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Today: Inspired by our food-focused Links We Love, today's roundup is a selection of inspiring—and helpful—home, art, design, and DIY posts from around the internet this week.

From a museum opening worthy of a plane ticket to a coffee table book we can't wait to get our hands on, here's some of the highlights this week in design:

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The Whitney Museum by Huffington Post  Fall for DIY Furniture Upgrades

  • Designed by Renzo Piano, the much-awaited new Whitney Museum opened in downtown Manhattan last Friday to rounds of critical applause (and really big crowds); here are 12 artworks to search for scavenger-hunt style (and one bonus treat) when you visit the sprawling, indoor-outdoor mega-gallery—maybe after things die down a bit? (The Huffington Post)
  • Featuring something called melamine iron-on edgebanding, which will create clean, midcentury-style corners on your thirft store banquet without any trouble at all, these 5 tips for upgrading furniture are going to come in very handy during spring cleaning. (Fall for DIY)

Christo new installation FastCoDesign  Jean Pagliuso Book of Chickens Slate  

  • New Yorkers might recognize the iconic bright orange of a Christo installation from walking through The Gates, the artist's famed maze of banners set up throughout Central Park a decade ago (yes, a decade!), and his just-announced forthcoming installation will allow visitors to literally walk on water—a two mile floating pier on Lake Iseo, about an hour east of Milan, set to open in June 2016 for just 16 days. (Fast Company, via the New York Times)
  • Photographer Jean Pagliuso's forthcoming book Poultry Suite (August 2015, Hirmer Publishers) will catalogue a pet project inspired by her father, who raised show chickens: portrait-style photographs of all kinds of fowl, which Pagliuso captures in front of a cement wall using her Hasselblad camera, and prints using a process that takes days, giving them the look of graphite drawings. (Slate)

 Swedish Villa for Sale Dust Jacket Attic  Last Minute Flower Arrangement for Mother's Day

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  • These pictures of a Swedish villa built in 1915 are the embodiment of our dream castle, featuring all shades of knotty wood floors, sweeping window views, and celings so tall you could hang swings in them—and we would. (Dust Jacket Attic, via Stadshem)
  • Emily Henderson shares seven simple steps to a Mother's Day flower arrangement that you can whip up in no time, if you still need a last-minute gift for that special lady. (Style by Emily Henderson)

Photos by Marco Anelli, Francesca Stone, André Grossmann, Jean Pagliuso, Stadshem, and Emmy Lowe, respectively.

Tags: home, design, DIY