This New Moroccan Rug Drop Is So Good, We’d Hang Them All On Our Walls
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Updated Oct 8, 2021 6:57 PM
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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.
Sweater Weather: Toast Men’s
I’ve long been an admirer of Toast, the IYKYK British brand quietly promoting sustainable and artisan products for the home and women’s fashion. This fall it introduced a new men’s category, filled with utterly English workwear staples like structured trousers and cozy sweaters—all cut with an eye toward ease of movement and including natural and organic materials where possible. So it’s the three C‘s for me: corduroy, cable-knit, and chambray all the way. —Benjamin Reynaert, contributing editor
New Knots: Revival’s Long Distance Collection
Most people hang framed prints on their walls. My cure for a blank surface? A super-textured, brightly dyed area rug—specifically one of Revival’s brand-new, hand-knotted Moroccan rugs. The limited-edition, wide-pile wool pieces dropped October 6, but there are only 100 options, so you’ll have to act fast if you want an unexpected canvas for yourself. —Lydia Geisel, associate home editor
Page-Turner: Woman Made: Great Women Designers
What a thrill to page through a coffee table–style book like Woman Made (which started shipping October 6) and find inspiration at every turn. Dr. Jane Hall, a founding member of London-based architecture collective Assemble, weaves a narrative that sheds light on the intersection of gender, education, class, and colonialism over the last 100-plus years by highlighting the work of more than 200 women designers. I’d wager even design enthusiasts will learn about someone they didn’t know. (Chairs, my favorite domestic design, are featured prominently—by my count more than 70, among other seating.) —Samantha Weiss-Hills, deputy commerce editor
Mixed Mediums: Vase Tapis Tapis (aka Charles-Antoine)
The whimsical forms of Charles-Antoine Chappuis’s Vase Tapis Tapis sculptures makes me want to abandon traditional plant pots and vases for good. The pieces are crafted from linen, woven fibers, and sometimes glass, and he uses basket-weaving techniques to form the soft items. With squiggly handles and bright color combinations (the olive green and pastel pink stripe is my favorite), each of the custom commissions is guaranteed to be unique. —Kate McGregor, associate design editor
New Shop on the Block: Tangerine
If you ask me, there’s no better way to spend a Saturday than a lunch-and-shopping date with a friend. And when the shopping portion involves a visit to Brooklyn’s coolest new concept shop, Tangerine, even better. The East Williamsburg boutique, opened by Nu Swim’s Gina Esposito and COA’s Amanda Lurie, has something for everyone. From Softedge’s bubblelike ceramics to Zizia’s botanical-rich skin care to Tart’s specialty vinegars, the wine-hued shelves are filled with endless discoveries. —Julia Stevens, associate style editor
Fine Dining: Steak Diane
If the idea of dining on a seafood tower after a day at the beach is your peak vacation vibe, then you’ll share in my instant love affair with the new tabletop brand Chez Diane by Steak Diane. Favorites from the maiden collection, Fruits De Mer, include blue gingham napkins (preset with the embroidered Sabre flatware of my dreams), a checked bag for the marché, shellfish-adorned placemats, and a dash of European irreverence vis-à-vis martini coasters with embroidered ashtrays—all of which instantly transport me from Manhattan to Marseille just in time for a golden-hour dinner by the sea. However, no holiday is complete without a chic head scarf, so the designer collaborated on a limited-edition run with a painting from pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz. Now I can escape to the Mediterranean coast just by setting the table. —Meghan McNeer, contributing editor