Eight Sets of Artistic + Design-Forward Playing Cards

Whether playing games or learning magic tricks, here are some of our favorite sets

Believed to be made first from wood block prints during the Tang Dynasty in China, playing cards existed in India, Korea, Persia and Egypt before making it to Europe around 1365, when the French popularized the suited deck style commonly found today. Whether it be a game of poker or dickhead, a magic trick or even divination, cards continue to entertain us centuries later. Here …

Summer Weekender Essentials

From books to sunscreen, sneakers and more, some of our favorite things for little getaways

While warmer weekends in the city are special—allowing people to explore parks further, head to the beach, have picnics or even just sit outdoors—a getaway provides a true change in mentality. For those living in big cities, the sensation of escape into nature can be transformative and replenishing. So whether you’re heading away for a long weekend, or dreaming of future vacations, we have combed …

PUNK: Chaos to Couture Playing Cards

Fashion illustrator Blue Logan teams up with Moda Operandi for the Met's rockin' exhibition

Fashion illustrator Blue Logan recently joined forces with Moda Operandi to create a set of limited edition, punk-inspired playing cards in celebration of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition opening this Thursday in NYC. The Moda Operandi-sponsored exhibition features all aspects of punk fashion, from DIY looks to those by legends Malcolm McClaren and Dame Vivienne Westwood, …