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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.

The Main Event: Banana Republic Launches Home

I’m no stranger to a quick lap through Banana Republic, but after discovering the brand’s expansion into home, harmless window-shopping has become an online deep dive. In other words, I’ve spent entire mornings perusing the brand’s chunky 100% merino wool throws, plush handmade shearling pillows, and authentic Moroccan rugs. With items priced from $40 to $7,500, the assortment can take you from quick pick-me-up to full-on investment piece. Best suited for those who shy away from color, consider these warm, texture-heavy neutrals a new go-to. —Julia Stevens, style editor

3 More Friday Faves

Pillow Talk: Bed Threads Drops a Very Spring-y Colorway

If the word serene were a color, it would be Bed Threads’s new pistachio-hued bedding. Sitting somewhere between sage and moss, this cloverlike shade brings the exact hit of a brightness that we crave at this time of year.

The Soft Launch: Liberty and the Rug Company Collaborate

Sometimes, bigger really is better; at least that’s the case when looking at Liberty’s classic patterns at an area rug scale. In its new collaboration with fellow British brand the Rug Company, six wool and silk designs in soft shades of lapis and jade strike the perfect balance of traditional and whimsical. 

The Fresh Fragrance: Athena Calderone Releases Incense With Cinnamon Projects 

We’d buy (or burn) anything Athena Calderone told us to, and this week that’s her incense collaboration with Cinnamon Projects. The scent series includes two complementary aromas: Spirited and Saturnine. Expect hypnotic wafts of bergamot, vetiver, clay, and saffron.