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STYLE
Brook There's Ethically Made, Organic Lingerie
When Brook DeLorme first launched her line Brook There in 2007 as a spin-off of her and husband's shirting label Seawall, her focus was on creating soft, easy loungewear pieces that would highlight the elegance of handcrafted, no-fuss basics. However...
DESIGN
Handmade Towels
The new year has us updating our old routines around the house, and fresh linens seem like one of the easiest ways to make a clean start. This week, we've gathered up five beautifully crafted towels to help spruce up the bath and get us going...
TRAVEL
Best of CH 2012: Five Travel Pairings
This year, like many before it, travel played a central role in the stories we found and the people we met. Not to mention the equipment we had the pleasure of traveling with. Knowing very well that the perfect piece of luggage can make or break a...
DESIGN
The Rolling Owl Stool
When creating a new piece of furniture, Maine craftsman Geoffrey Warner finds inspiration in the beauty and strength of natural forms. A carpenter by trade, Warner is especially drawn to those he finds in the woods that surround his studio to create...
STYLE
Seawall
A hybrid between a retail and gallery space, Seawall is home to Portland, Maine's first pop-up shop and also its newest clothing line. Founders Daniel Pepice, Sara Lemieux, Thom Rhoads and Brook Delorme opened Seawall this spring with the hope to...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Portland
True to its name, Portland, Maine is first and foremost a bustling port. Inseparable from Portland's character, the harbor is both a blessing and a curse. A kind of tourist attraction in and of itself, the harbor brings literally boatloads of cruise...
STYLE
The Ropes
A non-traditional take on a classic, utilitarian material, Shana Aldrich Ready's jewelry line, The Ropes is a colorful ode to her Maine roots. "I always had a farfetched dream of trying to bring my design skills back to Maine," says Ready. "I like...
FOOD-DRINK
Shuck Truck
by Matt Domino Since 2007, Juliet Totten has embraced society's current entrepreneurial spirit as the co-owner and founder of the wedding decoration company Poppies and Posies. Building on the success of that venture, Totten decided to broaden her...
FOOD-DRINK
HoneyMaker Mead
by Jason Reindorp Located in a space resembling both wine shop and chemistry lab, a visit to Portland, ME's Maine Mead Works to taste their handcrafted HoneyMaker wine is equal parts educational and delicious. The HoneyMaker Mead uses 100% Maine...
DESIGN
Maine Kayak Source
Now under one roof, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak—the half-century-old outfit based in Freeport, Maine—recently teamed up with the three Canadian paddling brands BoréalDesign, Maelstromkayak and Beluga Outdoor Sports Equipment to create...
DESIGN
CIFF 2009: Review
We had the chance to visit the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival last weekend, and are pleased to report that the four-day event went off without a hitch, but more importantly, brought a diverse selection of non-fiction cinema to some...
CULTURE
Camden International Film Festival 2009
The fifth annual Camden International Film Festival begins today and, as sponsors this year, we couldn't be more excited. Held in venues throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, the festival goes through Sunday 4 October 2009 and brings...
DESIGN
Best Made Co. Axes
by Laura Neilson In May 2009, Peter Buchanan-Smith and Graeme Cameron debuted their marvelously dapper spring collection of Best Made Co. axes. Despite the hirsute woodsman imagery often linked to this simple chopping tool, Best Made's striking...
TECH
Grain Surfboards
While sheer beauty of the sloping wooden forms is enough to sell us on Grain Surfboards, their non-traditional approach—skipping the foam makeup of other boards in favor of a Northern White Cedar and air composite—makes a pretty good case...
FOOD-DRINK
Lenny
On a recent trip to Maine I came a across a full grown moose in his natural habitat. He was not standing in a grove of pine trees where you might expect; instead, he was wading in a pond of white chocolate tinted with blue food coloring at Len Libby...
CULTURE
Gym Dandies Children's Circus
Where on earth do six-foot unicycles, flying lacrosse balls, intermediate/middle school age students, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade have anything in common? You'll never guess...on the rocky coast of Scarborough, Maine, the home of...
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