Friday Favorites 6/20/2014

June 20, 2014

Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor
These porcelain cups are a charming part of the appealing collection tableware RISD grad Asya Palatova creates at Gleena, her Pawtucket, Rhode Island studio. Gleena means “clay” in Palatova’s native Russia, and her designs are inspired by the childhood summers she spent at her family’s country house outside St. Petersburg.

Each at just two inches high and a little more than three inches in diameter, the “wee tea cup” fits snugly into the palm of the hand. The letters are stamped into the porcelain with vintage metal type, and the corresponding vintage animal illustration is permanently fired onto the dishwasher-safe cup.


Photos courtesy Gleena


Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
Architect Mark Hutker recently clued me in about an unexpected talent to be found on Martha’s Vineyard. Bob Avakian is best known to people in our industry at the head of Vineyard Construction Services in Edgartown. Wearing that hat, he has been instrumental in the creation of some of the island’s most beautiful homes.

It turns out, though, that in the dark of night (and sometimes in the subtle glow of dawn) Bob has been pursuing a different interest: photography. Check out some of his long-exposure images at Bob Avakian Photography and get a hauntingly new view of the Vineyard.

Misty Meadow. All photos by Bob Avakian.

Full Flower Moon

White Pastures


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