Current Obsessions: Solstice
Mainers and New Englanders: Join us at The Post Supply in Portland, Maine, next Saturday, June 25, from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the release of our new book, Remodelista in Maine. Annie and photographer Greta Rybus will be there to sign books, and Maine & Loire will be serving up glasses of natural wine. More info here; we hope to see you there.
In the meantime, here’s what’s capturing our attention this solstice weekend:
- We’re all taken by The Mae House, author and stylist LaTonya Yvette’s color-saturated 172-year-old farmhouse in upstate New York. “When I bought the Mae House, I wanted it to be a place for my family to access, to enjoy nature, and I also really wanted a place for Black, Indigenous people of color to be able to escape,” she told Cup of Jo. Through the Rest As Residency program, Yvette offers stays for BIPOC folx at no charge. “We sustain the house and it sustains others,” she says. Read the full feature here.
- Recently in low-impact finds: Danish-designed, Spanish-made baskets, storage tables, and poufs composed of recycled paper pulp.
- We’d like to attend this panel discussion on the inception of the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity next Friday, June 24, at 3 p.m., as part of San Francisco Design Week.
- After a six-year process, the Morgan Library & Museum is unveiling the newly restored exterior of the 115-year-old J. Pierpont Morgan Library, with a new garden by landscape designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan—beginning with free admission, live music, and family events today and tomorrow, June 18 and 19. Find more info here.
- Margot is eyeing these hand-painted English trugs for the garden and beyond.
- Longtime Remodelista go-to Henrybuilt is opening a new showroom and studio in DTLA this week, open by appointment only; find it here.
- “Small furniture for the littlest people in the household,” via a new collection by Danish company Montana.
- And when weeds are welcome: 5 wild plants you want in your garden.