from the publisher
our november/december issue marks Design
New England’s sixth anniversary, a celebration that coincides with the culmination of our 2012 Mentors in Design
(MIDDIES) program. On November 15, the Mentor of the
Year and three Distinguished Mentors will be honored for
their commitment to mentoring in the design and building industries. Each has given of his or her time, wisdom,
and expertise to help others find their way along a variety
of career paths. Each MIDDIES honoree will be profiled
in our January/February issue, which seems appropriate since January is National Mentoring Month (national
mentoringmonth.org). In addition, Cumar Inc. of Everett,
Massachusetts, purveyors of fine stone and tile and a supporter of the MIDDIES and the Over My Shoulder Foundation, an organization that fosters
mentoring, will present each MIDDIES recipient with a keepsake made from a beautiful fossil stone embedded with Swarovski crystals.
We thank all of you who nominated a mentor. There are so many more out there in the
design community who deserve this recognition. It’s not too soon to start thinking about nominees for the 2013 MIDDIES program. The deadline will be here before you know it.
stephen twombly, publisher
1. dover rug & home
2. lucía lighting & design
3. italian design
6. ellis boston antiques show
1. Design Salon speakers (from left): Milford Cushman, Cushman
Design Group; Doug Hanna, S+H Construction; Judy O’Neil Labins,
Shafer O’Neil Interior Design; Mahmud Jafri, Dover Rug & Home.
Bilowz, Bilowz Associates Inc.; Andra Birkerts, Andra Birkerts Interior
Design; Lucy Dearborn, Lucía Lighting & Design; Finley Perry, F.H. Perry
3. Nancy Goldstein, Light Positive, and Jerry Arcari, Landry &
Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting, with attendee Joanne DiFrancesco.
4. Chuang-Chuang Fang, a winner of Steinway Society of Massachusetts’s
Young Pianists Competition sponsored by M. Steinert & Sons, at
5. Style & Technology in Harmony, the Residences at the
W Boston: Brian Gibson, Elite Media Solutions; Peter Webster, Webster &
6. Guests at the Ellis Boston gala peruse the Marcoz Antiques booth.
4. m. steinert & sons 5. elite media solutions