Current Obsessions: Spring Fling by

Issue 68 · Africana · April 20, 2013

Current Obsessions: Spring Fling

Issue 68 · Africana · April 20, 2013

We're finally feeling the onset of spring—Michelle is rejiggering her wardrobe accordingly (stay tuned for her Domestic Dispatch column on Monday) and the rest of us are rolling up our sleeves, removing the extra blanket from the bed, and gingerly pulling the outdoor furniture into the garden. Here's what's on our radar this week:

  Opus Studio South Africa

Above: Here's one store we need to add to our recent roundup of South African finds, Marissa Pretorius' Opus Studio.


• House hunting in SF? Check out this elegant Pacific Heights house, remodeled by Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory member Jerome Buttrick.

• For those of us who supply custom guides for our friends when they come to town, here's a new app that's going to make those lists manageable: Mosey.

Travertine Countertops from Cultivate Kitchen, Remodelista

Above: Admiring the travertine countertops on a kitchen island by Petersson Keller Architects. 

• As we head into a week all about domestic science, some of us are using the weekend to do two things: hand wash our cashmere and clean our hardwood floors (thanks to these two tutorials).

  Lekker Studio Ethnicraft Teak Wardrobes

Above: When we featured the SF Home of Michelle Chan (senior editorial director at Banana Republic), there was lots of interest in her teak wardrobes. Made by Belgian firm Ethnicraft, you can find them at Lekker Home.

• Dream real estate: 9,547 square feet on Île de Boëdic off the coast of Brittany.

Fiskebar Wine Bottles in Copenhagen, Remodelista

Above: Alexa's sourcing inspiration from vignettes at Kødbyens Fiskebar in Copenhagen. Photograph from a feature with Martin Bentzen and Anders Selmer on Edible Selby.

• We're checking out these tips for walking the talk: living with environmental sustainability in mind.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.