Molly Baz’s Colorful Cookware Collab, Extendable Tablecloths, and the Canned Cocktails Filling Our Picnic Baskets
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published May 20, 2022 9:36 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.
Tables Turned: Gohar World
When a chef and an artist cook up a tabletop line, you may not expect the surrealist egg chandeliers and bean trompe l’oeil plates that Gohar World has launched, but you’ll be delighted to see them. Founded by sisters Laila and Nadia Gohar, the collection infuses serious craftsmanship (including the ribbon-making skills of their grandmother!) with a dash of humor—and it’s everything my dinner parties have been missing. I never knew I needed extendable tablecloths until I saw these shirt-inspired styles; just button on an extra panel and unannounced plus-ones are no longer a problem. —Raven McMillan, assistant editor
Summer Sips: Madre Desert Water
There’s no shortage of cute canned cocktails out there, but half the time I crack them open only to find that they’re alarmingly sweet. Madre’s new plant-based desert water (and its first ready-to-drink cocktail) is different from the rest, though. For starters, there’s no sugar added, which makes the experience more like drinking a LaCroix (except one that gets you buzzed). But more than that, it’s infused with adaptogens, herbs, and fruits. Which means the guilt is officially taken out of drinking. —Julia Stevens, style editor
Flower Power: For the Wayward Child Collection by Houses & Parties
As a longtime collector of Ankara textiles, a traditional African wax-print fabric, I was thrilled to happen upon the new Houses & Parties collection: For the Wayward Child. The nostalgic line features a to-the-floor tablecloth, floor cushions, napkins, and even an onion tent, all in the deep, saturated colors I gravitate to in the summer months. I’m ready to relax on the floor cushions and bring out my inner flower child. —Naomi deMañana, style director
Accessory Central: Mejuri x Claude Home’s Jewelry Vessels
As someone who has spent 100 hours of my life untangling jewelry, I get the value of a good jewelry organizer. (Psst: For knotty necklaces, I like to use the pointy end of a safety pin to unweave the mess.) The issue is finding one that’s cute enough to display. Dainty stands feel too college-y and a multidrawer box is, well, boxy. That’s why I’m obsessed with jewelry brand Mejuri and Claude Home founder Maggie Holladay’s fresh collaboration, which features asymmetric catchalls carved out of limestone and red onyx. The Pebble Vessel ($128) and Arch Vessel ($198) launch on May 23, but the wait list is open now. —Lydia Geisel, home editor
Primary Season: Molly Baz x Great Jones
Millennials (myself included) are about to ditch their Instant Pots: Cookbook author Molly Baz just took her love of primary colors and modern art and put it on one of Great Jones’s signature Dutch ovens. I already have a Dutchess in gray—would it be weird to add another to my stovetop? —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor
Get Your Groove On: Thatcher Tile
Gone are the days of geometric patterns and plain subway tile. Newcomer Thatcher (the merging of brands Juju Tiles and Avery Thatcher Tiles) encourages all renovators to embrace their groovy side with its new Ether collection. In a series of abstract wiggles, the 8-by-8-inch cement squares add a colorful punch to any space (the brand recommends going floor to ceiling in a powder room). The four colorways (I’m partial to the green and blush) all have the same repeat, meaning you can mix and match shades to your heart’s content. —Kate McGregor, associate design editor