Author Archives: Becca Abramson

Design Wire March/April 2023

In a step toward addressing the growing affordable housing shortage in Maine, the UNIVERSITY OF MAINE ADVANCED STRUCTURES AND COMPOSITES CENTER (ASCC) has unveiled the BIOHOME3D, a 3D-printed house made from recycled forest materials. Created in partnership with MAINE HOUSING … Continue reading

Vermelha Chair

“The streets of São Paulo are a sort of laboratory for our designs. Whenever we need inspiration, we rely on the chaos and beauty of the city we live in,” explained Fernando and Humberto Campana, brothers and design partners. The … Continue reading


“I want the inside of the house to reflect the outside—there’s a happiness and an ease to living on the coast, and I want my designs to echo that.” MH+D ASKS NICOLA TO TELL US MORE. Q. You are known … Continue reading

Kit & Caboodle

Beginning in the 1910s, many popular publications peddled “ready-cut” kit homes tailor-made for the American dream. Emblematic of American ingenuity at its best, these homes were economical, ordered by mail, and conveyed in boxcars across the land to first-home buyers … Continue reading

Balancing Act

Renovations can often be complicated, with endless possibilities that require expert problem-solving and patience. But when the finished product hits that sweet spot of respecting the structure’s history while showcasing the homeowners’ personality, the reward far outweighs any temporary discomfort. … Continue reading

Of Onion Skins and Local Linens

The weaver has just returned from Europe. It was her first time, she explains somewhat giddily—a belated honeymoon. The couple packed five countries into three weeks, and now they’re about to move house too. But Lizz Berry still has time … Continue reading

Louise Nevelson

The intimate top-floor gallery of the Farnsworth Art Museum currently houses Louise Nevelson: Dawn to Dusk, an exhibition guest curated by Suzette McAvoy and drawn from the Farnsworth’s extensive Nevelson holdings, most of which were gifted to the museum by … Continue reading

Staff Insights March/April 2023

We asked our staff: What is your favorite piece of public art in Maine? While there are plenty of colorful murals to enjoy across Portland, East Bayside’s community mosaic feels extra special since it’s made from a mixture of pottery … Continue reading

School ties

Schools are at the heart of what make communities thrive and prosper. The Harriman Pre K–12 Education Studio works closely with educators and communities across northern New England to cultivate learning through inspiring environments built on emerging best practices in … Continue reading

MHD Kids Build

  If you give a kid some Legos, they’re going to start building—it’s inevitable, much like death and taxes. With a blank base plate in front of them; a bucket of materials in every shape, color, and size readily accessible; … Continue reading