Staying in town while everyone else packs up? There’s a lot to be said for summer in the city: Rules loosen, breezy cafes beckon, and it feels like there are more hours in the dayâ€”which means there’s time to take in the spectacle. Join us this week as we present tips for urban living, heat-wave edition.
Above: In today’s Designer Visit, we drop in on the cheery Red Hook, Brooklyn, apartment of ceramicist Michele Michael of Elephant Ceramics. Here’s a look at Michael’s signature cheese boards.
Above: Where to slot in a desk when space is tight? In this week’s 10 Favorites, Julie presents inspired niche workspaces. This black-and-white version is in Stockholm.
Above: Crucial for summer in the city: an effective (and good-looking) table fanâ€”and a desk fan, too. We present our retro and modern picks in 10 Easy Pieces.
Above: In Thursday’s Hotels & Lodging feature, Meredith leads us to a Berlin factory turned urban campground hotel. Look no further for your dream 1970s East German camper. (Berlin, by the way, seems to lead the pack in novelty overnight digs: See The Urban Rental: Berlin’s Most Aquatic Accommodation.)
Above: Trying to solve the window treatment riddle? Unobtrusive, sun-filtering roller blinds are the architects’ choiceâ€”and the subject of this week’s Remodeling 101.
Take a look at Gardenistaâ€”they’re also in the midst of an urban escape.
And all week, both sites will be presenting work by the Remodelista and Gardenista 2014 Considered Design Awards finalists. Have you voted?