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Reviving the ‘Black Art’ of Letterpress

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November/December 2009

 

Photo Courtesy of The Applecart Press

In our November/December Craft of Maine story, Suzette McAvoy covers the resurgence of the centuries-old craft of letterpress in Maine. Today, some of the most evocative and creative invitations, stationery, cards, exquisite limited-edition books, and other ephemera are being produced by letterpress printers. Here, we present to you a sampling of their work.

 

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Going Green

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October 2009

by Rebecca Falzano
Photography Irvin Serrano

In our October issue, we found proof that green doesn’t have to come at a super high premium. A Portland home built by developers Catherine and Jonathan Culley of Redfern Properties and designed by architect Chris Briley of Green Design Studio earned the ultimate in LEED ratings—platinum—and was sold for $415,000. Its photovoltaic panels, solar-evacuated tubes, solar shade system, and myriad other sustainable solutions will save the homeowner significantly in operating costs. It is estimated that total heat and electric costs will amount to just $80 a month, making it well worth the price. For homeowners looking for some quick solutions to greening their homes, Culley and Briley share a few suggestions.

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The Maine (Home+Design) Questionnaire with Yosi Barzilai

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October 2009

by Rebecca Falzano
Photography Irvin Serrano

Our October profile subject Yosi Barzilai is relatively new to Maine. Two years ago, he moved his antiques emporium from the fashionable streets of New York City’s SoHo to Portland’s Congress Street. In the story “Textile Treasures,” Barzilai shares his decision to move his life and his business; in the questionnaire below, he shares what he’s found about Maine so far.

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The Maine (Home+Design) Questionnaire with Robert Shetterly

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September 2009

by Rebecca Falzano
Photography Irvin Serrano

In our September profile “Virtue and the Ventriloquist,” we profile Robert Shetterly, a Brooksville-based artist and author of Americans Who Tell the Truth. Here, Shetterly shares the truth on our MH+D Questionnaire.

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A Taste of Italy

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September 2009

by Rebecca Falzano
Photography François Gagné

Our September Feast, “Little Italy,” tells the story of Bob and Laura Butler and their piece of Italy, Rachel’s L’Osteria, off the Portland peninsula on Woodford Street. The two-person show includes Laura as the one and only chef and Bob as the main server and sommelier. Their unique partnership is complemented by Italian dishes done right, including this one below which they’ve kindly shared the recipe for.

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The Maine (Home + Design) Questionnaire with Kaja Veilleux

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August 2009

by Rebecca Falzano
Photography Irvin Serrano

In our August story “Urban Archaeology,” we got a glimpse inside the world of antiques with Thomaston Place Auction Galleries owner Kaja Veilleux. We asked the auctioneer, appraiser, and preserver of the past to take a few minutes to fill out our MH+D Questionnaire. Here’s what he had to say.

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