Current Obsessions: Calm and Collected

Above: We’re prioritizing the quieter moments before the holiday marathon begins in a couple of weeks. Photograph courtesy of Flame, from As Calming as Candlelight: Table Lamps, Pendants, and More from Flame of Japan.

  • Our London correspondent, Nell Card, is gearing up for some holiday shopping at the TOAST Festive Market at Coal Drops Yard this month. The market is being held Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 16 through Dec. 17.
  • Ceramicist Kaori Tatebayashi’s exhibition Still Life, “a botanical vision focusing on wild plants which will reclaim the gallery’s Georgian rooms,” opens at Tristan Hoare gallery in London. (Read Margot’s story about the artist’s first show here.)
  • Also across the Atlantic, The Grit and The Glamour opens at Bard in Edinburgh on Nov. 12. The show celebrates Scottish craft, including hand-knitted Fair Isle textiles, encaustic tile trivets, and “reimagined Scottish vernacular furniture.”
  • We’re fans of Fayce Textiles’ delicately embroidered wallpapers—and now also of their new embroidered linen.
  • Looking to upgrade your Christmas tree stand? Julie’s eyeing the classic Stella tree base by Fritz Hansen.
  • Margot reports
  • Fyrn Studio’s new Keyhole Collection is so, so good.
  • To tide you over until spring, consider landscape designer Jinny Blom’s newest book, What Makes a Garden.
  • The “It” boots that fashionistas and gardenistas alike are raving about.
  • In NYC this week? Visit this Puglia (Italy) design exhibition open Nov. 10-17, and conveniently across from the Whitney at 84 Gansevoort.


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