Fixer Uppers

The calls began about two weeks after Hurricane Irma, as homeowners in the keys began returning and assessing the damage...

Weathering the Storm

Anthony T Hincks said, “Every person is an island in the sea of humanity.” Never have the islands and humanity of the Florida Keys felt thicker than since hurricane Irma­­­­...

Gabbehs, Naturally Better

On the drive from Shiraz to the village of Shol-Bozi in the Zagros Mountains, Iran, we stopped to eat pomegranates under the shade...

Kid Friendly Collections

your house is a joy, but it can pose a challenge when you are a collector of fine artifacts and textiles. Having learned...

Allise’s “Pro Tip”

As an interior designer who appreciates the beauty of both modern and historic architecture, I always try to treat each area of a space as if it were a city...

Iran, Looking Back

When we planned our second Field Note From Iran, we had no idea how significant our trip would seem this soon in retrospect. In Iran, we felt completely safe...

Persian Immersion

Last November, Molly and Margit traveled to Iran to experience the context and creation of Gabbehs. Our impressions were countless, and this is the...

Soulful Gabbehs

Visiting Istanbul for Turkish Rug Week in early October offered me incredible insight into the rug industry today. With representatives from countries as diverse as...

Istanbul Carpet Week

Guests at Istanbul Carpet Week, October 6-9, 2016, included international experts, designers and dealers, like me. The mission was to draw...

The Big Apple

We relish the relaxed quality of island living, but the buzz of New York City is always a welcome change. This September we had the opportunity to visit...

On Island Time

Most of the time we travel to far flung corners of the earth for Archeo, but occasionally we get to stay close to home. On a recent trip, we went...

Berber Rugs

A love of any particular art form connects you to others who share it. So from the moment I met Ishmail and Soufiane, who are brothers and rug...