There’s a lot to be said for staying in town while everyone else packs up: Rules loosen, breezy cafes beckon, and it feels like there are more hours in the day–which means more time to take in the spectacle. Here are some of this week’s tips from Remodelista for urban living, heat-wave edition.
Above: In A Ceramicist at Home in the City, the owner of Elephant Ceramics takes Julie around her cheery apartment in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, with its splashes of color and remodeled kitchen.
Above: Hally’s, a new deli in southwest London, was inspired by California beach cafes–you’re hanging ten in London, dude. Get the details at LA-Style Dining in London, Sunshine Included.
Above: In Architect Visit: Musings from Bloomsbury, find out how London architect William Smalley transformed a rental flat into a sanctuary of visual calm. This balcony is where he and his flatmate catch up at the end of the day.