Current Obsessions: Year's End
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2014 is almost here—stay tuned for champagne buckets and glasses this week. Meanwhile, pour a sparkling drink and take inspiration from what's been grabbing attention around the web. Above: Alexa can't get enough of Dimore Studio's design at Milano Solferino . Did you see Julie's Q & A with Washington Post Home Front readers ? Above: Justine has been admiring bright winter ilex berries near her home via her blog Design Skool . Highlights of 2013's best designer dwellings via Curbed National . Above: Margot has been studying Snow Country , the indoor blizzard that LA artist Christina Kim of Dosa spent weeks creating in the Hermès flagship in Tokyo designed by Renzo Piano. Kim used recycled fabric scraps and reflective iridescent window linings to evoke a flurry of snowflakes—or are they cherry blossoms? Speaking of wintery weather, now is the time to rediscover ice skating: for those living near Brooklyn's Prospect Park, indoor-outdoor skating pavilions designed Todd Williams and Billie Tsien have just opened, via Brownstoner . Above: Having a look at the Bassam Fellows furniture showcased on Dering Hall . Many of us have energy efficiency on our minds when it comes to New Year's resolutions; here are three alternatives to traditional incandescent light bulbs via Real Simple. Above: Sarah likes this Caroline Z Hurley Khaki Heavy Weight Linen Throw available at Spartan in Austin, Texas. Above: Impressed by Lendager Arkitektur's Upcycled House made entirely from recycled materials. Shown here, a room with walls and floors of OSB panels composed of pressed wood chips from construction sites, via Inhabitat. Viewing Southern Living Magazine's archive of decorating videos for storage tips in the laundry room and more.