This week we’re noting design-forward escapes from (and, sometimes, within) the city; read on for a few exhibits, events, and collaborations we have our eye on:
- Heading to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden? Keep an eye out for these 33 conceptual artist- and architect-designed birdhouses tucked throughout.
- Our London correspondent, Christine, let us know about The Great Pyjama Party and Festival of Sleep launching tonight at Museum of the Home; get all the info here.
- We’re eagerly awaiting Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen’s collaboration with Zara Home, launching June 30; get a glimpse via T.
- West Coasters, save the date: Three Landscapes: JB Blunk, Anna and Lawrence Halprin opens at Blum & Poe in LA on July 9.
- In collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Building Museum in DC is hosting a slew of workshops and immersive installations inspired by their summer-long production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; see the full slate of goings-on here.
- And on view at Marc Straus in New York: Contaminated Landscape.
- 5 space-saving ideas to steal from a tiny kitchenette.
- In praise of nasturtiums (recipe included).
- And introducing the vacation-proof landscape: a gravel garden that (almost) looks after itself.