departments march/april 2010
TOP RO W: LEF T AND CEN TER, GREG PREMRU; BO T TOM RO W: CEN TER, JONATHAN WIGGS/BOS TON GLOBE; RIGH T, WALKER-CUNNINGHAM FINE AR T
10 Editor’s Note
12 Publisher’s Note
18 visit • Susan Orpin
The Boston-based interior
designer creates an ocean-inspired oasis in her new
27 selections • Springtime in
New England Although the
region’s harsh winters might
seem to preclude delicate garden
elements, new finishes turn
terraces into second living rooms.
34 kitchen + bath • Trading
Spaces With a flip of the floor
plan, a condo in Boston’s Back
Bay got the heart-of-the-home
kitchen its owner desired.
42 design focus • Joan Goody
The late architect’s legacy
is manifest in major public
buildings, but her life’s
philosophy is summed up in her
simple city loft.
48 places • Full Circle From
agrarian innovation to vibrant
cultural venue, a Vermont round
barn celebrates 100 years as an
exemplar of American ingenuity.
54 art + antiques • Queen of
Tides Cape Cod artist Anne
Packard looks forward and back,
exhibiting her work alongside
that of her grandfather,
impressionist Max Bohm.
60 icon • Sweet Simplicity
Though utilitarian in form, New
England sugarhouses speak to a
romantic springtime ritual.
66 green essentials • Eco-friendly garden tips and tools.
104 compendium • Spring
Things Circus posters and
106 advertiser index
108 resources • Details about
the design professionals and
products featured in this issue.
110 real estate • Fantasy Places
Imaginations compete to create
the ultimate in public spaces
and assure a city that cutting-edge design is in its future.
112 giving back • Help for Haiti
MIT architect Jan Wampler
revises his pre-earthquake plan
for a sustainable community.
By a Thread • Even before the January 12 earthquake ravaged Haiti,
HaitiProjects.org was helping island families. Founded by Sarah Hackett of
Gloucester, Massachusetts, the nonprofit facilitates the sale of hand-embroidered linens to benefit women artisans. It also funds a library, medical
center, and micro-lending program for farmers. The work continues, and a purchase is a small but meaningful way to support its efforts.