Ahead as April turns to May: an upstate maker’s market, a botanical exhibition in London, and more. Read on:
- New Yorkers: Stop into Guild & Grange, a three-day marketplace featuring artisans at the John Jay Homestead in Katonah, New York, plus workshops on beekeeping, wine-making, gardening, and more. Head to Guilt & Grange for tickets.
- For sale: what just might be the earliest documented piece of furniture from America, once owned “by a badass, famous and successful woman.”
- We’re admiring Plant Explorations, The New Craftsmen’s upcoming exhibition as part of London Craft Week, featuring works by modern makers inspired by the botany archives at Kew Gardens; details here.
- English charity shop Oxfam has teamed up with designer of the moment Matilda Goad to promote shopping secondhand; among her favorite things to source? Silverware, lamps (“learn to look past the shades”), vases, and frames. Browse Oxfam’s online shop here.
- We’re intrigued, also, by BuzziSpace, Belgian makers of sound-absorbing lighting and furniture who believe that “acoustics should be part of the design process.”
- A bright Barbara Bestor-designed farmhouse in Vermont for a California couple, via T.
- Object of desire (for the garden): The Life Chair.
- Time to rethink topiaries?
- And 5 clever ways to camouflage the washer/dryer.