14 Editor’s Note
16 Publisher’s Note
24 visit • Behind the Scenes
With photo styling her stock in
trade, Ennis Inc. owner Barbe Ennis
brings a strong design aesthetic to
her new Cape Ann home.
35 selections • Spring Awakening
Our guest designers deliver indoor
“garden” vessels that will get us
through till planting season.
61 show house
Celestial Transformation A living
room that’s practically divine.
Author Personification Channeling
a late, great writer and resident.
74 kitchen • A Touch of Glass
A distinctive mix of materials and
colors delivers a room that reads
like a piece of abstract art.
80 places • Firehouse Rescue
Historic Boston Incorporated steps
in to save the Eustis Street Station
and a Roxbury neighborhood.
86 art • Black Magic
Artist Lauren Fensterstock creates
fantastical gardens out of charcoal
94 icon • Time-Honored
The once-essential blacksmith still
uses hammer and tongs to turn hot
iron into something useful.
100 local wares • Planting Ideas
137 et al. • Spring Things
142 advertiser index
144 take note • Modern Achievement
on the cover A pool and grotto in
Michael Trapp’s Connecticut garden.
Photo by Rob Cardillo. story, page 106.
or We encountered a semantics quandary this issue as we grappled with where the use of “modern” vs. “Modern” stands in our linguistic evolution. A check of dictionary entries finds only “modern,” lower-case generic, references, but there is a school of wordsmiths, our contributors included, and a raft of art and architectural references defending the use of “Modern,” upper-case specific,
when referring to the Modernist Movement. We also found that there are more than several parameters for the movement itself. Some
include the forward-thinking designers and artisans of the 1880s, while others point to the post–World War I period as its start. What’s
a contemporary thinker to do but respect the Modernists’ view that progress requires an open mind?