1. RIBBONS AND RAINBOWS
The 6 x 8 Saguaro tile is based on a 1927 illustration by Frank Lloyd Wright, which was never published. The tile is 5/8 thick and has a notch at the back for hanging. Tile alone: $160. Easels: $19 to $22. In a quarter-sawn oak frame: $268. Motawi, (734) 213-0017, motawi.com
2. PENNY BRIGHT
The perennially popular Celtic, Snowdrop, and Step vases are shown in this historic pottery’s new iridescent Copper glaze, which often exhibits unusual blue-greyflashing. Smallest: 6 high (Snowdrop). Tallest: 9 (Step). $170 to $270. Pewabic, (313) 626-2000, pewabic.org
3. LUSTER VASE
Shown in Luster Pottery Green, these vases are hand-thrown and hand-painted with a custom metallic glaze, undergoing multiple firings to achieve the jewel-like surface effect. Most luster vases are available in three sizes. A 9 vase similar to the one shown costs $180. Hog Hill Pottery (704) 462-2744, hoghillpottery.com
4. SILKY CRESCENT
The Morning Grace Crescent Victorian lampshade is expertly fashioned from new and vintage silk and fringe by the owner–artisan, who offers period-style, one-of-a-kind shades. Ships free: $768. Diana K. Miller Interiors, (510) 709-7043, dianakmillerinteriors.com
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A Home Full of Character
Smaller homes like this 1920s Dutch Colonial so often get overlooked as worthy of restoration. Owners don’t think they’re special . . . or they add on or remodel until the original is unrecognizable. This owner saw the potential.
A Furnished Bath
This elegant bathroom has fixture panels fabricated from parts of a Victorian armoire.
Any of these would be a welcome gift for an old-house friend or for an artful home . . . including your own.
Simple Craftsman Roots Revived
A “clean but sterile” 1914 kitchen is treated to bungalow-era design.
Changing energy markets and evolving technology make it possible to heat, cool, and ventilate homes of any age with (mostly) clean, all-electric power—and less of it. Heating home water, formerly an energy hog, is turning into an energy sipper, too.
The Rescue of Portland's FIREHOUSE 17
IN WHAT BECAME THE PROJECT OF A LIFETIME, THE REHABILITATION OF A 1912 FIREHOUSE IS ADAPTIVE REUSE WITH HEART AND SOUL. DECOMMISSIONED IN 1968, ALLOWED TO DETERIORATE AND LATER REMODELED, THE OLD FIREHOUSE HAD BEEN BUILT DURING THE DAYS OF HORSE-DRAWN ENGINES. THE PROJECT WAS SPEARHEADED BY RESTORAT ION CONSULTANT KARLA PEARLSTEIN, IN PORTLAND, OREGON. SHE NOW CALLS THE FIREHOUSE HOME.
Caring for Silverplate
Whether the design is Rococo, Aesthetic, or Art Deco, silverplate is collectible—and needs care.
MANTELS in a Holiday Mood
Pretty things from nature are always in style.
An eternal motif for objects around the house.
A Surprisingly Authentic Bath
The replicated, late-Victorian master bathroom is in an 1892 brick manse in St. Louis, Missouri.
I take laughter for granted
MAMATA VENKAT looks back over the last year, which has been full of tragedy, and finds the moments of light and laughter that bring joy and celebration to life.
Love, Non-violence, and Truth
DR. PRAKASH TYAGI is the Executive Director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), an NGO dedicated to working in impoverished rural regions of India, including the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Bundelkhand. In part 1 of this interview with KASHISH KALWANI, he speaks about applying the Gandhian principles of love, non-violence, and truth to support communities in need.
What Makes a Person Attractive?
DR ICHAK ADIZES shares his experience on what we find attractive in other people, and the importance of humor in relationships.
Valve's hotly anticipated Steam Deck handheld delayed until 2022
Supply chain issues strike again
Lunch, Dinner, and a Loving Baker Dressed in White
By the end of the 1960s, Westerners were traveling to visit the spiritual teacher, Babuji, in India. Among the first were the Danes, who all fell in love with Babuji and were instrumental in bringing the spiritual practices of Heartfulness to the West. One of these pioneers was THOMAS MOGENSEN, who first visited Shahjahanpur in 1971 with his wife and some friends. They filmed their conversations with Babuji, took many photos, and Thomas later wrote two books about these precious experiences. Here is a small vignette from one of his books, written with his signature humor, joy, and tenderness.
Tested: Start11 solves Windows 11's worst Start menu and taskbar sins
If you want a Windows 10–style Start menu within Windows 11, then Start11 may be for you.
WISDOM FROM MY FATHER
The tempo 1 was ready to depart. It was a short 30-minute journey from Bhatkal to Uppunda, a sleepy village in coastal Karnataka, India. My father, sister, and I were traveling together.
Windows 10's November update is a lot smaller than we're used to
With Windows 11 getting all the attention, new features are thin on the ground for Microsoft’s former flagship OS.
Intel Core i9-12900K: Intel. Is. Back..
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Is Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming worth it?
How it works, potential drawbacks, and price