Read on to learn what we’ve been coveting, exploring and considering this week.
Above: We’re admiring this recent bed & breakfast renovation in Barcelona by Spanish firm Nook Architects. Parallel with the company’s aesthetic, the converted space features punchy elements including glossy bright tiles and patterned tiles. Photo by nieve | Productora Audiovisual courtesy of Nook Architects.
- A Greek-island-inspired home on the Lower East Side.
Above: Julie is looking forward to That Is Best Which Works Best, an upcoming Shaker exhibit running January 18 – 23 at Mjolk.
- Packing a big punch with small structures.
- A visual essay on the complicated process of making a popular fabric.
Above: Where to be on Oscar night, according to Margot: the old school Hollywood-style restaurant Metrograph Commissary, adjoining the Metrograph movie theater, bar, and bookstore, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Metrograph theater shows 35 mm movies, new and old (it’s the brainchild of old-school men’s accessories designer Alexander Olch).
- Meredith is heading to FOG Design + Art fair this weekend at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco (in four short years the show has become a must-attend).
- A midcentury home gets a modern update.
- Simple ideas for elevating any kitchen.
- In Gardenista news: A Modern Mosaic Garden in SF.
Above: On Ellen’s radar: BKLYN Clay, a new modern ceramic workshop and studio space in the S.Slope/Greenwood Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. The space has tools on offer, including these in collaboration with Pate Woodwork.
If you’re like us and always on the hunt for more inspiration, consider our posts on Croft House: Spare and Simple Furniture, A Textile Artist on Call in the Hampstead Heath and Current Obsessions: Seeing Beyond.