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Whiting’s Whereabouts

by Louis Postel for New England Home | July 2015 Read here in New England Home

[caption id="attachment_3124" align="alignleft" width="169"]Painter Allen Whiting in his studio with his work, "Vineyard Sound From Menemsha." Photo: Martha's Vineyard Times Painter Allen Whiting in his studio with his work, "Vineyard Sound From Menemsha." Photo: Martha's Vineyard Times[/caption] [dropcap]A[/dropcap]llen Whiting recalls the rhetorical questin his painting buddy Bill McLane would ask as they wound their way through the Martha’s Vineyard dunescape on their way to work. “Don’t you just love Mondays?”

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Will We Know It When We See It? | NE HOME

Trade Secrets by Louis Postel | Published in New England Home Magazine November 2014 [caption id="attachment_264" align="alignleft" width="300"]Louis Postel by Michael Fein for New England Home magazine's Trade Secrets column Louis Postel by Michael Fein for
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You don’t have to be an Episcopalian. You don’t even have to be an architect, designer, or builder to experience the beauty of Trinity Church in Boston this yuletide season… Nor do you have to be a Catholic to experience the beauty of the Basilica of SS Peter and Paul in Lewiston, ME, or the gothic revival SS Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence, or St. Patrick’s in Norwich, CT.
You don’t have to be any of these things. You can just step inside and take a deep breath. Maybe even say a prayer for more beauty and less ugliness in the world. Join countless others with the same prayer — in Chartres Cathedral, or The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, or Phra Kaew, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand. You have our best wishes in whatever ancient house of God your prayers are made, or your secular visions transcend. Design can be LEED-certified, comfy or classy, but if it’s not beautiful, what is it? (more…)

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Your Venice is Now

by Louis Postel The Boston Design Center once felt like Venice on a May morning — mostly still does, minus the pigeon splatter —  rich in pageantry and promise — a car-free, close knit city projecting into the harbor, high-ceilings, its quiet broken only by human sounds. How pleasant to recall that early era when General Manager Laura Crosby, PR person Jacqui Budd, showroom owners Billie Brenner, Frances Davison, Bob Ostrer and other late century doges of design graced the BDC. (more…)

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