WE O WE BER TJAN POT an apology. He is the Dutch designer who took resin drained
glass-fiber yarn and randomly coiled it around a big balloon to create the Random Lights
pictured at left and on Page 102. We’ve seen — and loved — these before. We wrote about
them in our January/February 2016 issue (“Blueberry Fields Forever”), but when we did, we
misidentified them as the work of the late Raimond Puts, who, like Pot, has designed for
Moooi. We want to set the record straight and give Pot his due. Of his balloon technique,
he says, “Sounds simple, but it took me three years [1999–2002] to develop.” We’re glad
he stuck with it, because we predict they will be among the classic fixtures designers turn
to 20 years hence. “Intuition is hard to explain,” says Pot, “and I think it is better that way.”
We agree, but check back in 2037 and you’ll see we got it right.
on the cover
A rundown 1970s cabin in
Vermont is transformed into
a comfortable rustic retreat.
photo by jim westphalen,
story, page 110
16 Editor’s Note
18 Out + About
24 visit • A Light Touch
An architect with an appreciation
of new and old blends her Modern
sensibilities with her family’s
simple Colonial-style house.
33 selections • Vacation Essentials
An interior designer, a cookbook
author, and a landscape designer
show us what they pack to feel at
home while away.
42 design focus • The Cool House
A swimming pavilion’s sharp
geometry adds Modernist poise to
a seaside retreat.
48 kitchen • Family Rooms
A once-cramped kitchen now spills
into other living spaces, offering a
place to cook and a place to gather.
54 local wares • Flea Market Pro
Navigating The Vintage Bazaar
with shopping maven and interior
designer Dina Holland.
61 garden • Tulip Extravaganza
With close to 5,000 bulbs, a
Vermont gardener transforms her
landscape into waves of color.
64 places • Legendary Logee’s
Thanks to a dedicated family,
exotic plants thrive in a tropical
oasis — in Connecticut.
68 icon • All the Marble
New England continues to be
an important source of the
117 et al. • Get Creative
118 Advertiser Index
120 take note • Saving Gems