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Current Obsessions: Clever Reuse

Wrapping up this week’s Salvaged and Scrappy issue, we’re admiring pendant lights made from a surprising material, two art sample sales, and a few more bits and bobs… Above: A glimpse from this week’s Atelier Vime in Brittany: An 18th-Century Childhood Home Lovingly Updated. Block Shop is offering a sample sale (incl. framed prints, which only...

Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:04
Atelier Vime in Brittany: An 18th-Century Childhood Home Lovingly Updated

Our story begins in the early 1960s with a hot tip in a doctor’s office: “My father was a dentist in Paris and a patient told him to have a look at this little hamlet lost in the valley—he had heard from his Breton family that the farmer wanted to sell,” Benoît Rauzy tells us. The hamlet in question is near Audierne in Brittany, and the late 18th century...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:21
Kitchens of the Week: 5 Retrouvius Designs Composed of Salvaged Parts

“There’s an undeniable feel-good factor in reuse: something unloved becomes valuable again,” write Maria Speake and Adam Hills. The couple met in architecture school in Glasgow, where in the late 1980s, they watched in horror as many of the city’s Victorian tenements were razed. They’ve been neck deep in salvaged building materials ever since. Together...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:21
Editors’ Picks: 10 Essential Kitchen Tools

If there were a fire in the house, these are the kitchen tools we would take with us; 10 simple, low-tech implements for stirring, grinding, measuring, peeling, grating that we couldn’t live without. Above: Julie’s pick is a simple Ceramic Mortar & Pestle with a pour spout; the unglazed surfaced facilitates efficient grinding; $74.95 at Williams-Sonoma....

Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:21
Expert Advice: 9 Things to Source from Salvage, with Zio & Sons

For this week’s Salvaged issue, a favorite from the Remodelista archives: Architectural salvage can serve as toolkits for self-expression, according to Anthony D’Argenzio of “bespoke creative and design studio” Zio & Sons. He stocks up on vintage building parts, whether drawer pulls or staircase trim, to enliven rooms for clients and himself. He...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 15:39
10 Easy Pieces: Latex-Free Paints

Made of acrylic resin, latex is a liquid plastic. While not as offensive as their oil-based counterparts (known for off-gassing), water-based latex and acrylic paints are not eco-friendly. Instead, consider milk paint, tinted plasters (such as Venetian plaster and Moroccan Tadelakt), lime paint, linseed oil paint, and mineral paint. Consulting the thorough...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:41

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