18 Editor’s Note
20 Publisher’s Note
28 visit • The End of Wanderlust
Interior designer Dennis Duffy settles
into up-and-coming South Boston
after 17 years of looking for home.
39 selections • ’Tis the Season
With glass, nature, and silver for
inspiration, designers create holiday
schemes that are unconventional,
chic, and beautiful.
behind-the-scenes video with
designer eric haydel
48 kitchen • Grand Jeté
A renovation puts adventurous chef,
avid angler, and gracious host, Boston
Ballet’s Mikko Nissinen, center stage.
56 places • Of Its Time
The new Pizzagalli Center for Art and
Education is a game changer for
Vermont’s eclectic Shelburne Museum.
62 icon • Berry Good
Demanding to grow but easy to love,
the cranberry endures as a mainstay
of New England’s agriculture.
see photos of the cranberry harvest
68 antiques • Barn and Raised
Not just for collecting, some
antiques can be re-purposed for
74 local wares • Artisan Eats
76 house guests • Designers Patrick
Planeta and Meredith Basque
115 et al. • All-American
118 advertiser index
120 take note • Gift Guide
departments november/december 2013
A DITCH IN TIME • Landscape architect Martha S. Moore’s pretty and practical ha-ha on former farmland in Tiverton, Rhode Island
(Page 92), made us curious about the origins of this centuries-old device. In 17th-century England, large country estates had well-tended
lawns and gardens around their houses, and grazing livestock in the fields beyond. The twain were never to meet, but a fence would be
unsightly and a wall would block the view. A trench with one sloped side and one straight side, often fortified by a wall or other reinforcement, solved the problem. A cow or goat at the precipice might stare forlornly at greener pastures on the other side, but an unamused
human happening upon the hidden barrier would exclaim “ah-ah.” No doubt a dry-witted Brit turned the phrase around. Ha-ha, indeed.
on the cover Interior designer Steven
Favreau brings new meaning to Federal
style. Photo by Eric Roth. story, page 82.