ISSUE 61  |  Bath & Spa

Current Obsessions: The Simple Life

March 03, 2013 12:30 PM

BY Remodelista Team

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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.

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

• Sarah thoroughly recommends the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.