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Landscape architecture
Posted Jan 19 at 4:22 PM in Happening by Sandy Giardi
Congrats to Jason Harris and Troy Sober ASLA, PLA of Gregory Lombardi Design, Inc. (GLDI) for their new appointments to Principal. These promotions are the first of their kind for the lauded landscape architecture firm and recognize Jason Harris and Troy Sober for their significant contributions to the growth and excellence of the GLDI brand. Jason Harris - As the resident MBA in the business,...
Furniture designed by interior designers
Posted Jan 19 at 1:25 PM in Happening by Sandy Giardi
Dowel Furniture, the progressive furniture maker, has announced its newest design partnership with interior designer Duncan Hughes. Dowel Furniture and Hughes debut their new collection at Las Vegas Market—billed as “the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market on the West Coast, January 28-February 1. Dowel and Hughes made the cut for the “Design Home” curated presentation in...
Custom Boston Builder
Posted Jan 18 at 2:39 PM in Sharing by Sandy Giardi
The Lagassé Group has just unveiled a new website.... Check out their beautiful custom-built homes, their approach and team, led by husband-and-wife duo Executive Vice President Kevin Lagassé and President and General Counsel Nancy Lagassé. The Lagassé Group is a “different breed of builder,” shares Kevin Lagassé, one equally at ease constructing city high-rise condos (thanks, no doubt, to an...
How to arrange a bookshelf
Posted Jan 16 at 5:05 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Creating a great-looking bookcase may come naturally to those in the design world, but to most of us it is not an inherited trait. The placement of showcased items should be thoughtful, not arbitrary, and done with an eye for balance and beauty. LDa Architecture & Interiors; photo by Greg Premru BDG connected with two industry insiders—an interior designer and an architect—to learn their...
Post and Beam Renovation
Posted Jan 15 at 2:25 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
A client with Floridian sensibilities approached general contracting firm Wood & Clay, Inc. to give their post and beam a whole-house renovation that would lighten up their Lakes Region home. While the client wanted a sunshine state for their Northern home and a “beachier” vibe, the dwelling’s new look is still a product of its New Hampshire setting. Along with white clapboard and gray tones...
Long Weekend Breakfast Recipe
Posted Jan 12 at 2:51 PM in Sharing by Sandy Giardi
For those of you who didn't resolve to eat healthy or go dry this month, we’ve got just the French toast recipe for you as you head into the weekend. The keys to this indulgent yet easy-enough recipe are the brioche, caramelized bananas and small-batch syrup. We used Fireking Baking Company’s out-of-this-world Cinnamon Bread, out of Braintree, Mass., (We’ve seen it at Brothers Marketplace, Roche...
Views from the East show at Three Stones Gallery
Posted Jan 11 at 1:55 PM in Happening by Sandy Giardi
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27 6:30-8:30pm Three Stone Gallery unveils its winter show "Views from the East." Curated by Jennifer M. Johnston and Shelley Drake Hawks, this new exhibit showcases the works of Yary Livan, one of the few master ceramists to have survived the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. “Views from the East” also features paintings, photography, miniatures and mixed...
Patriots Game Tailgate
Posted Jan 10 at 1:57 PM in Sharing by Melanie Perillo
Never mind the forecast (what ice storm?), we’ve got just the post for those of you gearing up for the 2018 New England Patriots playoff game at Gillette this Saturday. Check out our 6 pregame tips for your tailgate, culled from our recent Christmas Eve outing at the Pats game. #1  Don that Gronk jersey and Brady-esque beanie. This is a no-brainer, but show your true colors by wearing Patriots...
Ultra Violet: Pantone 2018 Color of the Year
Posted Jan 9 at 9:00 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Jimi Hendrix riffed on it, Prince wore it, U2 named a song for it, and now the Pantone Color Institute has dubbed it the 2018 Color of the Year. That’s right, the global color authority has tapped Ultra Violet: 18-3838 as the hue that both resonates and reflects the masses’ collective sensibility, mood and inspiration. Image via quartzy.qz.com Dubbed the color of the cosmos, of mindfulness and...
Restored antique pool table
Posted Jan 8 at 12:19 PM in Resourcing by Sandy Giardi
Talk about going the extra mile…. When billiards aficionado Paul Lohnes was in the market for Brunswick’s ‘Monarch’ pool table—arguably the most coveted antique pool table created by the leading billiard authority—he brought friend and owner Stephen Kelly of Boston Billiard Emporium with him to California to scope out the find prior to purchase. Monarchs, built back in 1865, are an investment...

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