Art and Style


Mark Shapiro bottles

As the Wheel Turns

“People say you are what you eat. I think it’s that you are what you eat on.” The man who utters...

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Sam Kastan

Looming Large

In 2008, the interior designer of a big house being built on the coast near San Francisco sent Sam Kasten an...

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A Return to Glamour

A Return to Glamour

Maybe it’s a reaction to the prolonged economic downturn. Or maybe it’s something as simple as a slight boredom with too...

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John Walker Lesson 1

Pigments of Imagination

Back in the 1950s, John Walker’s classmates at the Birmingham College of Art in England might have been forgiven for wondering...

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Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Artist Laura Spector is allergic to right angles. On the other hand, she’s never met a curve she didn’t like. What...

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Hearthside Comfort

Hearthside Comfort

We asked three Connecticut designers to set a cozy hearth. AMY ANDREWS With a passion for good design and wonderful spaces,...

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The Game Room

The Game Room

We asked three area designers to bring a sense of fun into the game room by choosing their ideal tables, wallcoverings...

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Led lighting

Lighting the Way

For half a century, light-emitting diode (LED) technology was mostly a solution in search of a problem. The Swinging Sixties invention...

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