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Current Obsessions: Brighter Days


Current Obsessions: Brighter Days

January 23, 2021

Among the news and finds that caught our attention this week:

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Above: An outtake from this week’s post A Danish Couple’s Thoughtfully Appointed 1927 Townhouse in Copenhagen. For many more hygge moments and considered interiors, follow @femte.til.venstre on Instagram.
  • To celebrate the momentousness of having a woman in the White House, upstate shop Sunny’s Pop is offering 10 percent off this weekend. Just use code VPHARRIS.
  • The 2020 Design of the Year award goes to the Teeter Totter Wall, a series of bright pink seesaws at the U.S./Mexico border as a reminder that, as one of the designers states, “we don’t need to build walls, we need to build bridges.”
  • We like Openweave, the latest wallpaper pattern by Massachusetts-based Fayce Textiles, “inspired by the art and craft of fabric and basket weaving” and available in bone, charcoal/natural, or blush/ochre. (For more on Fayce, see Markings and Line Work: Hand-Drawn Wallpaper from a New England Studio.)
  • Fan is watching Pretend It’s a City on Netflix: “The subject of the documentary is Fran Lebowitz, but the star is really New York City,” she says.
  • Also on Fan’s radar: Craft: An American Historya chronicle of “unsung artisans,” as The New York Times says.
  • Annie is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her pair of stackable ceramic tumblers from Portland, Maine-based ceramicists Campfire Pottery for afternoon tea breaks. Campfire currently has a limited-edition collection of tumbler colors, from ochre to slate to matte white, on offer; head here to order before they sell out.
  • Save the date for Erica Tanov’s three-day sale next weekend, with “up to 70 percent off past season scores, rare finds, and one-of-a-kind samples.” It’s going on January 29-31 at 1827 Fourth Street in Berkeley, CA, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day—masks required, and more info here. (Not able to go in person? Their winter sale is going on now online.)
  • And because we’re all obsessed with Bernie’s mittens this week, another reason to love them: They’re upcycled, made from wool sweaters and lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles. (Alas, their creator, Vermont-based teacher Jen Ellis, says she’s fresh out of mittens—and to head to Etsy for something similarly eco-friendly and warm.)

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