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Taylor Kay Phillips

Taylor Kay Phillips is an Emmy-Award winning writer and comedian originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She currently works for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Reductress among others. She lives in Harlem with her husband and three coffee makers.

Jovaney Hollingsworth
grew up in the Bahamas but often visited his grandparents in Michigan, where he loved the iconic nostalgia of the Midwest. Eventually moving to Minnesota, Jovaney combined this American iconography with the bright Caribbean color palette and turned it into a successful career as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Books

Regional Reads: Gifts from Home

From hometown heroes like Tennessee’s Dolly Parton and Missouri’s Travis Kelce, to regional dishes like Hawaii’s loco moco or the many takes on southern barbecue, to pop culture touchstones like Gilmore Girls’ cozy Connecticut setting or Seattle’s iconic grunge scene, every state has its own local color. Celebrate the things that make the place you

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Trendspotting: Farmers Market Chic

From strawberry shaped paper lanterns to cabbage leaf plates and lemon slice bathmats, unique food-themed decor is one of 2024’s hottest trends! Maybe it’s because real groceries are so expensive, or maybe it’s just a craving for postmodern whimsy–either way, we’re on board. If you’re curating a display of sardine tin throw pillows, butter stick

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Bright and Bold Giftable Books

You have our permission to judge these books by their covers! These bright, bold, and eye-catching books are just as lovely inside as their beautiful outsides suggest. This season, shoppers are scouring stores for the perfect gift. They want to give their friends and family something that feels special, something that will light them up

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