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Shopping Trip: Room 68 In Provincetown

This weekend we went out to the Cape, where we ate, drank, and slept rather a lot. On a trip to Provincetown (the boys wanted new Swiss Army knives) I stopped into one of my favorite home decor shops in Provincetown, Room 68. (Actually, it is my very favorite Provincetown boutique).

Brent Refsland is the creator of home design shop Room 68, which first opened in Jamaica Plain, Boston, before relocating to 377 Commercial Street in Provincetown on Cape Cod in 2014. Over the last couple of years he has begun curating fresh, contemporary artwork in addition to cutting edge home furnishings.

Here’s a tour of what is in store at Room 68 this month:

Copper Chair By Bend Goods Bent Wood Shelf

I love this copper geo chair from Bend Goods, which would have been perfect in that model apartment I decorated last year at Troy Boston. The curved floating shelf is gorgeous.

Bass Bowl And Resin Salad Servers

This organic brass bowl is an unexpected piece for greens and makes a great contrast to the resin salad servers by San Francisco-based designer Tina Frey.

Bubble Chandelier By Pelle At Room 68

Finish Options For Bubble Chandelier By Pelle

The PELLE Bubble Chandelier made of a cluster of blown glass globes is stunning and comes in a variety of finishes.

Sarcastic Greeting Cards At Room 68

Sarcastic greeting cards for when you don’t really mean it, but have to say something.

Geo Dipped Cutting Boards By Bower

Cutting boards in geometric shapes and bright, dipped colors by Bower. Use the blank side to cut and the colored side to look at.

Helsinki Speaker by Vifa Table By Tina Frey

Helsinki wireless speaker by Fifa produces a crisp, loud sound. Yes, he cranked it up. The pretty blue table is by Tina Frey.

Graphic Provincetown Poster At Room 68

In case you forget where you are. This graphic Provincetown print by Liz Roache comes in various colors and makes a great housewarming gift.

Nylon Pouch By Alaina Marie

These nylon mesh pouches by Alaina Marie are super cute. They are inspired by a lobsterman’s bait bag, created with the same marine grade materials, but in way better colors, obv.

Resin Bowl & Resin Salad Servers By Tina Frey

Resin salad servers and serving bowls by Tina Frey are hand sculpted in San Francisco. The large bowls are great for serving pasta or leafy greens.

Solar Puff Light By Alice Soo Chun

Professor of Design and Material Culture at Parsons in NYC, Alice Min Soo Chun invented this new Solar Puff light that is useful for camping, the patio, or just whatever in the dark. They fold flat and expand into cute little cubes.

Sandpaper Artwork By Brent Refsland

Room 68 owner Brent Refsland, who has traditionally worked in photography, takes on a new material with these cut sandpaper renditions of sandcastles. They look great in a grouping of three or four.

Laser Cut Jewelry By Nervous System

Cambridge-based company Nervous System gets all shiny with this statement laser cut coral necklace. The spiral cuff up in the corner is cool too.

Copper Flasks Made In Brooklyn By Surname Goods

Because everyone needs a flask, especially in summer. (Summerhouse shares, traffic, family, etc.)  These well-worn copper beauties by Surname Goods are made in Brooklyn, natch.

Stoneware By Michele Quan

Wheel thrown stoneware by Michele Quan is beautiful. She makes ancient style bells too.

Porcelain Teapot With Copper Accents

These matte porcelain coffee pots are perfection, thanks to the minimalist silhouette and spare copper details.

Success Failure Text Art By Cody Justus

A typography diptych by artist by Boston-based artist Cody Justus.

Kawa Porcelain Vases By Souda

Kawa vases and vessels designed by Souda are slip-cast in reusable leather molds. The blue color-plate etching on the left is the work of Boston-based artist James Mustin III, who earned his MFA at MassArt.

Copper Mirror By Bower At Room 68

Copper and smoky mirror behind the desk at Room 68.

 

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Get the Look: Modern Geometric Jewelry

With all the attention paid to crystal encrusted statement necklaces and sparkly earrings in the last few years, it’s refreshing to see jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic make an appearance. Triangles in particular have been popular.

In early November I put together “All the Angles,” a roundup of geometric jewelry for the Boston Globe. Here’s a followup on that, with many more modern geometric jewelry picks, from triangle necklaces in marble or copper to rose gold pyramid studs to diamond encrusted geometric rings, from StyleCarrot partners and other sites I love.

 

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S H O P P I N G

1 Tri-Color Triangles Necklace, $78 at Samantha Faye.

2 Brass Necklace #3 by Iacoli & McAllister, $70 at Room68.

3 Black Marble & Brass Necklace #1, $120 at RillRill.

4  Temple Ray Studs by Bing Bang, $150 at Club Monaco.

5 Zen Square Ring with Crystals by Campbell, $98.50 at Club Monaco.

6 Tyler Triangle Diamond Studs by Jennifer Zeuner, $165 at Dress Boston.

7 Isosceles Cuff Bracelet, $24 at Madewell

8 Gold Pavé Crystal Pyramid Studs by Eddie Borgo, $95 at Charm & Chain.

9 Gilded Frame Necklace, $32 at Madewell.

10 Arrowstack Necklace, $55 at Madewell.

11 Rose Gold Coin Earring by Campbell, $110 at Club Monaco.

12 Black Diamond Geometric Triangle Studs by Kacey K, $800 at Charm & Chain.

13 Mini Vertical Diamond Stick Pendant Necklace by Jennifer Meyer, $750 at Barneys.

14 Lapis & Gold Triangular Studs by Jennifer Meyer $395 at Barneys.

15 Two-Tone 14K Gold Triangle Earrings, $323.99 at Kay Jewelers.

16 Rose Gold Pyramid Triangles Earrings by Ylang, $280 at Ylang 23.

17 Opal Inlay Triangle Ring with Diamonds by Jennifer Meyer, $725 at Ylang 23.

18 Personalized Rectangle Bangle by Jemma Wynne, $3,360 at Ylang 23.

19 Arrowhead Drop Earring+Stud by Loren Stewart, $425 at Barneys.

20 Triangles Necklace by Arme De L’Amour, $255 at Net-a-Porter.

21 Small Drop Earrings by Malin Henningsson, $210 at Aha Life.

22 Axis No 1 Ring by Yield, $395 at Aha Life.

23 Gold Blondie Ring by Adornia, $425 at Aha Life.

24 Rose Gold V Necklace by Gabriela Artigas, $210 at A+R.

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Get the Look: 41 Modern Kitchen Island Pendants

To follow up on last week’s Montage: 32 Kitchen Island Pendants, here are 41 styles of modern kitchen lighting pendants petite enough to hang over the island. You can see I tend to veer to an industrial sort of style, and certainly favor the bare bulb aesthetic. I detest the red and cobalt cylinders so often found in newly built kitchens. I included a couple of colored glass specimens here, but they’re either a semi-translucent sky blue, if opaque, in a mid-century modern silhouette. I actually don’t have pendants over the island in Boston or the Cape. (I do however have a trio of #13 over the kitchen banquette table.) I prefer the clean look of recessed lights over an island, but if I had to have some, I really love these. My favorites . . . I am OBSESSED with #5 and #41.

S H O P P I N G

 

1 Cage Fuel Pendant, $119 at CB2.

2 Peterson Pendant, $150 at Williams-Sonoma Home.

3 Capri Bottle Pendant, $195 at Jonathan Adler.

4 Astron Mid-Century Modern Pendant, $130 at Rejuvenation.

5 Iacoli & McAllister Frame Light, $395 at The Future Perfect.

6 Hoyne Pendant, $349 at Crate & Barrel.

7 Lucy Pendant in Linen by Lights Up!, $227 at Burke Décor.

8 Pendant No. 7730 by Savoy House, $124 at Lumens.

9 LUNTA Pendant, $39.99 at IKEA.

10 Muuto E27 Socket Lamp, 59€ at Maison203.

11 Bulb Pendant by &Tradition, $175 at Lumens.

12 NUD Concrete Pendant, $79.95 at Room68.

13 BRASA Pendant, $39.99 at IKEA.

14 Vintage Deco Milk Glass Pendant, $900 at Obsolete.

15 Aromory Work Lamp w/Hemp Cord, $875 at Jayson Home.

16  Vintage Flowerpots by Verner Panton, $998 at Moetkunsten.

17  Hand Screened Shades by Tamasyn Gambell, £70 at Forest.

18 Globe Pendant, $99 at West Elm.

19 Northrup Classic Chain Pendant, $440 at Rejuvenation.

20 Etch Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon, $525 at Lumens.

21 Hudson Valley Lighting Marion Mini Pendant, $480 at Wayfair.

22 TORNA Pendant, $69.99 at IKEA.

23 LBL Olivia Pendant, $336 at Lumens.

24 Industrial Pendant, $99 at West Elm.

25 Anvia Counter Balance Lamp, $1443 at Mass Modern Design.

26 Glas Suspension Lamp by Diesel with Foscarini 580€ at Maison203.

27 Vintage Prescolite Pendant, $1000 at BG Galleries.

28 Coope Pendant, $160 at Jayson Home.

29 Edge 30 Suspension by Alessandro Mendini, $490 at Hive.

30 A330 by Alvar Aalto for Artek, $1,165 at Lumens.

31 George Kovacs Alecia’s Necklace Mini Pendant, $97 at Wayfair.

32 Siren Pendant, $299 at CB2.

33 Form Us with Love Work Lamp, $120 at The Future Perfect.

34 Floral Pendant by Hiroki Takad, $835.20 at Ylighting.

35 Easy Pendant by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell, $155 at Hive.

36 Copper Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon $735 at Lumens.

37 Turquoise Dome Pendant by Jamie Young, $276 at Ylighting.

38 Urban Renewal Disc Pendant, $139 at Lightology.

39 Coronado Classic Single-Pole Pendant, $159 at Rejuvenation.

40 Can Can Suspension by Marcel Wanders for Flos, $290 at Hive.

41 Lauren Ralph Lauren Dustin Dodecahedron, $440 at Circa Lighting.

42 Verner Panton Topan Pendant, $350 at Ylighting.

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