Current Obsessions: Our Book Tour and More
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This week, we celebrated the launch of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home and kicked off a series of book events and markets—we hope you'll be joining us! Oh, and did we mention we made Amazon's Best 100 Books of 2013 list? Read on for a look at what's inspiring us right now (and scroll down if you're interested in winning a $4,000 vintage Ben Ouarain carpet). Happy weekend! Above: A glimpse of our launch party this past week at The East Pole in NYC, the new Upper East Side outpost of The Fat Radish gang. That's our editor, Lia Ronnen, of Artisan Books in the center of the crowd. Top row, L to R: Remodelista's Julie Carlson with Brenlen Jinkens, whose London townhouse is featured in the book. Architect Oliver Freundlich (his kitchen for Julianne Moore appears on pages 178-185), Julie, and Tom Delavan of Gilt and T Magazine. Bottom row, L to R: Remodelista's Margot Guralnick, Julianne Moore (who wrote the book's foreword), and Julie. Boston readers take note: Julie will be signing books today, from 11:00am-1:00pm, at West Elm on 160 Brookline Avenue in Kenmore Square. Francesca, Justine, and Margot will be there, too. Next stop: Toronto. Here's a calendar of our events , including book signings and design discussions from coast to coast, plus our holiday markets in NYC, LA, and SF. Above: The start of winter weather has inspired us to spend this week focusing on the bedroom: down comforters, convertible beds, the ultimate pajamas, and more. Shown here, a look back at a favorite solution: Painted Walls as Headboards . From Yatzer: A photographer's gratitude for Mark Rothko. Above: Our friends Tara and Percy of Jersey Ice Cream Co. are headed west in search of new renovation projects. Here, they're in their Miracle in the Catskills Home . It's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. We're following Southern Living's instructions on how to season cast iron skillets. Above: Christine is admiring the herringbone floor pattern in this bedroom. Do you know the difference between chevron and herringbone ? Photograph via Expensive Life . Stacey is intrigued by this idea: an unconventional glass house from Sou Fujiomoto Architects via Yatzer. Above: If you are in or near Seattle, check out our friends at Grain who are taking over a storefront on Bainbridge Island for most of November. Shown here: nautical inspired mirrors from Grain. Sarah is looking forward to checking out Pippa Small in San Francisco this weekend at Erica Tanov and at st/Co . Next, Sarah is heading east for the first Remodelista Market in New York, November 21-23—mark your calendar. Finally, our friends at Sweeten are offering a giveaway worth $4,000 (you could win a vintage Ben Ouarain carpet from Brueckelen Berber plus a copy of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home and a copy of Design Brooklyn: Renovation, Restoration, Innovation, Industry ). Enter here . Good luck!