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Current Obsessions: Into Summer


Current Obsessions: Into Summer

May 26, 2018

Here’s how and where we’re kicking off summer, this first long weekend of the season. (Plus: the last days to enter our remodeling giveaway and the launch of the 2018 Considered Design Awards.) Here’s your beach reading.

photograph from the new new england: a \1754 cape on spruce head in maine. 12
Above: Photograph from The New New England: A 1754 Cape on Spruce Head in Maine.
  • Get your submissions ready: The Gardenista Considered Design Awards launch next Friday, June 1, and are open to amateurs, professionals, homeowners, apartment dwellers, landscape architects, and garden designers. Read more here. (Have an interiors or organization project to submit? See the Awards on Remodelista and The Organized Home.)
  • And, tell us your favorite detail in this spring kitchen for a chance to win $20,000 from Remodelista, plus $5,000 to use toward tile from Fireclay Tile. (Hurry: Submissions end May 31.)
  • We’ve been revisiting the work of Janaki Larsen, a Canadian ceramic artist with a cult following (and cofounder of Le Marche St. George in Vancouver). Follow along on Instagram. (And, Larsen is planning a 12-day summer workshop in Puglia. Interested? Get the details here.)
  • Our latest camp furniture discovery? Francesca and Margot spotted a French line of completely collapsible and portable chairs, tables, and cots at ICFF this week; see Helinox for more.
  • Currently admiring London-based Pinch Studio‘s new bedroom collection. (We particularly like the Moreau Bed and Elan Armoire.)
  • Headed to San Francisco? Meredith’s newest restaurant pick is Wako.
  • Or London? Sign up for one of Rita Konig’s “Complete House” workshops in June. (N.B.: Tea and cake are included.)
  • Annie wishes she could attend next weekend’s Traditional Craft Days at Canterbury Shaker Village, to try her hand at broom-making, Icelandic sheep wool spinning, and making Shaker boxes.
  • New from Notary Ceramics: linens (with raw edges).
  • Textile outfit Zak & Fox has a new showroom on Park Avenue South in New York; stop by.
  • Looking forward to digging into Volume III of Permanent Collection’s Works on Paper journal.
  • Six zero-waste Instagrammers to follow.
  • And, Margot’s latest Instagram find: Brooklyn artist @argheo. “His studio shots look straight out of Gertrude Stein’s Paris,” she says.
  • Ten ideas for tiny courtyards.
  • Appliances: time to repair or replace?
  • Fan’s go-to beach bag for the coming summer.
  • And, Meredith is heading to Florence and Edinburgh this summer and looking for design-forward shops, restaurants, and cafes. Have a lead? Let her know in the comments below.

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Product summary  

moreau bed
Pinch Design

Moreau Bed

£2,980.00 GBP from Pinch Design
pinch elan
Pinch Design

Elan Armoire

£8,450.00 GBP from Pinch Design

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