out + about
Scenes from ABX, our first magazine preview, holiday events, and design celebrations
With the help of interior designer Steven Favreau of Favreau Design of Boston and San Francisco, Design New England
brought style and comfort to ABX (ArchitectureBoston Expo), the annual trade show sponsored by the Boston Society of
Architects. Furniture was courtesy of Roche Bobois, rugs from Dover Rug & Home, fabric by Robert Allen, and carpentry by
Detail Millwork Inc. The custom signage was designed and produced by Design Communications Limited.
video See what inspires an aficionada of
everything Colonial to turn her former bed-and-
breakfast into a cooking school, where the open
hearth is the only appliance.
video Walk through the Ether Dome at
Massachusetts General Hospital, where the first
surgery using ether gas to anesthetize the patient
took place under Charles Bulfinch’s skylit dome.
At First Look, a preview of our November/December issue at the Venegas and Company kitchen showroom at the Boston
Design Center, guests were greeted by (above left) showroom owner Donna Venegas and event sponsor Bob Ernst of FBN
Construction. The program included speakers (above right, left to right) Abby Ruettgers of Farm & Fable, Design New
England Contributing Editor Bruce Irving, DNE Editor Gail Ravgiala, and Frank Hodge of F. D. Hodge Interiors.
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