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Enter to Win $1000 to Spend on Design-Forward Lighting from Lightology

As the days get shorter and darker, it’s a fitting time to turn your attention to your interior lights. Lighting, of course, is a practical way to brighten spaces or create a mood, but in the home office, reading nook, kitchen, or by the bedside, a sculptural, artful, design-forward fixture can also make a statement all on its own. Enter Lightology, online purveyor of lights both classic and avant-garde by the world’s top designers. (It was also voted the best lighting retailer in the world.) This month, we’re teaming up with the company to give away a lighting makeover to…

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Kojima Shōten: Classic Japanese Lanterns Reimagined

Shun Kojima is a 10th generation lantern maker, presiding over lantern manufacturer Kojima Shōten in Kyoto City, which has been around since the Edo period. “From an early age, I played with the surplus bamboo from the workshop and spent time surrounded by lanterns,” he says. “And ever since I graduated from high school, I have been working with my family every day. “Not long ago, I decided to create another workshop and work on training craftsmen. The new Kojima Shōten is located in a two-story, wooden folk house in Amino-cho, Kyotango City, in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture…

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Current Obsessions: October Palette

The Remodelista team’s picks for sales, goings-on, and new products we’re admiring, straight ahead: Above: Photograph from Like Walking Through a Sonnet: A Serene East Sussex Barn by Cassandra Ellis. Photograph via Light Locations. This weekend: an outdoor art show in western MA, reachable by canoe or kayak only. Mark your calendars: Nickey Kehoe’s fall sale begins online next Friday, October 15th, including their in-house products and one-of-a-kind vintage finds, too. Margot let us know about London-based lighting designer Michael Anastassiades’ new sofa and other upholstered furniture, Middleweight, just introduced at Three Days of Design in Copenhagen. The chronicles of…

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Trend Alert: Taper Candles in Surprising Hues

As part of my ongoing quest for more candles in my day-to-day life, I recently stocked up on a selection of colorful tapers—in cantaloupe, cerulean, and chartreuse—from Sugar Tools in Camden, Maine. I must have been subliminally inspired by the candles in bright hues appearing all over the place lately. Set in antique candlesticks, on the table, or on a mantel, a pair of colorful tapers adds an element of surprise and playfulness (and an inexpensive, commitment-free dose of color). Take a look: Above: A low-commitment contrast: We like this simple tangerine-colored taper in an otherwise cool-toned kitchen. Photograph from…

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An Antique Gem in West Roxbury | See Before Photos of Season 43’s Project

When homeowners Robyn and Derek bought their home on a quiet Boston street nine years ago, it was as though time had stood still for decades. Originally built on farmland in 1894, the house was the first one-family erected in the new subdivision. Will the crew be able to bring the house up to the lifestyle standards of the 2020s? This Old House Crew Arrives Meg Reinhardt The This Old House crew, including Tom Silva, Jenn Nawada, Richard Trethewey, and Kevin O’Connor, are on the scene to inspect the latest project of season 43. Entry into the Past Meg Reinhardt…

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How to Choose and Plant Ground Cover

Project details Skill 1 out of 5 Easy Digging is minimum and the plants are small Cost About $100 to $400 Estimated Time 4 to 6 hours In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for selecting, planting and growing low-maintenance ground cover. How to Choose Ground Cover Use a spade fork to loosen and turn over the soil in the garden bed. Spread 2 inches of compost over the bed, and then turn it into the soil with a spade fork. Sprinkle starter fertilizer over the bed and lightly rake it into the soil. Use…

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