Archive for October, 2009

10/1/2009

Growing Trend

1 Best of Show Cultivate a modern garden with Gandia Blasco’s stunning Sahara planters (from $345). The surreal shapes and high-tech properties earned a coveted Red Dot global design award. Home Resource, 741Central Ave. (941) 366-6690. 2 Water Colors Sea blue or green Vietnamese terra cotta pots (from $48) include this nearly five-foot-tall vessel ($824). Owner Eve […]

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10/1/2009

Who’s in Store?

Every nook and cranny at Jett Thompson’s fledgling Englewood antiques shop is chock-a-block filled with treasures that design cognoscenti can’t seem to live without. In fact, the eclectic and ever-changing mix of lighting, furniture, accessories, original art and ethnic handcrafts tends to be addictive. “I only buy what I love; I buy from the gut,” […]

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10/1/2009

Boutique

Minimalistic outdoor rooms are the newest decorating frontier, and Sarasota stores have everything you need to create a terrace or patio that rivals the trendiest indoor spaces. Modern, even futuristic contours, lots of white and playful pops of color are making fashion news all over town. Get Floored Celebrity designer Thom Filicia’s new outdoor rugs for […]

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10/1/2009

Noisemaker

  No Excuses When it comes to Sarasota’s standing as an artists’ community, says Joseph Arnegger, “We built the façade and never really built the house.” Arnegger, 40, hopes to unite the Sarasota community and its artists with s/art/q, a local contemporary art initiative he co-created with fellow Ringling College alum Tim Jaeger. This summer, […]

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10/1/2009

From The Editor

My beloved colleague Robert Plunket has many virtues, but serenely multi-tasking is not among them. We other editors—all women—are used to juggling kids, deadlines and household demands, so we sometimes find it hard to appear sympathetic when Bob rushes in, wild-eyed and harried, because he has to go pay a bill or take the dog […]

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10/1/2009

Barkitecture!

Fanciful architecture meets canine sensibilities with Barkitecture, an ongoing fundraiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs. Seven local architects were enlisted to build the one-of-a-kind designer homes, which are currently on display throughout the Tampa/Sarasota area. The event culminates on May 15 with a night of food, music, and auctions at the Grande Clubhouse in the Lake […]

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10/1/2009

The Art of Origami

The ancient Japanese art of paper-folding seems an unlikely muse for progressive 21st-century architects. But when tasked with replacing a dark, traditional home with a sunlit contemporary structure on an existing quarter-acre lot, the innovative Sarasota firm Jonathan Parks Architect (JPA) took the principles of origami to a new design dimension.   Just blocks from […]

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10/1/2009

Sarasota’s 10 Most Beautiful Homes

When we began our search for Sarasota’s prettiest houses, we had no idea it would lead to such variety. We asked savvy realtors and design professionals—and you, the readers, through our Web site and Facebook page—to nominate their favorites without taking into account cost or age or architectural style—or the way it looked inside. This […]

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10/1/2009

Garden of Love

It was a test of a budding relationship: transforming a half-acre of unwanted Sarasota lawn into tropical gardens—and restoring the 1920s-era cottage attached to it—while living on the other coast.   But for Joy and Jim Rogers, who started the project in 2004 while living in Coconut Grove, it was a labor of love. For […]

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10/1/2009

Casa de Familia

Last summer,with eight active young grandchildren and one more on the way, Ruth and Galen Manternach threw themselves into finishing their big new family retreat on Sarasota Bay. “This is where the kids will spend all their time,” Galen predicts, pausing at a railing on the bridge above the freeform swimming pool that opens up […]

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