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I love the simplicity of this new store.

From canvas:

Welcome to canvas, a new collection of ceramics, wooden objects, textiles, accessories and furniture for the home created by artisans and craftsmen from the US and abroad.

canvas is a journey around the globe that combines natural materials with interesting textures. Unstructured, soft shapes and subtle colours define a look that is understated yet elegant.

With a continued pursuit of products made under fair trade and green principles, we aim for a collection that represents simple, sustainable style.

Living Well Link of the Week: canvas

Living Well Link of the Week: PlanetReuse


You want reclaimed building materials in your project. Or, you have these materials to share. We find the best ways to make the connection. Your schedule and budget benefit, and so does the planet. PlanetReuse takes all the hard work out of incorporating reclaimed building material into projects around the globe. We guide you through every step of the process, matching materials to your needs.

Living Well Link of the Week: PlanetReuse

Fivecat Studio in THIS OLD HOUSE Magazine

A few months back, I posted about the photo shoot for an upcoming article about our own dining room project. The piece is published in the current (April) issue of This Old House magazine, and this week, the article was posted on their website as well.

Annmarie and I are pretty excited about the whole thing. Its our first “national” exposure. We’ve been fans of This Old House since we were kids, so to see our hard work associated with TOH is a really big thrill.

Stay tuned for more Fivecat Studio work among the pages of TOH. We’ve been told that we may be reading more about our little cottage in the woods of Chappaqua.

Living Well Link of the Week: Custom Wainscot for $4.49 a Square Foot

Atlas Homewares

Scanning the pages of, I found a link to Atlas Homewares. They offer some very unique pieces, and if you use the TOH15 promotion code at checkout, you can get 15% off any Bronte and Mandalay Collection items.


Atlas keeps the pulse on every style. Whether you find solace in a sleek warehouse loft or bask in a sun-drenched Mediterranean villa, our comprehensive website will guide you through one of the largest selections of artistic decorative hardware available.

Our collection includes kitchen cabinet and furniture door knobs and pulls, decorative accessories for your bath such as towel bars, towel rings, robe hooks and soap dishes, house numbers, doorknockers and door bell buttons, switchplates and more!

Living Well Link of Week: Atlas Homewares


Have you visited the new website built by The National Association of Realtors? It’s loaded with valuable information.


You care about your home. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® cares about homeownership. To help you become the best, most responsible homeowner you aspire to be, we want to provide you with free information and tools you can use to make smart and timely decisions about your home.

Living Well Link of the Week: HouseLogic

Frank Gehry: The Houses

He has created art museums that have put little known cities on the cultural map and penned designs for quarter-billion dollar concert halls. Most famous for his metallic paneled sculptures of flamboyant architecture, Frank Gehry has also designed his fair share of houses. In fact, his own home in Santa Monica, CA is the project that brought him into the now blinding “starchitect” spotlight.

In October, architecture and design publishing house, Rizzoli released a new monograph dedicated to the simpler residential side of the world famous architect. It’s on my wish list.

Living Well Link of the Week: Frank Gehry: The Houses

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Now That’s a Motorcycle

I don’t ride, but I love motorcycle design. has a great article about a U.K. design firm that has developed a series of bikes that will, for sure, influence motorcycle design for many years to come.

Living Well Link of the Week: Now That’s a Motorcycle | Design & Innovation

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Slow Home: Design School For Real Life

Slow Home is packed with interesting articles and videos. Their mission is to educate the general public about architecture and residential design. Visit each day for an exercise and become a student of the Slow Home.


Slow Home provides design focused information and skills that empower individuals to make better, more informed, choices about how and where they live.

It takes its name from Slow Food which arose as a reaction to the processed food industry. The sprawl of cookie cutter housing that surrounds us is like fast food – standardized, homogenous, and wasteful. It leads us into shallow, unsatisfying, and unsustainable consumer based relationships with our home. In the same way that Slow Food’s Taste Education Program raises awareness about the food we eat and how these choices affect our lives, Slow Home provides non-professionals with fundamental architecture design skills and knowledge.

Our Design School takes its inspiration from demonstration cooking television. In the same way that Julia Child and others created broadcast versions of culinary school to demonstrate the basic skills and techniques of being a chef, we have created a web based platform to demonstrate the basic the principles of good residential design and how to apply them in a variety of real world situations. Slow Home empowers you to break the cycle of shallow fast housing and start making smarter choices about your home.

Living Well Link of the Week: Slow Home

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Residential Power Generators

Power generators are quickly becoming a “must-have” in Westchester County. More and more of our clients are including automatic generators on their wishlist…right next to the extra large refrigerator (which coincidentally work very well together in the event of a power outage).


From everyday necessities like heating, cooling, refrigeration and lights, to daily essentials like cooking, laundry or kids’ bath times. Power outages are occurring more frequently than ever and lasting longer with devastating effects. Stand up to unpredictable weather and unforeseen outages with the most trusted name in residential standby power. If the power ever goes out, your Generac standby generator goes on – automatically – protecting you and your home 24/7.

Living Well Link of the Week: Generac Power Systems

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Quick Drain


Quick Drain USA TM stands alone in the construction of today’s showers. Our leading edge is due to our superior construction, design and functionality. Our low profile linear shower drain is clean and unintrusive – the outdated round center shower drain is no longer needed! Our Quick Drain USA TM stainess steel channel slot shower drain can be used with any tile size and can be installed as a channel drain under the shower door or against the shower wall as a linear trench drain.

Quick Drain USA TM is the lowest-profile bathroom and shower linear drain in the world. It is easy to clean and has a very high flow rate. Ease of installation keeps this shower drain in demand by home builders and contractors as well as by discerning homeowners.

Living Well Link of the Week: Quick Drain USA

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