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January Book Club: On Such A Full Sea (and a giveaway!)

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We’re back to Book Club Monday here on the Living blog, and we are so excited to share our newest addition to the book club lineup with you, Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such A Full Sea. You may have gotten a sneak peek in the January/February issue of Martha Stewart Living, but if you didn’t, you’re [...]

Book Club Party: The Goldfinch

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Welcome back book-clubbers! The holidays were so busy over here that no one had a chance to meet for book club, so we’re a little delayed. We’re hoping you’ll forgive us when you find out we’re having a book club-themed Monday on the blog! We’ll fill you in on our wrap-up now, then check back [...]

Must-Read: Keepers

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How many times have we pondered that age-old question, “What should I make for dinner tonight?” Caroline Campion and Kathy Brennan hope to take the guesswork out of that daily conundrum. Their new cookbook, Keepers, features 125 reliable, no-stress and, most importantly, delicious recipes (think sausage and white bean gratin or kale salad with pumpkin seeds and [...]

Must-Read: Martha Stewart’s Cakes

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This weekend, we plan to haul out the flour, sugar, and our latest kitchen staple: Martha Stewart’s Cakes, our new baking book. Quiet Saturdays are the best times for baking projects, don’t you agree? Whip up a layer cake for a friend’s birthday, coffee cake to enjoy at breakfast alongside your coffee, or a fruit-filled torte just [...]

September Book Club – Get Ready to Discuss!

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We’re halfway into September and everyone here at the office is devouring Night Film. Marisha Pessl’s latest is a fascinating literary thriller and I can’t wait to talk about it with the group. To get prepped for our end of month meeting, Random House sent over a list of discussion questions to talk about, and we [...]

Must-Read: A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework

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We recently discovered A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework, a beautiful book on samplers and silk embroideries by Dan and Marty Campanelli, avid collectors of American needlework, for the Hunterdon County Historical Society in New Jersey. Inside, you’ll get lost in the stories of young schoolgirls from the 1600s to 1800s and their intricate, thoughtful needlework–samplers [...]

Heather Ross Prints!

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You may already be a fan of Heather Ross and her bright, whimsical fabrics. Heather is an illustrator, sewer, crafter, fabric designer and blogger. She has a huge following in the sewing and quilting world where her prints often sell out and become collectible, going for big sums on eBay! Have you seen her latest [...]

March Book Club: A Tale for the Time Being

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New month, new book! We are knee-deep in March’s book of the month, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. So far 2013 has been a memoir and a collection of short stories, so we’re looking forward to changing the pace with a novel. From the Publisher: “A time being is someone who lives in [...]

Book Club Party: Tenth of December

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Our little book club here at work seemed to explode in February, with lots of new people wanting to join in and read with us. Today’s wrap up of our experience reading George Saunder’s Tenth of December comes from new book club member and Copy Chief/Articles Editor at Living, Myles McDonnell. I seem to be [...]

Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with Midcentury Designers

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 I am a huge fan of Leslie Williamson’s book Handcrafted Modern: At Home With Mid-Century Designers full of inspiring images of the homes of American mid-century designers luminaries like Charles and Ray Eames, Eva Zeisel, George Nakashima, and Harry Bertoia. Her next project focuses on Europe and the homes of some of my absolute design heroes like [...]