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Current Obsessions: Tricoleur

July 14, 2018

On Bastille Day, as we’re wrapping up our Vive La France issue, and on the eve of the World Cup finals—and as one of us is on the ground in Paris—we’re noting goings-on in France and beyond. Here’s what’s on our radar this weekend.

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Above: RW Guild is following the theme of “bleu et blanc” this summer. Among their offerings: Japanese ceramics in classic hues from Marumitsu Poteri.
  • First: the submissions are in (all 590 of them), our judges have made their selections, and voting is now open in the 2018 Considered Design Awards. Read more here, then vote for your favorite. (To vote for Gardenista projects, head here.)
  • Architect Visit, in person: If you’re in the London area, swing by Shoreditch High Street today for an open house of this apartment in a former shoe factory, overhauled in hues of green by Remodelista favorites Chan & Eayrs. (Take a virtual tour of another of their projects here.)
  • Also in London: The New Craftsmen’s newly opened Studio at their Mayfair store, with “a complete library of samples, materials and processes; and a deep dive into our world and that of our makers” (not to mention a pegboard we’re all admiring). Check it out.
  • Coming up next Saturday, July 21: Nickey Kehoe‘s summer warehouse sale. It’s 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3017 1/2 Beverly Boulevard in LA.
  • Annie is enamored of these charming ceramic pitchers, inspired by citrouille and melon (pumpkins and melons) at French pottery Manufacture de Digoin (the oldest in the Loire Valley).
  • A new alternative to plastic: Margot let us know about a student’s tea ceremony project that creates biodegradable plastic out of vinegar and water.
  • Going on all summer: Architecture Books: Yet to be Written, as part of the New York Architecture Book Fair (including an architect-designed installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture at 97 Kenmare Street.)
  • How to organize the kitchen like a French woman.
  • And, France’s chicest chicken coop.

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