From smart storage solutions to dreamy Parisian design hotels, here's what we loved in design links this week.
- January be damned, it's going to be in the 50s next week in Paris, so what better time for a spontaneous getaway from stateside snow flurries? And if your sensible side is kicking in, Vogue's round up of 6 design-focused hotels in the City of Lights will give you vacation vibes just by scrolling. (Vogue)
- This ode to the "Coral Jade" plant—often called "Gollum," which I hope is due to its gnarly disposition that's not unlike that of a certain ring-thief—will make you want to source a huge one this weekend (though not if you have cats or dogs, to whom it is poisonous!). (The Jungalow)
- During a month-long scavenging trip to Russia, friends Nate Jackson and Taylor Kaszynski sourced over 3,000 Soviet-era, industrial lighting fixtures—which they then had shipped home, cleaned, and rewired. Shop the collection at FIXT Electric Co. (models start around $200) if you're sick of American thrift stores. (Curbed)
- With the help of cling wrap, air-dry clay, and a knife, even you—yes you!—can be a potter. This DIY for a geometric punch bowl is the perfect introduction into easy ceramics, and has us dreaming of a whole line in the same design. (Fall for DIY)
- From built-in storage to furnishings that serve multiple purposes, the good ideas in these multi-tasking spaces are abundant. (Apartment Therapy)