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Happy Anniversary Maria Mitchell

When you think of Nantucket, perhaps beautiful beaches, cobblestone streets and rose covered cottages come to mind, but this small island is also home to one of the most pioneering women in the history of science. This year celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Maria Mitchell [pronounced “mə-RYE-ə”], America’s first female astronomer and to commemorate the occasion, the Nantucket Historical Association has collaborated with the Maria Mitchell Association on an exhibition at the Whaling Museum, below.…
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Rosario Candela – Elegance in the Sky

In early 20th century New York City, as many affluent residents were gradually abandoning their mansions and townhouses for apartments, few created the allure of luxury high rise living as did architect Rosario Candela. In the stylish interwar era, Candela played a major role in transforming the skyline and key neighborhoods of NYC such as Park and Fifth Avenues as well as Sutton Place.…
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Prussian Blue – The Art and Science of Color

As I was scrolling through Instagram the other morning, I stopped to “like” and admire a post on Charlotte Di Carcaci’s artful feed. Maria de los Dolores Collado and Echague by Vicente Palmaroli 1870-1 The gorgeous saturated color in the detail of this portrait (of Maria de los Dolores Collado and Echague by Vicente Palmaroli, 1870, that hangs in the Prado) reminded me how much I love Prussian blue.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorite Finds IV | Sustainable Nantucket

This week’s Friday finds features just one important favorite. This week I attended Sustainable Nantucket‘s Farm Fresh Feast. Held in the beautiful fields at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm, it was a festive and delicious evening celebrating all this wonderful organization accomplishes.…
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Planet Earth II – Living Wonders of our Natural World

It is not often that you can find amazing, visually stunning and fascinating content that is mostly appropriate for the entire family. But Planet Earth II is exactly that. Over the holidays, our family was riveted watching some of the new BBC documentary series that is a sequel to the original from ten years ago.…
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Dialogues on Design

For the past three years, the New York School of Interior Design has offered a series of talks moderated by Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, with top designers in the field. These sessions include discussions on process and approach to work, inspirations and influences, feeling on trends as well as current state of the discipline of interior design. …
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Design Leadership Summit in Los Angeles

Last week the Design Leadership Summit marked its tenth anniversary with an impressive line up of events in Los Angeles. Now over 300 strong, the Design Leadership Network‘s growing group of top design professionals traveled from across the country to learn, (re)think, connect and share.…
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Because It’s All About the Story

Thank you dear readers for being patient as I prepare many wonderful features coming soon. This coming week will include my first house tour on the blog of a never published lovely home here on Nantucket. In the meantime, I’ll share with you an irresistibly charming piece I happened across from Hermès.…
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The Luxury Education Foundation | Ten Years of Innovative Education

Behind the appeal of many luxury brands is the artistry, craftsmanship and attention to detail that set them apart. But how, in this age of need for speed and lack of formal apprenticeship programs, do young people interested in working in the world of luxury goods learn their craft?…
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Day of Design 2015

Based on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Day of Design is returning this year on Saturday, June 13 to the gorgeous Mayflower Grace in bucolic Litchfield County, Connecticut. Mayflower Grace Day of DesignIn this beautiful setting, a select group of designers and editors will share their insights and inspirations on design.…
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