You may recall a recent blog posting about planting all the urns that adorn the terrace at Skylands, my home in Mt. Desert Island, Maine. In between planting, my traveling companions and I took a little jaunt to visit a few places in the area. One of my favorite farm stands is at Triple Chick Farm located in Town Hill, Maine. They grow the most amazing organic produce, along with flowers, herbs, fruits, and eggs. We also stopped at Surry Gardens in Surry, Maine to pick up some more plants for the urns. Please enjoy these photos from our outing.
Today, our newest book, Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids, goes on sale. This charming book is packed with 175 projects that will inspire children to create, build, design, explore, and share. When I was a child, I was an avid crafter and artist and I believe that children really benefit from such exposure. I also believe, as so many of us “doers” believe, that children need constant stimulation, continuous inspiration, and clear guidelines to help them thrive. Here is a sampling of some of the many excellent projects in this book.
In April, I hosted a book party for the author and blogger, Ronda Rice Carman, in the spacious clerestory in our offices in the Starrett-Lehigh building in New York City. Ronda’s new book from Rizzoli, Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living, is a compilation of personal living spaces from fifty highly-respected designers, and I was able to provide the foreword for this magnificent volume of work. The designers featured in the book share their philosophies on decorating and personal style, and provide a glimpse into the spaces that they call home. Our own Kevin Sharkey is featured in the book. It is truly an inspiring collection. Enjoy the pictures from the event, and be sure to visit Ronda’s popular lifestyle blog All the Best.