All Things Bright & Beautiful

Jim Nutting lets me hold his tarantula. I’m not here to hold an arachnid, though; I’m here to talk to him about his stained-glass artworks. I knew, before I drove up to Lisbon Falls to meet Nutting, that he has … Continue reading

Worlds Collide

For the past decade, I’ve admired Lauren Fensterstock’s work from a museum- approved distance. I can remember the first time I saw her distinctively baroque, fantastically textured sculptures on view at the Portland Museum of Art. Inside the staid halls, … 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

Industrial Chic Terrarium Takes DIY to a Whole New Level

Terrarium isn’t like other bars, and Rob Sinnott isn’t like other bartenders. While many high-end cocktail establishments use foraged ingredients in their libations, and while many of Portland’s restaurants draw inspiration from our natural surroundings, Rob’s Tupperware of wild greenery … Continue reading