Abandoned châteaux, artist studios, and 9 other things we’re thinking about this weekend. Have a look:
- On our collective minds this weekend after a visit to Edward Hopper’s studio in New York: a Hopper walking tour of Seventh Avenue, and Hopper in his studio, circa 1965.
- An abandoned French château in the forest, before the renovation. (We sort of hope they leave it like this.)
- Margot let us know about a new restaurant in a remodeled historic building in Seattle: Homer.
- Big news from Danish design brand Hay: they’re opening their first North American store in Portland, Oregon, this month. Not in the Pacific Northwest? Fortunately they have a new online shop for North American shoppers, too.
- On our reading list: Sara Berman’s Closet, artist Maira Kalman’s new book, an ode to her mother and her all-white, perfectly organized wardrobe (which was previously also on view at the Met).
- Architect and painter Spencer Fung has an exhibit on in London: My Abstract Landscape, this one at Connolly at 4 Clifford Street, now through January 15.
- Fan will be driving through Big Sur next week and is planning a stop at the storied Big Sur Bakery.
- Julie is eager to try Snuk Foods, a new online shop for hard-t0-find spices and provisions (think whole honeycombs and saffron syrups). Also newly launched this week is the project’s food publication, Caravan, with stories and recipes by the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi and David Tanis.
- Pop-up alert: this winter, Brooklinen will have a shop at 119 Spring Street in New York; it opens November 9.
- A DIY laundry room makeover, thanks to Ikea.
- And, a very private garden on Paris’ Rue du Bac. (P.S.: It’s for sale.)
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