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When the ICA hosted Shepard Fairey's first-ever museum survey in 2009, Boston rolled out the welcome mat — and then promptly pulled it out from under him: the BPD arrested Fairey for outstanding graffiti warrants on his way to the opening.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  March 06, 2013


Visionary tech: Adlens eyewear

The round glasses worn by John Lennon and legions of hippies may soon be more than throwback fashion statements, if British eyewear brand Adlens has its way.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  March 06, 2013


Mass Appeal: United Scents of America

We're relieved to report that Sasha Bertran and Samantha Sherwin, the minds (and noses) behind United Scents of America, eschewed eau de dirty water when concocting their brand-new fragrance, Massachusetts.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  February 13, 2013


Dreamy Décor: ''Dream House'' Closing Party

In the art world, "commercial" and "decorative" often seem like dirty words. Molly Rosner embraces them.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  February 13, 2013


Pirate ISO Robot for LTR

There are lots of good reasons to hit up the Westin this weekend for New England's biggest science-fiction and fantasy convention.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  January 15, 2013


The eyes have it: The Capitoline Brutus at the MFA

Do not attempt a staring contest with this dude.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  January 16, 2013


Comfortably UM: Minimalist bags

It bags aren't really our thing. UM bags are a different story.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 26, 2012


There she blows: Boston's blow-dry bars

We suspect we'll learn how to perfectly style our own hair right around the time we grow a third hand.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 18, 2012


Guiltless giving

Re-gifting is a practice that's only acceptable in certain circumstances — namely the annual office-party Secret Santa ordeal.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 07, 2012


You’re Doing It Wrong: Air Travel

Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
This week marks one of the busiest for travel — which for many of us means nervously clutching three-ounce shampoos as we queue up at security for government-sanctioned groping, followed by equally pleasant sardine-style seating and SkyMall reading.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 16, 2012


Work of Artistry: Indie holiday gift ideas

Holiday shopping doesn't have to mean braving the horrors of the mall. Indier options abound.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 14, 2012


Beauty boom

Human hair grows a measly 1.25 centimeters a month. Boston's beauty scene seems to be growing a helluva lot faster. Here are three local salons expanding their empires this season.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 08, 2012


Cocktail cartography

We've gotten lost more than once while under the influence. Boston designer Brian Johnson's new glassware creations probably won't help with that, since we'll be sipping from them at home — but we still dig his snazzy rocks glasses ($25 for two) and carafes ($50), each hand-etched with a detailed street map.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 08, 2012


Haunted Housewares

Sorry, those fake cobwebs still have to come down November 1. Fortunately, several local spots stock creepy décor that's cool enough to keep up all year round. Check out these scary good finds.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 24, 2012


Two style startups get personal

Bespoke Boston
Enter the unassuming brownstone at 91 Newbury, walk up two narrow flights, past faded carpeting and flickering fluorescents, and you might be surprised at what you find.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 17, 2012


A helping hand: Beer mittens come to a store near you

It's barely sweater weather, but that hasn't stopped us from coveting these brilliant beer mittens , hand-knit in Iceland by fiber artist, grandmother of three, and avowed hophead Eygló Guðnadóttir.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 17, 2012


A good move

On a single shelf, a 1960s bell jar sits next to 19th-century ceramics, nestled inches from brand-new pottery handmade by New England artisans.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 09, 2012


Thirst Aid

Our old Swiss Army knife just rusted shut in shame.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 03, 2012


Happy hunting: Three thrifting spots

Last month, we once again witnessed the September 1 free-for-all known as Allston Christmas — the day when the ’hood’s hordes of students and other apartment-hoppers leave their detritus on the sidewalk and up for grabs.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 01, 2012


Opening alert: Aesop

Australia's Aesop is one arty, smarty beauty brand. It doesn't advertise.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  September 25, 2012
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