Truly Custom, Truly Local
The Sourcebook of Architectural and Design Elements Handcrafted on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket is issuing a 2011 edition with the addition of a new addendum. Compiled by The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the book is a resource for builders, architects, designers, and home owners who want to find custom, high-end items created by local craftsmen. The beautifully presented guide features the 52 artists from the first edition and ten new ones in the addendum. The book ($39.95) is a “must have” for anyone who wants “truly custom, truly local” design elements. Visit www.capeandislandssourcebook.com for ordering information.
Crack the cover to Martha’s Vineyard Tile: Hidden Gems in Island Homes and open the world of possibilities provided by artisan tile. This elegant hardcover book, photographed by Alison Shaw with text by Shelley Christiansen, provides an in-depth tour of the kitchens, bathrooms, and enviable surroundings of well-appointed Vineyard homes using tile in creative ways. The pages are peppered with useful design and decoration tips as well as profiles of local artisans. Produced by Vineyard Stories in conjunction with the Martha’s Vineyard Tile Company, this book is an indispensable resource. $34.95. To find out more, log on to www.mvtileco.com or call 508-693-9707.
Homes for the Ages
Hutker Architects has constructed more than 200 homes over its 26 years. In Heirlooms to Live in: Homes in a New Regional Vernacular, Mark Hutker, the founder of the award-winning firm, with offices in Falmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, outlines his theories on designing and building exceptional homes. Hutker focuses on regional character in architecture, and crafting homes that become family keepsakes—not just dwelling spaces. The handsomely designed book brings these concepts to life by looking at 25 of the firm’s notable projects with comprehensive selections of sketches, blueprints, and photographs by Alison Shaw and Brian Vanden Brink. $75. Published by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers. For more information, visit www.hutkerarchitects.com.