We Can’t Stop Talking About Buzzy Paint Brand Backdrop’s…Wallpaper?
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published Jul 15, 2022 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.
Robe Report: Block Shop’s New Designs
There are astrology readings and then there are robe readings. On a visit to Block Shop’s Los Angeles studio a couple of weeks ago, I experienced my first of the latter. Which of the rainbow of new designs was speaking to me? When it was discovered the baby blue Shells style perfectly matched my eyes, I was swiftly bundled into the floaty, hand-block–printed organic cotton and sent on my way. You can be sure that I won’t be confining the fresh take on the ’80s-inspired print to my bathroom—this baby is absolutely going out into the world on top of a future outfit. —Lindsey Mather, digital director
Talk of the Town: The Break Pop-Up
Online shopping is great and all, but nothing beats flipping through clothing racks and picking items off shelves, especially when you’re at The Break’s just-opened downtown New York pop-up. Given the previous gallery-esque location blew us away (psst: see that space here), our entire team is rushing to check out this next chapter—it even includes a private venue in the basement called Seven PM. It’s filled with effortlessly minimalist vintage furniture, homewares, clothing, and accessories, and I’d pretty much buy anything the brand’s chic founder, Hannah Richtman, told me to. —Julia Stevens, style editor
Paper View: Backdrop’s New Wallpaper
Following up a collection of whimsical wallpapers that sold out in a mere month would seem impossible to some, but Backdrop took that challenge and ran with it. Backdrop II, the second iteration of the brand’s wall coverings, might just be better than the first—but if you ask, I’ll say I love both launches equally. Gambit, a dual-tone checkerboard pattern (named after the Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit), is my favorite. Halfway through the print, the checks change color—turquoise to orange or sage green to hunter. And if you look close enough, contrasting stripes adorn a few boxes. —Kate McGregor, associate design editor
Bottle Service: Dusen Dusen x Yes Way Rosé
A bottle of wine is as important to a tablescape as a bouquet of flowers or a serving platter, which is why the packaging needs to be on point. Leave it to Dusen Dusen to design the perfect label for quintessential summer sidekick Yes Way Rosé. The limited-edition collab is celebrating its five-year anniversary, and what better way than with a cheery, pattern-on-pattern moment. —Linda Denahan, photo director
Great Escape: Hidden Pond x Todd Snyder
Tucked away in the woods of Kennebunkport, Maine, is Hidden Pond, a camplike resort where the rooms are cabins and the preferred mode of transportation is bicycle. This summer, menswear designer Todd Snyder put his Americana spin on three different types of bunks: One has camo walls, another is a seashell paradise, and the third a mountaintop paradise. After just one weekend there, I’m ready to register for next year. —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor