Inspirations

Current Obsessions: Timeless with a Twist

Ahead this weekend, new takes on classics: a 1970s perch re-released, a design show at a historic UK property, and more evidence that pressed flowers are back. Take a look:

photograph from “nothing flashy”: the well traveled home of uk in 9
Above: Photograph from “Nothing Flashy”: The Well-Traveled Home of UK Interior Designer Lucy Currell.
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  • Margot is delving into, from afar, the design show Radical Acts at Harewood, a historic house museum in Yorkshire (it was furnished by Chippendale; the gardens are by Capability Brown). The exhibit explores ways craft can “help us to address urgent crises in life and society today, and looking to a future where we might live in a more environmentally and socially responsible way,” featuring the likes of Ilse Crawford and Sebastian Cox. Take a look virtually—or in person—here.
  • Kiwi design comes to San Francisco: The New Zealand Design Pavilion opens at the Ferry Building on June 21; for info and to visit, head here.
  • What do you think of this new wallpaper collaboration by Graham & Brown and the Tate Modern?
  • And currently coveting: the new kintsugi repair kit from Poj Studio.
  • Hay just re-launched the Rey Stool, originally created in 1971 by Swiss designer Bruno Rey.
  • And we like Farrow & Ball’s latest line, The California Collection, for summer palettes.
  • Seven new outdoor designs by artisan NYC textile house Zak + Fox.
  • Our most recent object of desire, garden edition? Philippe Model’s woven terrace furniture.
  • Is this the summer of pressed flowers? We think so. Read (and get inspired by) The Modern Flower Press.