Jelly Cakes, Nostalgic Window Shades, and a Design Version of Spotify Wrapped
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published Dec 16, 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.
Print Pros: Cabana x Liberty London
Cabana x Liberty London: Say no more. Martina Mondadori, editor in chief of the cult-interiors biannual publication Cabana, dove into the 145-year-old Liberty archives to find just the right prints to reimagine as tablecloths, napkins, and placemats—as well as the brand’s first-ever bedding collection. Everything is made in Italy at Liberty’s printing mill, and we’ll take it all, thanks; first into the cart will be the Honey Pine placemats and Amelia Paisley sheet set. —Samantha Weiss-Hills, deputy commerce editor
Floral Fodder: Punk Ikebana
After sitting down for a hands-on ikebana lesson earlier this year, I gained a newfound appreciation for the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. Getting a stem to bend just so or petals to face up in the right direction? A nearly impossible feat. So unsurprisingly, I was spellbound by Louesa Roebuck’s unconventional presentations and larger-than-life installations in her new book, Punk Ikebana. —Morgan Bulman, associate commerce editor
A Welcome Sight: Sheila Bridges x The Shade Store
Windows are there to offer you a glimpse of what’s happening outside, but it’s hard to focus on that when Sheila Bridges’s classic-cool fabrics are surrounding said lookout. The designer has a knack for making you look twice at a print, and her second collection for the Shade Store offers plenty to ogle. Bridges’s famous Harlem Toile pattern is included in the assortment, as are five other modern and abstract designs that draw on her childhood memories of traveling, gardening, and outdoor play. The view from inside just got a bit better. —Lydia Geisel, home editor
On Repeat: Album by Cortney Bishop
While everyone was busy analyzing their Spotify Wrapped, there was another rhythmically inspired roundup that caught my attention recently: a track list of curated furniture, art, and decor called Album. You read that right, a track list…of products. This immersive collection, the brainchild of interior designer Cortney Bishop, features a monthly drop of shoppable vintage treasures and handcrafted finds from makers around the world, all staged together in a sepia-tinged vignette and set to a soundtrack that personifies the vibe (for this release, it’s Extreme Ways by Moby). With a rust-colored Togo, a Brutalist armoire, and loopy rattan lounge chairs in the mix, I’m here for the greatest hits. —Raven McMillan, assistant editor
Get Jelly: Solid Wiggles
Last week, I got in on the best party trick out there at Dusen Dusen’s 12th anniversary celebration: Jell-O shots. But unlike the paper-cup ones you threw back in college, Solid Wiggles (which ships via Goldbelly) makes chic square versions (and even full cakes!) that look fancy but still pack a boozy punch. —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor