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Furnishing Credentials

On the third floor of ACME Vintage Furniture, a 1950s radio ad bursts out of a gramophone like a shout from an old-timey police officer. A whistle squeals, and a voice…

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Light-Headed

You can feel dizzy because you stood up too quickly or because you forgot to eat breakfast. You can also feel dizzy because you’re surrounded by too many pretty things.…

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Live and Learn

Elisabeth Kennedy, Catherine Shannon, Catherine Fisher at Beacon Self-Directed Learning

“This is not a school,” former school teacher Elisabeth Kennedy says, and technically, she’s right. Beacon Self-Directed Learning, the nonprofit center she helps run with Catherine Shannon and Catherine Fisher at the eastern end of Whalley…

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Semper Fi

Margaret Middleton of the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

A huge number of military veterans return from war and find a different kind of struggle awaiting them at home. Mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder and other impediments to rejoining civilian life—like…

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Safe Houses

400 Blake Street house move

People have been moving houses—literally moving them–for hundreds of years, which may seem foundationally silly in today’s world.

But sometimes it’s the smartest move, and that was especially…

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Across the Grain

City Bench showroom 1

Through a fallen tree’s outer bark and phloem and heartwood, a rich story of soil composition, insect life and environmental impact is told. Like a natural lithograph, a cross-section of the timber might reveal where an ambrosia…

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Fully Furnished

Ornate couch

Every Friday at 12:30 p.m., visitors gather in the Yale University Art Gallery lobby, only to be led back out the front door, up Chapel Street, left onto York, then down a segmented flight of stairs at address 149.…

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Art History

Lesley Roy

Westville-based artist Lesley Roy is known for the signature “crackle” design on her high-end dinnerware and decorative pieces, imbuing them with a well-aged look, as if they belong in a museum and not on your dining room table.…

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Fruits of the Loom

Rugs at Kebabian's

Today we’re going back into the archives. Below is an updated version of an article that appeared in one of Daily Nutmeg’s first editions, published on February 3, 2012. Enjoy!

For New Haveners and nearby residents, it doesn’t take an …

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Purr Persons

Greater New Haven Cat Project

Cats sleep on scratching posts and atop a filing cabinet. They climb over crates and leap elegantly from desk to floor. They paw at toys on the ground and traipse over to take a curious sniff of my boots. It’s …

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