Books are not dead Inspiring: The Enduring Art of Reading.

By Regina Connell. Does the book have a future? All the froth says no. Even our grumpy, romantic tense of fatalism says no. But a lot of data says yes: there is something profound and human about the book. Less … Continue reading

Inspiring: Valuing Repair.
The Seductive Danger of the New, New Thing.
Our Favorite Stores (Home Goods Edition).

Space Makes Place: Conde House.


By Regina Connell. Typically, we think of Japanese companies as either gargantuan industrial corporations or very small enterprises. The giants are the likes of Sony, Uniqlo, Toyota. On the micro side of the ledger, we think of Japanese artisans and craftsmen, laboring in clay, … Continue reading

DxV: The Conrans.

Matador Chair, designed by Terence Conran, image courtesy of the Conran Blog

By Regina Connell. It’s that nature or nurture question, once again. Does talent get handed down through genes, or through context and upbringing? The Conran Family certainly is a case in point. This is a family that has more creative … Continue reading

Lee & Lou: Fried Eggplant Sandwiches.

Eggplant Sandwiches

By Lee & Lou Havlicek. Lee & Lou Cook. Sooo… See that golden, toasty, savory piece of perfection frying up right there? Melty cheese peeking out, tucked between two slices of crunchy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside… Eggplant! That’s right, these little Italian guys aren’t your typical … Continue reading