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 …

Kvadrat + Raf Simons Textiles at Avenue Road

A third bold collaboration between the acclaimed designer and the Scandinavian fabrics house

It’s almost too easy to fall in love with the work of fashion designer Raf Simons. From his otherworldly couture looks for Dior to vibrant adidas sneaker collaborations, the Belgian visionary often presents a bright vision for the future of clothing and accessories. Some may not know that Simons actually began as a furniture designer, and his just released collaboration with Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat …

Colette Jaffe’s Colorful Home Collection

Textiles, bedding, homewares and more from the Minnesota-based designer

“There are no rules in the bedroom,” says designer and entrepreneur Colette Jaffe. After 20 years working in the exquisitely detailed, luxury end of the bedding and bath market for Pratesi she found herself craving things that weren’t being made. Everything was beautiful, but it wasn’t exciting. Like so many faced with this challenge she decided to take her extensive industry experience, knowledge and contacts …

Monica Hofstadter Textiles and Homewares

A Brooklyn-based designer inspired by the clouds, moon, and a gas station in Iceland

There are a lot of attributes that immediately drew us to Monica Hofstadter‘s debut textile collection: 100% all natural textiles (except for one shimmering exception), un-dyed fibers, all designed and handmade in NYC, cozy-looking, comfortable-feeling, etc. At their core, however, these are products crafted from the finest merino and baby alpaca wool from Peru, as well as French cotton and mohair—all with Hofstadter’s signature inspirations …

Casper’s New Dual-Layer Pillows

A firm core meets plush outer layering, resulting in adaptive comfort

For all that we make of the ongoing mattress boom, only ancillary attention has been paid to pillows. And yet, developments are afoot here as well. One of the brands leading the renewed interest in inexpensive, high-quality mattresses also has an effective addition to the world of pillows. The Casper Pillow employs a dual-layer structure that balances a firm, springy inner-core with a plush outer …