Quirky Art and Matting Ideas

I’ve never purchased art for the matting, until now. Set a quarter-inch deep with a massive white border, the matting makes this tiny picture seem so grand. Prints rarely even come this small (or warrant such a big frame) but if you look into the collectible world of early 20th-century cigarette trading cards, you’ll find ...

Hot Purchase: Artisan Bowl from Simon Pearce

unique silver serving bowls

Whenever we are near the Quechee area of Central Vermont, Mike and I always make a point to stop into Simon Pearce. The river-powered glassblowing and pottery workshop is endlessly inspiring and its retail store...irresistible (click here to read about my initial love affair with the Quechee Mill). There were about ten things in the shop ...

New Obsession: Barbara Cosgrove Lamps

gold lighting

If you don't already know about Barbara Cosgrove's lamp designs—let me tell you—they are gorgeous! I've been eyeing her work for a few years, but now I have an apartment pretty enough to warrant such chicness. By description, an all white lamp doesn't sound all that exciting but a high-gloss porcelain base and gold leaf-lined shade—that ...