Friday Favorites 2/14/2014

Cheryl Katz, Contributing Editor
When I was a kid, I equated Valentine’s Day with lace doilies. Now that I’m older, I still have a soft spot for the stuff, albeit in a more grown-up fashion. Here’s the adult version of my once five-and-dime favorite.

Rob Ryan is a London-based artist who creates intricate paper cut drawings.

A perfect marriage of industry and craft, from Droog Furniture: Demakersvan’s Lace Fence.

Marcel Wanders’s Crochet Chair, designed in 2006 in a limited edition of twenty,
is bound to be the best seat in the house.

Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
Congratulations to Dedham, Massachusetts–based designer Christine Tuttle, who is part of the expert crew renovating an 1872 Italianate house on the current series of episodes for the Emmy Award–winning TV show, This Old House.

Designer Christine Tuttle

“Working alongside the unflappable Tom Silva, the gracious Kevin O’Connor, and the crew was a delight,” she says. “It was a true team experience. Everyone brought knowledge, experience, professionalism, and mutual respect to the project—yet we also had our share of belly laughs.”

The house in question. Photo from thisoldhouse.com

“The Arlington Italianate House” began airing on PBS stations nationwide on January 2, but Tuttle tells me her own personal debut onscreen will be next week, February 20, on WGBX 44 in the Boston area (check your local listings for other locations). A few days late, technically, for Valentine’s Day, but I’m sure it will still feel like a valentine!

So follow along as she helps advise the homeowners on interior colors, wallpaper, materials, cabinetry, decorative lighting, and furniture layouts. More on the project—including a time-lapse webcam archive so you can see how work progressed—is available on the This Old House website. And if you happen to miss an episode, you can always watch online.

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