Friday Favorites 10/28/2011
October 28, 2011
Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
Today I can’t resist sharing this photo of our contributing editor, Karin Lidbeck Brent. It was taken by gifted photographer (and, not coincidentally, frequent New England Home contributor) Laura Moss as the two of them worked to style and photograph a charming house that will appear in the next issue of New England Home’s Connecticut.
New England Home contributing editor Karin Lidbeck Brent at work
In case you’re wondering, the house belongs to and is decorated by New Prestonâ€“based antiques dealer Paulette Peden. Here are three more glimpses of what Karin and Laura have created for our readers’ delectation in January
All photos by Laura Moss, produced and styled by Karin Lidbeck Brent
Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor
Thos. Moser‘s new Ellipse collection is a perfect example of the company’s talent for blending utility and beauty. The collection of midcentury modern pieces–a collaboration between father and son Tom and David Moser–is simple and clean, totally practical and thoroughly beautiful. Like everything that comes out of the company’s Auburn, Maine, workshop, the Ellipse pieces are handcrafted using traditional techniques. They not only look great, they’re built to last for generations.
The dining table and chairs look light and airy with their slender legs, but mortise-and-tenon construction ensures their durability. In the Mosers’ words, they have â€œstrength without mass,â€ an apt description. The company makes a square table, too, for smaller spaces.
Photos courtesy of Thos. Moser
The sideboard has a confident simplicity with its tapered legs, exposed end grain and elliptical drawer pulls. Like the table and chairs, the sideboard can be crafted from cherry, shown here, or walnut.