gail ravgiala, editor
it is time to take a break and enjoy the magic that
is a New England summer. Funny how, once the kids
are out of school and the beaches open and the boats go
in the water, we forget the angst of a winter from some
record-breaking netherworld. You’ll only need to turn
to our feature stories to experience (vicariously) the salt
air and dreamy sunsets of the region’s oceanside vacation retreats. The houses in this issue show a diversity of
architectural styles, yet whether sleek and contemporary
like the Cape Cod house on our cover (Page 112) or a new
interpretation of the classic Shingle Style (Page 136), they
perfectly suit their contemplative and incredibly beautiful sites.
Also in this issue, we salute our 2015 Mentors in Design
(MIDDIES) (Page 56). Established in 2011, the MIDDIES
are our overture to the unsung heroes of the design industry. Behind the scenes, these are the
leaders who coax and encourage not only the next generation but also their colleagues and
collaborators. It is our honor to honor them.
durston saylor has an accomplished career photographing fine design,
architecture, and environmental artwork, including the homes of many
celebrities and the work of many renowned architects. He also is continuing his
photography of Italian Modernist architecture between the world wars. For this
issue, he traveled from his studio in New York City to the dunes of Outer Cape
Cod to capture images of a Modern-inspired house designed by Falmouth,
Massachsuetts, architect Jill Neubauer. the house of sea and sky, page 112.
tovah martin knows a little about intensive gardening. The author of the newly
published The Indestructible Houseplant (Timber Press, 2015) gardens fanatically
indoors and out at her own Connecticut home. All the more reason for the awe she
experienced as she wandered Stan Fry’s Wonderland-like landscape. Her favorite
moment happened at dawn when the tumbler pigeons made their initial flight of
the day, swooping overhead in greeting. a garden revealed, page 122.
from the editor
erin little is an artist by inclination and design. As an innovative photographer,
specializing in both natural and supplemental light in the studio and on location,
she delivers images that reflect a deep understanding of her subjects. From her
native Maine, Little travels coast to coast for assignments. Her ability to capture
spontaneous moments allows her to offer compelling lifestyle images such as
those of kinetic sculptor George Sherwood and his Ipswich, Massachusetts,
studio. art, page 74.
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jessica delaney is a Boston-area photographer who loves how daylight can
illuminate a room and highlight its textures and colors. So it was a pleasure for her
to shoot the Needham, Massachusetts, ranch-style house that SLR Architecture
and Justine Sterling Design renovated. “You could immediately tell that the new
design brought much more natural light into the house,” she says. “It was a rainy,
dreary day, but I still had plenty of light to work with.” kitchen, page 48.