Chunky Mugs, Wavy Wood Furniture, and a Zara Collab Like No Other
Our editors share their Friday faves.
Published Nov 18, 2022 10:43 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.
Order Up: Abask
Do we really need another e-comm platform? Probably not, but absolutely yes when it’s an interiors-focused shop from the minds behind MatchesFashion. Abask has launched this month with a covetable selection of expertly crafted and exclusive items (like archived Augarten teapots and candles by Luke Edward Hall in hand-painted porcelain). The online store is categorized by room, making it dangerously easy to fall in love with something for every space in your home. The Games Room, the Study, and the Dining Room are up first and feature smaller curations such as the Blanket Box and the Candle Cabinet. I’ll just go ahead and check “holiday shopping” off my to-do list now, because I know where I’ll be getting it all done. —Raven McMillan, assistant editor
Too Cool for School: Zara Home x Saint-Lazare
Just because we’re not in grade school anymore doesn’t mean we can’t experience the autumn thrill of a crisp new folder or set of labels. Zara Home recently paired up with branding studio Saint-Lazare to reimagine standard filing boxes, notepads, envelopes, and even rulers in supersaturated colors with throwback graphics. If they don’t give you the equivalent of first-day butterflies (hard to believe), then the wee wood wall desk and matching storage stool most definitely will. —Lindsey Mather, digital director
Eternal Summer: Max ID Beach Chairs
Crescent-shaped waves, undulating sand dunes, and pure sunshine—everything Maximilian Eicke’s new Sloth chair embodies is exactly what we need right now as painfully chilly temperatures and forecasts of snow flood our weather apps. But this isn’t your average beach–slash–pool lounger: Its exaggerated curves will have you sinking deep into it (plus the S-shape makes it easier to stack multiples). —Lydia Geisel, home editor
Page-Turner: Ettore Sottsass
Now here’s a book any aesthete will covet: Phaidon’s rereleased tome about storied Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass—the man behind the iconic Ultrafragola mirror and founder of the Memphis Group. Spanning Sottsass’s prolific career, from the 1940s to the 2000s, its glossy pages compile inspiring archived imagery and intimate sketchbook drawings amid detailed excerpts and essays. —Liz Buxton, commerce content director
Bubble Pop: Hem Accessories
Much like we first fell in love with the bulbous curves of Hem’s doughnut-shaped poufs, the brand’s most recent foray into tableware with London-based Supergroup is just as bubbly, in both looks and color. While my coffee vessel of choice most often skews petite—tiny teacups are typically my go-to—the chunky silhouettes and girth-y handles of the Bronto collection’s mugs and espresso cups are undeniably delightful. I’m expecting joy at first sip. —Morgan Bulman, associate commerce editor
The New Wave: Sing-Thing by Adi Goodrich
Designer Adi Goodrich, the brains behind Los Angeles’s Dreams store, is the type of person you want to design your home—and also be your BFF. And now you can pretend both are true with her debut furniture collection, Sing-Thing, in which wavy edges help convey her good-natured attitude and killer style. The Not a Knot Tulip vase belongs on every dining table and console. —Julie Vadnal, deputy editor
Mazel-Dazzle: Susan Alexandra’s Judaica Collection
After a trip to Israel a few years ago, I have a newfound appreciation for chic Judaica. I mean, what better way to set a good first impression than a well-designed mezuzah in your doorway? Needless to say, I very much appreciate Susan Alexandra’s first Judaica collection. From a necklace charm that reads Oy vey to a watermelon menorah, I adore the playful take on a typically serious product category. —Julia Stevens, style editor
Mums the Word: Fox Fodder Farm x Casa Velasquez
Mums mean it’s really fall—which, as a Sagittarius, is my favorite season. So when I saw that floral design studio Fox Fodder Farm was collaborating with the ever-stylish Mariana Velasquez of Casa Velasquez on a line of tablecloths, napkins, and aprons inspired by the flower, I…did not walk. I ran to the launch, which featured delicately embroidered and lovely bordered table linens. —Samantha Weiss-Hills, deputy commerce editor