Author Archives: Jane

Pretty Pandemic Cocktails: To Go

Per my regular media diet, I’ve recently learned that alcohol sales are up 23% during the pandemic. No small wonder, as cocktail hour is one way to mark the passage of time (and dull the stress of surviving another day of “what’s next?”). Though I usually celebrate by having one glass of red wine, any […]

Zoe de las Cases: Paris and London

I STILL miss travel. I particularly miss London and Paris, and have spent far too much time during this year-of-going-nowhere mooning over shops in those two cities on Instagram. Which is why I was thrilled to discover these two new travel guides from Paris illustrator Zoé de las Cases. (Instagram: @zoedelascases) Each is part coloring book […]

Everyday Award Ribbons by Frankie and Claude

It’s hard to discover new things — actually, it’s hard to discover anything — when your trips out of the house are limited to essential grocery and Target runs.* However, I managed to spy these ribbons through a gift shop’s window while waiting to collect my takeaway lunch order. Frankie + Claude‘s clever take on […]

Thie Studios

As the year of staying home drags on, I think we could all use a dose of happiness in our mailboxes. These cards, by Hamburg designer Katja Kirchner’s Thie Studios, are graphic and minimalist and feel so very summery. (Which means act now*: summer is waning.) images via thiestudios.com * I discovered these via my favorite […]

Before Breakfast

Completely besotted with the industrial-elegant paper goods from London-based purveyor Before Breakfast (Instagram: @beforebreakfast_london). Any of these items on your desk denotes your seriousness about proper tools that also have design bona fides: it’s like having secret access to a cool stash of office supplies. The line is dedicated to sustainability, not only in their printing […]