Next week, we're heading outdoors with summer houses as our theme, so stay tuned for a trip to the backwoods. In the meantime, here's what's on our radar:
Above: Over at Gardenista, landscape architect Scott Lewis is on call for the weekend to answer any and all garden-related queries; go to In SF, Scott Lewis Architecture Turns a Small City Backyard into a Green Oasis.
- Spotted on Honestly WTF, bucket bags by LA-based Building Block.
- A modern Viennese Weekend cabin in Vienna, prefab style? Via Architizer.
- Izabella has been obsessing over this Stockholm apartment with rooftop terrace by Oscar Properties.
- With Father's Day in mind, consider making your own homemade Barbecue Sauces and Rubs or better still, just go out and buy a bottle of The Salt Lick.
Over at Gardenista, our own Meredith Swinehart launches a new series, The Novice Gardener. In her first installment, she explores the mysteries of lavender (in her SF window box, one dies, the other lives).
- If, like us, you've had your eye on one of these black walnut cutting boards, now is the time to buy one. Starting June 17th, the MoMA Design Store will be marking them down from $115 to $79.95 (also available online at MoMA). Be sure to check out the Perimeter Tray from Ladies and Gentlemen, too.
- Stacey is looking forward to enjoying the spiced roasted salad at The Viceroy in Santa Monica this weekend.
It's wedding season, and over at Gardenista you can get the inside story on flowers fit for a royal at Ask the Expert: 10 Tips for Wedding Flowers from Kate Middleton's Florist.
- We're ending nautical week with some Gaultier stripes from the Elle Decoration suite the French fashion designer created in conjunction with Roche Bobois. See Yatzer's interview with Jean Paul Gaultier.
- Sarah's rounding up her sumac, dried limes, and rose petals to tackle the recipes in the The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia. Check out Shafia's Cold Pistachio Mint Soup on her blog, Lucid Food.
- It's not a summer house but we like Kendra's idea of renting a wing of Wiveton Hall in the UK, featured on Gardenista.
- Christine enjoyed how a Wallpaper Installation by Deborah Bowness could bring empty and forgotten spaces in and around York in the UK back to life.