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The Art of It: Gatekeeper’s Aggression

Dai Ban

On a bright morning when the hills are iced and bare, Dai Ban stands in his Great Barrington studio, tracing the shape of an abstract sculpture. He cuts his angles freehand out of foam core and seals them in Venetian… Read More

International Designer draws on local roots

William Caligari

His small leather-bound notebook is filled with sketches, notes, measurements, paint swatches, project ideas—and some French writing and a bicycle training diary for good form. What is most revealing is the range of work William Caligari does, from detailed decorating… Read More

Wilton 25 Reception and Ceremony — May 2

Wilton 25

Wilton is home to a community of people of all ages, backgrounds, and personalities—residents who take their passions and run with them, creating a diverse, meaningful, compassionate, and spirited lifestyle. From entrepreneurs to activists, these individuals create the foundation that… Read More

Straight Outta Brooklyn – Hipsters eye Pound Ridge as a compelling next move

Stop by The Kitchen Table in Scotts Corners, and you’ll undoubtedly meet a recent import from Brooklyn Heights or Williamsburg, drawn to the popular café by the best cup of coffee in town. “Brooklynites pride themselves on being adventurous,” says… Read More

Stage Fright – Readying Your Home for Sale

Home staging

It was time to downsize. My husband was semi-retired, and our son a recent graduate. It was hard to justify the expense of living in a 4,500-square-foot home on more than two acres. We loved our house but also had… Read More

Litchfield Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2019

The votes are in and we are delighted to announce the Readers Choice Awards for 2019. More than 1,000 people participated in the online survey where participants were asked to name their favorites in more than 100 categories. Readers shared… Read More

Global Home – An architect’s dream for sustainable and modern living

Architect Dream House

Up on a hill, in an area above Black Rock Turnpike, a neighborhood lined with new construction and modest 1960s Capes has a dramatic new neighbor. The contemporary design of this Romanock Road home is the creation of its owner,… Read More

Import Replacement – Ways to strengthen local economies

import replacement

Steve Oakes had no idea he was contributing to strategic import replacement when he opened Green Apple Linen in Pittsfield. Instead, the real estate entrepreneur was intrigued by a specific business opportunity that, in a way, fell into his lap.… Read More

TIF For Tax – Incentives for Small Business Growth

Tax incentitives

Small businesses are the core of the Berkshire economy. These companies comprise more than half of the county’s employer establishments, with more than 2,700 employers staffing fewer than 10 people. To survive and to thrive, many need to expand—but expansions… Read More

Growing Trend of Sharing Work Space

Shared Work Space

Gig workers, freelancers, moonlighters, and independent contractors now account for more than a third of the U.S. workforce, and 42 million Americans are expected to be self-employed by 2020. These statistics reflect not only the swelling Millennial workforce, but the… Read More

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