Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is pleased to host a book signing and presentation to celebrate photographer Bill Brett’s most personal book yet: Boston, Irish. This event is free and open to the public and takes place on Tuesday, August 18 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Boston Signature Store, located on 142 Berkeley Street in Boston. All proceeds from the book sales and 10% of any merchandise sales during the evening will benefit ROOM TO GROW, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.
An award-winning photojournalist, Brett is well-known for his career at The Boston Globe, where he marked his 50th anniversary on June 1, 2014. He started his news career hawking The Globe on the street corners of his native Dorchester, Massachusetts. He then worked there as an 18-year-old part-time photographer, learning the art and the business of news at the same time.
Boston, Irish, a collection of more than 260 black-and-white photographs of the people and the city in which Brett lives, turns the lens on his own community: the city’s Irish-Americans. Through portraits and stories, the book covers every aspect of the region’s Irish-American community. It also explores the full breadth of the Irish immigrant experience, representing those from the Republic and Northern Ireland and both Roman Catholics and Protestants alike.
In his 50 years of chronicling the life and people of the city, Brett has photographed thousands of events and fundraisers, and his coverage has helped raise awareness for and bring donations to many organizations. Brett lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Virginia, and their four children.
ABOUT MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS…MASTERS OF MODERN:
When Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams started over 25 years ago, they were strong advocates of modern design. Today, that love for modern continues with a new collection realized by the design team under the leadership of co-founder Bob Williams. As the collection evolves, with a 70s modern muse, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams continues to define and re-define modern home furnishings through a delicate balance of mixing updated design elements with clean and classic silhouettes. Through a modern lens, they capture the comfortable side of modern that many can appreciate and few can duplicate.
The new fall 2015 collection, launching in Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Stores nationwide this August, focuses on the art of entertaining. What all great hosts have in common is a home beautifully and comfortably outfitted for entertaining. It starts at the front door and carries effortlessly through living and dining spaces. From seating to serving to storage, the goal is to design a home always ready for entertaining, whether for special occasions or spontaneous fun (and there is a new collection of high-end game tables focusing on the fun part of entertaining and gift giving). Even the color schemes draw inspiration from this all-important social season: Whiskey & Wine, featuring leathers in shades from caramel to saddle, burgundy and merlot. The new collection captures the 70s era cool vibe with Italian flair. The mix is rich, with pieces from that time period paired with classics. Colors are saturated – navy, burgundy and spruce. Dark wood contrast with metals both vintage and bright. And traditional velvets and paisleys (inspired by the linings of Italian jackets) look new in re-imagined versions of timeless silhouettes.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is a renowned 26-year old lifestyle furniture brand best known for comfortable, stylish, and value-conscious slipcovered and upholstered furniture, casegoods, lighting, rugs, accessories, bed linens, and a wide array of carefully-edited wall art. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams brings its highly livable combination of comfort and style to savvy, sophisticated consumers. The international brand’s headquarters and factory are based in Taylorsville, North Carolina.
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