Category Archives: Publishers Corner

Publisher's Corner: January 2017

Publishers Corner: January 2017

Let there be light! By Maxine Carter-Lome It was New Year’s Day 1880 and visitors were flocking to Menlo Park, New Jersey to see Thomas Edison’s newest invention – the electric light. As the “New York Herald” reported that day, “Extra trains were run from east and west, and notwithstanding the stormy weather, hundreds of […]

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Holiday Collectibles and Traditions by Maxine Carter-Lome From what and how we celebrate to the food we serve, the items that make up our holiday table and the objects used to perform our religious rituals, traditions create lasting memories that give meaning to the celebrations we choose to honor, share, and pass down. When my […]

Publishers Corner: November 2016

Publishers Corner: November 2016

Turning Mid-Century Modern, Again by Maxine Carter-Lome It’s the tail end of 2016 and the subject of mid-century modern design seems as much on trend today as it was when it first burst on the scene in the mid-1940s. Just this past September a New York Times article posed the provocative question, “Why Won’t Midcentury […]

Publisher's Corner: October 2016

Publisher's Corner: October 2016

Folk Art Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome So what exactly is “Folk Art?” The Museum of International Folk Art defines it as the “art of the everyday.” Others define it as “the art of the people” and “art made by the common people.” Although the definition of folk art is both broad and vague, we tend […]

Publisher's Corner: September 2016

Publisher's Corner: September 2016

Tools of the Trades By Maxine Carter-Lome Eli Whitney is credited as saying “We can’t make anything until we make tools.” That’s the take-away from this month’s issue. Every profession has its tools of the trade, and those tools have evolved as our needs have evolved and as technology has guided us. Tracking that evolution […]

Publisher's Corner: August 2016

Publishers Corner: August 2016

The Art of Appeal Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of the topics we cover in this magazine, “Advertising” is a broad category assigned to a wide variety of collectibles, including signs, posters, serving trays, calendars, clocks, product packaging, store displays, and magazine ads to name just a few. In fact, it extends to anything designed and […]

Publisher's Corner: July 2016

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The Art of Appeal by Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of the topics we cover in this magazine, “Advertising” is a broad category assigned to a wide variety of collectibles,  including signs, posters, serving trays, calendars, clocks, product packaging, store displays, and magazine ads to name just a few.  In fact, it extends to anything designed […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2016

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Cooking with Kitchenalia Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of us, I grew up in a house where the kitchen was the center of family life. From hanging around my grandmother’s kitchen I learned to cook, appreciate holiday traditions, and preserve my family’s culinary heritage.  The cast iron pots, molds, mixing bowls and other items used to […]

Publishers Corner: April 2016

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The Allure of Glass When our editorial team first explored the topic of the Vanity Table for our annual glass issue, we immediately fell to reminiscing about the vanity tables we remembered in a grandparent’s or aunt’s house, or in our own home growing up; that totally feminine, personal space displaying special items to be […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2016

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Timeless Precision & Craftsmanship By Maxine Carter-Lome From the earliest sundials dating from about 3500 BC to the launch of the Apple Watch this past year, our fascination with horology, the study and measurement of time, and attraction to the instruments, clocks, and personal timepieces that measure and record it, remain steadfast. For collectors, it […]