A Furniture Giveaway, Rechargeable Outdoor Lanterns, and 4 More Things We Obsessed Over This Week
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published Apr 23, 2021 1:00 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.
Seat Talk: Sunday Shop’s Bamboo Chaise
I’m going deep on my search for vintage bamboo and rattan these days, and this amazing outdoor sunbed from Sunday Shop in New Orleans channels just the right energy for warmer days ahead. Plus the sturdy fiber makes it durable for all weather conditions. I’m imagining a bright striped cushion on top inspired by chic vintage South of France glamour and lounging poolside in Los Angeles. —Jessica Romm Perez, editor-in-chief
Glow-Getter: Balmuda’s Indoor-Outdoor Lantern
The most underrated alfresco dining accessory is good lighting. If you don’t want to keep a watchful eye on taper candles, a lightweight LED lantern gives off old-school camping vibes, and luckily Japanese appliance brand BalmudaBalmuda, best known for its Instagrammable toaster, just launched this chic rechargeable, water-resistant option in the U.S. Also highly recommended for s’mores and ghost stories. —Lydia Geisel, associate home editor
Shopping Score: Domino x Urban Outfitters Giveaway
Coco Chanel said it best: “The best things in life are free.” This sentiment rings especially true today, as we’re teaming up with Urban Outfitters Home to give away $4,000 worth of furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories to bring the new-wave trend home. Transform your space into a veritable zen den or a creative sanctuary with all of the necessary pieces, including this curvy bouclé armchair. Enter to win here. —Benjamin Reynaert, style director
Picture Perfect: Polaroid Go Camera
Everyone looks better shot on film; sometimes iPhone pics are a bit too high-def (I don’t need to see every freckle from the previous day’s sunscreen slip). Given I’m also a lover of mini things, the new Polaroid Go immediately got my attention—it’s the smallest analog instant camera in the world (just 4.1 inche long, 3.3 inches wide, and 2.4 inches tall). With features like a selfie mirror, self-timer, double exposure, and travel-friendly accessories, the camera is as high-tech as old school comes. Now all that’s left to do is art direct those grid-worthy summer shots. —Julia Stevens, associate style editor
Seamless Sip: Ghost Bar Cocktail Delivery
We all love a chic bar, but since the pandemic it’s been harder to enjoy a drink out. However, Ghost Bar figured it could just bring the cocktails to you! Founded by Amelie Ning Kang and Yishu He, the New York City delivery service was their solution to those nights where you want a fancy Negroni without the hassle of mixing it yourself. Although it was launched in January, it just got a visual revamp, with a new site design by New York Times Magazine art director Ben Grandgenett and photos shot by Bobby Doherty. I’m just waiting for the bar to drop merch so I can rep it as I drink my lychee martini. —Madeline Montoya, junior designer
Closet Crush: Follow Suit
After a particularly long, puffer jacket–filled winter, there’s nothing more rewarding than scoring that perfect swimwear to live in all summer. The graphic sets from Follow Suit have stolen my heart, with patterns reminiscent of Mediterannean tiles. As a social media editor, I know an excellent Instagram feed when I see one, and Follow Suit’s is basically my mood board for the season. To top it off, the sustainability focused brand uses water-saving dye methods and recycled nylon in its production, which is a huge bonus in a fast-fashion world. —Erica Maltz, associate social media editor