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Interior designer Frank Roop contrasts classic architecture with unexpected details. By Naomi Shulman
How do you turn a buttoned-up, formal estate into a weekend-friendly, barefoot-casual escape? That’s the challenge Boston-based interior designer Frank Roop faced with an upstate New York home, built by Mormon farmer Anson Pratt in 1796. The 4,200-square-foot house exemplifies the Adam style, an 18th-century neoclassical design known for ornate, neo-Gothic flourishes—and not for a laid-back v...
Did you hear about Frances Gabe, a woman who died recently at the ripe age of 101 — and whose claim to fame was the world’s first (and, so far, only) self-cleaning house? A video of her demonstrating the house to journalists made the rounds on social media a few weeks ago, and I was fascinated. She lived in what was essentially a huge dishwasher — to “clean” a room, she’d leave it, seal the doors shut, and turn on the water jets. Half an hour later, the room would be sparkling, if damp. Doesn...
Not that I owe you any explanations, but here’s why I said yes when my 16-year-old asked to get a lip piercing.
First, let the record show that I am not a big fan of facial piercings in general. I’m always distracted by how painful they must have been to receive. The idea of willingly allowing my children to undergo pain is all kinds of wrong. When I consented to Lila’s first vaccination, we were still in the hospital birthing room, and I think I cried more loudly than she did. So: pain. Aren...
Examining the indefinable art behind the ‘surrealist cabaret’ of the Royal Frog Ballet in Western Massachusetts.
It can be difficult to pin down the Royal Frog Ballet. Combining elements of dance, music, visual art, and live theater, it fits neatly in none of those categories. While it runs in the tradition of agitprop art, it is consciously apolitical. It might be easiest to think of Royal Frog Ballet as a waking dream, one that germinated in the collective unconscious of recent college grad...
Family dinner had once been a sacred time for this writer and her daughters. But after her marriage ended, the daily ritual morphed into something new—and unexpectedly lovely.
Looking for ways to make family dinner easier, tastier, and just straight-up less crazy-making? We have 18 suggestions right here.
Twenty-five years ago, when my future husband and I first met, he wooed me with a home-cooked eggplant parmesan, laying the groundwork for countless meals to come. First one daughter arrived...
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