There is an old adage that hard work has its rewards. Our handcrafted furnishings definitely bring us immense personal satisfaction but it’s always an extra boost when we are recognized for our quality from sources other than within. We just learned that our Thomas Moser room at the Harraseeket Inn has received the Editors’ Choice Award for Best Designer Room in Maine by Yankee Magazine! Not only is our furniture ensconced in the room, we had the opportunity to decorate the space as well. Here’s what the editorial team at the magazine had to say: “For fans of Shaker-inspired furniture, staying in the Harraseeket’s chic Thomas Moser Room is a treat. This oversized space, decorated by Moser’s team, blends traditional and contemporary designs accented with works by Maine artists.” Now, that’s what we call a referral!
Last month we told you about Pantone naming Honeysuckle the 2011 Color of the Year. Well, this month we celebrated Honeysuckle by asking our employees to wear it on May 11.
Pantone refers to Honeysuckle as “A color for all seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.”
Here are some snapshots of our employees draped in Honeysuckle!
Beth was right on with her clothing selection!
Clockwise from top left: Kierstin, Maggie, Petra, Beth, Lou-Ann, Erin, Amanda & Jodie
All about color…Walter supported our Honeysuckle Day!
We are in love with Julie’s Honeysuckle shoes!
Share your Honeysuckle pictures with us! We would love t
Just in time for the 4th of July weekend, I want to introduce you to an artist with southern roots that everyone should get to know. Jasper Johns is an artist who was born in Georgia, raised in South Carolina, and rose to fame as one of the most important American Painters of the 20th century. Take a look at one of his most famous works: Flag from 1954.
With Jasper Johns, things are not always as they seem. He used the flag in order to comment on flatness in modern painting, and used dense brushwork to imitate the strokes of Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock, although in a controlled and deliberate manner. He
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Back when we lived in the city and had a real income I used to get my hair cut by “Tony” at his shop. Tony was a great guy and he and his brother Dominic had a good little business going. By the time I left Burlington my haircuts were costing me $25. I didn’t mind paying it. Tony had a family and living is more expensive in cities, and he always offered me his homemade wine. Of course I never drank it, so I guess I should have asked for a discount.
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When I began drawing what turned into the 12′x24′ Homesteader’s Cabin, I had intended to draw the plans for a simple 12′x12′ house – but I got carried away and it got bigger and bigger. This time I kept things simple and incorporated some learnings from that other drawing. I left out a lot of complexity too. The plans simply show the wall, floor, and roof framing for a tiny 12′ by 12′ shell.
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Wallboard, paneling, acoustic tiles and linoleum flooring all had to go before the basement bath project could begin. Looking at the room for the first time with an eye towards remodeling was more than a little overwhelming. Years of just being a corner that was not used in the basement led to this area becoming a receptacle for everything imaginable. My seldom used tools, a card table that had long since lost function, a set of unassembled bunk beds were just the large items I could see were items that would have to go. Once removing these items I found an antique marble topped set of drawers. We spent the better part of a day just moving crap, much of it would find its way to the garbage.
With the room cleaned out, demolition could begin. Paneling would come off easily, and the acoustical ceiling tiles should come down quickly. As with