Thursday, August 23, 2012
A new map of the T shows not the geography of stations but rather the time it takes between them.
If you've ever thought about moving to get a better commute, a new "time map" of the T might help you. Designer Peter Dunn created a map of what the MBTA subway system would look like if it was plotted by time — not by geography. For instance, a JP resident catching a Forest Hills train to her job near Back Bay Station can expect a 15-minute trip. Here's some of what jumped out at Dunn when he studied his map. Seeing all schedules in a single map shows that not all Green Line branches are created equal. It takes just as long to get from downtown to Boston College on the B line as it does to get to Riverside on the D line, despite being about half the distance. And even though they’re just a few blocks apart, Chestnut Hill Ave (B line), …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Move over, South End. The partners who opened Room 68 on South Street aim to make JP a go-to neighborhood for cutting-edge furniture and décor.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
DeVoe's studio is on Elm Street.
Susana DeVoe hails from Portugal, but she came of age in New Bedford, Mass. She remains very much in-tune with her Portuguese roots, visits her family there every few years and speaks three languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French). DeVoe began her artistic career after attending the Wentworth Institute of Technology, but has since shacked up on Elm Street in Jamaica Plain where she runs a crafty design firm called MAKE.GOOD. She's a regular at the SoWa Open Market in the South End. You can also find her bags at Salmagundi on Centre Street. DeVoe’s current work certainly pulls from her experience in architecture, which continues to this day. But it’s a mighty far cry from her first gig out of college, where she was asked to design a Storage …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Room 68, which is taking over the former Dame space, “will bring something to Boston that doesn’t exist.”
Already home to UFORGE, the Aviary and the Hallway galleries, this artsy stretch of Centre and South Streets will soon be home to a new design gallery. Dubbed “Room 68” for its location at 68 South St., the shop has taken over the space formerly occupied by Dame. The cutting edge store will offer furniture, housewares, accessories, and other design goods by up-and-coming talent. The endeavor is a partnership between three Jamaica Plain residents, Eric Portnoy, Nick Siemaska, and Brent Refsland. Portnoy, who is a furniture collector, curator and designer, said that the store “was born out of our shared vision of emerging design.” “It will bring something to Boston that doesn’t exist,” said Refsland, who founded the nearby Hallway gallery…