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Black Core, Ornate Rim by Ania Grajek£120.00

Iota Edit

Thanks to Pinterest and Pottery Barn, it’s hard to be original when it comes to home design. Lucy Mcwhirter, the founder and creative director of Iota Edit, is doing her best to change that. Her store—which sells both online and by appointment only at a real shop in East London—offers a monthly subscription service. Mcwhirter sources every piece directly from the artist who made it. Among her wares, she stocks soft-pencil etchings from British-based artist Callum Dobney; playful mismatched tiles that are hand-painted and hand-glazed in Tbilisi, Georgia; and serving dishes made by a couple in Spain. ( —Bridget Arsenault


HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story

Heidi Fleiss, the powerful madam who brokered sex for the most powerful men in 1990s Hollywood, brought Los Angeles to its knees. The scandalous tale of her sophisticated and lucrative enterprise is now told by Molly Lambert in a 10-part podcast series, HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story. In it we traverse the curious life of Fleiss, from her free-spirited upbringing in 1970s Los Angeles to her entry into escorting in the 1980s, to taking over her pimp’s business in the 1990s. (When Fleiss was charged with pandering, in 1993, Dolce & Gabbana designed clothes for her to wear to her numerous court appearances.) It’s a story about the fall of the original girlboss, and the L.A.P.D.’s chronic mishandling of sex work. If you enjoyed Lili Anolik’s 2020 podcast, Once Upon a Time … in the Valley, which documented the rise and fall of the 80s porn star Traci Lords, you’ll love this. ( —Tallulah Harlech

Early 20th-century boat builder’s cabinet.Regular price $3,325.00

Tori Jones Studio

Unfortunately, we have no plans to be on Block Island this summer. It’s a shame, especially because there is such a strong addition to the retail scene: Tori Jones Studio. Started by an art-and-antiques dealer who has spent every summer since birth in the sandy enclave, which is just off the coast of Rhode Island, it’s full of well-priced vintage and antique finds for the home, along with a few newfangled items and art exhibitions that change monthly. (Works by New York–based painter Mary Breneman are on display now.) Jones, who previously worked as an editor for the likes of Elle Decor and House Beautiful, has a keen eye. In addition to an appealing mix of furnishings, lighting, and textiles, she has sourced an enviable assortment of rare magazines and books. Fortunately, we’ll be able to make do with Jones’s e-commerce offerings, which are robust. ( —Ashley Baker


Out of the Blue

“Disco sucks—kill all hippies,” proclaims 15-year-old Cebe at the start of Out of the Blue (1980), Dennis Hopper’s largely unseen follow-up to his career-killing The Last Movie (1971). At the center of the picture, in a one-of-a-kind performance of rebellion, is cult actress Linda Manz (Days of Heaven) playing a troubled teenager whose idol is Elvis and sole obsession is punk music. Hopper (who at the time was consuming nearly 30 beers, half a gallon of rum, and three grams of cocaine on a daily basis) plays Cebe’s alcoholic father, recently released from prison. While Out of the Blue—named after the featured Neil Young song “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)”—has long been impossible to see outside of VHS tapes, muddy-looking bootleg DVDs, and rare 35-mm. screenings, it has recently been digitally restored in 4K, an effort championed by Manz devotees Chloë Sevigny and Natasha Lyonne. An essential piece of cinema that is light on story but heavy on emotion and mood, it’s now available on Blu-ray through the British Film Institute in the U.K. or Severin in the U.S. ($39.95, —Spike Carter



If only we paid as much attention to our tennis game as we do to our tennis wardrobe. Even though our technique is down, our style is up, thanks to a new collection from Wilson. This heritage sporting-goods purveyor has decided to take on the big guys—Adidas and Nike—with its latest crop of swingy skirts, retro knits, and club-approved dresses, which are downright smashing. We’ve started our purchases with the Essex Polo, paired with the Ultra Skirt, but there are more inspired combinations in our future. Now, back to those forehand drills… (shirt, $88,; skirt, $68, —Ashley Baker



Reusable water bottles have become accessories, which means most are covered in logos or brand names, from Thom Browne to Balenciaga to Versace (in pink rhinestones, no less). It seems like fewer and fewer are sleek, well designed, and focused on the actual purpose of the bottle. The ones from Larq are among those few. The minimalistic bottles are available in all black, all white, or a few demure colors, such as pebble. The insulated version keeps water cold for 24 hours—even in a heat wave—and also keeps beverages hot for nearly 12 hours, even in the winter. Best of all, the bottle cleans itself. Every two hours, a UVC light built into the stainless-steel walls of the bottle purifies the water and eliminates bacteria. ($99, —Jensen Davis

Issue No. 158
July 23, 2022
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Issue No. 158
July 23, 2022