LA’s new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Our days are punctuated by scouting for new talent, attending market meet-ups and scrolling through Instagram to unearth the products, people and news you really need to know. Here’s what we slack off on this week.

Carved in stone: Simone Bodmer-Turner at Matter

Photograph by Marco Galloway

When artist Simone Bodmer-Turner and Matter come together for a gallery exhibition, we know it’s going to be good. The Brooklyn-based sculptor’s inaugural exhibition, “Take Part In,” is on view at the Matter space in downtown New York from today through April 1. Although its striking stoneware pieces may appear to be pure sculpture at first glance, many are also functional, such as the eight-drawer credenza with quirky labeled compartments, the table lamp with a playful version of a pull chain, and the sprung chairs (dare I say are comfortable?). —Julia Stevens, Associate Style Editor

Pillow Theft: Block Shop x In Casa by Paboy

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

A good thing to get out of the pandemic? Block Shop’s pillow collaboration with In Casa by Paboy (the two textile brands first contacted each other on Instagram during lockdown). Production was a global affair: Block Shop’s graphic and block-print sheets, designed in Los Angeles and made in India, traveled to Italy, where Gambian refugee Paboy Bojang used it, along with colorful cotton from Naples, to sew by hand. a limited series of her ruffled and fringed confections. Bojang’s signature red zipper is the literal cherry on the top, uh, back. —Lindsey Mather, Editorial Director, Hospitality

Flowers for spring: GJ Florist

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Photograph by Trip Davis

There’s a new florist in town, just in time for Valentine’s Day. GJ Flower Shop, the newest addition to LA’s favorite restaurant group that brought us Gjelina and Gjusta, creates custom arrangements and seasonal bouquets using flowers from SoCal farms. The best part? He focuses on minimizing their environmental impact by keeping a selection of local and seasonal stems. I’ll be stopping in Venice this weekend to check it out, as well as the new Gjusta Grocer next door. —Cassandra McCook, Associate Social Editor

Wall to wall: Eskayel x Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Wallpaper

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Bring out the watercolors! Furniture favorite Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams continues its quest for home dominance with a new line of wallpapers. The brand has teamed up with Eskayel, a New York-based textile studio known for its painterly palette, to launch a six-pattern collection that revisits modern Americana. Think how good your couch looks over a minimal bandana print or the classic Dogwood Dream floral pattern. —Kate McGregor, Associate Editor

Full steam ahead: Sauna Lodge Urban Cowboy

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Courtesy of Urban Cowboy Lodge

Hot tubs get all the winter love, but during a recent stay at Urban Cowboy Lodge in New York’s Catskills, where there’s a clawfoot tub in every room, I spotted an amenity still more attractive: an Estonian sauna on the lawn. The weekend I was there the temperatures were in the single digits which turned out to be the perfect weather for a 15 minute break in the 200 degree spruce shingle sauna and then a roll in fresh snow. —Julie Vadnal, Associate Editor

Supermarket: Miami pop-up grocery store

LA's new Cool-Girl flower shop, a collab with ruffled pillows and the only place we shop in Miami right now

Photograph by Jeanne Canto

Miami, you’ve found yourself a new grocer (for now). Pop-Up Grocer has rightly dropped its very colorful and bright anchor in Wynwood for the month of February, bringing with it over 130 food and drink brands to buy in person, many of which I personally love, like Ghia, Acid League, Fly by Jing, Wavy, Red Clay and Haven’s Kitchen. The store, a primary and tropical color playground for packaging nerds, was designed by locals Chaz Capobianco of Capoco and Elizabeth Jaime of Calma, and also hosts a daily menu of Fernanda Quintero’s baked creations. . Can’t come this time? Just click “add to cart” on her surprise grocery box. —Samantha Weiss-Hills, Associate Business Editor

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