Author Archives: MHD

Cosmic Cookery

  “I got a call from the client at her husband’s suggestion. She had been trying to design her kitchen renovation on her own, and then realized all the sequencing that comes with kitchens. She’s done some other work around … Continue reading

Fade to Gray

When it comes to decor, gray is a complex color. Get it right, and it can create an enchanting environment. Get it wrong, and you’ve got a color that looks downright institutional. But designers say it’s worth the trouble to … Continue reading

Robert Indiana’s Love

  I remember the first time I stumbled on my first LOVE. At the time I had already been living in New York City for a few months but for some reason had not passed the corner of 55th Street … Continue reading

Lesley Dill: Wilderness, Light Sizzles around Me

Lesley Dill, a mixed-media artist whose works are in the collection of over 50 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has just completed a new monumental exhibition a decade in … Continue reading

House of Windsor

You may have heard of Windsor, the high-profile gated community of some 350 luxury homes located on a lush, oceanfront barrier island in Vero Beach, Florida. But unless you count among your crowd royalty and billionaires, you’ve probably never seen … Continue reading


Allie Norman just wanted to design a beer label. The designer had moved to Portland—a mecca for craft brew enthusiasts—after spending time working and traveling abroad. Although she had studied graphic design in college and had been working as an … Continue reading

Lovely Little Surprises

Leandra Fremont-Smith needed a change of scenery. For years, she had loved running her successful design business from the barn attached to the back of her home in Yarmouth. As she recalls, “I could have my kids get off the … Continue reading

Inside Look

RESIDENTIAL Foreside Gem Firm: Susie Smith Coughlin Interior Design Designer: Susie Coughlin Photographer: Peter Morneau Location: Falmouth The goal for this home was to feel like an adventure. So that, when a person came into the space, they would get … Continue reading

Design Wire January/February 2022

In an effort to make air travel more accessible, the industrial design studio PRIESTMANGOODE has unveiled the AIR 4 ALL, an airplane seating system that enables powered wheelchair users to remain in their own wheelchair during their flight. Designed in … Continue reading

A Camp for All Seasons

In order for a vacation home to qualify as a camp, it needs a few key components: water access, a fireplace, and sleeping space for the entire family. A camp can be rustic and bare-bones, or it can be sophisticated … Continue reading