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Strandbeests

The credit for this post goes to my son Robert who was the first to show me this amazing video. Since then, I’ve done a little research (what else!) because – well, because that’s what I do. The Dutch artist featured in this video is Theo Jansen, who creates these amazing creatures which are considered kinetic sculpture.…
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Timeless Elegance – The Houses of David Easton

I just received my David Easton book, Timeless Elegance, today and although I don’t want to spoil it for those of you awaiting your copies, I couldn’t wait until next week to post at least a few images. The title is apt – Easton has mastered this genre.…
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Barbra Scott Sample Sale

You may remember the beautiful preserved hydrangeas I featured in my hydrangea post last month, created by the talented Barbra Scott. Those of you living in NYC will be happy to learn she is having a sample sale on Tuesday, 9/21 – Thursday 9/23 from 11:00 – 6:00.…
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Sugar Paper

I was in my favorite local stationer, MMilestones, in New Canaan, the other day (more on them soon). Looking through the books for several needed items, I was reacquainted with the beautiful offerings of Sugar Paper. I had originally seen their book last year for Christmas cards but was too late to the game.…
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The Fab Fifty

New York Spaces, the contemporary home design magazine, has just announced its annual (this is the third year) picks for the top 50 designers in the metro New York area. As they say, the list represents the old guard and the new stars. …
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J. Crew U.

I was in my local J. Crew in New Canaan over the weekend doing a little back to school shopping with my daughter. The fall collection is just starting to come in and there were so many fabulous things, but what really caught my eye was the new merchandising in the store.…
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Summer Breeze

I had always wanted to build a pool and pool house at our former home. We downsized and moved next door (yes, exactly next door) 3-1/2 years ago when my third was about to go off to boarding school and we realized we didn’t need the size and maintenance of such a large house.…
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Nantucket Top 20 – Eat

I could do weeks’ worth of posts on Nantucket. There is so much to see and do. Here, however, is an extremely abbreviated list of a few more of my favorite places, divided into three categories for when you are on island.…
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Nantucket Style

I’ve been coming to Nantucket for over 25 years and even though it is more crowded and built up than ever, it is still an island paradise. Thirty miles out to sea, it is a small place, only 3-1/2 miles wide by 14 miles long with over 40% of the land protected by the Land Trust.…
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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Well today seems to be the day for all sorts of new discoveries. Dessin Fournir, the well respected company that represents several distinguished manufacturers, from their own eponymous line to de Gournay and Kerry Joyce, today introduced fabulous Oculus Mirrors from Van Gregory & Norton.…
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