Friday Favorites 1/18/2013
January 18, 2013
Cheryl Katz, Contributing Editor
Last August I wrote in a Notes From The Field blog post for this site that I liked it when things didn’t match.
â€œA certain amount of randomness helps to get things right,â€ I opined.
My wise-cracking brother in law Davidâ€“who I adore for keeping me realâ€“said when I sent him the link, â€œWhat the hell does that mean?â€
At the time, I wasn’t as articulate as I would have liked. But recently, after a few days at the Standard Hotel in Miami where I started each morning with a Caffe Americano at their newly opened coffee shop, I’m ready to show him exactly what I meant.
Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor
For a fabric-aholic–and I know there are lots of you out there–ArtÃ©Ã© FabricsÂ is as thrilling as a penny candy store is to a six-year-old. Oh, the ideas that flow when a lover of textiles comes across racks and racks of high-end, luxurious fabric in textures from silky to shiny to nubby to plush, and in every color imaginable.
ArtÃ©Ã© has three New England locations, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island; Westport, Connecticut; and Hudson, Massachusetts (as well as seven others along the eastern seaboard), so no matter where you live you’re in luck. Here’s a sampling of their fabrics:
Nice that ArtÃ©Ã© will make gorgeous things for your home, but you’ll still have the toughest part of the job: making a decision when you’re faced with all those beautiful choices.
Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
They’re nowhere near New England, and yet so many of their offerings feel so right, especially for inhabitants of our cities’ trendier, ever-more-style-conscious neighborhoods. And the look would be equally apposite in a Vermont converted barn or New Hampshire Shaker cabin. Denmark’s house doctor puts out hundreds of quietly cool products, showcased in gorgeously produced online catalogs. Why aren’t they carried inÂ any U.S. locations–particularly in Boston, or Providence, or Portland, or New Canaan, orâ€¦?