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Chemex coffee maker, or wooden spoons?

Chemex coffee maker, or wooden spoons?


GET THIS ...When we're looking to wind down after a stressful day, we pour out a stiff spirit and watch the sunset. But when we...
By Meghan Kavanaugh  |  September 19, 2011
In the saddle of style

In the saddle of style


As we oh-so-astutely noted in our recent Hot 100 issue, fall fashion is giving a generous nod (or is it neigh?) to equestrian-inspired style. And...
By Cheryl Fenton  |  September 05, 2011
Rings cutting board, or salt blend collection?

Rings cutting board, or salt blend collection?


GET THIS ... When looking to impress a date, some people start in their closets. But since sky-high heels can only take you so far...
By Meghan Kavanaugh  |  June 13, 2011
Office Bowling Game, or Cao Maru Stress Ball?

Office Bowling Game, or Cao Maru Stress Ball?


GET THIS ... All work and no play really does make Jack a dull boy. (Somebody get that guy a cocktail, stat.) But just try...
By Meghan Kavanaugh  |  May 16, 2011
Bullet-shell necklace or vintage roll of barbed wire?

Bullet-shell necklace or vintage roll of barbed wire?


GET THIS ...Wearing one’s heart on one’s sleeve sounds well and good in theory. But in the real world, where the cad-to-catch ratio doesn’t exactly...
By John Ross  |  April 05, 2010
Vintage cocktail set or whale-shaped bottle opener?

Vintage cocktail set or whale-shaped bottle opener?


GET THIS ...  Don't get us wrong: shaken or stirred, frozen or frothy, we love our cocktails. But we're not always in the mood to...
By John Ross  |  January 25, 2010


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Mad Men on Mass Ave

We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009
Tabletop globes or appetizer pick set?

Tabletop globes or appetizer pick set?


 Note to those in the habit of circling the Hallmark aisle for four or more times: a musical greeting card blaring a robotic rendition of...
By John Ross  |  November 02, 2009
Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby


 Is it a hipster bedside lamp? Some kind of gelatinous intergalactic space monster? Nope, just the most weirdly wonderful ice accessory your freezer will ever...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  July 28, 2009
Tic Tac Toe or Jacks?

Tic Tac Toe or Jacks?


GET THIS... With our feet firmly planted in the sticky stress of adulthood, it might seem diffi...
By John Ross  |  June 29, 2009
Bird sculptures or beetle magnets?

Bird sculptures or beetle magnets?



Photos by John Ross

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March has finally arrived, and we find ourselves having to tolerate the slow-motion segue from winter to spring. We’re over it. While we wait impatiently for the sun to shine, for plants to bloom, and for Mother Nature’s furry and feathered friends to come out of hiding, we thought we’d gain inspiration by inviting a little nature into our homes with these modern bird sculptures by Nobohu Miya, available at Abodeon (1731 Mass Ave,Cambridge, 617.497.0137).

 


By John Ross  |  March 20, 2009


Vintage fondue set or artisan chocolate?

Vintage fondue set or artisan chocolate?


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If the fastest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, then chocolate will surely put you on the fast track to that muscular organ d’amour. Melt that chocolate down to a warm, gooey consistency, and it’s bound to induce some happy heart pounding, not to mention what it can do to an unassuming piece of bread. Fondue, from the French verb fondre, “to melt,” is a centuries-old, Swiss communal dish made traditionally with a hard cheese. And while we have nothing against the salty-sweet tang of Gruyère, it is a rather far cry from the sugary, cocoa-creaminess of melted chocolate.

Those for whom the kitchen is a foreign land best left undiscovered will be glad to know that fondue is easy to prepare. “Fondue can’t really go wrong,” according to Chef Steve Brand, of Upstairs on the Square

By John Ross  |  February 23, 2009