Zara Home’s New Architect Collab Includes Maybe the Most Versatile Sofa Ever
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published Jul 1, 2022 1:00 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.
Table Talk: Anytime Kitchen Linens by Cold Picnic
We all know and love Cold Picnic for its color-blocked rugs, but have you met its table linens? Thanks to the brand’s first-ever kitchen range, tablescape lovers can collect napkins and tea towels in the company’s classic Matisse-esque prints. Shades of nude with pops of cornflower blue and tangerine make them neutral enough to blend into a maximalist pattern-heavy table, but loud enough to star in a casual weeknight takeout setup. —Julia Stevens, style editor
Shine Bright: Saint-Lazare Lighting
If there’s a way to bring a five-star-hospitality experience home, I’ll find it. In fact, I’m wearing a fancy hotel robe as I write this, but I can’t show that off to everyone. What I can put on full display, however, are these sweet lamps from Saint-Lazare’s latest lighting introduction. The French design studio has collaborated with NoMad Hotels, Maison Fragonard, and the Four Seasons, among others, and this collection is inspired by their projects and travels. With a set of these ceramic cuties and their pleated poplin shades on either side of my bed, my turn-down-service game just got an upgrade.—Raven McMillan, assistant editor
Pattern Play: Gordon Hull x Eskayel
To everyone who has grown tired of repeat-patterned wallpaper, Gordon Hull x Eskayel’s new collab is for you. Wallpapers and fabrics mean you can live with the artist’s doodle-like works in a new way—whether that entails lining the walls of your powder room or covering the cushions on your sofa. The endlessly entertaining, joyful patterns are guaranteed to entrance any guest—because who couldn’t get lost in fun little details like kitschy animals and evil eyes? —Daniela Miranda, style intern
What’s Old Is New Again: Hay Rey Collection
Swiss designer Bruno Rey’s iconic rounded-frame dining chairs have been on my wish list since I first saw them in a vintage shop in Brooklyn years ago. Now that longing has been rekindled thanks to a new reissue with fan-favorite Hay. They’re available in a slew of candy-colored finishes, and I simply want to collect them all. I mean, imagine alternating the baby blue and red chairs around a dining table: Swoon. —Kate McGregor, associate design editor
Make Dinner Extraordinary: Misette x Moda Domus
If you enjoy patterned porcelain plates, mouth-blown-in-Brooklyn confetti glassware, and Portuguese stainless steel cutlery (I mean, who doesn’t!), you should probably check out Misette x Moda Domus’s upcoming tabletop collaboration dubbed the Primary Collection. As playful as it is elegant, the surreal, painterly designs are unified by a crisp red, yellow, blue, and white palette. Thankfully it’s available for preorder (to ship September 3), because we predict this one will fly off the shelves. —Naomi deMañana, style director
The Most Versatile Sofa Around: Vincent Van Duysen x Zara Home
What do a Baroque apartment in Milan, a modernist home in Portugal, and a classic Paris pied-à-terre have in common? The sofa Vincent Van Duysen designed for his latest Zara Home collab looks great in all of them. The inspiring collection shows the Belgian architect’s fresh creations for the brand, ranging from thermally treated ash-wood side tables that look like stairs to oak stools with slinglike leather cushions. But it was this streamlined, goes-with-anything living room staple that won me over. —Lydia Geisel, home editor