ISSUE 60  |  Film Fest

Current Obsessions: Signs of Spring

February 24, 2013 10:30 AM

BY Remodelista Team

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The temperature might be low in most of the Northern Hemisphere, but blooming magnolia and plum trees don't lie. Here's what we've been reading, watching, and making this past week:

• Admiring the pivoting blinds of Pitsou Kedem Architects' latest project in Tel Aviv, Israel.

• Alexa appreciates the transformative power of paint (like her coffee table selvaged off the street, then painted white). She's checking out these different paint project ideas.

• Sarah's enjoying the first print issue of a Handful of Salt, with its mix of craft and design, available online.

• After Jackie's advice in this week's 10 Secrets for Happy Housekeeping, we're fixated on domestic science solutions, like How to Shorten Cleaning Time.

• Stacey is looking forward to picking up one of the new White Moleksine Notebooks as soon as possible.

• Enjoying Sight Unseen's look at Brian Ferry's Brooklyn apartment. For more of Ferry's work, see his blog, The Blue Hour, and in A Designer's Haunt in Greenwich Village.

• As we head into Bath & Spa week, Alexa has been noticing some smart DIY ideas, like this clothing hanger manipulated as a toilet paper holder (stay tuned for more ideas like this one). Photographed by Ashley Rose Helvey.

• Sylvan Mishima Brackett from Peko Peko preparing pickled cherry blossom photographed by Chloe Aftel. Sarah's excited to see the first sign of plum blossom in the garden – in anticipation of making her own Pickled Blossom this year.

• Christine was happily reminded of Le Grand Project of Renovations that began it all—the complete transformation of 18th century townhouse to Parisian industrial chic in 1928.

• Hosting friends for Oscars watching this evening? Here are 16 Fresh Ways to Dress Up a Table.