The Boston Globe recently wrote, “Maine’s art scene has a bustling new hub. Rockland, the fishing village with the wide-open skies and attractive, tree-lined main street, once played permanent second fiddle to Portland, one hour and 40 minutes down the coast.”
With newer art galleries and an abundant pool of local artists, the small coastal town is thriving, particularly in the arts. Recently I photographed Periscope, a gallery inspired home goods store in downtown. Founded by partners Ariel Hall, formerly a NYC based artist and Jan Leth, also connected to the city as global creative director for a well known advertising firm. Their store reflects their history. Jan’s father was a Danish architect and Ariel originally from Maine, has the sensibility of an artist with understanding of place. You can see this the moment you walk in. Simple lines, strong form and function and an artistic flair is apparent in everything they sell. It’s truly a beautiful store.
Photographed for Maine Home Design+Magazine, November 2017, All images © sarah beard buckley