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Couple Up Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson

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If these two were a high-school couple, they would be pictured in the yearbook under the header “Best Beach Hair” (and, ok, probably “Best Smiles” too, those jerks). Here’s a tribute to those Owen-plus-Kate days of yesteryear… —erica

Owen Wilson: Super-dark Acne jeans, a navy Everlane polo, and a long-sleeve tee from James Perse.

Kate Hudson: Ripped Current/Elliott jeans, a Rachel Zoe vest (worn as a top), and a lariat necklace by Vanessa Mooney.

More match-ups right this way.


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If you’re at that point in the season where you’ve worn through the soles of your sandals—hey, it happens—these Carrie Forbes suckers are here for you. —erica

The Insider Kristen Joy Watts

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Let us tell you what: We seriously double-tap Kristen Joy Watts. As an art-and-fashion-savvy member of Instagram’s community team, she’s in charge of discovering new talent, creating cool new content, and brainstorming fresh ways to collaborate with the likes of Vogue (see: #metgala) and the Frieze Art Fair New York (see: #emptyfrieze). Obviously, we wanted—needed!—to know more, so we asked Kristen to get real with us. mattie kahn

Q: Spill: What’s your favorite Instagram filter?
A: The city usually inspires the filter. I’ll probably use Hudson at about half strength, for example, when I’m in Vancouver next weekend—a bit of blue for a rainy place.

Q: What makes a good Intagram, do you think? 
A: We often feature tips from the community on the Instagram blog, and that’s a great place to start. I think great photographs have to be beautiful—but they also have to have what Roland Barthes called punctum: a photograph’s personally touching, even wounding, quality. Maybe it’s a hair askew or a slightly crooked horizon line—imperfections that haunt you.

Q: What’s your favorite landmark in NYC? 
A: Does Momofuku count?

Q: Where do you head for the best slice of pizza in New York City? 
A: On one of Scott’s Pizza Tours.

Q: Which Of a Kind designers do you have your eye on right now? 
A: I’m looking at the Chen and Kai (@ChenandKai) planters in my kitchen. 

Q: What’s the last viral video that made you cry-laugh?
A: This got me.

Q: Any guilty pleasures you’re willing to admit to? 
A: I think a lot of people would say that they like Boyz II Men, but not a lot of people still listen to "4 Seasons of Loneliness" about once a week. 

There are more completely amazing people to be found right here!


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Have you eyeballed Lauren Manoogian's sweaters yet? Because they’re the sorts of things you’d probably wear for the next three decades. —erica

Next Level Hexagons

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Hexagons are having a moment and not just ‘cause the World Cup is this summer (you know, soccer balls!). Here, the shape of things to come. —erica

LEVEL I: The cutest (and shiniest) little wallet we ever did see, from IMAGO-A.

LEVEL II: Daaaang, Jerome Dreyfuss really knows how to do graphic.

LEVEL III: The print—and the skinny little straps—on this Tibi tank kill.

LEVEL IV: Because, let’s be honest, your ears are tired of circles, and Eddie Borgo knows it.

What’s next? More “Next Level!”


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Just one quick thing to say about this wide, cropped sweatshirt from First Rite: yes. —erica


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You know what, Morgan Peck? This vase is SICK. Thanks for that. —erica

Eat This 19 Food Websites We Cook from All the Dang Time

When Claire and I aren’t talking about Of a Kind, we’re probably yammering on about food (or Mindy Kaling or exfoliating products, but mostly food). And though we have a lot to say about snacks and restaurants, we both try to cook on the reg—to whip up (moderately healthy) dinners at home more nights than not and to bring our lunches to the office whenever we can get it together to do so…at which point we workshop what the other one’s eating. What do we make? Most of the time, things the internet tells us to. Below, the sites we troll for hanger-management. I’ll let the recipes and food pics speak for themselves. —erica

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Alexandra Cooks
Go-to Recipes: Frozen Yogurt, Crustless Kale Quiche, and Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Fresh Ricotta, and Grilled Bread

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Cookie + Kate
Go-to Recipe: Rhubarb-Chia Jam

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A Couple Cooks
Go-to Recipe: Vegetarian Chili

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The First Mess
Go-to Recipe: Bloody Mary Salad

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Food52
Go-to Recipes: Pasta with Yogurt and Caramelized Onions, Mushroom Bourguignon, Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms, Radish Salad with Anchovy Sauce, Rogue Scrambled Eggs…we could go on and on, kids.

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A House in the Hills
Go-to Recipe: Kale Noodle Bowl with Avocado-Miso Dressing

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Joy the Baker
Go-to Recipe: Charred Mexican Zucchini

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Kitchen Confidante
Go-to Recipe: Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

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Lottie + Doof
Go-to Recipe: Raspberries and Sour Cream

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Love & Lemons
Go-to Recipes: Chickpea Miso Noodle Soup and Creamy Tortilla Soup

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Milk & Mode
Go-to Recipe: Sauteed Greens with Onions and Soy Sauce

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My Name Is Yeh
Go-to Recipe: The Best and Easiest Hummus

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Running with Tweezers
Go-to Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Olives

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Seven Spoons
Go-to Recipe: Lentils Like Baked Beans

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Smitten Kitchen
Go-to Recipes: One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes, Cauliflower and Parmesan Cake, Carrot Soup with Miso and Sesame, and Strawberry Summer Cake

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Sprouted Kitchen
Go-to Recipes: Lentil Meatballs in Lemon Pesto and Orzo and Broccoli Pesto Salad

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TV Dinner
Go-to Recipes: Quinoa and Egg Enchilada Skillet and Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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The Year in Food
Go-to Recipe: Cauliflower Mash

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The Yellow House
Go-to Recipes: Baked Delicata Squash with Cream and Parmigiano and Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad

Oh, hey! We’ve posted some recipes on this site, even. See ‘em here.

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