Habitat

The East Hampton Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, has been shopping for everyone on her lists and she’s come up with a few surprises for your list, too.

Christmas is coming and garden shops and nurseries already have begun selling fir trees. You’ve seen them everywhere. For the most part, when the holidays are over they are allowed to dry out on firewood piles, used by municipalities to shore up...
The search for perfect holiday gifts can test your imagination, shopping stamina, and, above all, patience.
Montauk’s sandy soil was never all that good for farming. The highlands that give the topography there its undulating form were the result of heaps of stone and sediment (till) kicked over by the last glacier some 11,000 years ago.
So farewell then, multiculturalism. It seems you’ve been dumped, alongside pet rocks and fondue sets, as yet another 1970s fad.
The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went hunting and gathering, of course, and found cool stuff to give, share, or keep for yourself. She reminds fans to shop locally, drive carefully, and be especially nice to Mother Nature.
Susan Wood Richardson, a photographer who has worked for magazines and movie companies all over the world, recently dropped anchor in Amagansett in a house that is large enough for the furniture she has collected at auctions and yard sales and...
Born out of necessity, rather than in pursuit of any “reclaimed” aesthetic, is the house that Nick Cohen built.
When Barbara Toll, an art adviser and former gallery owner, sold her Sag Harbor house and moved into a two-bedroom condominium in the Watchcase factory in 2015, she was eager to give up the maintenance responsibilities that come with homeownership,...
Universal Design, the design of products and environments suitable for everyone, from children to the elderly, is a term increasingly heard on the East End, where retirees continue to swell the population. Put simply, it is intentionally planning...
Customers come from near and far and at this point the general manager of London Jewelers in East Hampton can often spot them the minute they walk in. They are almost always men, and when they look at the cases of glittering jewelry and watches and...
More than a decade before Jason Biondo was born, Macy’s, the department store, and Raymond Loewy, the prolific industrial designer, commissioned the renowned architect Andrew Geller to design about 200 prefabricated houses for Culloden Point, a...
Two years ago, when the old Federal-Italianate residence at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor finally escaped the years-long grip of bank foreclosures and landed in the hands of real estate developers, it was in a state of near collapse. Its windows were...