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Martha Stewart Living January/February 2014

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2 min.
martha’s winter

SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY2 Plan cutting garden for spring3 Service plow Weight training4 Jean Pigozzi’s birthday Cooking School 3 premieres2 Put away holiday decorations Take down tree6 Weight training7 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas8 TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas9 Check generator fuel levels10 Check paths for ice Weight training11 Enjoy the winter weather—go for a hike12 Horseback ride1314 Start annual and perennial flower seeds in greenhouse15 Treat scratches and nicks on furniture with shoe polish16 Sister Kathy’s birthday17 Bake brioche bread Weight training18 Movie night!19 Ice skating20 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Weight training21 Sow spinach and lettuces in greenhouse22 Check driveway snowplow markers23 Take geranium cuttings to root in greenhouse24 Start of Winter Antiques Show at NYC’s Park Avenue Armory25 Cross-country ski, if weather permits26…

1 min.
out & about

Where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, and where you’ll find us. ON THE ROAD After a day spent escaping winter in the Florida sun, executive food director Lucinda Scala Quinn refueled at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, in Miami Beach. Two southern staples are standouts there: fried chicken (Yardbird’s, famously, is brined for 27 hours) and bourbon (60-plus varieties). Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Miami Beach runchickenrun.com AMERICAN MADE MARKET Visit our American Made Market on eBay, which is updated monthly by Living editors, to shop for handpicked small-batch goods from across the United States. ebay.com/americanmade LIVING BOOK CLUB Read alongwith the Living book club. Our latest pick is Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead). Follow our blog for a chance to win a signed copy.* livingblog.martha stewart.com *No subscription or purchase required to enter or…

3 min.
editor’s letter

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been impatiently anticipating the January 5 premiere of Downton Abbey’s fourth season since last February. I’m so obsessed with its set design that I’ve actually paused scenes just to pore over the details of that downstairs kitchen. My colleagues and I have been strongly inspired by the lush aesthetic of the show, as you’ll see in “The New Brass” on page 96, for which lifestyle editor Jessica Romm and deputy style director Tanya Graff (shown with me, above) took a new approach to how the earthy golden metal can be incorporated throughout your home. For instance, the hardworking—and slightly worn-and-torn—kitchen in our photo studio, which was due for a budget-friendly face-lift, got an entirely new look, above, from nothing more than brass fixtures and a…

5 min.
clean sweep

The laundry room at 86 Elm Place in Nutley, New Jersey, where I grew up, was an uncomplicated and multipurpose space in the basement of our house. It was a real room in an otherwise mostly unfinished space. It had two deep soapstone laundry sinks, a wringer washing machine (later replaced with an electric top loader and a gas dryer), a large chest-type freezer, an old four-burner gas stove, a small upright refrigerator, and many shelves, on which were stored cleaning products, Mason jars, oversize pots and pans, and some simple kitchen equipment for canning and preserving. My brother Erik and I spent a lot of time in the laundry room—we soldered metal, we stretched skins from the animals he had trapped, and we built things. I mixed gesso for gilding…

1 min.
labor of love

SOME MEN BRING FLOWERS. But when Ryan Silverman first started seeing Eileen O’Dea, he brought her a wooden saltcellar he’d made. Soon O’Dea, who was teaching culinary classes at the time, began requesting other custom pieces—a serving board, another for chopping—from her handy beau. She knew what she wanted to work with in the kitchen but was frustrated that she couldn’t make things herself: “I finally said, ‘Just show me how!’” Now she works alongside Silverman and his crew in their Los Angeles–area studio, designing and crafting pieces for the Wooden Palate, their new company. (Silverman, who learned woodworking from his father in Iowa, also fabricates high-end flooring, staircases, ceilings, and cabinetry for such clients as Jennifer Aniston and Donald Sutherland.) Every product their studio creates has to be both…

1 min.
bathing beauties

Step on It Crafted from hinokicypress wood (also used in traditional Japanese tubs), this antibacterial bath mat has a fresh, cedary smell. $50, canoeonline.net. Jet Set A striking collection of black apothecary bottles in a range of sizes. The largest can double as a vase; the smallest can hold cotton balls. Flatiron Union stoneware bottles, in Charcoal, from $12 each, rh.com. What a Gem Lightly scented with grapefruit, camphor, and other natural essences, these glycerin soap stones are inspired by jewels. $8 each, pelledesigns.com. Brush With Perfection Soft natural bristles stimulate and exfoliate skin, while a long handle gets hardto-reach spots. By Iris Hantverk, $31, amara.com. Uncommon Scents Unique fragrance mixtures, such as fir balsam and clove, are hand-blended into Tatine’s pure soy candles. Garden and Forest Infusion candle, in Woodsmoke, $34, tatinecandles.com. Rack Star A fresh take on a towel…