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April 10, 2021

Welcome back, spring. Here are a few things to check out this weekend, from sales we’re browsing to virtual ikebana workshops to a new East Hampton shop and more:

A favorite from this week: The Body in Blue: Laxmi Hussain’s London Home and Studio Showcase Her Figural Art.
Above: A favorite from this week: The Body in Blue: Laxmi Hussain’s London Home and Studio Showcase Her Figural Art.
  • What better way to celebrate the return of spring with Mindfulness Through Ikebana, a virtual ikebana class via Japan Society? Head here for more info and to register.
  • Going on now through April 23 via Sunny’s Pop: the shop’s biggest-ever sale, with wares up to 60 percent off, online only.
  • And Hem is also offering a sale, with 20 percent off all products from April 12 to 18 at hem.com; sign up here (US customers) or here (Canada) for more info.
  • Our friend Glenn Ban wrote to tell us that his new studio in East Hampton is officially up and running. In addition to vintage items, he has lighting by Dumais Made and Stone & Sawyer, furniture by Lawson Fenning, and ceramics by Ceramics and Rosario Varela.
  • Design fair Object & Thing has a pop-up exhibition at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, now through May 9, with artists and artisans creating new works inspired by materials from the land—like floral installations by Frances Palmer. All of the works are for sale here; for reservations and visiting info, click here.
  • And one of Margot’s own botanical assemblages is on display at Rockefeller Center via The Flag Project. Of the work, she says: “I made my festooned welcome mat literally a year ago—in April 2020, when we were all at home, only venturing out for walks, and nature was such a solace.” Take a look at the catalog for all of the works (and Margot’s, page 44).

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