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14 Maine July Events

  Friday, July 3rd, Maine Audubon and Gilsland Farm Wild Edibles Walk Join naturalist and forager Josh Fecteau for an early summer wild edibles walk…

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Our New Store!

We are back! We took a short blog break because we were busy working on multiple exciting new projects. Not the least of which…

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15 maine june events

Monday, June 1st, Maine Maritime Museum Navigating Midcoast Maine This class is an introduction to navigation using a char of the Boothbay area. Learn…

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pinstripes

We have been having fun with our new pinstripes collection. We took a walk to the market and bought some fruit and veggies and…

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j moon

I’ve been dreaming about a totally new wardrobe. Given the opportunity, I would choose a few designers and do it up with my favorite…

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14 May Events

  Friday, May 1st, Children’s Museum + Theatre of Maine:  $2 Friday We strive to share the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine experience…

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cecil beaton

I have always been fascinated by Cecil Beaton’s work and the variety of mediums he worked in. A painter, photographer, interior designer, set designer,…

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gabriella farkas

Gabriella Farkas‘ weavings and fiber sculptures range in size from miniature to three stories high. Born in Hungary, she spent her childhood playing in…

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comme des garçons

Comme des Garçons was founded in 1973 by Japanese artist and stylist, Rei Kawakubo. The company is known for anti-fashion, with beautiful textiles in…

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15 maine march events

Sunday, March 1st, Richard Boyd Art Gallery: ‘It’s Not So Black and White’ Exhibit It’s Not So Black and White’ is an annual exhibit of…

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blizzard trek

We had our first big blizzard of the year this year. I love blizzards. They bring great energy and blanket the landscape in the…

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13 february maine events

Monday, February 2nd, Maine Audubon: Moonlit Snowshoe Hike Roam the meadows and woods of Fields Pond under the light of the moon. Enjoy a hot…

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balenciaga

Assembling related ideas for the blog is a luxurious task. I love coming at the ideas from different angles. The theme this week is…

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beechcraft bonanza

Remember being a kid and drawing airplanes? I think the Beech Bonanzas all look exactly like the drawings we did as kids. It’s airplane…

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porsche 911

This week we are posting some of our favorite design icons. Without hesitation, the Porsche 911 is our automobile of choice for this series….

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16 january maine events

Saturday, January 10th, Children’s Museum & Theatre: Kaleidoscope Class Learn how to connect tubes, mirrors and beads to create your own optical toy. We’ll…

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winter fun

We all remember innovating with our winter sports equipment. What would get us down the hill the fastest in the given conditions was our…

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louis kahn

“Louis Isadore Kahn was born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky in 1901 on Osel, an island off the coast of Estonia. His family immigrated to the United…

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gift guides

Give him or her handcrafted and modern gifts this season. Shop items like the Graf & Lantz Tablet sleeve, Gin Kit, Cedar Soap or our Munjoy Throw…

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14 maine december events

14 Maine December Events Friday, December 5th thru. Saturday, December 6th, Portland: MECA Holiday Sale “Mark your calendars for this free, all ages event and give the…

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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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