Current Obsessions: Signs of Spring
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The temperature might be low in most of the Northern Hemisphere, but blooming magnolia and plum trees don't lie. Here's what we've been reading, watching, and making this past week: • Admiring the pivoting blinds of Pitsou Kedem Architects' latest project in Tel Aviv, Israel . • Alexa appreciates the transformative power of paint (like her coffee table selvaged off the street, then painted white). She's checking out these different paint project ideas . • Sarah's enjoying the first print issue of a Handful of Salt , with its mix of craft and design, available online. • After Jackie's advice in this week's 10 Secrets for Happy Housekeeping , we're fixated on domestic science solutions, like How to Shorten Cleaning Time . • Stacey is looking forward to picking up one of the new White Moleksine Notebooks as soon as possible. • Enjoying Sight Unseen 's look at Brian Ferry's Brooklyn apartment. For more of Ferry's work, see his blog, The Blue Hour , and in A Designer's Haunt in Greenwich Village . • As we head into Bath & Spa week, Alexa has been noticing some smart DIY ideas, like this clothing hanger manipulated as a toilet paper holder (stay tuned for more ideas like this one). Photographed by Ashley Rose Helvey . • Sylvan Mishima Brackett from Peko Peko preparing pickled cherry blossom photographed by Chloe Aftel. Sarah's excited to see the first sign of plum blossom in the garden - in anticipation of making her own Pickled Blossom this year. • Christine was happily reminded of Le Grand Project of Renovations that began it all—the complete transformation of 18th century townhouse to Parisian industrial chic in 1928. • Hosting friends for Oscars watching this evening? Here are 16 Fresh Ways to Dress Up a Table .