This last weekend of February, a slew of excellent, innovative artists and art books have been pinging into our inboxes and filling our desktop screens—plus practical matters for spring cleaning and gardening, heading into our Beauty in Utility week. Take a look:
- Books to order now: Whitfield Lovell: Kin and Black Refractions: Highlights From the Studio Museum in Harlem, both via Rizzoli.
- And a New York artist whose “paintings” use no paint at all—only single-use plastic bags, unrecognizably transformed.
- Turns out, Emily Henderson is a fellow fan of Shaker design (and shared a few photos from our shoot at the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire). Read her illuminating history here.
- Introducing Ikea’s pre-built tiny house, perfect for compact, low-impact living and (live-anywhere living, too).
- Admiring Diedrick Bracken’s abstract weavings (and his Instagram, @deedsweaves).
- And now available via John Derian: bucolic drawings and paintings by Dutch artist Evert Rabbers.
- Plus: how to keep a well-ordered, efficient fridge.
- Spring cleaning? Here are 27 of our editors’ most-used cleaning tips and tricks.
- And smart, simple ways to use eggshells in the spring garden.