Design Wire October 2011
Ferdinand, the studio and storefront in Portland’s East End, recently celebrated its tenth birthday. Friends of Ferdinand stopped by the store to get a look at their variety of products, from original jewelry and prints to pot holders, on sale at a discounted price.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay proudly announced the opening of the Bosarge Family Education Center this past July. The LEED Platinum-certified structure is designed to produce more power than it uses and will both house and inspire educational programming.
COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Portland Society of Architects recently announced the winners of its 2011 biannual UnBuilt Design Awards in a ceremony held at the Portland Museum of Art. Both Whitten Architects, in collaboration with Richardson & Associates Landscape Architects, and Kaplan Thompson Architects took home UnBuilt awards in the residential category. Scott Simons received top recognition in the commercial category.
THE PORTLAND SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS
David Wood Clothiers recently moved to a new Old Port location at 229 Commercial Street. Owner David Hodgkins has three stores, David Wood, Barbour by David Wood, and Portland Dry Goods, located alongside one another on Commercial Street. In July, Hodgkins was awarded at the MR Magazine Uptown/Downtown Awards for Retail Innovation in New York City.
DAVID WOOD CLOTHIERS
Painters, Players & Poets, an interactive exhibition that incorporates the work of 16 Maine painters, nine Maine musicians, seven Maine poets, and 16 Maine chairmakers, has begun its tour of the state. Visit their website to find out when the exhibition makes a stop near your town.
PAINTERS, PLAYERS & POETS