Coffee Packaging That’s Like Art, Futuristic Planters, and 3 Other Things We Can’t Stop Talking About
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 11:24 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.
Pot Stuff: Greenery Unlimited’s Self-Watering Planters
One day (relatively) soon, the world is going to open back up and our oh-so-diligent plant watering schedules will be upended by late nights at the office and impromptu brunches with friends. My future self—and my inevitably thirsty greenery—will thank me for the purchase of one of these sculptural ceramic self-watering planters by Greenery Unlimited. The five different styles (I’m eyeing the footed Sutton 15) launch this week and not a single one looks like it’s hiding a subirrigation system with “specially formulated aeration stones,” which will hydrate your monstera’s roots whenever they’re parched and not a moment later. —Lindsey Mather, editorial director, home
Floor Florals: The Rug Company x Rodarte
The month of March is like one big, cold time warp, where you know spring is so close but winter drags on anyway. This new design by Rodarte for the Rug Company, which came straight from the runway, gives me a glimmer of hope that warm weather is around the corner. Every living room should look like a poppy field in Pasadena. —Lydia Geisel, associate home editor
Decor Down Under: Reliquia Collective
Cult Australian jewelry label Reliquia Collective quietly expanded into home goods, and I can’t get enough of its fun, feel-good accessories. Bookmark the brand for its rippled glassware in grape and pistachio, speckled acrylic trays, picnic-perfect pastel flatware, checkered towel sets, and sculptural candleholders that look incredible styled en masse. Oh, and don’t worry—the company ships to the U.S. —Sophie Miura, digital strategy director
Bold Brew: O Studio Coffee Beans
Greenwich Village’s O Cafe is one of my favorite coffee shops in New York City, partly because the decor reminds me of my L.A. hometown, but mainly because everything it makes is delicious. The founder, Fernando Aciar, is also behind O Studio, an artist coworking space and home to his ceramics line, Fefo Studio. Last week the two entities partnered to launch a coffee collection with packaging so cute it makes you say “Aww!” Each bag is designed by a different artist from the O Studio community. I’m tempted to stock up and get the Collector’s Package—if I’m going to buy coffee beans anyway, why not support local creators and get something I’m extra excited for each morning? Plus I don’t think I could ever choose just one! —Julia Stevens, associate style editor
Double Tap: @dominomag’s Instagram Post
Designer Christopher Kent added enviable pops of dusty orange and sunshine yellow to his 1950s Mies van der Rohe condo renovation in Chicago. “My brain works in color, so black and white is much harder for me,” admits Kent. “To be authentic to myself throughout, and respect Mies’s initial plans, I needed to get some color.” The furnishings were sourced from a variety of places, vintage and new. I was surprised to learn that this chic bed frame is under $200 and the bright terracotta velvet chair, which looks custom, is shoppable online. A mix of graphic artwork and playful textiles shows how a little bit of color can go a long way. —Benjamin Reynaert, style director