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black and white

  From left to right: Row 1: Blackbird desk, Russel Wright pitcher, Fog Bank rug Row 2: Ship sketchbook, Eli rug, Origami end table…

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jean dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet (1901 – 1985) resisted authority from an early age. He didn’t see the art world in the way that society saw it…

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david bowie

Our posts this week are inspired by black and white.  I am not sure why David Bowie was the screamingly obvious musical choice for this…

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4 scandinavian recipes

  Swedish Meatballs by Sweden.se “Swedish meatballs, or köttbullar, must be prepared, above all, with love. This is why ‘Mom’s meatballs’ are a widespread concept…

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yayoi kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s work is powerful and mind bending. Since the age of 10, as a child growing up in Japan she has had hallucinations…

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tokujin yoshioka

A couple of years ago, at Design Miami Sherwood and I were taken away by Tokujin Yoshioka’s work. He created an immense installation with…

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case study

When a furniture designer achieves the right balance of proportion, scale, materials and finish, the end result is a powerful statement. Side cases have a…

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plaid

Our posts this week all have a Scottish theme, which is a great opportunity for us to learn a bit more about tartans and…

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14 portland october events

  14 Portland October Events October 1st thru. October 31st, Maine Jewish Museum: Ongoing “George Wadlow Exhibit” “Wardlaw has made significant contributions to the worlds of…

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the power of jellyfish

“The Portuguese man-of-war—a colonial organism related to the jellyfish—is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal’s dangerous…

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the seaweed man

Low tide is one of my favorite things about Maine. The rich colors and textures that are unveiled as the tide sweeps out appear…

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loretta lux

Years ago, I stumbled upon a book of photography by Loretta Lux at Casco Bay Books. The book felt like a fairy tale, featuring…

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nebo lodge

Nebo Lodge is small island inn on North Haven, Maine, the island I grew up on. For most of my childhood, this big beautiful…

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angela adams namesakes

Our cat Scoot provided us with endless inspiration for many years. Graphically, his white coat with abstract grey spots was mesmerizing. Spiritually, he was wise…

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grain surfboards

Maine has a long history of skilled craftsmanship. Mainers tend to like to build things themselves, it gives us the opportunity to use the tools…

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14 september maine events

14 September Maine Events Friday – Saturday, September 12th thru. 14th: “Borestone Mountain Naturalist Weekend” Join Maine Audubon Naturalist Doug Hitchcox and Registered Maine Guide…

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9 surf items we love

Photo credit – Michael Dawes one: ocean rug two: swell coffee table three: aztec round beach towel four: mcmc fragrances – maui   five: surf…

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bernard langlais

Many of us dream of living a life completely filled with art, craft and creative projects around every corner. Bernard Langlais did just that….

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moab

This week’s Road Trip theme brought back memories of fun traveling adventures out west. Moab, Utah is one of my favorite western destinations. Here’s…

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dick curless

This week’s posts all celebrate great American road trips. For a road trip to be truly great, you need great driving music. Who better to…

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slim aarons

Young women by the Canellopoulos penthouse pool, Athens, July 1961. Summertime in Maine is full of tradition, boating, parties and swimming in beautiful places….

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photomicrography

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) crystal (100x), Raul M. Gonzalez technique: Brightfield We speak of patterns in nature almost daily in our studio. The surprising…

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14 maine arts and crafts events

14 Maine Arts and Crafts Events A Gathering of Stitches — 54 Cove Street, Portland, ME. August 4th thru. 8th: “Screenprinting Pattern Repeats” This workshop is…

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june hopkins

June Hopkins has been celebrating artists and craftspeople in her gallery on North Haven, an island off the coast of midcoast Maine, for 60…

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ruth asawa

Ruth Asawa’s work is otherworldly. Her sculptures have a dreamy, cellular quality and create an atmosphere of meditation and peace. Born in California in the…

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15 maine july events

Summer is the time for learning, exploring, and having fun. Learn more about 15 Maine events from festivals, artist lectures, to nature…

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marsden hartley

Celebrating mountains and Maine in this weeks posts gives us the opportunity to learn more about one of Maine’s greatest modern painters, Marsden Hartley….

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alexander girard

Alexander Girard has been a long time favorite designer of ours. His graphic patterns are modern, fresh and still very relevant today.If you ever get…

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napkiss

“Napkiss® is a little paper napkin made of Manila hemp, a natural fiber which is both very strong and as light as a feather….

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looking at euclid

We discovered Helen Friel and her series called “Here’s Looking at Euclid”, where she creates sculpture replicas of Euclid’s geometric principles. Thank you Art and Science Journal…

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camille walala

With a geometry theme for our posts this week, Camille Walala‘s work was a timely discovery. The bright, bold geometric patterns are full of…

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swell coffee table

The swell coffee table is currently my favorite piece in our furniture collection. Sherwood Hamill (my husband and partner) and I have been together…

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forest floor

The textures and colors of the forest floor have inspired me as long as I can remember. One day a few years ago, I walked into…

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a natural life

How our ancestors travelled from their homelands to new worlds has always fascinated me. My mother’s family came to Maine from Scotland down through…

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aerial views

On a recent morning flight home from the West, I was completely taken by the landscapes and skyscapes out my window. Flying high above…

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this is mars

Following our post on Bernhard Edmairer, stumbling upon the book This is Mars was perfect. Thank you It’s Nice That for the discovery and article!…

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