This week we’re noting two gallery exhibits in New York City, plus a sample sale and a series of global dinners. Mark your calendars.
- What’s your favorite detail in this spring kitchen? Tell us before May 31 for a chance to win $20,000 from Remodelista, plus $5,000 to use toward tile from Fireclay Tile.
- Breaking news: There’s a sample sale at John Derian next week. If you’re in New York, stop by: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 10-12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 8 E. Second St.
- Meredith is headed to this Permanent Collection Mother’s Day Pop-Up next Saturday, May 12, from noon to 5 p.m. at Sawmill Studio in Oakland, California. (Mimosas included.)
- Opening today on Dean Street in Brooklyn: the first Fredericks & Mae brick-and-mortar shop. Stop in for shopping and drinks—info here.
- London Craft Week is going on May 9 through 13. Of note, at Howe at 36 Bourne St.: textile artist Lara Avadian in residence. More info here.
- We’re awaiting the return of Brooklyn Designs, going on next weekend, May 11-13. (Early bird ticket pricing ends today.)
- Margot let us know about Jane Freilicher ’50s New York at Paul Kasmin Gallery, on view through June 9—”moody interiors painted in 1950s New York,” she reports.
- Justine reports on another exhibit, this one by Danish artist Trine Søndergaard, whose work Justine spotted on the walls in this luxe Scottish farmhouse retreat that we featured a while back. The exhibit is around the corner at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York; more info here.
- Six small-space ideas to steal from a houseboat in Amsterdam, inspired by Japan.
- Rethinking poppies: a step-by-step guide.
- Michelle on why she’s a recovering minimalist—and embracing the romance of possessions again—over on the Wall Street Journal.
- Plus, planning summer vacations and weekend trips? Consult our travel guides.
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