This week the Remodelista editors were inspired by design in Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Here are five ideas to steal:
Flatware from Italy
In this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post, Alexa writes, “Here at Remodelista, we see flatware as small-scale sculpture, a litmus test of a good designer, so here are our favorites from the Italians—from Ettore Sottsass, the Vignellis, Gio Ponti, Achille Castiglioni, and more.”
Everyday Essentials from Spain
“Have you noticed how mood-elevating a great dustpan can be?” asks Fan. See her love letter to everyday essentials in Better Tools for Living: Casa González and González in Madrid.
“At its most basic, plaster is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand or cement, and water that hardens when dry. But there are a wide varieties of options available for the modern plasterer, including slaked lime, Venetian (which has pigment and marble dust in it), gypsum, clay, and the Moroccan plaster called tadelakt,” writes Annie. See more in 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Plaster.