Author: Alison Blank

Office Options

October 15, 2008

Two work-at-home professionals clearly illustrate that designing a home office isn't a paint-by-numbers formula. Innovative design ideas and creative conceptualization have helped transform these two home offices into living works of art.

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Seeing Red in Italy

July 9, 2008

Italian Terra Cotta Pots - New Jersey Monthly - Best of NJ

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Container Gardens - New Jersey Monthly - Best of NJ

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A Garden State of Mind

April 3, 2008

We asked two top New Jersey garden and landscape designers, Lisa Mierop of Mierop Design and Chris Cipriano of Cipriano Landscape Design, what’s new this year. The overarching answer: think green. It’s a theme that speaks to the universal desire to live healthy and happy lives and the growing recognition that we need to do so in an environmentally responsible way.

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Gardening - New Jersey Monthly – The Best of NJ

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The Bag Lady of Lambertville

January 30, 2008

At age four, Chery Lin fell in love with handbags. Decades later, she fell in love with vintage handbags that revealed to her a kind of beauty she’d never seen. “Even something as simple as a handbag, if beautifully designed and crafted, can give you pleasure every day,” she says.

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She’s With the Band

January 29, 2008

Sometimes when I’m driving, I crack my windows open and crank the music way up. Recently, while singing a Rolling… Read the rest

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Ultimate Frisbee, invented in New Jersey, is no longer just a bunch of hippies in bandanas and bare feet tossing around a plastic disk. Now that the sport has had a surge in popularity, will it remain true to its original vision?

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It’s time to get out and get growing. Here are some of the Garden State’s best resources for inspiration and advice.

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Got a Yen for Crafting

January 28, 2008

Here's a list of all the hot craft spots around the state.

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