Gary T. Armstrong

Talent LampTable Truslow Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A master of detail Photography by Bill Truslow Armstrong used one of his favorite woods, English walnut burl, for a lamp table inspired by furniture from the George I period. Becoming a fine craftsman takes initiative, years of practice, and a passion for details. Just ask master furniture maker Gary T. Armstrong, who designs period furniture using intricate inlays and elegant, often exotic veneers. His 12 royal commissions include an organ case for the Sultan of Oman and a writing desk to...

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Camp Wool

CW StoreOverall Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Destination for Calming Creativity Photographed by Kindra Clineff Styling by Terry John Woods An assortment of rug hooking projects offers inspiration. Say the word “camp” to a native New Englander, and you immediately set the stage for rest and relaxation. Visions of lazy summer afternoons on the lake and cozy nights by the fire spring to mind, and shoulders begin to drop. According to LeAnn Hodgson, owner of Camp Wool in downtown Kennebunk, Maine, this is precisely the effect she and husband...

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At Home with Art

Henderson Gallery1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A collectors’ condo displays New Hampshire paintings and furniture Photographed by Rob Karosis Produced by Marsha Jusczak The condo’s unique art gallery forms the heart of the home. The walls are replete with paintings from the Henderson’s extensive collection of White Mountain art. Furnishings by members of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters accentuate these canvases. Sam Chase created the dining room table and sideboard, the dining room chairs are by Tom McLaughlin, and the delicate demilune table on the far wall is the...

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Painter Catherine Raynes

Raynes_SummerDaydreams Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A life shaped by art… Ships that pass in the night and speak each other in passing; Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) Many people struggle throughout their lives to find a career that resonates, while others discover their path early in life and never falter. Rye, New Hampshire-based...

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Jules Weyers

Jules_Easel-89_2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar An artist forges a meaningful vision from his dramatic past Jules Weyers sitting at the easel in his studio. Photographed by Joseph St.Pierre. Produced by Marsha Jusczak   This painting depicts an elderly pipe-smoking man who lived in Sittard before the war.     Weyers‘s studio and a sampling of his diverse work. The painting at lower left of three young men on a Dutch street was done from life. The men are musicians, each playing an instrument, but each with only one leg—a...

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Concrete a Rare Medium

GA_Sink308 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar The Refinery proves concrete can be beautiful and green When starting a business during an economic recession, finding the right niche is just as important as selling an eye-catching product. Patrick and Kate Simons, owners of the Refinery Concrete in Seabrook, New Hampshire, figured out a way to accomplish both. Launched in 2010, the company specializes in custom concrete countertops, sinks, fireplaces, and myriad other home décor items. And while the couple’s designs are as unique as the homes in which they are...

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Cathy Sununu and the Portsmouth Museum of Art

Talent_PaintCathy Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Portrait of Cathy Sununu by Karrah Kwasnik. Edwin Ushiro, Late for Reconciliation Andreas von Chrzanowski a.k.a. Case, By the One I Love (from the Daily Routine Series) Herakut, Mural at 150 State Street, Portsmouth (photo credit Philip Case Cohen) Cathy Sununu is a woman on a mission. As director of the burgeoning Portsmouth Museum of Art (PMA) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sununu begins each day with one goal in mind: to develop the museum into a valued community resource with a global...

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Life as Art

Lifeasartheader Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar ECO-ARTIST TIM GAUDREAU MELDS THE WORLDS OF ART AND ADVOCACY What if you tried to photograph everything you threw away for an entire year? Local green artist and activist Tim Gaudreau did just that. His resulting collage, exhibited as far afield as San Francisco, now resides on an office wall at the Green Alliance, of which Gaudreau is a long-standing member.A vortex of bottles, plastic film canisters and other random trash, the piece typifies this Portsmouth native’s practice of melding the worlds...

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Ozzie Sweet

Ozzie Sweet Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Reflections of a Photographic Legend Written by Crystal Ward KentPhotographed by Michael PenneyProduced And Styled By Sabrina Velandry Albert Einstein, President Dwight Eisenhower, John Wayne, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. Ozzie Sweet’s photographic portfolio represents a Who’s Who of some of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Yet these famous names only scratch the surface of his accomplishments. Ozzie’s work revolutionized photography, from the manner in which magazine covers were created, to the technology...

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Ask the Experts: Window Treatments

Ask Boutin1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar   Rosalie Boutin Swags Window Decorating 207 363-2009 How do window treatments affect a room’s design?Window treatments can be the wow factor in the room, or they can be quietly subtle by softening the space, deadening the sound, and giving a finished look to the space. Either way, they should be designed and installed with function in mind first: giving privacy, cutting glare on a television screen, adding insulation, or adding that pop of color and interest. What eco-friendly options are available...

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Ask the Experts: Farmers

Ask EdieBaker1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Edie Barker Barker’s Farm603 778-1039 Does your farm specialize in any particular vegetable?We do not specialize in any one particular vegetable. We like to grow a wide range so that we can offer something to everyone. What is one tip you would give homeowners just starting their own vegetable gardens?Make sure you have full sun, a source of water, and get a soil test so that you can amend your soil accordingly. What is the most important component of success for your...

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Ask the Experts: Outdoor Lighting

ASKHurley1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Tony HurleyArtistic Landscapes 978 317-9875Besides safety, why should I install outdoor lighting? During these warmer months, a well-lit landscape provides an additional sense of comfort from being able to see the depth of your yard while you are outside enjoying a fire or the tranquility of the evening. During the winter months, it is almost magical the way ice and snow glisten from the illumination of a strategically placed light. What are the advantages and drawbacks of low voltage versus LED outdoor...

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Ask the Experts: Custom Cabinetry

Ask Richards1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Paul D. Richards Housewright LLC603 679-5034What inspires your custom cabinetwork?By far, the majority of my clients own houses that date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The quality of workmanship these early carpenters and joiners employed caught my attention at an early age, and I strive to emulate their work through my own. I get great satisfaction from working with clients to produce an end product that is appreciated by both parties. What are the current trends in cabinetry?As in...

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Ask the Experts: Garden Centers

Linda Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Linda ZukasChurchill’s603 772-2685    What distinguishes your approach to gardening from that of the big box stores?Plant and product knowledge, customer service, and inspiring displays are the key areas that set Churchill’s apart from the box stores. We have employees with many years of experience that lead our team in helping customers select plant material that will perform the best in their home or yard. We are also open year round and pride ourselves on displays that help customers...

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