ISSUE 11  |  British Isles

Current Obsessions: Welcoming Spring

March 22, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Remodelista Team

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We were out exploring design in the UK this past week, including a collection of stools called Working Girl, a ceramicist’s idyllic life on the Scottish coast, the return of the kitchen larder, and our new favorite wool blankets.  We’re now back home, getting ready for next week’s Spring Forward issue–a celebration of color, light, and the powers of cleaning. Meanwhile, for your weekend inspiration,  here are a few things we’re currently obsessing over.

Above: Margot’s favorite character in the new Wes Anderson movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is the hotel itself. The film’s production team created its interior in an Art Nouveau department store building in Gorlitz, Germany; see how in this video about the making of the sets.

SF women’s clothing company Cuyana launched its spring collection this week; we’ve been intrigued by the company’s Lean Closet Movement.

We’re sharing a Pinterest board with domino; have a look to see our favorite pale and palatial spaces.

Last week, we had dinner in Mill Valley with the clever team behind Freunde von Freunden, the online interview magazine we’ve been following for years. We’re plotting a visit to their new FvF Apartment in Berlin (it’s available to rent).

Above: Enjoying Australian blog Yellowtrace’s Best in Show coverage of Maison Objet, especially the new lighting from Michael Anastassiades.

Above: Alexa is admiring the layering of ochre and pink glass in a mausoleum by Fuhrimann Hächler Architects.

Scandinavian design blogs keep popping up like mushrooms–we often get lost for hours browsing, but we always come back to this standard bearer.

Above: Skylights in an updated stone cottage from this week on Gardenista. 

Another development in 3D-printed fashions has us considering the possibility of a hi-tech design issue on Remodelista. 

Above: The newest member of our team, Dalilah, has a graphic design background; she’s currently inspired by the work of Belgian artist Eva Evrard

Our friend Evan Roy, a San Francisco-based industrial designer, has an impressive body of work consisting of small-scale model chairs.

Above: These two-toned tumblers from Terrain would make a good addition to the summer table. 

A recipe for kale chips has us intrigued.

Go to British Isles to catch up on our most recent issue, and for posts from this past week on Gardenista, see In the Clover.