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Current Obsessions: Holiday Happenings


Current Obsessions: Holiday Happenings

December 14, 2019
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Above: We’re revisiting Lundies House in Scotland, with its magical interiors: A Historical Manse Converted Into a Hygge-Ready Scandi-Scot Guesthouse.
  • We’re in full swing with our holiday gift guides; keep up with our picks at Remodelista Gift Guides 2019.
  • We’ve covered Foxfire Mountain House in the past; now we’re admiring their new book Foxfire Living: Design, Recipes, and Stories from the Magical Inn in the Catskills, “a field guide to the neo-vintage design style that is the hallmark of Foxfire Mountain House, the magical inn in the Catskills.”
  •  Remodelista architecture and interiors editor Margot Guralnick has a sideline as a botanical photographer; her work is currently on view (and available for purchase) at the new Area linens shop at One Fifth Avenue. (To follow Margot’s Instagram account, go to Dog Walk Diary.)
  • There’s still time to win a handsome Leather Tote (worth $450) designed by Cathy Bailey for Heath Sews Studio and made in San Francisco; enter here.
  • Over at T Magazine, a panel of design experts picked The 25 Rooms That Influence the Way We Design. Included: Finn Juhl’s living room at his home in Charlottenlund, Denmark (for more, see Alexa’s report Daring Color Ideas to Steal from the Finn Juhl House in Copenhagen).
  • Annie’s admiring the work of British ceramicist Sophindra Chatterjee; “I’m obsessed, particularly with how she wraps her packages (note the witty mailing labels).”
  • Margot notes that upstate outfit Ravenwood has just launched their online marketplace, featuring “selections from our absolute favorite people in the region who are making such beautiful work—kitchen and home goods, artwork, books, and self-care items.” (And for holiday decor ideas, see Margot’s post The High/Low Table: 11 Ideas to Steal from the Hudson Valley).
  • Through December 17, 2019, Japanese ceramicist Akio Nukaga is showing her work at the Monica Castiglioni Shop at 268 Court Street in Brooklyn; the show is produced by Asako Ueno of Anzu New York.
  • Luke Irwin, our favorite London-based rug designer, emailed to let us know that the sell-out talk series he created with the Sir John Soane’s Museum is returning for a second season. For the 2020 talk series, leading designers (including luminaries like garden designer Dan Pearson and interior designer Ilse Crawford) will discuss an object that has inspired them in some way. To buy tickets, go to Sir John Soane’s Museum.

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