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Friday Five Favorite Finds IX

This Friday’s Five Favorite Finds kicks off with a location that celebrates two popular island categories – food and gardens. Drive about a half mile down the slightly-off-the-beaten-track dirt Millbrook Road, and you will discover the enticing world of Pumpkin Pond Farm.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Christopher Spitzmiller

During the week, gifted ceramicist and lamp designer Christopher Spitzmiller is in his New York City studio, busy creating the exquisite lamps, plates and accessories prized by those who appreciate the finest handmade products in the world of design. But on the weekends, he can’t wait to escape to the heart of the Hudson Valley where his bucolic retreat, Clove Brook Farm awaits.…
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Paradise Found – Gardens of Enchantment

Anyone who has perused the pages of books or magazines or even Pinterest boards that feature beautiful gardens, is familiar with the name of Clive Nichols. One of the world’s finest and most famous flower and garden photographers, he has traveled the world photographing gardens that include the HRH The Prince of Wale’s own private garden in Scotland and Lord Rothschild’s in Corfu.…
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New York Botanical Garden Celebrates 125 Years

This year the New York Botanical Garden celebrates 125 years. One of New York City’s most prized cultural institutions, the Botanical Garden is not only an urban oasis of breathtaking beauty, but also a a world-renowned leader in plant research and conservation and an educational facility that attracts both science scholars from around the globe as well as children, deepening the connections between plants and people.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Brooke & Steve Giannetti on Patina Farm

Patina Farm is the realization of a dream that many only fantasize about. Living on a small lot in suburban Santa Monica, California, Brooke and Steve Giannetti had already recognized their love of land, natural materials and fine old world craftsmanship.…
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It’s the Little Things in New Preston

The town of New Preston, CT may be tiny but it looms large as a design destination. And this weekend, seven of the shops featured vignettes created by my video partner, author Susanna Salk to celebrate her new book, It’s the Little Things.…
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Past Perfect: Richard Shapiro Houses and Gardens

Enter Richard Shapiro’s new book Past Perfect and prepare to be transported. Dive into its pages of exquisite photography by Jason Schmidt, sensitively designed by Mary Shanahan, and you will enter another realm. Take a deep breath of air redolent of ancient eras and far off places and then exhale as you make your arrival into his homes full of “serenity, beauty and wonder,” as Mayer Rus so aptly describes it in his foreword.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Hutton Wilkinson

A multi-talented creative force, Hutton Wilkinson began his career at the age of 18 as apprentice to design icon Tony Duquette. He went on to collaborate with Duquette for the next thirty years on a myriad of projects including interiors for such clients as Norton Simon and Jennifer Jones, Doris Duke and John and Dodie Rosecrans.…
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Inside Venice

Celebrating the best of Venetian decorative arts, Inside Venice offers us a private view of the city’s most beautiful and rarely seen architectural and interior design jewels. Written by Toto Bergamo Rossi, the director of the Venetian Heritage Foundation, the book transports us to seventy-two mostly private apartments and palazzos, beautifully photographed by Jean-François Jaussaud.…
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Orchidelirium: 2016 Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

It all started with the Victorians. Their 19th century obsession with orchids, Orchidelirium, became the foundation for our continuing infatuation with these exotic blooms today. These plants’ journey from the wild to cultivation took thousands of years, the first records dating back to Confucius, who called the orchid “King of Fragrant Plants”. …
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