Current Obsessions: The Simple Life by

Issue 61 · Bath & Spa · March 3, 2013

Current Obsessions: The Simple Life

Issue 61 · Bath & Spa · March 3, 2013

In anticipation for our upcoming Japanese week, we've been checking out Umamimart's Blog and learning how to make garlicky gomadare (sesame sauce). Check out our Umamimart post.

Alabama Chanin Workshops, Remodelista

Above: We're contemplating Alabama Chanin's one-day retreats across the country.

• Sarah thoroughly recommends the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

Kimono Shop in Kyoto from Yatzer on Remodelista

Above: Taking a look into Yusuke Seki's Kyoto store dedicated to the revival of Kimono culture in modern life.

• We're inspired to reorganize the kitchen thanks to these 24 ideas, like idea No. 4 about storing items according to use.

A Detacher Basket, Remodelista

Above: Julie has her eye on this (giant) basket from A Detacher.

• Alexa has been completely obsessed with the latest Rochas collection shown in Paris this week; in particular the hair inspired by Nicoletta Santoro of Vogue China.

Handcrafted Modern Europe by Leslie Williamson, Remodelista

Above: An image from the Kickstarter-funded upcoming book by Leslie Williamson, Handcrafted Modern Europe.

• Sarah's heading to Heath SF this Thursday evening to get a sneak preview of Williamson's book on the mid-twentieth century's most notable architects and designers in Europe. Check out her previous book, Handcrafted Modern.

Sliding Door Hardware from Dwell on Remodelista

Above: One of our favorite subjects: sliding door hardware.

• Curious about Brownstoner's latest feature, The Upstater, showcasing real estate listings within three hours north, east, or west of NYC.

House Plants for Watering, Remodelista

Above: Going on a spring vacation? Consider this idea for keeping houseplants hydrated while you're away. Photograph from DIY: Instant Hanging Shelves for Houseplants.

• Admiring this transformation of an old van by Welsh couple Bill and Becky Goddard of Rustic Campers.

N.B.: See our past weekly obsessions in the Design News section of our archive.

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