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The Greek Key

“Invention was never far behind tradition.” –Robert Adam This fact is a compelling truth in the world of design. It is nearly impossible for a designer to create something new without borrowing from the past. For many centuries, the Greek Key, or meander, has been a ubiquitous design element. A series of interlocking shapes or … Read the full article

Planning Ahead: Inserts for Silverware

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames Even the most minute items in your kitchen require organization. Well-organized and stored silverware will make access easy, as well as protect your cutlery. It’s important to know the make for the pieces to fit properly. You can never go wrong by … Read the full article

The Harvard Five

The Harvard Five was a group of architects that settled in New Canaan, Connecticut during the 1940s. Influenced by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus movement and head of the architecture program at Harvard, the Five – John Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores,  Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes– made excellent contributions to modern architecture in … Read the full article

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life:  By Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams

  Albert Hadley and Sister Parish set a standard in the design industry for more than 30 years. They were commissioned by the most prestigious families, everyone from the Kennedys at the White House, to the Astors, Rockefellers and Gettys. Now thirty of the most renowned designers and architects have come together to tell about their … Read the full article

The Marble House – Dorset, VT

  Not long ago, I attended a benefit in Dorset, Vermont. The event, a dinner and charity auction, raised proceeds for programs at The Marble House, or Manley-Lefèvre House. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, the Federal-style property was built in 1815 with marble quarried from the land on which it resides. The original … Read the full article