from the publisher
WE CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT — IT HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS since we launched Design New England! It’s time to celebrate and to thank the many design and building professionals who have con- tinually supported us and our mission to bring better understanding of the design process to our readers. We’d also like to celebrate the winners of the PRISM awards (Page 103), those hard-earned prizes given to designers, architects, and builders by the Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB) at its October gala at Boston’s House of Blues. (The kitchen featured on Page 38 is among the winning projects.) BAGB is just one of the many trade organizations with whom we partner to support the design and building community. Others include the Boston Society
of Architects (BSA), the New England chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID),
and the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), all of which offer information, connections, and camaraderie for their members.
In addition to connecting our readers with design through the projects and advertisements we
publish, we host Design Salons, our interactive series of discussions and presentations. Since 2007,
we have connected more than 200 design professionals with thousands of consumers in relaxed and
casual settings where they can discover the secrets of executing a successful project.
Also celebrating an anniversary, its 15th, is the Boston International Fine Art Show at Cyclorama
at Boston Center for the Arts (Page 99), from November 18-20. A must-see for art lovers, the show
features works from 40 galleries from the United States and Europe.
As we look forward to our sixth year of publishing, the team at Design New England thanks all
our readers for their continued support and wishes all of you a happy and healthy holiday season.
stephen twombly, publisher
salon speakers at Viking Center (from left): Carter Johnson
and Frank Harnedy, Stone Systems; publisher Stephen Twombly;
Donna Venegas, Venegas and Company; Jan Gleysteen, Jan
Gleysteen Architects; host Jim Ingram, Viking Center.
greg premru and Bruce Irving
signing copies of their new
book, New England Icons, at the
Cambridge Historical Society.
Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor
salon at venegas and Company (from left):
George Lellios, Audio Concepts; host Donna
Venegas; Lucy Dearborn, Lucia Lighting & Design;
Paula Daher, Daher Interior Design.
salon at g green Design Center (from
left): Mike Coutu, Sudbury Design Group;
host Nicole Goldman; Sally Grant, Eco
Structures; Budd Kelley, South Shore Millwork.