know I am a devotee of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston art sale.  I have yet to attend the MassArt Auction, but with my new burgeoning curatorial career I am very excited to go to this year’s art auction on April 9, 2016.

I am also thrilled to have been invited to the Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction, which is this Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gloucester. Montserrat College of Art is an accredited art school in Beverly, Mass., on the North Shore.

There are 16 pieces in the live auction, including work by my friends Lee Essex Doyle and Tess Atkinson (who is part of the Webster Art Project I curate). I saw many of these artworks a few weeks ago on exhibit at NAGA Gallery on Newbury Street and they’re quite wonderful. You can check out my @stylecarrotcurates Instagram for some installation shots. They’re tagged #artrageous30.

The silent auction includes over 120 artworks, including abstracts, landscapes, photography, collage, sculpture, etc. My absolute favorite piece is She thought it was love but it turns out to be adult onset ADD by Marcia Hermann, below. 

Throughout Artrageous!, Montserrat students and faculty will create artworks live while you watch. Questions are encouraged, and all works will be available to bid on as they are made. In addition, there are 200 raffle tickets on sale for $100 each. The winner gets to choose any item from the live or silent auction.

The pieces are all online, though to bid you either need to attend or contact Montserrat for a bidder proxy.All proceeds raised at Artrageous!30 help provide funding for financial aid for Montserrat students.

Here are my top 15 picks from the Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction.

Abstract Landscape Painting By Amanda Hawkins

Bayview Lane, Amanda Hawkins
Acrylic and charcoal, 12”x24”, $500

Mixed Media Abstract Artwork By Conny Goelz-Schmitt

Moon Glazer, Conny Goelz-Schmitt
Mixed media, 26”x48”x2”, $800

Interior Photograph With Dog By Michelle Rearic

Pandora’s Box, Michelle Rearic
Digital photograph, 13”x9”, $300

Photograph Of Retro Train Station By Karen Hosking

Lynn, Train Station, Karen Hosking
Photography, 18”x24” $400

Pastoral Landscape Painting By Sally Lee

Essex Farm, Sally Lee
Oil on canvas, 32”x32”, $1,500

Venetian Lantern Painting By Lee Essex Doyle

Prada I Purple, Lee Essex Doyle
Acrylic on canvas, 15”x15”, $2,000

Folk Inspired Painting By Steve Negron

Frankie Abandoned Hope at Land’s End, Steve Négron
Acrylic on panel, 9”x9”, $400

Interior Painting Of Man and Woman By Marcia Hermann

She thought it was love but it turns out to be adult onset ADD, Marcia Hermann
Oil on panel, 22”x24”, $700

Abstract Landscape Painting By Barbara Moody

Treasure Hunt, Barbara Moody
Acrylic on canvas, 24”x24”, $900

African Savannah Safari Landscape Photo by Tess Atkinson

Giraffe and Zebra Walking In A Mirage 1, Amboseli, Tess Atkinson
Enhanced matte print (edition 2 of 18), 40”x40”, $2,000

Mixed Media Collage By Joe LoVasco

Small Shop, Joe LoVasco
Oil paint, found paper, color pencil, 12”x15”, $450

Abstract Geometric Collage By Katie Dougherty

Multiples, Katie Dougherty
Collage, 11”x14”, $350

Interior Painting With Woman and Cake By Leslie Graff

“She had her cake…”, Leslie Graff
Acrylic on canvas, 30”x40”, $2,500

Interior Painting By Taylor Clough

Interior with Chair, Taylor Clough
Acrylic paint, 36”x24”, $800

Abstract Wood Sculpture By Boston Artist Damien Hoar De Galvan

Untitled, Damien Hoar de Galvan
Wood, glue, and paint, 10”x5.5”x1.5”, $650

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Sunday Bouquet: Romantic DIY Peony & Wildflower Bouquet

DIY Bouquet of Spring Wildflowers By Fox Fodder Farm

Photo by Winnie Au for Refinery 29

Brooklyn floral designer Taylor Patterson of Fox Fodder Farm ishared tips for constructing this DIY wildflower wedding bouquet with Refinery29.

* Start with three full, lush flowers like peonies
* Accent flowers provide dimension, texture, and color
* Use odd numbers  of blooms
* Incorporate stems of varying heights
* Keep a loose hold on them so they splay

F L O W E R S 
Spray rose

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Saturday Say It: Turning In

Please Kindly Go Away I'm Introverting

Please kindly go away I’m introverting.

Just want to cozy up and watch my new shows this weekend.

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ARTmonday: Signs of Spring

Although it’s rather slushy in Boston, it is indeed late March and there are signs of impending springtime. Buds on the magnolia trees along Commonwealth Avenue, crocuses pushing up in front gardens, street sweeping (well actually, that was cancelled today due to the weather).

If you need a bit of a lift on this less than sunny day, how about some spring art? Here are 15 artworks that depict springtime, from birds to green trees to pastel hues.

Branch and Bird Illustration By Artist Amy Jean Porter At 20x200

Rose-breasted Grosbeak    Amy Jean Porter    20×200

Spring Abstract Landscape By Britt Bass Turner

Muffin Top    Britt Bass Turner  •  Artfully Walls

Spring Flowers Still LIfe By Daniela Orlev

Flowers on a Table    Daniela Orlev    Artfully Walls

Birds In the City Painting By Susan Spangenberg at Artlifting

City Park    Susan Spangenberg    Artlifting

Fawn With Butterfly Head By Abby Goodman Spring Art

Animal Hybrid Series (Deerfly)  •  Abby Goodman  •  Uprise Art

Edgy Spring Landscape Photograph With Pink Glimmer

Spring    Disparity By Design UK    Society6

Spring Like Acrylic Sculpture By kal Mansur

Grey Murmur Two    Kal Mansur    Uprise Art

Abstract Spring Landscape By Jenna Bauer

from SPRING    Jenna Bauer    Saatchi Art

Spring Trees Abstract Landscape By Karen Barbour At 20x200

Butterfly Chair    Karen Barbour    20×200

Baby Fox Print By Catherine Ledner

Fennec Fox On Blue    Catherine Ledner  Green Box Art

Spring Cactus Blooms In The Desert By Sarah Eisenlohr

Decor    Sarah Eisenlohr    Society6


From the Flora series  •  Tess Atkinson


Green Branches    Tod Seelie  20×200


One Spring Day    Yukari Kaihori    Saatchi Art

Floral Abstract By Northern California Artist Ellen Levine Dodd at Serena & Lily

Adagio    Ellen Levine Dodd    Serena & Lily   


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