“The Munjoy Coffee Table was named after the hill that we live on. The design was derived from an earlier round coffee table version called the Mod Pod. As the name suggests, the top surface was made up of four separate intersecting pods. The Mod Pod concept was to create a round top that was visually interesting using solid wood. In this case, the grain direction of each pod is rotated ninety degrees radiating from the center while showing the beauty of the end grain around the outer edge.
Design Milk recently featured our Arenal rug in their creative process column, Deconstructed. We truly love to see inspiration in action, so we’re especially honored to be a part it this month. Read all about the inspiration behind the unique Arenal rug by clicking here.
Congratulations to interior designers Michael Cox and Sheilah McFadden of Foley & Cox on their work being included in the Hamptons 50 issue of Luxe Magazine this month! Thanks for making our Double Bonfire table a part of your project, which was made right here in our Maine furniture studio.
What a beautiful home!
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The bonds between the moon, the natural world and human kind here on earth cannot be broken. It’s a connection that is mutually dependent– and as ancient as the universe itself. Their connectedness has inspired people for millennia and affects our everyday world and lives.
Since our earliest days, people have tracked the seasons through the lunar cycle, naming each moon with natural annual occurrences it was associated with. Some of the more common moon names used by Native and Colonial Americans were adopted by the modern calendar and continue to be used today.
The Sea, once it casts it’s spell, holds one in it’s wonder forever.-Jacques Cousteau
Maine has an ever-changing landscape. Not only because we have vivid seasons that are in constant motion, but we also have great tides that act like theatrical curtains that open and close, revealing a show of wonderful surprises below the surface – but all on it’s own terms.
“I had naively originally thought Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture was unique to Philadelphia’s LOVE park. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The original image was designed for the Museum of Modern Art as a Christmas card image in 1964. It was made into a colorless Cor-Ten Steel sculpture in 1970 and was shown in New York.”
Recently I created Inspired space, a series of curated storyboards to show the pieces from our collection that speak to one another, grouped by their similar essence. Each design builds upon the next guide to help you coordinate your decisions, to help make your room come together flawlessly, to make it instantly achieve the vibe you’re looking for, but most importantly– to make it feel like home.
Here are a few of my favorite Inspired Spaces.
Queen Mary’s Dollhouse
As designers, we often make models of our ideas to better understand the scale and to view from all angles. I grew up with dollhouses and always loved redecorating and imagining how a family might live in the space. The idea that you could see a cross section of what everyone was doing inside was always fun to contemplate.
The idea of Queen Mary’s dollhouse caught my attention.
Many of us dream of living a life completely filled with art, craft and creative projects around every corner. Bernard Langlais did just that. He turned his property in Cushing, Maine into a giant sculpture park and studio full of his beautiful wooden creatures and modern paintings. My mother was great about taking me to see art whenever we were on the mainland. She introduced me to the work of artists such as Louise Nevelson and Bernard Langlais,
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 series, but I think the answer lives on a variety of planes in which Bowie has explored and experimented. He was a multi dimensional artist and person and I think the music is just one part of it. He had an intriguing alien quality that is captivating and exciting and he exudes a sensitivity that is both raw and protected.
And we thought the winter days in Maine were short… In Northern Greenland, an Inuit village welcomes the Sun’s arrival after more than 40 days of darkness. Watch the video and the return of the sun. — angela
You may play the video here on Nowness. Article is written, and owned, by Nowness.
“Return of the Sun Filmmakers Glen Milner and Ben Hilton Witness the Greenland’s First Dawn of the Year
Set against the expansively beautiful and iridescent landscape of Northern Greenland,
This week’s posts all connect to the Midwestern U.S. Our in-house expert on the midwest is non-other than Betsy McDonald, a longtime member of the aa team, whom hails from Missouri. When we were brainstorming about features for this post she suggested the City Museum of St. Louis. From there, I got lost in the imagery and imagination of this amazing place and immediately added it to my to do list on my trip westward.
144-Year-Old Wisteria In JapanWind-Swept Trees In New ZealandBeautiful Japanese Maple In Portland, OregonAntarctic Beech Draped In Hanging Moss In OregonBlooming Cherry Trees in Bonn, GermanyAngel Oak In John’s Island In South CarolinaFlamboyant Tree,
The shapes of nature and living on the coast Maine provides endless design inspiration. The tides, seasons, foliage and weather are always in a constant state of change. The palette varies from one hour to the next at times, with the fog rolling in soft acoustical beauty, the outgoing tide revealing a textural seascape that ripens and rusts as the seasons progress and the colder months when the trees have lost their leaves and only the raw architecture of the land holds court for the Mainers that stay on all winter and relish in the quiet beauty of winter.