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Current Obsessions: Organized and Inspired

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Current Obsessions: Organized and Inspired

February 1, 2014

Last week, we had a look at contemporary Chinese design in celebration of the New Year and found ourselves overflowing with ideas. Here are some of those add-on design finds from China, plus a look ahead at compact and sustainable spaces for our next issue on Small-Space Living.

Always fans of the work of New York ceramic artist Michelle Quan whose pieces are inspired by ritual and devotional practice with references to the cultures of Tibet, Japan, China, and India.
Above: Always fans of the work of New York ceramic artist Michelle Quan whose pieces are inspired by ritual and devotional practice with references to the cultures of Tibet, Japan, China, and India.
  • All week we kept returning to this project by Xiaodong Li, The School Bridge in Fujian, China, which includes a bridge, schoolhouse, playground, and performance stage.
  • A guide to taking risks with paint from Pop Sugar Home.
  • This week we discovered an excellent source for modern Chinese design: Bund Shop, an online platform for over 50 designers from mainland and Greater China.
  • Reading a short history of the Vermont stoneware company, Bennington Potters, and their trademark splatter-glazed ceramics on Country Living.
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Above: We’re eternally in cleanup mode and have been gleaning new tips from Real Simple’s 9 Decluttering Secrets From Professional Organizers. Photograph of a Piero Lissoni-designed closet from 10 Easy Pieces: Modular Closets, High to Low.
  • And after we declutter our closets we might consider filling them up a bit with some items from Toast’s spring collection.
  • Christine has been watching this inspiring how-to video on hanging a picture frame wall seen on Est Magazine.
  • Admiring the genius small space storage in an adjustable apartment designed for a DJ by Spanish firm, Elii, via Curbed National.
  • Those of us in colder climates are dreaming of warm places, like Sí£o Paulo, Brazil, where Terra e Tuma Arquitetos designed Casa Maracana, admired on Architizer.

For more interiors inspiration, head to our most recent posts.

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