Modernism Week on-line, game-day eats for 2, and a small however fabulous co-op house are among the many issues that captured our consideration this week.
New Takes on Annual Occasions
It takes greater than a pandemic to cancel Modernism Week, the annual celebration of midcentury design, structure, and tradition. Since 2006, aficionados have gathered each February in Palm Springs, an epicenter of Mid-Century Fashionable design, for home excursions, events, lectures, and the like. This 12 months Modernism Week is being held remotely, which is arguably excellent news for these usually unable to jet to Palm Springs. Home excursions, discussions, and auctions are all happening on-line. The filmed periods are streaming by the top of February. Should you’re a fan of maximalism, you don’t wish to miss Hutton Wilkinson’s tour of Tony Duquette’s famed Dawnridge manse.
New Orleans’s Mardi Gras festivities are one other February custom, and although the parades have been canceled this 12 months, les bon temps proceed with properties being decked out in lieu of floats. Smithsonian journal has a function on these “home floats.” Not solely are they as fabulous as you’d count on, however they’re additionally offering employment to among the carnival artists who’re out of labor on account of the cancellations.
Julia Reed’s Property
When Julia Reed died of most cancers in August, nearly everybody who had ever are available contact with the author/bon vivant mourned. (I bear in mind her as one of many few Vogue editor/writers who kibbitzed with us copyeditors. We adored her.) A champion of New Orleans and the South typically, she established the Julia Evans Reed Charitable Trust to profit among the Southern nonprofits she’d lengthy supported. Proceeds of the public sale of her spectacular property, scheduled for February 5 through Neal Auction Company, will profit her belief. You may get a glimpse of the choices on this house tour.
Small however Mighty
The house of attire designer Cassandra Bromfield is proof that even small, boxy residences could be fabulous. Curbed explores her 894-square-foot house in Brooklyn’s Lindsay Park affordable-housing co-op, the place she has lived since she was eight years outdated; her mom purchased the house in 1964. We’re particularly enamored of the mural she painted on her closet and eating room wall.
Recreation Day for Two
Don’t let the shortage of a Tremendous Bowl (or Pet Bowl!) get together stop you from indulging in game-day grub. The Spruce Eats affords 15 recipes for keto nachos, mini sliders, and the like appropriate for a crowd of simply two.
A Heartbreaking, Attractive Learn
You needn’t know a factor about Senegal to be enraptured by No Heaven for Good Boys, the debut novel of Keisha Bush. From the talibés (younger boys despatched to check the Quran in casual colleges) with their tomato cans begging for cash on the streets of Dakar to the poisson yassa being ready in a village kitchen, this ebook brings all of it alive. Should you’re in search of a light-weight, frothy learn, steer clear. However if you wish to expertise a very totally different lifestyle, one that’s each heartbreaking and exquisite, that is the ebook for you.