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Got It Made

A Tale of Three Textiles

Got It Made BY jane gauger 11/08/2016
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The weaving work of indigenous women in the Guatemalan Highlands is the key thread to Mercado Global's line of bold, ethically sourced bags and texture-rich pillow covers. Together, the U.S.-based non-profit and local experts tease out ways to translate age-old Mayan motifs into modern-feeling accessories - all while helping create economic opportunity for local artisans. Here's the story behind a trio of their awesome fabrics (which all happened to find their way into our dynamite travel set). READ MORE
Eat This

5 Vegetable-Focused Cookbooks to Make the Most of Your CSA Haul

Eat This BY jane gauger 11/11/2016
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Marcia Patmos spends a year traveling the globe, so when she does get time to kick back at her Brooklyn pad, home-cooking is a huge priority. "When I'm on the road I end up eating at restaurants or picking up food quite a bit, so I try to use my kitchen when I can," she says. "The upside to all that eating out is I get tons of ideas to take back." But when she needs a little instruction, the (mostly) vegetarian designer of classic, Jackie O.-worthy coats and slouchily chic scarves turns to a worn-in collection of cookbooks - let's dig into them with her, shall we? READ MORE
Past Perfect

Past Perfect: 1955

Past Perfect BY jane gauger 04/07/2017
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Sometimes the only way to go forward is to go backward (uh, style-wise, at least - otherwise, bring on those progressive values!). Welcome to Past Perfect, where we take an aesthetic trip down memory lane to shout out the looks, books, and other enduring pop-culture creations from a particularly notable 12 months. We think it'll be way more fun than a high school history lesson - but only time will tell. READ MORE

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