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Silk and the Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson

Today we are continuing with our mini-series about fabrics to discuss silk. What are the best uses for silk and how does one care for it? For a little background, silk, similar to linen, is one of the oldest natural textiles around with use dating back to 3500 B.C. It was first developed in China and came into great demand as a luxury item because of its beautiful luster and shine.

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Energetic zebra print by Jim Thompson’s Thai Silk Trading Co., Ltd

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Psychology of Design: Living With the Aging Population

One of my favorite things to research is the psychology of design and how the world affects us. This will be the beginning of a series of posts discussing various topics, ranging from light, color, room layout, etc. and how it effects our mental wellbeing.

Having a Chat outside the Natural History Museum, Paris

Having a Chat outside the Natural History Museum, Paris

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HBO’s Toxic Hot Seat: What are chemical flame retardants doing in your home?

Chemical flame retardants. Where do you think these could be found? If you are like me I thought they were in any kind of fabrics and furnishings for commercial use, such as hotels and offices, in order to be up to fire safety code. The HBO documentary “Toxic Hot Seat” is a searing exposé of just how many places these chemicals can be found, such as virtually all mass produced upholstered furniture for your home, nursing pillows, car seats, and other baby items.

Flame Retardants in the Home

Flame Retardants in the Home

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Beacon Hill Renovation Post #1

Follow along with us each week as we bring you the transformation of this Beacon Hill townhouse!

We want to bring to you the progress of our Hancock Street renovation project.  This single-family row house, set within the historic and picturesque neighborhood of Beacon Hill, has shown its true potential from the beginning.  Although the building needed to be completely gutted, floors and all, our proposed design of each level emulates a classic style with a grand yet functional approach.  This project is set for completion in early 2014 and will feature 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms (including floor through Master Suite w/ Dressing Hall, large walk-in closets, and adjacent Study), 3 half baths, 2 bars, an Elevator, Entertainment Loft w/ Powder Room and Bar, Au Pair Suite, terraced garden w/ pergola and bluestone seating area, and much more.  We hope to create the idyllic setting for this Beacon Hill home, inside and out, reminiscent of its past yet enduring for its future.

 

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