• DESIGN RE-VISION

    AN ART COLLECTOR’S Penthouse by Maho Abe of Zen Associates, with David Glod, builder. by LOUIS POSTEL March 2007, originally published in BOSTON MAGAZINE (photography by Richard Mandelkorn). In a Cambridge penthouse, master cabinetmaker Paul Cusack carefully buffs a black lacquer credenza that he made 21 years ago and jokes with the homeowner about “lifetime guarantees.” He is fixing the…

  • The Height of Depth with Painter Eric Aho

    First Published in New England Home Text by Louis Postel Photography by Portrait by Eric Scott March 20, 2009 Alone on a Vermont hillside, painter Eric Aho conducts a symphony in texture, shape and color. Instead of a baton, he waves a long brush, dipping it into one pot and then another. He paints with the loose-limbed dexterity of a…

  • Adventures in Perception | Artist Youjin Moon

    Will AI-driven robots replace designers and artists? Count on it, say the futurists. No one is immune. Not so fast, insist philosophers of art and design. They have long held that practitioners have something even the most gifted AI robot won’t be able to hack: an imagination. That is, artists and designers can create images, forms and spaces from that…

  • The Blue Grid

    “How about when someone doesn’t use Yelp or post on Instagram, then what?” interjected a cell phone interface designer standing in the back of a Design Museum pop-up breakfast event held in July. Rick Kuhn, the award-winning Design Director of the Boston office of Perkins + Will, paused at the lectern. He had been explaining how his team collected social…

  • Zillow Talk

    er Kate Coughlin of Boston, MA has clients anyone would want: “They want to have a lot of fun. They are after a more light-hearted, family-friendly aesthetic…tired of all the heavy brown furniture. One very traditional client I am working with now just requested a neutral palette dotted with mid-century pieces for her new home in Aspen.”

  • How Does She Do It

    by Louis Postel, originally published in New England Home | August 2016: In Our Backyard   The eye moves up the curtain in search of where its pattern repeats. Finding repeats becomes a kind of game. Where to find the next line of peacocks, trellises, and inky down strokes? – It’s a visual game that can become a needless distraction.…

  • Trade Only Tip 106: Social Media Leadership in 2 Steps

    Ideas about leadership are changing fast. From the Lee Iacocca “my way or the highway” model, we are recognizing the immense value of the leader who quietly makes a safe space in which to work and to get a job done right. We are talking about the kind of design professional who can orchestrate colleagues, partners, clients, subs, vendors, craftsmen,…

  • Provincetown Magazine Vol 1, No. 3

    Here’s the entire issue of Provincetown Magazine vol 1, no. 3, 1997. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K_v1SOnkJM48CPhvo6oSN2bp4YkZF6Ga/view?usp=sharing Louis Postel, Editor in Chief, Founding Editor; Richard LeBlond, Stewart Weiner, Senior Editors; Candy Jernigan, art director, featuring Candy Jernigan’s cover; stories by Sheila Miles, EJ Ely Terry Kahn, Richard LeBlond, Dennis Dermody, Stewart Weiner (aka Lebreo), and “End of the World” by Gary Halgren More art by Gary…