On deck this Labor Day weekend: a paper flower pop-up, DIY kits for natural dyeing, two books that make us want to go to London, and more. Take a look:
- Original BTC and designer of the moment Beata Heuman have teamed up to create The Alma Collection, bone china lights with Heuman’s signature color and charm.
- And our friend Livia Cetti of The Green Vase is selling her coveted paper flowers in a pop-up at the St. Regis in NYC; stop by the hotel’s Cognac Room from Sept. 7-11. (And tour Livia’s own place in Bloomsbury in the Bronx: At Home with Livia Cetti and Family.)
- Margot is admiring two new books from the Hoxton Mini Press: The Sustainable City, a celebration of London as “one of the world’s most sustainable cities,” and An Opinionated Guide to Eco London, with tips on zero-waste bars and restaurants, a vegan spa, and lots of indie design shops. (A bonus? Both books are carbon-neutral.)
- We like this environmentally friendly rug by Finnish designer Claesson Koivisto Rune, woven from paper yarn and subtly dyed with willow bark.
- The iconic Eames Molded Plastic Chair gets an update—in 100 percent post-industrial recycled plastic.
- A good autumn project? Kathryn Davey’s new DIY natural dye kits.
- A truly easy way to expand workspace for the washer/dryer.
- Uncommon curb appeal in East London.
- And: in praise of tomatoes.