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Jeff Soderbergh reclaimed sculpture at 7 Tide
Posted Oct 3 at 10:40 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Jeff Soderbergh's sculpture for Kohler captivates at 7 Tide When sustainable artist Jeff Soderbergh, of Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings, was approached by Jamie Reardon, owner of Supply New England, to provide a dramatic ceiling element for their flagship showroom project with Kohler on the waterfront, he urged them to consider “what they wanted in their hearts.” Once he saw the...
Metal architectural staircase
Posted Aug 31 at 3:02 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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There is nothing Paul Meneses, founder of Make Architectural Metalworking, likes more than being hands-on in his shop or on an installation, and present for the design and fabrication of custom architectural metalwork. Good thing, because the demand for his medium has exploded within the last decade, and he has positioned his versatile studio to ride the groundswell. Meneses comes at...
Nantucket Looms
Posted Aug 13 at 4:02 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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True to its old-world craft and traditional artisan quality, yet delightfully of-the-moment, Nantucket Looms commemorates 50 years in business. And they have plenty of reason to celebrate! For starters, its weaving studio and retail shop, which was opened in 1968 under the ownership of Andy Oates and Bill Euler with the shared goal of supporting island craftspeople year-round and their exquisite...
High-end shagreen in Boston
Posted May 15 at 7:40 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Shagreen, a term that typically refers to the skin of a stingray or shark, isn’t new. The exotic leather has long been prized, and may even date back to the time of the pharaohs and the Chinese Han dynasty, and appeared during the Middle Ages on the sword hilts and armor of Japanese samurai.  Europe started importing objects with a shagreen sheath in the mid-1700s, when a Parisian tanner—...
Sale on antiques and reproductions, Boston
Posted Apr 27 at 1:21 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Make haste to Plymouth! Dillon & Company, the purveyor of European Antiques & Interiors, is currently holding a Sample Sale, which means shoppers can score beautiful pieces for their interiors at a fraction of the price. Owner Gillian Dillon has just returned to Massachusetts after making her seasonal pilgrimage to the North Carolina international furniture shows, which means that the...
High-end outdoor TV
Posted Apr 24 at 2:48 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Here in New England, outdoor TVs tend to be a cost-is-no-object amenity, shares Maverick Integration’s Executive Coordinator Mark LaFave, due to the fact that homeowners pay a premium for these amazing, element-defying products, and they can only be used a few short, sweet months of the year. Séura's Storm Ultra Bright Still, more and more people are turning their landscapes into alfresco living...
Decorating tip for your deck: indoor-outdoor rug
Posted Apr 11 at 10:54 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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If you’re in the market for a fresh, new indoor/outdoor rug, head to Wayland Home & Design to peruse their Dash & Albert collection. The premier rug company features an array of knappy naturals, striped nauticals and color-rich rug patterns for spring. People adore Dash & Albert’s jutes, sisals and hooked rugs, and they’re popular in “entryways, under dining tables, in kitchens and...
High-end copper tables for outdoor living
Posted Apr 6 at 7:43 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Retailers have taken a shine to copper, as homeowners are galvanizing their indoor and outdoor spaces with the lustrous accent. It’s not hard to see copper’s appeal, the red-orange metal has a warmth and shimmer that can take on a rustic or sophisticated look, depending on how it’s used. Shop the look… Cape Cod Cupola Cape Cod Cupola's Marlin Fish weather vane Weather vanes have long been...
High-end home furnishings and accents
Posted Mar 27 at 5:59 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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The Cottage, Concord’s home furnishings, accents and interior design shop, is bursting with new lines to bring color and a breath of fresh air into your home this spring. The handcrafted Irish pottery of Nicholas Mosse is among the latest offerings, and Designer Christina Stetson tells us that the brand has quite a following. Mosse himself trains and employs locals who handcraft and hand paint...
Hand-made high-end Oriental rugs
Posted Mar 13 at 10:51 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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If you’re in the market for a new rug, your timing is perfect. Bahman Kimiachi, President of the Boston Rug Company, has just returned from a three-week overseas trip to source the latest designs, color combinations and styles in rugs for his Brookline-based store. Domotex exhibition  His first stop was in Hannover, Germany, for the Domotex exhibition, which, says Bahman, is the “biggest rug...

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