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.

Flower Power: Fox Fodder Farm’s MG by Hand Vases 

West Elm’s Colorful Collab, British Bedding Lands at J.Crew, and the Perfect Spring Vase

Brooklyn-based floral design studio Fox Fodder Farm—known for its loose, organic style and unexpected botanical combinations—kicks off its series of seasonal ceramic collections with a range of vases by MG by Hand. Charmingly off-kilter renditions of daffodils, chrysanthemums, and fritillaria are hand-painted onto each one-of-a-kind vessel. Beyond the fact that these are florist-approved vases (i.e., you can be certain they’re ideal for holding a stunning arrangement), they have an heirloom quality and stand on their own (even after it’s time to toss the blooms.) —Catherine Dash, contributing editor 

Best Buds: J.Crew x Liberty London

West Elm’s Colorful Collab, British Bedding Lands at J.Crew, and the Perfect Spring Vase

When it comes to patterns in my apartment, grids and stripes dominate. So lately I’ve been looking for ways to soften up all those hard edges. Enter J.Crew’s collaboration with Liberty London, which includes sweet floral prints on napkins, placemats, bedding, and tablecloths that are pretty but not precious. Best of all, the navy print would look extra-fresh paired with a stripe. —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor


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Feeling Blue: Warby Parker x Lichen 

West Elm’s Colorful Collab, British Bedding Lands at J.Crew, and the Perfect Spring Vase

Of course the coolest furniture brand in Brooklyn just made the coolest tabletop tray. In collaboration with millennial-favorite eyewear brand Warby Parker, Lichen has debuted its WP Blue wavy tray to keep all your essentials organized. As someone who is always losing their readers, having a dedicated place to put them is a must. Now it’s the one thing all my friends ask about when they come over. —Kate McGregor, associate design editor

Fresh Canvas: Whitney Biennial 

West Elm’s Colorful Collab, British Bedding Lands at J.Crew, and the Perfect Spring Vase

Calling all contemporary-art lovers in New York City: The Whitney Biennial, “Quiet As It’s Kept,” opened on April 6, and it looks like a run-don’t-walk lineup of art—from the suspended paintings of Lisa Alvarado to the dynamic sculptures of Eric Wesley. There’s no better destination to survey art-making in America today, so needless to say, I’ll be spending my Sunday walking the museum’s freshly stocked galleries. —Julia Stevens, style editor

Call of the Wild Colors: Bolé Road Textiles x West Elm 

West Elm’s Colorful Collab, British Bedding Lands at J.Crew, and the Perfect Spring Vase

Leave it to Bolé Road Textiles founder Hana Getachew to show us that not all outdoor pillows have to be greige. The Ethiopia-born designer’s just-launched collaboration with West Elm features four splashy indoor-outdoor pillows that combine her signature hits of neon pink and orange, plus a weatherproof floor cushion that will look cool by a pool or firepit. —Lydia Geisel, home editor