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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: Nordic Knots and Garance Vallée Collaborate on Rugs

I’ve noticed quite a few unconventional rugs hitting the scene lately—from oblong shaped to angular edged—and it’s starting to feel like square rugs are for, well, squares. So it’s only natural that Nordic Knots’s latest collection, with French multidisciplinary artist Garance Vallée, is full of divots, cutouts, and curves. Titled Grand by Garance, the three colorways are a reimagination of the brand’s signature Grand collection, drawing from hues found in Scandinavia’s wilderness. Like a puzzle, the rugs are designed to be pieced together, should you need to snag more than one. —Julia Stevens, style editor

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The Fresh Fragrance: Catbird and Natasha Pickowicz Debut a Candle

Natasha Pickowicz’s just-dropped More Than Cake is certainly the cookbook of the moment, and now there’s a candle to share the limelight. While the aroma of a cake in the oven is hard to beat, this garden scent with notes of tomato jam, candied herbs, and frilly greens is a close second. Plus when’s the last time you came across a fancy candle for only $38?

The Party Flex: Maison Premiere Publishes a Cocktail Recipe Book

Maison Premiere, also known as the cocktail and oyster capital of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is spilling all its secrets in a new book. In addition to recipes for martinis, punches, and mint juleps, you’ll find tutorials on how to prepare oysters at home and—more important—how to eat them in style.   

The Outdoor Essential: The Get Out Releases a Colorful Canteen

Good-looking outdoor gear can be hard to come by, but brands like the Get Out are changing the game. We first fell in love with the company for its colorful tents, and its latest release is an insulated canteen. In addition to being extremely compliment-worthy, it is double walled and will keep your beverage cold for up to 24 hours and warm up to 12. We’re eyeing the tomato red–and–dusty blue combo.