Ahead this weekend: the fantastical botanical work of a Finnish artist, what to arrange in lieu of flowers, and a few (more) Valentine’s gifts we like. Read on:
- This Valentine’s Day, arrange radicchio, not roses.
- The Charlotte Perriand Award goes to: Sir David Adjaye.
- The prettiest use for old jam jars we’ve ever seen, via La Soufflerie.
- We’re eager to get ahold of a copy of the bright and luminous Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design, now available for preorder.
- A tiny weekend DIY: spray-painted flowers.
- Elephant Ceramics just restocked with a selection of ceramics and wooden cutting boards; head here to browse.
- We’re also awaiting the arrival of these tiny cups from ceramicist Pip Hartle.
- 15 favorite built-in bunk beds for all ages.
- This weekend, Kept is offering 10 percent off when you spend $100, 15 percent off when you spend $200, and 20 percent off when you spend $500. Head to the site to shop.
- Decoding the language of flowers.
- And inside the strange and charming world of Finnish artist Antti Laitinen.
- On. Sunday, February 13, from 2-4pm, Bay Area-based photographer Leslie Williamson is hosting an event to celebrate her new book, Still Lives: in the Homes of Artists, Great and Unsung, at the Hudson Ranch & Vineyards in Napa. Go to Eventbrite for tickets.
Plus, a bonus roundup of more Valentine’s picks for the last-minute shopper:
- A tiny cast-silver heart, inspired by Mexican milagros.
- Two-tone pillows in rust red. And just-launched: a limited-edition ruffled pillow collection by Block Shop and In Casa by Paboy (read the latter’s astonishing story here).
- A lovely wrapped package of persimmons.
- And the year’s prettiest chocolate bar, by folk art gallery Tiwa Select and Japanese textile artist Megumi Arai.