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Homes

Sailing Dreams

The owners wanted a shingle-style house with a nautical flair, and this Deer Isle oceanfront home delivers all that and more.

A Sum of Several Parts

How a small vacation cabin on Eggemogging Reach became a 3,500-square-foot family home.

Frost Heave Season

Between the end of winter and the beginning of mud season, frost heaves rule the roadways.

Moore In Maine

Painter John Moore assembles many parts on the canvas to create a layered and compelling whole.

Visiting Elisabeth

A sailing adventure takes a literary turn.

Building a Bamboo Bike

During a weekend workshop, the author built her own bike from scratch.

Modern Pictures at an Exhibition

Carl Little reflects on modern artists whose and the memories their work evokes.

True Fresco

Maine artist Barbara Sullivan puts a contemporary twist on the age-old art of fresco work.

A Little Room With a View

An island outhouse with one heck of a view.

Coming of Age All Over Again

A new wave of young craftspeople and farmers are setting down roots, starting up businesses, and promoting sustainability on Blue Hill Peninsula and in other Maine communities.

Nadeau of the North

Artist Ed Nadeau taps into his Franco-American heritage and a sense of Maine to create stories of life lived near the edge. In the spectrum of Maine artists, Nadeau is something of a rarity: a narrative painter who mixes fact and fiction. Many of his canvases conjure stories, some drawn from family and personal experiences, others “ripped from the headlines.”

The Hidden Life of Seaweed

While some beachcombers turn up their nose at a slimy piece of seaweed on the beach, they should not. What keeps that seaweed flexible and slippery is also what keeps our ice cream smooth in our mouths, our lipstick smooth on our lips, and our shaving cream smooth across our cheeks.

Influenced by Nature

Charles Eliot was a noted landscape architect who helped create the land trust model that led to the formation of Acadia National Park. Sailing vacations to Maine with his family when he was young helped inspire his later work.

Joel Babb's Real World

Painter Joel Babb is a consummate realist. His landscapes of Boston, sometimes based on photographs and sketches made from the air or tall buildings, are considered among the finest achievements of their kind. In recent years, he has turned this same attention to detail onto natural settings in Maine.

Home as a Tent

Moss Tents was formed by Bill Moss to manufacture and market his designs for the high-end camping and residential canopy markets. But there is much more to the story. He was an artist whose creations revolutionized fabric architecture.