Friday Favorites 10/4/2013

Kaitlin Madden, Managing and Online Editor 

One of my closest friends is expecting her first baby later this year, and she’s currently hard at work creating the perfect nursery. Knowing my affinity for home decor projects of any kind, she keeps me posted on her short list for the room. Recently, she sent over a few items from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and, let me tell you, it was adorable overload. Think elephant-printed linen sheets, a ruched bumper with rose appliques, and prints of baby animals. Too cute. Lucky for Bostonians (and New Englanders who are up for the drive), one of the four RH Baby & Child studios in the country is located in the Boston store. 

Photos courtesy of Restoration Hardware

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor

Yesterday while I was in Good on Charles Street in Boston I came across a covetable. A covetable is exactly what it sounds like—something that is so beautiful, so memorable that you just can’t get it out of your head and have to have it. I found out that this particular piece, the Hand Hewn Pitcher, is by Farmhouse Pottery in Vermont and was inspired by barn beams. It would look sublime holding fresh-from-the-cow milk or a dozen dahlias and deserves a place next to antique ironstone in my kitchen.

Photo courtesy of Farmhouse Pottery

Maria LaPiana, Contributing Writer

Remember Day-Glo? They not only remember it, but they’re celebrating it at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Mass. “Color Revolution: Style Meets Science in the 1960s” is an extraordinary exhibition that explores the explosion of color and pattern in fabric that became a signature trend of the 1960s. Advances in technology inspired this amazing textile revolution, but it was an overwhelming sense of freedom among designers (and the hippie trendsetters who embraced their work) that gave it life. This most colorful exhibit features examples of op and pop art, neon, psychedelic designs—and Day-Glo prints, of course. Find out how new dyes and fibers of the day made it all happen. The exhibition was informed by research done by Regina Lee Blaszczyk, author of The Color Revolution, a definitive book on the subject.

Photo courtesy of American Textile History Museum

Located at 491 Dutton Street #2 in Lowell, the American Textile History Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on Color Revolution, which runs through January 26, 2014, and upcoming exhibitions, call (978) 441-0400 or visit the museum’s website.

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