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Tour for a Cure Milton Home Kitchen

This upcoming Thursday, one of our favorite projects will be featured on a Milton home tour for a fundraiser for Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The project included a custom island in the kitchen, a built-in homework/ craft space, a bright and cheerful sitting room, a cozy family room for games and movie night, and a sophisticated living room perfect for entertaining. For pictures of the spaces and more about each room visit our past blog posts here and here.

Roisin and I will be at the home during the tour and at Steel and Rye for the after party to answer any questions about the space, provide some design inspiration, and help to raise funds for a great cause. This wonderful event is being put on by William Raveis and tickets can be purchased through their website.  We hope to see you on Thursday!

sidewalk sale

Grab your bikes, cars, strollers, and friends to join us this weekend for the Annual South End Sidewalk Sale! We’re excited to share discounts on floor models, decorative accessories, and so much more. For a sneak-peek of all things on super sale, check out our warehouse tab on the webshop. We hope to see you this weekend!

Sidewalk Sale Hours
Friday August 22: 11-6
Saturday August 23: 11-4
Sunday August 24: 11-4

local artist event in the shop – rescheduled!

Due to inclement weather today, our inaugural art opening at the 12Stairs Gallery with local Boston artist Kate Castelli will be rescheduled for next Thursday. We hope to see you then!

Art Opening
Thursday, February 20th | 5 to 7 pm
Twelve Chairs
581 Tremont St | South End, Boston

local artist event at the shop!

We’re so excited to kick off our inaugural installation at the 12Stairs Gallery with a new body of work by Boston-based artist, Kate Castelli. Kate was the first to be featured in our former Fort Point shop location and we’re ecstatic to have her back!

Please join us (and Kate!) this Thursday as we celebrate Ms. Castelli’s work in collaboration with Anna Schindelar, curator of the installation. All of the work will be available for purchase in the shop thru April 26th. Be sure to read on for some updates and insights from Kate.

Art Opening
Thursday, February 13th | 5 to 7 pm
Twelve Chairs
581 Tremont St | South End, Boston

What have you been up to since your last show at Twelve Chairs?

I’ve had a lot on my plate, but busy is good! I recently finished the grad program at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and got my MFA in printmaking and book arts. It was an intense two years and I’m still wrapping my head around my new work and what is next. I’ve been traveling– I had the opportunity to travel to London to do research for my thesis, and post-graduation I took a sun-drenched trip to Italy and the Venice Biennale. I’m currently teaching as adjunct faculty in the Foundation and Illustration departments at Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly AIB). And I’m the blog editor and board member at Glovebox, a non-profit organization created to enable greater awareness of the art of emerging and established artists in Boston and beyond.

What inspired you for this body of work?

End pages are usually ignored. Turned in haste to get to the beginning of the story, they are quiet, blank; but paper has a memory—retaining history in the edges and corners. It survives as its own story. I’ve always been a bit of a magpie. It’s an active part of my process to haunt used bookstores and antique shops, especially when I travel. I began saving end papers from old books because I was interested in printing and drawing on them. The found paper had a subtlety that new paper lacked. The color of old paper is particularly beautiful. The lines in my prints and drawings are both obsessive and meditative. They echo the written and printed word, horizons, falling rain, and the endless balance between order and chaos.

tonight! south end shop local, dine local

It’s Christmas time in the city! Tonight from 4-8 PM is the fifth annual South End Holiday “Shop Local, Dine Local” Night. In addition to free parking, there will be a free trolley to bring you to over 30 South End shops in hopes you can visit them all. We’ll be offering 20% off all in-store merchandise during this festive event. Join us for sweet treats, fizzy drinks, holiday music, gifts galore and of course…the feeling of Christmas!