Design Wire – February 2013

DESIGN WIRE – February 2013
By Joe Hebert

PORTSIDE REAL ESTATE GROUP is a new boutique real estate agency based in Falmouth and serving the greater Portland area and beyond. A small firm, their office was designed by husband and wife Jim and Dava Davin. Built by Justin M. Fletcher of Justin Fletcher Homes, the office features pieces from Portland’s Architectural Salvage and Flea-for-All. Dan King with Woofer Audio Video Electronics installed the sound system, television, and Internet.

To further highlight their signature sofas, ENDICOTT HOME recently unveiled a new website devoted entirely to these affordable, custom, nontoxic pieces. Unusual construction methods that date back to the 1930s help to maximize the seating area and minimize the size of arms and backs on these sofas. Back cushions are 60 percent recycled PET bottles, while wood frames are covered in recycled paperboard. Endicott Home also offers zero-flame-retardant seat cores, and thousands of fabrics and colors.

LIGHTING BY THE SEA recently began carrying Koncept LED desk and floor lamps in their Hampton Falls showroom. The line was chosen based on their customer’s growing interest in energy-efficient lighting. The sleek, bright, and energy-efficient lamps use less than 10 watts of electricity. Operation of the lamps is also simplified—merely slide your finger along the touch strip to gradually dim the light and to turn it off or on.

The theme for this year’s annual writing contest by THE TELLING ROOM is “Objects of Wonder.” Prizes this year include publication in Maine magazine and the Telling Room’s anthology and broadcasting over MPBN. The final date for submissions is February 16. Learn more about contest rules and prizes on their website, and hear the winning entry read in person at the 2013 Big Night Event.

LINEKIN BAY WOODWORK recently joined the team at PHI HOME DESIGNS. Linekin founder Tony Jose joins Phi as the shop manager for the merged company. Based in Rockport, Phi Home Designs offers a wide array of services for the home, including handcrafted furniture, custom kitchens and casework, as well as design services.


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