Current Obsessions: Lighter Later by

Issue 66 · Cult of the Kitchen · April 6, 2013

Current Obsessions: Lighter Later

Issue 66 · Cult of the Kitchen · April 6, 2013

With spring finally upon us, we're drawn to softer colors and cleaner, open spaces, both indoors and out.

Eric Grunbaum's Surf Shack from Dwell, Remodelista

Above: Poring over Ye Rin Mok's photographs of Eric Grunbaum's Venice Beach surf shack, designed by Barbara Bestor.

• RM readers take note: our friend Tricia Rose of Rough Linen is offering Remodelista readers 15 percent off her smooth natural (unbleached) linen bedding during the month of April. To receive the discount, go to Rough Linen and mention Remodelista.

Makeup Artist and Stylist Kate Young, Remodelista

Above: Admiring (make that envying) stylist Kate Young's Clinton Hill house on Refinery 29. Above photograph from Industrie Magazine.

Heath Ceramics 2013 Summer Collection cups and tray

• Loving Heath Ceramics' new summer collection, spotted on Casa Sugar.

• If you haven't seen this video (spotted on Swiss Miss), you must: Marina Abramovic and Ulay.

Glutton for Life, Spring Soup, Remodelista

Above: With her house renovation underway and the dust flying, Christine will be spring cleaning (her body instead) with this Spring Soup recipe.

• Inspired by Alexa's Celery Salt, Sarah is contemplating making her own sumac salt (she's been on a sumac bender of late). Here are some other sumac recipes via The Kitchn.

• The quest to conquer clutter is never finished: new ideas for old things around the house.

• With warmer seasons comes the return of local farmer's market (one of our favorite perks of spring). For instance, the Greenpoint market is back in Brooklyn; see more at Brownstoner.

Wicker Chair on Post-Patternism, Remodelista

Above: Alexa's recent favorite Tumblr to scroll through on a lazy weekend afternoon: Post-Patternism.

• In light of this week's color-blocked kitchen, we're looking at this fabric covered lampshade DIY.

Indigo Rooster's Exhibition, Remodelista

Above: If you missed the "Indigo Rooster's Exhibition: An Exploration of Indigo," curated by Levi’s Vintage Clothing’s creative director Miles Johnson and merchandise manager Victor Sandberg, in Amsterdam last month, see it here.

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