Women make up an increasingly mighty minority in the trades. Eleven professionals discuss their experience working in the traditionally male-dominated field In the United States, the trades are booming. However, according to recent data from the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up just 9.9% of the construction industry in the country, with nearlyContinue reading
As Sarah Whiting, the new dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, prepares to publicly meet her community for the first time, her chosen anthem, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” blasts through the school’s Piper Auditorium. Students and professors pour in through the doors, a sea of black jeans and Moleskine notebooks. Whiting takes the stageContinue reading
Every home Nina Farmer takes on is either guided by a charming backstory or acquires an unforgettable plot twist by the time she is finished—from seamlessly adding a contemporary wing to a 1920s colonial to revamping an 1880s shingle house while maintaining its historical quirks. Read More… Image Credit: Eric Roth
Standing on the brick-paved Essex Street Pedestrian Mall in Salem, Massachusetts, and adjusting his purple silk scarf, Dan Monroe, who has served as the Peabody Essex Museum’s Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo executive director and CEO for over 25 years, gestured to the institution’s new expansion. “We have never believed that new buildings are theContinue reading
I am an American freelance writer based in Boston. I lived and worked in the Middle East for seven years. I hold a graduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. My publications center around arts and culture from the Middle East and far beyond its borders (most recently, design in New England as well as personal essays).