Current Obsessions: Treading Lightly – Remodelista

The countdown is on: Our latest book, Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home, comes out in just a few days, on Tuesday, October 4. Head here to order, and scroll down for a peek inside plus more design news on our radar:

Above: “Our mantra is repurpose, reuse, scavenge, buy local,” writes Julie, and thus was born Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home, three years in the making. It’s filled with simple swaps, our favorite vintage and repurposed products for every room, and living quarters that are as stylish as they are sustainable, like this Catskills cabin by architecture firm TBo. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home.
  • To celebrate the book’s launch, we’re partnering with some of our favorite eco-minded makers to give away made-to-last, green finds for all over the house. Enter here before midnight EST on Sunday, October 2, for a chance to win, and take a look at the prizes (a charming striped mattress roll, linen tablecloth, jute rug, and more) here.
  • It’s that time of year: Field & Supply returns to the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, NY, next weekend, October 7-9. See the full list of attendees and get all the details here.
  • Going on today in Katonah, NY: the 71st Annual Herb Fair, put on by the New York chapter of the Herb Society of America, featuring a book signing with Frances Palmer and “Making Tisanes: from Garden to Teacup” with Deborah Needleman. Find the full schedule and info here.
  • Revisiting the work of pioneering cabinetmaker Nancy Hiller.
  • Margot is admiring these tables made of cork, one of the world’s great renewable natural materials.
  • 9 tried-and-true favorites for stocking the shed.
  • How to start a natural dyes garden.
  • Lastly, for your weekend streaming: Magnolia Network’s Point of View: A Designer Profile series, featuring this week’s house tour, Coaster’s Chance: A 1760s Sea Captain’s Cottage in a Moody Palette.

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