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 …

Versailles Playing Card Set

Trading the traditional royal motif for artful objects, Jonathan Adler’s Versailles Playing Card Set comes with two decks—one in green and black and another in pink and gold. Both sets are packaged within a drawer box, that’s embellished with a striking golden geometric pattern, for easy storage or transportation.

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 …