We’re happily slipping into summer with a nautical theme next week. In the meantime, here’s what we’re up to:
Above: Brooklynites can catch Remodelista NYC editor Francesca Connolly and party planner extraordinaire David Stark at Book Court (163 Court Street) celebrating the recently released David Stark: The Art of the Party ($28.39 at Amazon); Wednesday, June 12, at 7 pm.
Above: David and Francesca will create a literary-themed tablescape using locally sourced materials from Brooklyn (hint: vellum, a painter’s drop cloth, and tissue paper are involved). For information, go to Book Court.
- Izabella, inspired by Alexa’s trip to Paris, is cooking from the blog French Cuisse.
- Julie’s eying the Terence Conran Skipper Stool from her roundup of Well-Priced Essentials from Designer + Big Box Collaborations.
- Wabi-sabi lovers: LA readers can meet master potter Akio Nukaga at Heath Los Angeles this Saturday, June 8th, from 5 to 8pm. His work will be on display until July 21st.
- Brit designer Sir Paul Smith: a hoarder? He might want to take a note or two from Zero Waste Home.
- Christine checked out the Calder After the War Exhibition at the Pace Gallery and is now looking forward to the annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
- Alexa’s nod to nautical week: the purchase of a fish soap from Merci.
- “Men build boats because they can’t have babies”â€”so says traditional boat maker Andy Stewart. Christine turned us on to this great vimeo of Stewart talking abut the craft and philosophy of wooden boat carpentry.
- We’re coveting this Vintage Andian Blanket from Spartan shop in Austin, perfect for throwing over a hammock. Looking for the latter? Check out Pop Sugar’s Best Hammock roundup.
- Ever gone to Anthropologie, seen something, and thought you could make it yourself? Check out 38 Anthropologie Hacks.
- San Francisco’s Zinc Details will be showcasing the work of local designers in their (now) annual SF Local Design Market. Meet the makers on June 13, from 6 to 8pm.