OUR DESIGN WITHIN REACH DIARIES
When Design Within Reach approached us about being part of their holiday campaign, our office momentarily felt a lot like a Justin Bieber concert—some tears, some fangirl shrieks, a lot of “I mean!” and “Can you even?! We love DWR because we have so much in common with them: an obsessive love of talented designers and the objects they create, a compulsive need to tell the story behind everything, and now, a giveaway. Check out this video we made with them, and sign up for the chance to win a rad Eames Hang-It-All from them along with a $500 gift certificate from us. —claire
- Celebrating cookbook season by toasting my pals JJ and Katherine, who both co-wrote very-big-deal ones—Pok Pok and Roberta’s Cookbook—coming out tomorrow!
- Exploring the weirdness of the NYC waterways through these really striking photos of washed-up trash.
- Wanting to dress my bed in chambray, too, ℅ the sheets from Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s collab with PBteen. (Do I care that they’re technically marketed to girls half my age? Not at all.)
- Dying over this Twin Peaks-themed fashion editorial from the October 1990 issue of Sassy, unearthed by the Tumblr Sassy Magazine LIVES.
- Planning a little New Year’s getaway to The Graham & Co.—a chill-looking hotel in Phoenicia, NY—to escape the event that, according to Sloane Crosley, only just recently lost its “Most Intolerable New York Holiday crown” to Halloween.
- Loving the mesmerizing and sometimes hilarious “Little People Project” by London artist Slinkachu. Don’t miss the bonus reel on his blog.
- Waking up with a little more ease thanks to the Sleep Cycle app that tracks your sleep and wakes you up during lighter periods so the alarm isn’t so jarring. It’s kind of life-changing.
- Getting a kick out of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2014 runway show concept, inspired by So You Think You Can Dance—if you can’t make it to his retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, it is the next best thing.
- Obsessing over the fascinating backstory of sriracha.
- Wondering how Karlie’s Kookies Perfect 10 can be so absurdly delicious and moist despite being gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free.