Nature’s gifts grow plentiful in the spring, and with its arrival, we’re invited to reconsider our favorite rituals. This idea is core to everything we do at Ordinary Habit. Our design-led products strengthen your relationship to play and connection all year round.
Sundays with Yelena Bryksenkova
As another new year unfolds, we're taking a page out of Amy Snook's book (or, in this case, journal!) and writing with intention. In this interview, she discusses the inception of Parea, the rewards of journaling, and her resolutions for 2023.
Jammy Cookies from the Ordinary Habit Team
This time of year, you can usually find mountains of cookies being made (or consumed!) in our kitchen. We discovered...
At Home with Carolyna De Laurentiis
Learn What Sets Ordinary Habit Apart From The Rest
Gift Guide: Presents for the Present Moment
Take a moment to pause. December is here again. The chill in the air brings everything to a halt. The...
A Thanksgiving Cocktail from our friends at Ransom Tavern
Take Note with Marleigh Culver
Marleigh Culver treats writing with reverence. While her journaling habit has fluctuated over time, it still inspires deep reflection. As she puts it: "A journal is a silent and receptive listener." With that said, seeing Culver's work on the page is an invitation to savor the present moment. Write between the lines, or sketch with abandon—Culver's art always creates space to slow down and take note.
Take Note with Rachel Schwartzmann
Rachel Schwartzmann likes to move slowly, but that wasn’t always the case. After experiencing career burnout, Schwartzmann recalibrated her relationship with pace and launched Slow Stories—a podcast that explores slowing down in our digital world.
Take Note with Jessica Manning
For this installment, of Sundays With we’re joined by Ana Jaren. Her images delight our senses, and make us smile upon first glance. We immediately got lost in all of the fun details when we first saw her work, and knew it would make a beautiful puzzle. Read on to see how Ana spends her Sundays.
For our next installment of our Sunday series, we’re joined by Carla Llanos, the artist behind our 500 piece puzzle, Hanging Out. We were drawn to this scene of friendship as soon as we saw it, with its calming colors and cozy vibes. Read on to see how she spends her Sundays resetting for the week.
When we first stumbled upon The Qi, we couldn’t help but wonder what these beautiful flowers would taste like when made into tea. We were delighted by their delicacy, and they quickly became something we made for ourselves in order to slow down and enjoy as an afternoon treat – a perfect companion to puzzle time. This fruity recipe using their tea is perfect now that the summer months are upon us.
Habits at Home and Abroad: In Conversation with Francesca Giacco, Author of Six Days in Rome
Francesca Giacco's debut novel, Six Days in Rome, chronicles a woman at a crossroads. The book follows an artist named Emilia, whose arrival in Rome ultimately leads her on a journey far beyond the confines of the city. As she navigates heartbreak (new and old), readers join Emilia during ordinary moments that often serve as a backdrop to private ruminations about art, family, memory, love, and identity. This is particularly resonant in Emilia's encounters with John, an American expat she meets one day near Trastevere.
Ordinary Interiors: Puzzles for Your Place
What details make a space your home? Is it the familiar texture of fresh linen on your bed? How about the array of magnets, family recipes, and old photos pinned on your refrigerator? Perhaps it's the feeling of calm after lighting your favorite candle? At Ordinary Habit, we believe design can be a vehicle to help you reset and reconnect with the people and places that matter most. Since day one, our team has championed products that inspire everyday play—and are always ready for display.
Echo and Ali met a lifetime ago when they were living in London, and from there their friendship blossomed. Fast forward to ten years later – Ali Schmidt, and her co-founder Greta Caruso, have started Zuzu – an incredible sparkling cocktail brand that is so good you won’t be able to keep them stocked in your fridge. They’re fresh, they’re delicious, and they won’t leave you with a hangover. Read on for one of their favorite spring snacks.
Family Bonds and Habits: In Conversation with Fanny Singer, Author of Always Home
Haunts and Habits: Reflections on I Came All This Way To Meet You by Jami Attenberg
When we first discovered Asahi’s work, we were immediately filled with a sense of childlike curiosity, tracing the patterns and seeing the pictures come together piece by piece. Almost like puzzles themselves, we knew her artwork would be the perfect fit for Ordinary Habit, and Himawari has quickly become a favorite. We caught up with Asahi to see how she spends her Sundays.
The Extraordinary Women of Ordinary Habit
With the arrival of Women's History Month, we can't help but think about the individuals who've brought our vision for everyday play to life, namely our artist partners. "It's been one of the most rewarding parts of starting this business," Echo reflected. "Getting to know the people behind the artwork and learning more about their processes has been amazing."
In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating a handful of extraordinary women who've left an indelible mark on our brand—and sharing more about the women who inspire their creative practice. Read on for anecdotes, memories, and musings from our global artist community.