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.
Getting To Know Artist Ojima Abalaka
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.
Rest, Remembrance, and Rereading: Reflections on Wintering by Katherine May
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.
Human Habits and Possibilities: Reflections on Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King
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!
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.
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.
There’s a million reasons to love following along with Natasha Feldman – she’s hilarious for starters, but more importantly her...
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.
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!
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.
(Life)Style Habits: Reflections on Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados
At Home with Farah Jesani of One Stripe Chai
A Quiet Habit of Connection: Reflections on Seek You by Kristen Radtke
Old Desires, Renewed Habits: Reflections on Objects of Desire by Clare Sestanovich
In the seventh installment of this series, Rachel Schwartzmann reflects on Objects of Desire by Clare Sestanovich.
Sundays with Kate Arends of Wit & Delight
Ordinary Habits, Fanatical Language: In Conversation with Amanda Montell, Author of Cultish
Nourishing a Habit of Love: Reflections on The Book of Difficult Fruit by Kate Lebo