Psychedelic Rugs, Cool-Kid Sweatsuits, and a Tabletop Collection for Bridgerton Fans
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published Mar 11, 2022 1:00 AM
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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.
Spill the Tea: Sheila Bridges x Wedgwood
While I not-so-patiently wait for season two of Bridgerton to begin, I’m getting my Regency-core fix from Sheila Bridges. The latest iteration of Bridges’s much-admired Harlem Toile de Jouy designs puts her stereotype-shattering prints on Wedgwood’s revered teaware. With a backdrop of bold colors, these dainty depictions not only look good, they tell a story (to be continued on the backstamps!). Do I need a full set of fine bone china as a single person with no space to entertain? No. Is that going to stop me from adding it to my Bloomingdale’s cart? Also no. —Raven McMillan, assistant editor
Sweat It Out: Goodee’s Slow Wear Collection
If there’s one thing I’ve gained from the pandemic, it’s a sweatpants collection. I have my sweats I reserve for sleeping; the ones that can pass as real clothing for midday coffee runs; and the few that are even acceptable for casual friend hangs. But I’m yet to nail down the perfect matching set. Well, that is until I came across Goodee’s new Slow Wear collection. Offered in five colorways (I’m eyeing the quartz rose), the brand’s fashion debut is inspired by “the idea of slowing down to contemplate and value our time”—something I could do a bit more of. —Julia Stevens, style editor
Stone Cold Killers: Orior Objects
I’m a sucker for an intricately veined slab of marble, but unfortunately my small rental apartment (and my wallet) doesn’t allow for updated countertops or a stone coffee table. However, Orior has a solution. In an attempt to reduce waste and make use of its material offcuts, the Irish furniture brand has just introduced a line of vibrantly colored objets. A pair of ring bookends, a curvy magazine holder, and four other unique shapes are all available in four colorways—from Irish limestone to Italian Giallo Siena. I have my eye on the curvaceous bowl I’m envisioning as a showstopping planter. —Kate McGregor, associate design editor
Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them): Schumacher x Happy Menocal
While the playful creatures and bright colors featured in Happy Menocal’s new Beasts wall covering for Schumacher would be a no-brainer for a kids’ space, the artist and illustrator fantasizes about someone using the pink and gold version in an adult-approved setting. “Like a serious executive’s office in Berkeley,” Menocal suggested in a recent press preview. These zebras and camels mean business. —Lydia Geisel, home editor
Fresh Prints: Positano Blues by Lucy Laucht x Le Sirenuse
It has been a long winter, and it’s hard to make sense of the state of the world, but discovering new art has been a way for me to pause and center myself. Today photographer Lucy Laucht launches her limited-edition Positano Blues series in collaboration with iconic Italian getaway Le Sirenuse, capturing her trip there last summer. Talk about time well spent. Laucht’s photos transport you to another moment, slower and dreamlike. It gets better: A portion of each sale will go toward Choose Love, providing humanitarian aid and advocacy for refugees. —Kate Berry, chief content officer
High Design: Gossamer x Studio Proba
Choosing which psychedelic-leaning Gossamer x Studio Proba rug you’ll add to your home is harder than solving Wordle in three tries, I swear. Each of the four designs is a collaboration between the cannabis brand’s creative director, Verena Michelitsch, and artist Alex Proba, and owning one is like having one of Proba’s signature murals in your home—except you can take it with you when you leave. The partnership isn’t just pretty: Five percent of the proceeds from the line will be donated to Médicins Sans Frontières Ukraine. —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor