Friday Favorites 5/23/2014

May 23, 2014

Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
Traditionally, the time each year when I suddenly realize that we’re already heading into Memorial Day Weekend—meaning now—is also when I realize that it may already be too late to book at room in Provincetown at any time during the summer. So I’ll hope you were more on the ball, and have your Cape vacation reservations made long since. Or, better yet, that you have a place of your own or a complaisant friend who dotes on houseguests.

But I can still do some Ptown shopping online, and—who knows?—I may even manage to hop the boat out from Boston for a day trip between now and September. If so, one of my first stops will no doubt be Shor, conveniently located right around the corner from the pier at 240 Commercial Street. Partners Herbert Acevedo and Kevin Miller always have an intriguing selection of pleasantly casual yet high-style items on hand for anyone’s browsing or purchasing pleasure.

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Photos courtesy of Shor

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(By the way, the business also includes an interior design studio. We featured one of Herbert Acevedo’s projects in New England Home last year: you can take a look here.)

Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor
While Scot Bailey was working toward his degree in architecture, he discovered a passion for designing and crafting furniture. That discovery led him from his native California to New England to study furniture making at the Rhode Island School of Design. Lucky for us, Bailey stuck around after finishing his studies at RISD, creating pieces like this lounge chair. The powder-coated steel chair only looks as light and fragile as the folded paper that inspired it. “My work is an attempt to create simple, beautiful solutions to functional needs,” Bailey says. This strikes me as the perfect example of that.

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Photograph by Taylor Mckenzie-Veal

Karen Lidbeck Brent, Contributing Editor
Are you thinking about using salvage architecture in a home design project, or some vintage pieces in your interior design? Then look no further than Joanne Palmisano’s latest book, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor.

My long-time friends, author Joanne Palmisano and photographer Susan Teare, traveled the country photographing beautiful homes that showcase designers who are using salvage and vintage items in their design. It’s hard to believe that sophisticated rooms like this are created with repurposed materials.

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Joanne takes readers on a sumptuous visual journey featuring unique salvage ideas for every room in the house. This homeowner’s kitchen demonstrates that an eclectic array of salvaged material can make for a stunning and useful space.

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Take a look at this photo-packed book and be inspired to visit your local rebuild center, architectural salvage shop, or flea market.  Whether your style is retro, modern, or something in-between, salvaged and repurposed materials can help you achieve the look you want.

For information on where to buy or how to order the book visit Joanne’s blog.