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On the Cheap: iYO Cafe

Without any children at my disposal, I decided the best way to evaluate iYO Cafe, a self-serve yogurt and waffle shop, would be to rally some girlfriends and smoke a fat joint before heading over.
DIY dessert in Davis Square
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 12, 2012
new Gardner wing Piano

Renzo Piano's new wing pays tribute to the Gardner Museum's magic

The challenge from the start of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expansion project was: how do you follow up a masterpiece? The 99-year-old Fenway institution is world-renowned for its old-master collection installed in dramatic period rooms inside a
Intimate grandeur
By GREG COOK  |  January 20, 2012
Double-Duty Décor

Double-Duty Décor


Reclaimed wood and recycled fabrics bring south america to the south end — and your home

That mountain of laundry that doubles as your makeup-application seat? Definitely not cute. And the coffee-table-turned-dining-table where you rest your takeout curry container? Not so chic, either. If double-duty is your décor theme, get your hands on some handcrafted pieces that’ll infuse your living space with refined style — without sacrificing function. Crafted and manufactured by Argentinean artisans and brought to you by Frank Campanale and Mariano Brener, co-owners of Diseño (409 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 617.423.2008), the leather- and cowhide-topped benches and wooden tables are made entirely of recycled materials: the pinotea wood was salvaged f
By Erin Souza  |  November 03, 2008