from the publisher
RAISE A TOAS T. DESIGN NEW ENGLAND HAS JUS T completed its eighth season of home design seminars. Launched in 2007, this series of interactive discussions among design professionals and consumers is just one way we take our editorial mission beyond the pages of the magazine. At our “Real Solutions for the Home” sessions, architects, inte- rior designers, builders, landscape designers, and specialists in areas such as lighting, stone work, and furniture go behind the scenes to demonstrate how a successful project comes together. Beautiful and informative presentations are followed by a lively question-and-answer period, when we all learn something new. Add to that the settings in stunning showrooms and it’s no won- der that we’re already planning our fall seminar series.
Meanwhile, there are summer design events to consider: antiques shows in Manchester, New
Hampshire (Page 50), Newport, Rhode Island (Page 101), and Nantucket, Massachusetts (Page
99); the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s annual Craftsmen’s Fair at the Mount Sunapee
Resort (Page 103); the Vermont Festival of the Arts at Mad River Valley (Page 103), and, for boat
lovers, Nantucket Race Week (Page 99).
If you just want to relax in the hammock, this issue of Design New England will be good company. Or charge up the iPad and download our free app. Either way, here’s to good reading.
stephen twombly, publisher
Epstein Joslin Architects;;;Photograph - Robert Benson
audio concepts seminar panelists (from left):
Jean Brooks, Jean Brooks Landscapes; Peter
Feinmann, Feinmann Inc.; Eliza Tan, Eliza Tan
Interiors; George Lellios, Audio Concepts.
mike connors (left) and Amy Porchenick of
Woodmeister Master Builders, and architect
Ronald F. DiMauro at Woodmeister’s
Architecture Symposium in Newport, RI.
the world association of Flower Arrangers
10th International Flower Show preview gala:
WAFA President Ruth Crocker (center) with
former US Sen. Sam Nunn and his wife, Colleen.
lucia lighting seminar panelists (from left):
Bill Mead, Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor; Paula
Daher, Daher Interior Design; host Lucy
Dearborn; Stephen Twombly, DNE publisher.