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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Cape Cod Modern


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This week an exciting show will be opening at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum. If you’re in town to, oh, I don’t know, go see Varla Jean Merman (sooooo funny), get there a little early so you can stop by and admire the show about the unique modern architecture on the Cape titled “Cape/Modern: The Architecture of Survival and Celebration .” The show is curated by Mark Hammer, an architect and expert on this regional style, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing awhile back.


Thursday, September 30th, 2010

A Marcel Breuer House Tour Opportunity!


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Darn it, I always miss all the good Modern events on Cape Cod! On Saturday October 9, The Cape Cod Modern House Trust will be holding a lecture and tour titled “Marcel Breuer: The Bauhaus Diaspora & The Scott House.” C’mon, how can you resist a lecture with “diaspora” in the title? Here is more information from The Cape Cod Modern House Trust’s blog:

Beginning in the summer of 1937, a small group of some of the modern era’s most important designers and thinkers chose the Cape as a place to congregate and eventually build experimental homes for themselves and their friends.

Among them was the seminal architect Marcel Breuer, who settled in Wellfleet and built four modest wood framed summer homes. Clues to another larger Breuer house in the Mid-Cape existed but information on the house had never been published, its location was unknown and it remained unavailable to scholars.

In 2009, in a collaborative effort between the Museum of Modern Art, the Cape Cod Times, and the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, the Scott house was located in an unaltered state with its original furniture and still owned by the Scott family.

This program begins with a lecture that will illustrate the remarkable history of this convergence of 20th century prime movers on the Cape, Breuer’s work in particular, and will be followed by a tour of the Scott house on nearby Scargo Hill.

Lecture & House Tour with Peter McMahon
Saturday, October 9, 1 – 3 pm
Members: $60 Non-members: $75
Limited to 35 people

To register, call 508-385-4477 ext 16 or sign up online at
For more information, call 508-385-4477 ext 25

Image via The Cape Cod Times by Steve Heaslip

Monday, August 10th, 2009

My Cape Cod: A Coastal Cottage House Tour


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As you could probably sense from my anorexic posts last week, I was in deeply relaxed vacation mode on Cape Cod. I had a family wedding near Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont, and then snuck down to the beach for a few bonus days. By the way, I had no idea Vermont was so beautiful in the summer. It was truly breathtaking to drive through the valley surrounded by blue mountains, farms, lovely old homes surrounded by tall Hollyhocks and moo cows! But I digress. I decided to share the little cottage where I stay on the Cape. Also, coincidentally, Big Mucky-Muck Design Public Honcho Matt was coming to ya live from the same cottage a week before I arrived!

It’s not modern, rather, it’s very Shabby Chic, a trend that hit the tipping point sometime pre-Target launch, but I figured what the heck, Hatch readers might enjoy it anyway. I’ll admit it, I’ve never turned my back on Shabby Chic. While I’ve cleaned up and streamlined a bit from the peeling paint and extra bits of clutter that I surrounded myself with in the 1990s, I still find it to be a very relaxing and comforting style. I’ve shared most of my pictures in an ideabook at, so if you feel like checking the whole thing out, hop over there for a minute or two. Here’s a little preview so you can decide if you want to bother!


Thursday, August 6th, 2009

The Moon!


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I hope everyone has had a good view of the moon this week. I was lucky enough to be on Cape Cod, where this was my view at twilight. The iPhone camera does not do it justice, as watching it reflect such a wide swath of light on the water was mesmerizing.

Did you snap any good shots of the moon in the past few days? If so, send us links in the comments section, I’d love to see them!



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