This week we found ourselves taking note of simple pleasures—artful brooms, moments of light—plus a Nashville hotel opening. Take a look.
- Join us on Wednesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. EDT for a live tour of architect Jess Thomas’s “sentimental minimalism” brownstone, and a Q&A with Thomas and partner Andrea Fisk of Brooklyn-based Shapeless Studio. Get your pressing architecture and remodeling questions ready, then join here.
- Margot reports on a new hotel, Noelle, in Nashville with creative direction by the couple behind Set & Co.
- This week in iconic design: Modernism junkie Carla Maher of @the_wood_house tours Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat, near Prague.
- After reading Julie’s post on some of the most beautiful brooms we’ve seen, Annie is tempted to book a broom-making workshop (like this one at a Maine Shaker village this summer).
- We have our eyes peeled for Mutina‘s new developments, soon to be unveiled at this year’s Salon del Mobile, April 17-22—including Mutina Accents, a new interiors project with Denmark-based OEO Studio, plus a new collection from Dutch designer Hella Jongerius.
- Fan reports a sale at Auntie Oti next weekend: Friday, April 20, 3-7 p.m., and Saturday, April 21, 11-2, at 72 Mother Gaston Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Expect samples, goods with slight defects, and overstock at a discount.
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- And, how to get your closet ready for spring.
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