At Home with Zuzu | Ordinary Habit

At Home with Zuzu

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.

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Family Bonds and Habits:  In Conversation with Fanny Singer, Author of Always Home | Ordinary Habit

Family Bonds and Habits: In Conversation with Fanny Singer, Author of Always Home

Fanny Singer's Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories is a delight for the senses. In this memoir-meets-cookbook, Singer provides a captivating portrait of life with her mother, Alice Waters—the esteemed chef, author, and activist known for Chez Panisse, the Edible Schoolyard Project, and more.

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Haunts and Habits: Reflections on I Came All This Way To Meet You by Jami Attenberg | Ordinary Habit

Haunts and Habits: Reflections on I Came All This Way To Meet You by Jami Attenberg

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the space between fear and courage, especially in a period of continuous global tumult. These themes were especially prescient as I read Jami Attenberg’s memoir, I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home.

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Sundays with Asahi Nagata | Ordinary Habit

Sundays with Asahi Nagata

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.

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The Extraordinary Women of Ordinary Habit | Ordinary Habit

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.

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In(habit)ing the World: In Conversation with Cara Blue Adams | Ordinary Habit

In(habit)ing the World: In Conversation with Cara Blue Adams

In You Never Get It Back, Cara Blue Adams crafts a captivating portrait of life in motion. Across thirteen linked stories, readers get to know Kate Bishop while she grapples with early adulthood. From earthen landscapes to seaside towns, Adams renders vivid backdrops as Kate navigates more complicated, emotional terrains: family tumult, career changes, relationships with partners, friends—herself.

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Getting To Know Artist Ojima Abalaka | Ordinary Habit

Getting To Know Artist Ojima Abalaka

The artist behind our Birthday Bash puzzle: Based in Nigeria, Ojima Abalaka’s work explores rest, people and identity in the context of everyday life. We were drawn to her bold lines, and joyful expression of the scenes that she creates. Her artwork Birthday Bash can be found on our 100 piece puzzle.  

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Puzzles We Love—for the People You Love | Ordinary Habit

Puzzles We Love—for the People You Love

Here are a few things we love: A light dusting of snow on the window pane. The hiss of the radiator alerting us of a change in season. The faint itch that comes after wearing our favorite wool sweaters for too long. The first sip of hot coffee in the morning. The rhythmic beating of our hearts in our chests. The way it intensifies when we care for our others—when we care for ourselves.

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Rest, Remembrance, and Rereading: Reflections on Wintering by Katherine May | Ordinary Habit

Rest, Remembrance, and Rereading: Reflections on Wintering by Katherine May

The last time I reread a book was the winter of 2019 (The Girls by Emma Cline for curious minds). It was a time when I felt every aspect of life shifting—my reading life included. Stories became urgent, and I yearned to feel familiar pages between my fingers.

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Sundays with Phoebe Gormley | Ordinary Habit

Sundays with Phoebe Gormley

When we first discovered Phoebe Gormley, we were in awe. She revolutionized Saville Row in London as the first exclusively women's tailor, focusing on investment pieces for women in a world of fast-fashion. We caught up with her to see how she spends her Sundays.

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At Home with Purely | Ordinary Habit

At Home with Purely

We’re huge fans of shrubs at Ordinary Habit, so when we came across Purely we knew we’d be hooked. Purely makes infused apple cider vinegar in a variety of flavors – the perfect thing as we gently reset our diets in the new year.

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Human Habits and Possibilities: Reflections on Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King | Ordinary Habit

Human Habits and Possibilities: Reflections on Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King

As the end of the year approaches, I find myself grasping at beginnings. I want books that open me up to possibility (even if those possibilities are dashed within the first few pages). Books rich in dialogue and plot—stories about love, but not exactly love stories. Of course, there are the stories we tell ourselves about love, and then there are the ones that Lily King writes.

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A Holiday Cookie Recipe from Echo + Tre | Ordinary Habit

A Holiday Cookie Recipe from Echo + Tre

Baking is big in our household, and this time of year the cookie making never seems to stop. We wanted to share one of our favorite recipes with you – one that Echo’s been making since she was a teenager. We hope you find these as delicious as we do!

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Sundays with Lida Ziruffo | Ordinary Habit

Sundays with Lida Ziruffo

We first stumbled upon Lida’s work in Magnolia Journal, and immediately fell in love. There was whimsy within the work, but in a quiet way. With muted tones, and luscious scenes, we thought it would be the perfect fit for a puzzle. Based in Orvieto, Italy we caught up with Lida to see how she spends her Sundays.

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Game Night with Ordinary Habit | Ordinary Habit

Game Night with Ordinary Habit

Do you hear that? It's the faint sound of children laughing, the chime of champagne flutes mid-toast, the rustle of wrapping paper coming undone. It's easy to let these ordinary moments pass us by. But if we slow down and listen closely, they can ignite the senses—and inspire a feeling of nostalgia—especially during the holidays.

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At Home with Natasha Feldman | Ordinary Habit

At Home with Natasha Feldman

There’s a million reasons to love following along with Natasha Feldman – she’s hilarious for starters, but more importantly her...

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A Thanksgiving Cocktail from our friends at Esme | Ordinary Habit

A Thanksgiving Cocktail from our friends at Esme

If there was an Ordinary Habit restaurant headquarters, it would be Esme, in Brooklyn. Dear friends, and ever supplying our french fry and cocktail cravings, they’ve fueled many brainstorm sessions ever since we started. We hope you enjoy this cocktail as much as we do, and if you’re ever in Brooklyn, make sure to stop by!

On the menu since day one, the Zelda Fitzgerald is a riff on a classic cocktail that combines rosemary honey and citrus with the botanicals of your favorite gin into a holiday (and year round) classic.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021 | Ordinary Habit

Holiday Gift Guide 2021

This holiday season, we're building on our mission by giving you even more ways to engage in artful, everyday play—together, at last. Enter the Ordinary Habit Marketplace, which features a curated selection of brands that we know and love.

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At Home with Helena Price Hambrecht of Haus | Ordinary Habit

At Home with Helena Price Hambrecht of Haus

We started following along with Haus early on, on social media, and have been fans ever since. With their new releases, and additional flavors, there’s one for every occasion. Whether it’s on the rocks, or mixed into a cocktail they’re always a delicious treat!

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Sundays with Manuja Waldia | Ordinary Habit

Sundays with Manuja Waldia

When our friend Farah at One Stripe Chai introduced us to Manuja’s work, it was love at first sight. We were thrilled to include her vibrant celebration of sisterhood al fresco, entitled Troublemakers, in our latest collection of puzzles, and we remain mesmerized by its bold colors and beautiful details. Read on to learn more about how she spends her Sundays in Goa.

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(Life)Style Habits: Reflections on Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados | Ordinary Habit

(Life)Style Habits: Reflections on Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados

When I was younger, my sartorial inclinations weren't motivated by much else other than the desire to check a box. It seemed to me that style was less of a habit and more of an expectation. Clothing was a way to tell a story I felt too shy to say out loud. These days, my reading habit has shifted how I understand aesthetics (both on and off the page). Recently, I picked up Marlowe Granados' debut novel Happy Hour, and I was reaffirmed of the nuanced role style can play in someone's life—and how it can quietly transform their story.

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At Home with Farah Jesani of One Stripe Chai | Ordinary Habit

At Home with Farah Jesani of One Stripe Chai

When we got a note from One Stripe Chai Co.’s founder, Farah Jesani, in our inbox we knew we’d found a kindred spirit. Immediately we hopped on a call full of laughter and stories about how we all love pairing puzzles and tea time, and thus our dream collaboration was born.

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A Quiet Habit of Connection: Reflections on Seek You by Kristen Radtke | Ordinary Habit

A Quiet Habit of Connection: Reflections on Seek You by Kristen Radtke

From observing the details of a book’s cover design to breathing in the inviting scent of its pages, these small acts make me feel a little less lonely in my body, even when I’m alone with my mind. This duality was at play while reading Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke.

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