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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.
Party On: Feste
Now that all my friends are vaxxed, dinner parties are back. The only problem? I don’t own enough matching plates for the amount of people I want to have over. Thank goodness for Feste, a new party-in-a-box company from a former LVMH exec who offers up five different party vibes that go beyond just setting the table. Think: neon signs, tassel garlands, confetti poppers, and even a disco ball. Is it New Year’s Eve yet? — Julie Vadnal, deputy editor
Pattern Party: La Double J x 1stDibs
There’s nothing more comforting than a classic diner mug, but the tableware in LaDoubleJ’s collaboration with 1st Dibs is giving my old-school glasses a run for their money. The brand is bringing its signature Milanise flair to a new line of porcelain decked in a snazzy archival geometric print from the 1960s, courtesy of textile brand Seterie Cugnascaand. The launch also marks their first foray into furniture, incorporating the cubed print on seating and ottomans that are perfect for propping your feet up in style. —Kate McGregor, associate design editor
Off-Season Escape: Greydon House
There’s something magical about a beach town in the off-season; You can take in all the breathtaking scenery without the hectic crowds, and actually hear the sounds of waves crashing; which is exactly how I spent a recent weekend in Nantucket at the charming Greydon House hotel. Designed by beloved design duo Roman & Williams, the 20-room hotel was opened in 2016, and of course every detail was executed to perfection. Their classic high gloss paint and luxe velvet upholstery mixed with nautical touches like rope table lamps and portuguese tiles with painted sailboats made the space truly one-of-a-kind. If that’s not enough of a reason to visit, their new pop-up with local wellness center Lavender Farm, where they offer rejuvenating massages on site, will surely seal the deal. — Julia Stevens, associate style editor
Paper Play: Cold Picnic’s Wallpaper Launch
There comes a moment in the dead of winter where we all have the same thought: “I wish I was somewhere tropical.” But rather than buy a plane ticket to the Maldives, consider visiting an aviary or, better yet, turn your home into one. Beloved rug brand Cold Picnic has launched its first collection of wallpaper and two of the prints are inspired by the geodesic dome at The Queens Zoo in New York, which the founders describe as “nostalgic and futuristic.” We’d describe this fresh wallcovering (which, yes, comes in a rug version!) as feel-good. — Lydia Geisel, associate home editor
Home Makers: Loeffler Randall’s Craft Fair
The checkerboard trend is alive and well at Loeffler Randall’s fourth annual craft fair, but here it stars on the brand’s own knit beanies and Everyone’s Mother’s crochet bucket hats instead of floors and pillows. I’ll have one of each, please. Although, it’d definitely be smarter to use the celebration of artisan handiwork as an opportunity to check off the hard-to-please people on my gift list. Who wouldn’t want a sweet dalmation candle holder (made by none other than Loeffer Randall’s head of design) or a set of French gingham napkins? — Lindsey Mather, editorial director, home
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