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Written and Produced by MOLLY JANE QUINN
Grand Opening • A new kid has popped up on the block in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Grand, located in Union Square, stocks home furnishings and accessories (and more), all by
underground designers such as the San Francisco studio Gravy and the British group ISAK.
Items like this angular table hand-printed with graphic images by Gezellig Print will lure indie
design aficionados out of the grandstand and into the slick storefront. 374 Somerville Ave.,
Somerville, Massachusetts; grandthestore.com
“Styrofoam,” March 14-July 20,
The RISD Museum • Styrofoam
steps from the industrial (build-
ing insulation) to the creative
(sculpture), with artists carving
and molding the lightweight
material, as Heide Fasnacht did
in this “Exploding Airplane.”
Look for undercover messages
about environmental concerns
in many of the pieces. Rhode
Island School of Design, 224
Benefit St., Providence, Rhode