An Ordinary Day in Atlanta with Madolyn Schultz - Ordinary Habit

An Ordinary Day in Atlanta with Madolyn Schultz

The most extraordinary moments often happen in ordinary places. Our new series, Ordinary Day, features our favorite tastemakers and the cities they call home. In the first installment, we hear from Madolyn Schultz, a fashion writer and creative professional based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Ordinary Habit Questionnaire 01: Holly Jolley - Ordinary Habit

Ordinary Habit Questionnaire 01: Holly Jolley

Holly Jolley was one of the original artists we worked with for our debut launch collection. Since then, we’ve worked with her on multiple projects over the years from more puzzles to matching cards. We caught up with her after a recent trip to Italy, and learned about her favorite rules to break, and her ideal dinner menu.

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Family Habits with Angela Tafoya - Ordinary Habit

Family Habits with Angela Tafoya

Ordinary life is better together. Our new series, Family Habits, introduces creative parents and families, what they've learned about play, and their tips for appreciating the present moment with loved ones. In our first installment, we hear from Angela Tafoya of NOOMOON.

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Taking Note with Zibby Owens - Ordinary Habit

Taking Note with Zibby Owens

Take note of Zibby Owens's career trajectory, and you'll find a clear through-line: storytelling. From podcasting to publishing to running an independent bookstore, Owens has become a champion for all things books—and has even penned a few herself, including her forthcoming debut novel.

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Slow Down Soundtrack + A Tasty Cocktail - Ordinary Habit

Slow Down Soundtrack + A Tasty Cocktail

We wanted to take a moment to send greetings from our family to yours this holiday season. We’re so thankful to you for your support, and all of your kind words of encouragement. They mean the world to us. 

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We Wish You Well: Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide - Ordinary Habit

We Wish You Well: Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here once more. Breathe in the scent of cinnamon and exhale any tension. Be calmed by the flickering candle on the mantle or the twinkling lights in the distance. Indulge in a cup of hot chocolate or fond memories of time spent with loved ones. Settle your mind and feel your heart race with excitement. Our annual gift guide pays homage to this idea. Discover our curation below—and from all of us at Ordinary Habit, we wish you well this holiday season and beyond

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Small Business Saturday: Stockist Spotlight - Ordinary Habit

Small Business Saturday: Stockist Spotlight

We're proud to champion the work of artists and small business owners from all walks of life. As our business grows, these partnerships have also reinforced the importance of connecting with—and celebrating—those who have uplifted us.

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At Home with Susan Spungen - Ordinary Habit

At Home with Susan Spungen

We were first introduced to Susan Spungen through her beautiful recipes featured in the New York Times, and were delighted with her approach to cooking. Fast forward a couple of years later, and Tre – one of our co-founders – had the pleasure of dining with her at Canal House, in celebration of the launch of her latest cookbook, Veg Forward. Read on as she shares a warming dish that’s perfect to dig into as we get cozy, and sink into the Autumn months.

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Fall Habit Guide: Artist Cozy Rituals - Ordinary Habit

Fall Habit Guide: Artist Cozy Rituals

Fall is a feeling. It's the warmth that fills your entire body after biting into a fresh pastry. It's the sounds of zippers closing on jackets and the wind whistling in the trees. It's the satisfaction of knowing you've made it to the end of another year. It's an enduring reminder to honor the little things that add value to your life.

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In Conversation with Ilya Milstein - Ordinary Habit

In Conversation with Ilya Milstein

It's easy for our team to become so absorbed in something—a classic novel, a delicious meal, an exhilarating conversation—that we lose ourselves entirely. This idea was certainly the case upon discovering Ilya Milstein's art. The self-taught illustrator's work demands attention at the highest level—though perhaps demand is too harsh a word. Rather than obligated, we often feel inspired to unearth the motivations behind Milstein's penchant for detail: Why did he choose to use that palette? To place that line or add that shadow? To render that moment on the page?

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In Conversation with Elana Gabrielle - Ordinary Habit

In Conversation with Elana Gabrielle

Art imitates life—and encourages us to look at the world more closely. Take Elana Gabrielle's attentive approach, for instance. From linen goods to prints to stationery, there is a clear through-line in the artist's work: details from natural landscapes remain front and center. Unsurprisingly, Gabrielle's earthen elements seamlessly translated into our new Summer Garden Matching Cards.

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In Conversation with Manuja Waldia - Ordinary Habit

In Conversation with Manuja Waldia

It's hard to look away from Manuja Waldia's art. Awash in eye-catching colors, her work captures both the vitality and gentleness of ordinary life. Take Troublemakers, which features a vibrant gathering of women over tea—or A Fruity Bunch, a communal scene that delights the senses. When asked about the latter's creation, Waldia explained that she "wanted to create a picture of abundance, a safe space of leisure, enterprise, self and selfless care for the marginalized."

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In Conversation: Frankie Penwill - Ordinary Habit

In Conversation: Frankie Penwill

Nature is a balm for Frankie Penwill who created the art for our Vase of Flowers Puzzle. Take one look at the London-based artist's work, and you'll notice a stunning array of foliage and florals. Composition aside, her palette—filled with burnt oranges, muted greens, and soft purples—soothes and surprises us time and time again.

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Seasonal Splendor: Our Latest Puzzles - Ordinary Habit

Seasonal Splendor: Our Latest Puzzles

Season after season, we strive to create tools that instill calm and creativity. For us, it’s all about the details. Color and texture are prominent elements in our latest puzzles, and the artists we worked with each brought their distinct palettes and sensibilities to the table.

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A Spring Habit Guide - Ordinary Habit

A Spring Habit Guide

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. 

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Sundays with Yelena Bryksenkova - Ordinary Habit

Sundays with Yelena Bryksenkova

For our next installment of Sundays With, we’re joined by Yelena Bryksenkova. Beautifully serene, we were drawn to her work for its calm quietness. Yelena’s work is currently featured on our Herbarium mini 100 piece puzzle.

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A Love Letter to Puzzles - Ordinary Habit

A Love Letter to Puzzles

At Ordinary Habit, we seek to create objects that encourage everyday play and an appreciation for the little things. At its core, puzzling embodies this mission—think about it. Isn't there something magical about sharing a meal (or a dream) around the table? Reaching for a puzzle box between dinner plates and champagne flutes? Watching color and shape take their full form, piece by piece? And in the process of assembling scenes and completing corners, finding yourself made whole, too?

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Take Note with Amy Snook - Ordinary Habit

Take Note with Amy Snook

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.

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Take Note with Paige Auber - Ordinary Habit

Take Note with Paige Auber

Paige Auber's work inspires and delights. The multifaceted creative has a talent for juxtaposition and often crafts outfits that feature various colors, textures, and patterns. But aesthetics aside, Auber contends that the connection between style and storytelling is more potent than we think. "It may seem like a small detail, but it really can speak volumes to the story," she said.

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