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To Market, To Market

Lulu DK Fabric

On a grey February day, stopping by Design San Francisco was as invigorating as a scoop of lemon sorbet. Which, by the way, is also the name of Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year. Benjamin Moore’s Mary Hoffman shared the news about “emerging pastels” and the “softening of the palette”  at the beginning of this three [...]

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Swinging From The Trees

Quilting in the Garden 2012

At the annual Quilting in the Garden quilt show held at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore this past weekend, quilts hung from beautiful old oaks like a dapper giant’s freshly hung laundry. Each year the show features a professional quilter and this year’s quilting queen was Judy Mathieson, master of the Mariner’s Compass. Her exquisitely pieced quilts were [...]

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September Blues

Jane Churchill 2012

Though this was supposed to be Tangerine’s year, the Blues Brothers (and their sisters Azure, Turquoise and Indigo) rule!  According to San Francisco seamstress Laurel Sprigg, blue is the color she’s stitching up most often for the interior designs of her fashionable clients. She attributes the ongoing interest in heavenly hues and patterns–like this new [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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    • Years ago I was bent on creating a perennial garden much like those in Penelope Hobhouse's English garden books. I especially loved the way the purple globes of the giant alliums played with the roses and other flowering plants but they didn't seem to grow around here and so they've never been part of any of my gardens. In fact I don't think I'd ever seen one before until I saw a whole swath of them in Boston this past weekend and stopped to take a photo along with several other flower-lovers. One of them turned to me and asked if I knew what they were. "Giant alliums," I said. "Part of the onion family." Can't tell you what book I read last week but I can recall a plant from a book I read twenty-five years ago. Go figure.