Shopping With Antonino Buzzetta: Stylish Bedside Clocks

And as for the price? “It feels like you’re holding $40,000,” he said, reluctantly relinquishing it. Online, he found a considerably less expensive option: the RabLabs Cele clock, made of a slice of agate. “I love stones, crystals and gems,” he said, and “this is a sculptural object that would look great on your night…

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Q&A: ‘Wilma’s World,’ a New Book by Rae Dunn

So it began as a book for children? I thought it would be perfect for kids, because it would be life lessons from a dog. I made a mock-up and presented it to Chronicle Books. They liked it immediately but said: “This is not a children’s book. It’s a grown-up book.” Now I realize children…

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Market Ready: Should I Remove Sports Memorabilia Before Showing My Home?

Q. My home office is decorated with memorabilia from my favorite sports team. Do I need to remove it before showings? A. Removing sports memorabilia may feel disloyal to your team, but it could help you win at the real estate game. “I totally understand having those things,” said Michelle Korosy, a sports fan who…

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Design Notebook: The Furniture Maker Scott McGlasson

At the moment, the black walnut tiles were all Mr. McGlasson had — that and a pencil sketch on a piece of quarter-inch hardboard. Last Monday found him laying out his high-tech design kit: a free pencil from Youngblood Lumber, a 4-foot-long straight edge, a Starrett square, a bevel, a punched metal disc and a…

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The Wassaic Project: A Festival, a ‘Beautiful’ Flood and Now Art

Last year’s festival drew 5,000 attendees. There’s a print shop, a bar and a pizza restaurant (with pies created by a Roberta’s of Bushwick alumnus) and perhaps, next year, a brewery. They already have the equipment to start one, stored in the barn near the lunch counter where they’ve worked “performing” pancake breakfasts. The other…

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On Location: Where Howard Hughes Was Underfoot

Built in 1926 for a wealthy socialite by the architect Roland Coate, the house was first rented and later bought by Mr. Hughes, who was drawn in part by the Wilshire Country Club’s golf course (its manicured fairways run right past the backyard). The decade or so that Mr. Hughes lived here was a pivotal…

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On Location: A New Orleans Couple Decorates in Brooklyn

Mr. Habig’s family is less antique — his parents met at Tulane — but he still has strong New Orleans credentials: his father, an orthopedic surgeon, was for years the head surgeon of the New Orleans Saints. In 2009, the couple were married at her alma mater, the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel. And…

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On Location: Furnishing the RISD President’s House

So she invited RISD’s faculty, students and alumni to do it. The result is an elegant second residence for Ms. Somerson and a showcase of RISD talent for everyone else. Trustees, parents, visiting lecturers, local politicians and even trick-or-treaters who cross the threshold are wrapped in its culture. On a recent afternoon, Ms. Somerson sat…

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