This first official weekend of summer, we’re thinking of warm-weather fetes of all kinds, from garden parties to picnics and twilight dinners on the grass, and all the days ahead to enjoy them. Here’s what’s on our radar:
- Submissions for the 2018 Considered Design Awards are officially closed, but take a look through all of the entries here.
- Contributor Stacey recently got a sneak peak of a shoppable pop-up going on at Blackbirds, the Barbara Bestor-designed houses in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood, now fitted with Floyd furniture, Parachute bedding, Year & Day ceramics, and more. The pop-up opens today and runs through July 1; check it out.
- News from Rough Linen: Stop by their new showroom on Thursday, June 28, for a fete to celebrate their new clothing collection. It’s 4-7 p.m. at 1925 Francisco Blvd East, unit #13, in San Rafael, CA.
- New from Ikea: Tilltalande, a collection in partnership with Jordanian and refugee women artisans. Fan is considering making the trip to the Brooklyn store—the only place the line is available—for the sake of this rug.
- Margot is heading to Boston for the weekend and hope to go the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s new show, Life, Death, & Revelry.
- The Copenhagen artist making organic ceramics for Noma, via T Magazine.
- Now open in the aptly named Summerland, CA: a new Garde Shop.
- Admiring: new lines from Sheldon Ceramics, in high contrast.
- A simple summer bag, for beach, city, or farmer’s market.
- Why you should replace your Swiffer with a Cuban mop.
- The latest indoor-outdoor seating, made from recycled sailcloth, and evocative of the sea.
- And, wishing we could take a dip in this pool by a landscape designer-photographer couple in California.
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