Current Obsessions: New Season, New Shops by

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 17, 2013

Current Obsessions: New Season, New Shops

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 17, 2013

What's piquing our interest this week? A trio of newly opened design shops, a glamorous Londoner at home, and kids' sliding, climbing, and swinging spaces.

The Future Perfect in San Francisco, Remodelista

Above: Earlier this week, Julie and Sarah dropped in on the just-opened SF outpost of The Future Perfect (best of all, it's next door to March, one of our favorite ktichenware shops anywhere).

• Three don't-miss design shops have just opened: The Future Perfect in San Francisco, Karkula in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Steven Alan's new home store in NYC.

• After this week's post on Radical Kids' Climbing and Sliding Spaces, we're looking at these Six Modern Houses Harboring Secret Slides for more.

• Loving Ashley Helvey's reinvigoration of Nordstrom's art direction and styling.

• Taking a look at these 19 Kitchen Decorating Ideas that include a kitchen opening into a main dining room (see Michelle's The Death of the Dining Room).

Above: You've seen her house on Remodelista (A Free-Spirited Film Director, at Home in London); now see Gaby Dellal on This Is Fifty by photographer Kristin Perers.

Taylor Bag for Of a Kind by Sarah Barner, Remodelista

Above: Alexa has been scoping out Remodelista Market alumna Sarah Barner's limited edition Taylor Bag for Of a Kind.

House E4 in Austria from Architizer, Remodelista

Above: A project in Irrsee, Austria, by Bembé Dellinger on Architizer.

• Sarah just read Rob Forbes review of the book Walkable City.

Sleeping Cot as Guest Bed on Le Dans La, Remodelista

Above: Admiring these 6 Great Guest Beds; photograph from Le Dans La.

• Inspired by these 9 Ways to Update Your Kitchen for Under $100; we especially like the idea of replacing hardware and purchasing a bar cart on wheels.

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