The Princeton-based architectural firm ikon.5 Architects has been awarded a Merit Award in the Unbuilt category by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) for its design of a new Training, Recreation and Education Center for the Newark Housing Authority. more

On Tuesday, July 7, Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts welcomes the Ariel String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton University campus. The concert will include string quartets by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Beethoven. more

How Sarah and Steve Gifford turned their love for New England into a family business

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

The post college years can be a daunting time for young professionals, but brother and sister team, Sarah and Stephen Gifford were able to dodge the drudgery by taking matters into their own hands – or shall we say heads. more

Every year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven Museum and Garden at 55 Stockton Street hosts a free event celebrating America’s heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. more

By Anne Levin

Barbara Majeski will never forget the day her parents told her and her siblings that their brother Steven was never going to develop like other children. She was only six years old. But it was a day that would shape her life.

Steven had Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic inherited neurological disorder that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges. He had just come home from a long stay at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  more

Storied 1920’s Villa Renovated by Bob Bennett

Location: 1 Battle Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Listing Price: $3,450,000

Realtor: Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty

Agent: Norman ‘Pete’ Callaway

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Weekly home and design picks from our Editor, Lynn Adams Smith

Fashion and Home Designs by Piero Fornasetti

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Gifts that reflect your favorite gentleman’s personality and style

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Whether you’re in Princeton, Lawrenceville, or Cranbury, Princeton Magazine has you covered when it comes to ice cream. more

By Anne Levin

Leslie Burger, the woman credited with turning the Princeton Public Library into “the community’s living room” while bringing it national recognition for services and innovation, is retiring after 16 years as executive director. According to the library’s Board of Trustees, Ms. Burger has decided to step down in January 2016. A national search will be launched by an executive search firm to hire her successor. more

Ethan Allen

Weekly home and design picks from our Editor, Lynn Adams Smith

Hand Stamped Vintage Coffee & Espresso Spoons by Sycamore Hill

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The esteemed calligrapher and Instagram sensation, Seb Lester reveals the poignant story behind his success.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

When I discovered London artist and designer Seb Lester’s (@seblester) account on Instagram, I also uncovered a place of peace. I would feverishly search through my Instagram feed to watch one of Lester’s art videos so as to put myself in a calligraphy-induced trance.  more

By Taylor Smith

Princeton Magazine has gathered together our top picks for a romantic summer wedding. Many of the dresses recall visions of an English country wedding or a setting in a rustic old church. The latest trends harken to vintage fashions with off-white lace, delicate trimmings, and a-line shapes. more

See how architectural photographer, Richard Schulman is capturing the faces behind the world’s most beautiful buildings

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Images by Richard Schulman

Unlike paintings and other forms of art that are produced directly from hand to canvas, architectural designs require an intermediate step: construction. And while we may be left awestruck by the sleek enormity of a skyscraper or the matchless ambiance of a building, we often forget the brilliant architect behind its conception. more

Weekly home and design picks from our Editor, Lynn Adams Smith

Cole and Son Wallpapers Ltd

Price Upon Request

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Location: 66 Witherspoon Street (near Palmer Square), Princeton, NJ; (609) 688-8808

Website: http://www.mistralprinceton.com

Nestled next to Palmer Square, Mistral Restaurant represents the best of Princeton’s dining scene. Home for international palates and modern tastes, Mistral features seasonal and creative small plates courtesy of their chef de cuisine Ben Nerenhausen. Spending much of his childhood overseas in places like Pakistan and Egypt, Nerenhausen’s entrees incorporate local foods with global cooking techniques inspired by his travels.  more

Weekly home and design picks from our Editor, Lynn Adams Smith

Frances Palmer Pottery

No. 75 Small Bowls (each sold separately)

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Escape to paradise with the fashion guru’s newest book on island living. 

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Caribbean flair collides with British sensibility in India Hicks’ third and newest tome, India Hicks: Island Style. A miscellany of breathtaking personal and professional photographs, design tips, and personal advice, Island Style acts as a bona fide scrapbook of Hicks’ home life. Readers are thrown into the colorful and free-spirited world of her Hibiscus Hill home in the Bahamas where she lives with her designer husband, four children, and fostered Bahamian son.  more