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Avon Masterpiece Calling

Simply Perfect first appeared in New England Home July 2013 by Louis Postel [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="213"] Daryl D Evans Partner & Master Craftsman[/caption] Cabriole legs, Louis XVI legs, fluted and reeded legs, legs trimmed with bronze collars, legs with brass toe pieces called sabots, legs with a barley spiral twist... Legs and more legs stride across the loft wall at Masterpiece Woodworks in Avon, Massachusetts. Of all the imaginable leg styles, however, one is clearly missing—the contemporary style. Because there really is not much to see in a contemporary leg. It looks almost too simple and, of course, that is the idea. The leg is stripped down to pure silhouette, an elegant profile. And while those clean lines so favored today look simple, they can be, in reality, the most complex to pull off. (more…)

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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
New England Home magazine's Trade Secrets column[/caption]

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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D for Design in our Polar Vortex

[caption id="attachment_21" align="alignleft" width="300"] Louis Postel by Rockwell, Mixed Media[/caption]

From Trade Secrets by Louis Postel published in New England Home

Back in April, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston introduced a show called D is for Design (through February 22). The curators juxtaposed works on paper from its own collection, a refreshing and synergistic mix  of design, art and architecture — disciplines that in our specialized, super-efficient world feel unnaturally compartmentalized.  Each practitioner was awarded a letter, just for fun — L for stained-glass-window maker John Lafarge, and R the architect Aldo Rossi, who gave us the Alessi tea kettle.  (more…)

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