MATTER: THE POST-IT NOTE

In case you thought post-it notes were just for work, Arthur Jones staked a claim on their behalf with narrative and illustrations. He’s made beautiful art and readings (check out Post-It Note Stories). Go ahead and send him your one-sentence story.    

MATTER: TUBS AND MORE

In case you’re finicky when it comes to picking your tub, check out New England Demolition and Salvage. You’ll have your choice of doorknob, column, tub, window, and other elements. It’s worth a trip for the spectacle alone.   

INSPIRATION: NOGUCHI

Isamu Noguchi was a polymath. In addition to gorgeous lighting and design, he collaborated with choreographer Martha Graham and several other performers. The Noguchi Museum in New York City celebrates his life and work. You can buy not only lamps but stone carving kits in the gift shop, once you’ve toured the exhibits.     

Inspiration: Lagerfeld

If your interest in design extends to fashion, check out Lagerfeld Confidential, for a close look at Lagerfeld’s interior life–a fun summer flick.

WALLPAPER:

For the wallpaper lover, surrealien offers something new: custom-warped wallpaper!

DAYTRIP: WALLPAPER EXCAVATION

  I recently found several beautiful videos by Lisa Durfee. One of my favorites is “Wallpaper excavation.” Watch closely. All fans of wallpaper will have a special appreciation for the peeling part of the video. Mind the brief Dire Straits interlude. Wallpaper excavation  “Paula @433 Warren Street” is also beautiful.