Louis Raymond on June 10, 2018

Cocktails @ The Farm

Southside's 26th Annual May Plant Sale was the best ever, as usual: Over 2,000 plant-lovers came to CityFarm to shop, and we grossed over $80K! How better to celebrate our thriving present & truly lively future with a cocktail party @ CityFarm?...
Louis Raymond on May 18, 2018

26th Annual Plant Sale

This annual must-attend connects over two thousand joyful gardeners with twenty-five thousand eager starts of vegetables, herbs, & flowers. ...
Louis Raymond on April 13, 2018

Partying Like It’s 1919

The inaugural Designers Ball was a Bauhaus Bash celebrating the 99th anniversary of the Bauhaus School's founding. It exceeded our wildest dreams, with over 400 attendees, unstinting costumes, eye-popping special effects and—most importantly—boundless merriment among the hundreds of design fans. Another Designers Ball, please!...
Louis Raymond on April 3, 2018

It’s Showtime!

The Designers Ball debuts this Saturday, so why not light up the Statehouse in the orange signature color of DESIGNxRI?...
Louis Raymond on March 14, 2018

The Bauhaus Bash in the News

DESIGNxRI is debuting its Designer's Ball brand on Saturday, April 7, at the astounding WaterFire Arts Center. We'll be partying like it's 1919, the opening of the most important design influence in the 20th Century, the Bauhaus. We leave it to didactic centennialists to delay celebrating until...
Louis Raymond on March 12, 2018

Good Business at the Land Trust

Everyone loves a heartwarming story, so it's a thrill but not a surprise that the press is highlighting the bountiful recognition Southside Community Land Trust has received from Whole Foods. What is a surprise is the particular press venue: the Providence Business News....
Louis Raymond on February 10, 2018

Plants with Attitude

These kids are getting an inspired introduction to life, not just to a gleefully eccentric garden. Beauty is less about fluffy & pastel perfection than it is about being interesting, individual, & welcoming. Those kids can see roses & peonies at any of the neighbors....
Louis Raymond on February 8, 2018

Developing Communities

Community Foundations make us stronger together. Dinner with the Executive Director of one of Connecticut's "CFs" opened my eyes afresh to their enduring, empowering presence....
Louis Raymond on February 1, 2018

Redoing While Fighting

Bruce Eric Kaplan's cartoons are published regularly by The New Yorker; his nom de plume is BEK.  This one, from the February 5 issue, is so on-target that one—well, me—could wonder if it had been created for this particular reader....