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Published Dec 31, 2021 1:25 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.
Magic Carpets: Proba Home
My high school art projects have long been recycled (thanks, Mom), but for 27 teenage girls in Ghana, their paintings and drawings will live on forever—as rugs in Alex Proba’s latest Little Proba collection. The artist teamed up with the Toni Garrn Foundation (an organization that supports the education of young women in Africa) to host a virtual art workshop for the class. By the end, each student was the proud creator of an abstract ode to their culture, all of which are now available in rug form, with 100 percent of proceeds going back to the TGF. Psst: We have another group of ladies—artisans in India—to thank for translating the works into the sure-to-sell-out floor coverings. Talk about girl power. —Lindsey Mather, editorial director, home
Walk the Line: Dusen Dusen Napkins
The colorway names for Dusen Dusen’s new striped napkins—Porcini, Pesto, Parmesan, and Prosciutto—make me want to whip up an epic Italian feast stat. They’re made in India from 100 percent cotton, and the saturated tones will expertly hide tomato and wine stains. And even if a bottle of red goes toppling over onto your new linens, a set of four (you can buy them à la carte, too) will only set you back $44. —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor
Bubble Up: Casamara Club’s Leisure Sodas
I’ve been sipping Casamara Club’s nonalcoholic Amaro club sodas for a few years. So when the company announced its new Americana-inspired sodas—influenced by New Orleans’s Garden District and a warm Caribbean beach—I was immediately sold. Fora is all about strawberry, rhubarb, and hibiscus, plus a hit of black pepper; Isla leans into Dark and Stormy vibes with big ginger and allspice notes. Whether it’s about stocking our fridge with an abundance of options for friends who come calling for dinner or just a midday treat for myself when I’m longing for warm weather, I’ll be pouring these all 2022. —Samantha Weiss-Hills, deputy commerce editor
Light My Fire: Pomelo Casa’s Taper Holders
I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner this year (!), and while I felt pretty comfortable with all the cooking, setting the table wasn’t easy. But that was before Pomelo Casa launched its new handmade candleholders—just in time for holiday festivities. I’ll be scattering these down the table atop my neutral linens, letting the tapers take center stage. Made in Spain, they’re offered in the brand’s usual array of colors, from sunny yellow to muted nude. —Edith Rousselot, editorial intern
Pillow Talk: Beditorial
I’ve been slowly decorating my bedroom since moving in August, and last on my list is chic bedding. I’m over all-white linen but not quite ready to embrace full color. Lucky for me, Beditorial’s sheets are the perfect middle—I especially love the Al Dente set. Can you believe the pattern is made from hand-drawn spaghetti? —Kate McGregor, associate design editor
All About Iron: Doorman’s Laurel Canopy Daybed
A daybed is the perfect piece for a home office or den, instantly transforming the space into a guest room, too. And if you’re on the hunt for a timeless handmade design, your search ends here. Meet Doorman’s new Laurel Canopy Daybed (it’s also available in a backless version). Inspired by French Provincial iron daybeds, the two models caught my eye instantly for their rustic, vintage vibe. The best part? They’re indoor-outdoor. If you love them now, imagine them covered in Indian block-printed cushions. —Julia Stevens, associate style editor
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