DESIGN

Inspiring: The Enduring Art of Reading

Books are not dead

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

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The Seductive Danger of the New, New Thing

What's the point?

By Regina Connell. I’ve long been an admirer of David Trubridge. At first it was just his designs. But then after we did our interview with him, I developed a whole new respect for his way of building a good business around … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Stores (Home Goods Edition)

Finding the extraordinary

By Regina Connell. Here are a few of our favorite, perhaps lesser-known places to shop online for new, alternative luxury home goods—those handcrafted with a strong, independent point of view. Alternative luxury isn’t always expensive, but it’s never cheap, which is … Continue reading

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The Art and Craft of the Lightbulb

Jewelry for your bulb

By Regina Connell. Just a few years ago, it seemed there was always an incandescent lightbulb burned out around the house.  I’d forage in the closet where I kept them, only to realize I didn’t have the right shape/wattage on hand. I’d go out and buy … Continue reading

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