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Inside Beata Heuman’s London home. Having taken an age to find, Beata Heuman wanted her and her husband’s first family home to be their own little magical world. ‘It’s a living work of art,’ says Swedish decorator Beata Heuman of her handsomely proportioned Hammersmith home. Heuman in the richly decorated summerhouse she affectionately calls Chatsworth.

Every Room Should Sing

Over the past year, creative interior decoration has become more of a necessity than a luxury. Accordingly, TV shows about organizing, adorning, and renovating homes are ubiquitous. So it couldn’t be a better moment for Swedish-born, London-based interior designer Beata Heuman to release her first coffee-table book, Every Room Should Sing. Published by Rizzoli, it’s a Technicolor showcase of Heuman’s distinctive work, from several London town houses to a Nantucket vacation residence. Known for mixing bright colors with unusual textures, her signature style is both eclectic and inviting. In addition to the beautiful photographs and original drawings, each chapter contains insights on how to design a space, to elevate through smaller details, and to find fresh inspiration in well-worn interiors. ($55, —Bridget Arsenault



Tehran might be the best-concealed identity thriller since The Americans. Or a decent substitute if you are still suffering withdrawal. Set in Iran, it centers on a female Mossad agent (Niv Sultan) who slips into the country in order to destroy its nuclear-weapons program. What was supposed to be an in-and-out mission goes wrong, and she finds herself trapped in Iran, desperate to complete her mission and get out before she is exposed. It’s fantastically immersive; a swift, smart, twist-upon-twist series where the humanity of every character is not only tested but revealed in believable ways. Best of all, it’s never confusing. Even though it toggles between Farsi, Hebrew, and English. ( —Michael Hainey


Under the Influence with Jo Piazza

Whether you’re addicted to Instagram or abstain from the platform entirely, there’s a lot to love—and consider—about Under the Influence with Jo Piazza, a new podcast that tackles both the business and the pleasure of the endless scroll, in which those filtered professionals who have managed to monetize their lives as mothers do their damnedest to sell other mothers things they don’t really need. Along the way, we learn about the closeted Mormons in our feeds, the trials of earning a living the old-fashioned way, and even a bit about Digital Age feminist theory. The next time you’re tempted to log on to see what Hilaria Baldwin is up to, just download this instead. Your brain cells will thank you. ( —Ashley Baker


Talia Collective

Does a 100 percent sustainable shopping experience exist? Unfortunately not. Rebecca Prunali encourages a grounded approach to this problem: “Being a little bit better, bit by bit,” she explains, “will ensure that sustainability is not a trend.” She launched her editorial platform, Talia Collective, in September 2020. The site not only features fun pieces about fashion and environmental impact but also serves as a curated online marketplace, where bags, accessories, and skin-care products are up for grabs. All the brands meet at least three of Talia’s sustainability criteria, and have committed to meeting more in the near future. The collective won’t break your favorite shopping habits, but it will give you a more eco-friendly way to indulge, while informing you about responsible fashion along the way. ( —Elena Clavarino

Issue No. 86
March 6, 2021
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Issue No. 86
March 6, 2021