A Clare V. and Heather Taylor Collab, Bottega Does Brooklyn, and 3 Other Things We’re Loving Right Now
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published Jul 2, 2021 1:00 AM
Our days are punctuated by scouting new talent, attending market appointments, and scrolling Instagram in an effort to unearth the products, people, and news you actually need to know. Here’s what we Slacked one another about this week.
Art Attack: Tori Jones x David Coggins Art Collaboration
Everyone I know seems to be on the hunt for good, affordable art sources, and Tori Jones Studio’s latest collaboration just so happens to be with renowned artist David Coggins (he has illustrated some of my favorite books, including Paris in Winter and Blue: A St. Barts Memoir). As part of an ongoing series launching each month, the exhibition will include nine works on handmade cotton Indian paper and feature ink, watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil. I’d love to mix one of Coggins’s playful pieces into a gallery wall or just hang one on its own prominently above a dresser in a beach house. Just imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves and one of these colorful paintings. —Benjamin Reynaert, style director
Shop Talk: Adanne Bookstore
I love to read, and during the pandemic I became very conscious of where I was getting my books from. Adanne is a new store that Darlene Okpo opened last month in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. Okpo is the definition of a multihyphenate: She’s an educator but also cofounded the clothing label William Okpo with her sister, Lizzy. While the fashion brand was named for her father, the shop is an ode to her mother. Everything in the place is a celebration of African American culture, from the reading material—including All About Love by Maya Angelou and Afrofuturism by Ytasha Womack—to the wall art (which includes The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album cover). Beyond books, Adanne also sells clothing, tote bags, and accessories. I want it all. — Erin Cunningham, deputy editor, creative studio
Totes Amazing: Clare V. x Heather Taylor Home Marine Bag
I first met Clare Vivier and Heather Taylor years ago when I was shooting a story in Vivier’s Los Angeles backyard using Taylor’s table linens. I loved the red, blue, and white color palette coming from Vivier’s tomato red garden roses and Taylor’s casual picnic table settings—and they’re both so good with checkerboard and gingham. So when they told me they were collaborating, I was first in line for this giant patchwork bag. As wives, mothers, entrepreneurs, and supersocial ladies, they’ve created a collection that reflects their practical, fun, and stylish lives. Plus I’m always in a constant state of packing and unpacking, transporting props and hauling kid things and picnic accessories. This bag is the perfect catchall. —Kate Berry, chief content officer
In Step: Bottega Veneta Brooklyn Pop-Up
When I heard that a Bottega Veneta pop-up opened blocks away from my Williamsburg apartment, I gasped—not only because it’s pretty uncommon for a top-tier design house to choose Brooklyn for its outpost, but because I couldn’t wait to hear what this majorly inspiring brand had cooked up in one of my favorite old buildings, 33 Grand Street. Bottega creative director Daniel Lee’s color use alone could make you rethink your entire apartment. The star of the show is the label’s new signature hue, Parakeet—a shade I would describe as electric grass—displayed via dramatic draped fabric carried onto the floors. —Julia Stevens, associate style editor
A Place in the Sun: The Wayfinder Hotel
The Wayfinder Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, is the ideal summertime getaway. There’s a pool stocked with inner tubes, a killer lobster roll on the menu (of course), and a drink called Lit Juice. (Take it slow on the Lit Juice, trust me.) Unlike most of the New England town, which skews traditional, the vibe at this hideaway is filled with on-trend curvy wicker furniture and enough real plants to make you feel like you’re hanging at your coolest friend’s vacation home, not a 197-room hotel. —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor