Handmade bee houses, a new John Derian collection, unusual houseplants, and more on our radar, this first official weekend of spring:
- Now at ABC Carpet & Home: a Field + Supply Pop-Up.
- The collection on all of our wish lists: John Derian for The Met Store. (Shop the full collection here.)
- And an artful collaboration between de la Cuona Studio fabrics and Edward Watson, dancer at The Royal Ballet.
- Fan let us know that LA-based Sanso, collectors (and sellers) of rare and eclectic houseplants, have a new batch of arrivals coming in today at 12 p.m. PST; take a look here (and read our piece on Sanso here).
- Why you’re thinking about heating your house wrong, via The Atlantic.
- And: We love The Bee Conservancy’s Sponsor-a-Hive initiative, with bee houses hand-crafted at Brooklyn Woods, which trains unemployed and low-income New Yorkers in woodworking and fabrication skills; applications to take on a native bee hive or house are open now.
- A colorful kitchen for a Scandinavian couple (ft. Ikea and Reform).
- 8 stylish storage solutions from a California bungalow.
- And writes Kendra on the 72 micro-seasons of the ancient calendar in Japan: “If we all saw five days in early summer as ‘frogs start singing’ and a little later, ‘plums turn yellow,’ imagine how contemplative everyday life could be.” See more in Required Reading: Dan Pearson’s Tokachi Millennium Forest, over on Gardenista.