Sleeping Cooler in the Bedroom

How to go from restless to restful during summer, beyond an A/C or fan

For those who live above the Equator, the worst is yet to come: the hot and humid dog days of summer, when every night feels like an epic battle for good sleep. Chances are you’re already maxed out on your A/C and your fan’s not cutting it. It’s not easy to shake off the night sweats, despite drinking as much water as possible, sleeping naked …

Aromatherapy With Vitruvi’s Essential Oils

For taking deep breaths in stressful times

‘Tis the season for stress, guaranteed—especially for those of us who haven’t been able to sleep soundly after 8 November. A few mindful changes to our everyday routine have helped us stay grounded, whether it’s taking a self-imposed break from social media, dancing the anxiety off, or taking moments to focus. Facilitating the latter? Essential oils, which you can pick up from your local Whole …

Astier de Villatte + Commune de Paris

Delicate scents and cubist-patterned porcelain in a French collaboration

Breaking out of their classic white aesthetic, Astier de Villatte has released a red, white and blue porcelain candle as part of a collaboration with Commune de Paris. The tricolor cube pattern is modeled after Astier de Villatte’s notebooks, and captures both the national and seasonal spirit. The aroma is predominately citrus, abetted by notes of nutmeg and benjamin gum with touches of green almond …