6d 2h 57m left
hanks to New York City-based startup Homepolish, fabulous professional interior design has never been so accessible. With a network of more than 200 designers in 12 cities, Homepolish does away with the traditional interior design model, skipping the commissions and product markups and charging a flat hourly fee. Clients sign up online (www. homepolish. com) and the company pairs them with a designer based in their city. The Homepolish model “means that you don’t necessarily have to have a million dollars for an interior designer anymore,” says Jessica Klein, a Boston interior designer and blogger who works for Homepolish. Continue reading below. For this project in Wellesley, Klein worked with a family who had recently relocated to the area. “The house had a tract home feel, and the homeowner didn’t know how to make the house feel more comfortable and cozy for her family,” says Klein. The designer focused her attention on a bright room off the front hall where the kids converge for homework and mom takes time to relax and the adjacent dining room, along with the stair hall. She worked with many of the existing furnishings, moving them to different places and adding blue and yellow accents. Walls were painted, new light fixtures installed, and the homeowner’s abundant collection of small, vivid artworks prominently displayed. Now all the elements work together to make the place feel like home. “The room gets amazing natural light,” says Klein, who had the walls painted Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray to make the crisp white woodwork stand out. The existing gray sofa pairs well with a new vibrant tribal motif rug. To give the blue chair from IKEA a more distinctive appeal, the plastic legs were swapped out with warm wooden ones. Dining room. The homeowner loved her Crate & Barrel dining table and hutch. To add a little pop and to contrast with all the wood, the matching chairs were replaced with molded plastic ones by Poly and Bark. The Eames-style chairs have a midcentury look that offers an interesting juxtaposition with the traditionally styled table. A new West Elm rug has a yellow-and-white motif that recalls a modern Greek key pattern. “I love how the yellow plays into the yellow in the front room,” says Klein. “It gives the space a really bright feeling. Stair hall. For years, the homeowner has collected small works of art. “They are pieces from their. Source: www.bostonglobe.com
I met Kazuo Ishiguro when he was already four weeks into an international book tour to launch his new novel, The Buried Giant . So I figured he might relate to something the American novelist William Gaddis once said: “What’s any artist, but the... The human shambles that follows it around. ” If anything could turn someone into a shambling dregs, surely it was a solid month of travel stuffed with readings, signings, receptions, and interviews. But “Ish,” as he invites even strangers to call him, was feeling good. “For me it’s almost the other way ’round,” he said just after arriving at Denver’s Ritz-Carlton hotel. “When I’m writing I’m a complete shambles. I’m reclusive, I get up late, I’m just generally falling to pieces. But when I do this, I kind of get sharper and sharper. I turn into somebody who might be working for Morgan Stanley. In some weird parallel fantasy life I was probably going to be some high-flying executive barking things into a cellphone. I turn into that kind of creature on these tours. Wearing an understated black suit, sipping bottled water, Ishiguro could have easily passed for a sleek senior executive brokering some massive financial deal in a plush hotel conference room. But his visit to Denver was only partially a business trip. He was here to sign and sell books, of course, but he also felt glimmers of a loftier purpose. “I try very hard to convince myself that what we’re doing isn’t only about marketing. it’s also a cultural event,” he said of the book signings and on-stage conversations that he’s done at bookstores and auditoriums across America, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Audience turnout at events for The Buried Giant has been stronger than for any previous book tour he’s done, and young fans in particular have come in overwhelming numbers. Ishiguro was pleased but also perplexed. “I’m not always sure quite what it is we’re offering audiences. When you go to see a concert or play, that’s the art form itself. But these author events are a bit like the DVD add-ons elevated to the main act. When Ishiguro first started doing book tours in the late ’80s, they were simply called “reading tours. ” Authors would read aloud from their books for up to an hour, and interaction with audiences was minimal. Now fans are eager for personalized inscriptions and photos with Ish. They also ask more and better questions. “It’s been difficult for me just to. Source: www.thedailybeast.com
This past February 19, fans and friends of Oliver Sacks learned, by way of an article he published in The New York Times, that the great neurologist and medical chronicler had terminal cancer. “Nine years ago,” he explained, “it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma. The radiation and lasering to remove the tumor ultimately left me blind in that eye. But though ocular melanomas metastasize in perhaps 50 percent of cases, given the particulars of my own case, the likelihood was much smaller. I am among the unlucky ones. I have been both a longtime fan and a longtime friend of Sacks’s—and, what is more, had once, for a period of four years several decades ago, been his impending biographer. Back in those days, in the early 1980s—some years after the publication of his not yet celebrated masterpiece Awakenings and just before the spate of books, beginning with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, that would bring him fame—Oliver... Back then, he had relatively few friends and was regularly available for the frequent meals and forays that came to constitute the early days of our friendship. I had originally written him a letter, sometime in the late 70s, from my California home. Somehow back in college I had come upon Awakenings, published in 1973, an account of his work with a group of patients who had been warehoused for decades in a home for the incurable—they were “human statues,” locked in trance-like states of... Some had been in this condition since the mid-1920s. These people were suddenly brought back to life by Sacks, in 1969, following his administration of the then new “wonder drug” L-dopa, and Sacks described their spring-like awakenings and the harrowing siege of tribulations that followed. In the book, Sacks gave the facility where all this happened the pseudonym “Mount Carmel,” an apparent reference to Saint John of the Cross and his Dark Night of the Soul. But, as I wrote to Sacks in that first letter, his book seemed to me much more Jewish and Kabbalistic than Christian mystical. Was I wrong. He responded with a hand-pecked typed letter of a good. Source: www.vanityfair.com
To add a little pop and to contrast with all the wood, the matching chairs were replaced with molded plastic ones by Poly and Bark. The Eames-style chairs have a midcentury look that offers an interesting juxtaposition with the traditionally styled
In some weird parallel fantasy life I was probably going to be some high-flying executive barking things into a cellphone. I turn into that kind of creature on these tours.” Wearing an understated black suit, sipping bottled water, Ishiguro could have
Kathy works in administrative support for the Cal Poly landscape architecture department. The chairs were rescued with new fabric that Tissue said “reminds us of bark cloth, what you often saw on cushions for rattan furniture in the 1950s and '60s.
Oliver, unconsciously rapt, slides his hand along the bark of the plane trees lining the road. In his father's study, a photograph of a burly Oliver, all in His father is a short, roly-poly man with a little squib of a mustache, joyfully oblivious
The Glover family was back again this year, alongside the roughly 50 volunteers who were planting begonias, petunias and other annuals, spreading bark dust, and watering and fertilizing plants Sunday afternoon as part of an annual downtown Camas
All Lounge Chairs + Sofas. ... Join the Poly+Bark Mailing List - Never Miss a Deal! Get notified on our amazing deals and special offers. Subscribe.
Shop for Poly and Bark Poly and Bark Wegner Wishbone Style Chair, Natural. On sale for $155.00. Find it at BHG.com Shop.
Amazon.com - Poly and Bark Organic Armchair, Taupe, Set of 2 - July 15th ... Poly & Bark produces the Organic Chair in a hand-formed shell, ...
Poly and Bark Eames Style Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Side Chair, Teal, Set of 2