Among the things that came across our screens while we were researching our upcoming Sustainable Design week: upcycling, a new book on plywood, revisiting an iconic light, and more. Take a look.
- Is the kitchen island ruining American kitchens? Michelle weighs in in her new WSJ column.
- This Sunday at the Noguchi Museum in New York: “Center of Attention,” a conversation about the largest light that Isamu Noguchi ever designed. More info here.
- Fan is headed to New Mexico to stay the night at Los Poblanos Inn, a working farm with buildings by a renowned architect. (See our post on it here.)
- On Alexa’s reading list: The Simple Heart of Plywood, a new, slim little book on the groundbreaking plywood furniture of Gerald Summers.
- A new use for old jeans, eco edition.
- Plus, more upcycling ideas: “TerraCycle in New Jersey offers all sorts of free recycling for hard-to-recycle goods, like bath and shower accessories from remodels and so many other things,” Margot reports. Check out their Zero Waste Boxes, for recycling everything from books to bottle caps.
- A new cookbook on “Italy’s best-kept secret” by a London- and Venice-based writer. (And, take a look inside her kitchen.)
- Among the highlights we’re looking forward to at this year’s Salon del Mobile, April 17-22: e15‘s new collections with British architect David Chipperfield, hall 16, stand E44.
- How the French do laundry.
- And: all the details on the self-taught florist chosen for the Royal Wedding.
- Planning a trip? Consult our go-to Design Travel picks, from cult favorite restaurants to the best housewares shops.
- And, see what we’re obsessing about on Gardenista, over here.
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