A Wish of Custom Millwork Come True- Wishbone Woodworking


Brooklyn-based custom millwork/furniture company and husband-and-wife duo, Wishbone Woodworking, has succeeded in bringing luxury to established homes through the fine grains of wood. In their latest portfolio masterpiece, the company did some millwork for a Riverside Boulevard home in the city. A custom entryway, complete with reclaimed flooring and a kitchen with a new island, banquet seating, […]

Cut Stone Mosaics from a Grindstone Cowboy


Tim Urban is a self proclaimed “Grindstone Cowboy”- in addition to his landscaping business, he meticulously creates cut stone mosaics in his workshop in Santa Fe. These pieces are less of the tesserae style of mosaic (tiny , almost uniform glass or stone pieces arranged to make larger shapes), but instead rely on the technique […]

Photo(s) of the Week: Casa Gòmez by SOSTUDIO


Casa Gòmez by Sostudio, Puerto Cancún, Mexico Completed in 2012, this ultra-modern residence along the white, sandy beach of the gated Puerto Cancún development is designed to take a deconstructive approach to architecture. The enormous windows are designed to take in the views of the canal and hotel zone of Cancún, and erode the distinctions between […]

Creating Childhood Spaces Without Sacrificing Style (or Charm)


Purvi Padia tackles children’s rooms the same way she does adult rooms, by focusing on texture and avoiding a cookie-cutter look. “I feel very strongly that children’s rooms shouldn’t be all pink or blue; they should feel a little unexpected. I prefer a space children can grow into. For this little girl’s bedroom, Padia wanted […]

Aspireside Chat: Consignment and Estate Sales


Say you’re moving to a smaller place and don’t have room for all of your high-end furniture. Or maybe you’re on the hunt for a bargain to get that perfect antique. That’s where “upcycling” and resale come in. The popularity of scouring estate sales and consignment shops for high-end treasures is on the rise. For […]

ASPIRE’s Desires: Heart Desk


Designer Chad Jensen, of the Thomas Riley Artisan’s Guild, is the mind (and heart) behind this sleek and charming Heart Desk. A Thomas Riley Studio commission, this functional art piece features Starphire glass, a low-iron glass to provide better clarity and brilliance at any thickness. This glass has a wide range of applications, from bathrooms […]

Custom-Designed Wine Cellars from a New England Expert


For people who have so much wine but not enough time to drink it right away, storage is often  a challenge. However, Fred Tregaskis of New England Wine Cellars has solutions – whether it’s for storing 30 or 30,000 bottles of wine. “People who collect wine want to keep it, and keep it nicely,” he […]

ASPIRE’s Desires: Diamond Deco Rug


Scottish designer Wendy Morrison, a graduate of the Scottish College of Textiles, has taken her training and skills in fashion design and applied them to creating several lines of bold and colorful rugs over the past decade. The seasonal colors and textures she finds in her surroundings, coupled with a deft knowledge of current trends, […]

ASPIRE’s Desires: Cast Bronze Nest


The one of a kind Cast Bronze Nest was designed by Elena Colombo for her company Fire Features. Fire Features creates custom installations and works in stone, steel, concrete, bronze, and bone- including firebowls, environmental sculpture, water & wind features, memorials, and markers. The full-service design firm works closely with clients to create site-specific pieces […]

Richard Neutra: Modernist Architecture Integrated With Nature


“You see more clearly in the moonlight.” On a crisp fall night, three figures – a newlywed couple and a sprightly old man – traipse through the forests of Bryn Athyn, PA. Guided by only the light of the full moon, they blaze a path through the crunching leaves, and though there is no driveway […]