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Teamwork. Every design and building profes- sional worth his or her salt will tell you that is what it takes for a project to be as good as it can be. It is no different when it comes to cov- ering those projects in the pages of a maga- zine. So, three cheers for the team at Design
New England for earning three first-place finishes in the annual
National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism competition. We won in the Best Design, Home, or Shelter Magazine
category for our body of work in 2017. Two of our contributing
writers won gold: Regina Cole for Best Architecture Story for
her piece on the former home and studio of sculptor Paul Man-ship (“ ‘Bid It Stay,’ ” September/October 2017), and Edgar Allen Beem for Best Interior
Design Story for his article on a renovated house in Friendship, Maine (“Simply Friendship,”
July/August 2017). In each case, many hands were involved. It took scouting, planning, photographing, styling, editing, art directing, and, of course, great and thoughtful projects executed
by professionals with vision and imagination. How lucky we are to live in such a creative village. We also want to congratulate this year’s Mentors in Design (“Mentors in Design,” Page
49), who so generously share their time and expertise with the next generation and with their
peers, and, most impressive, who do it with grace and humility. We are honored to have them
as fellow villagers.
From the Editor
Claire Takacs is an Australian freelance landscape photographer who for the last
10 years has traveled to some of the world’s most beautiful gardens, 70 of which
can be seen in her recently published book, Dreamscapes. She divides her time
among Australia, Europe, and the United States and works internationally for
major magazines and book publishers. She loves working with light to capture
the beauty and essence of gardens. change of heart, page 74.
William Morgan and his wife, Carolyn, moved to Rhode Island 19 years ago. He
has been writing for Design New England since its founding. “It is the perfect
job,” he says with delight, “traveling across the region, from Boston to back
roads, to discover many wonderful works of architecture.” But, he says, getting to
know designers, such as Jill Neubauer, “is the best part.” Morgan first wrote
about a house she designed on Cape Cod and then did her profile when she was
named Distinguished Mentor. mentors in design, page 49; tree house, page 64.
Caitlin Cunningham is a Boston-based freelance photographer who specializes
in event photography and portraiture, with the aim of encouraging candid
moments and natural interactions. For this issue of Design New England, she
made the portraits of three of the four 2018 Mentors in Design honorees. Of the
assignment, she says, “It was interesting to see how the designers reflected the
environments in which they work.” mentors in design, page 49.
Larry Lindner loved checking out interior designer Jill Najnigier’s “kitchen in the
sky,” as Lindner calls it — “an amazing, space-enhancing makeover of a 10th-
floor kitchen in a condo with views all around and beyond Boston.” He has written
several New York Times best-selling nonfiction books and has contributed to The
Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest, O, The Oprah Magazine,
and many others. He’s currently at work on his first novel. kitchen, page 36.
correction In “A Sense of Discovery” on Page 98 of the May/June 2018 issue, we misspelled the
homeowners’ name. They are Deborah and Ron Peeples, not Peebles. We apologize for the error.
GAIL RAVGIALA, EDITOR