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Welcome to Editor's Picks, a weekly round-up of what we're buying (or at least coveting) this week.
Partly Cloudy Pillow, $50 at Baba Souk
Racked DC editor Adele Chapin: This is in the running for cutest pillow ever. I'm a sucker for stripes, but the little cartoon clouds really push it over the edge to twee perfection. The knitted pillows are made in Quebec, and are a collaboration between designer SHiliconfETTi° and the owner of e-shop Baba Souk, who also showcases her awesome taste in a column on the addictive blog Designlovefest. It'll set you back $14 just to get the pillow shipped from Canada, but that evens out because it's on sale for $50 instead of $65.
The Goodies and the Baddies Half Moon wallet by Paris House, $78 at Covet + Lou
Racked Boston editor Susie Kostaras: With its cherry red hue and gold foil emoticon faces, this cheeky leather coin purse from New Zealand brand Paris House caught my attention when I last perused indie e-retailer Covet + Lou. It's the perfect size to hold onto change, some cash, cards, and ID with a friendly "hello" in script on the front. Makes a great gift or adorable little splurge for yourself.
Anine Bing sweater in bone melange, $149
Racked LA editor Natalie Alcala: Anine Bing is a Danish model-turned-designer based in Los Angeles. Known for her effortlessly cool, model-off-duty vibe, she is beloved by bloggers, who are frequently spotted at her stunning DTLA studio. Bing's badass boots and luscious leather jackets are big crowd-pleasers, as are her easy tees and comfy sweatshirts.
This sweater in particular has been a serious game-changer for me; I've finally found something other than a white T-shirt that pairs perfectly with skinny leather pants. I love the goes-with-everything color and the fact that it's lightweight enough to wear through multiple seasons.
Barneys Pocket Datebook, $40
Racked New York contributor Claudia Saide:Relying solely on technology makes me uneasy, which is why I like to use my Barneys Pocket Datebook. I honestly don't think I can go a day without checking it; my entire life is written inside. I love the sleek design, and the gold-rimmed pages make it easy to find in my bag. It's the perfect size, fits into most of my small clutches and crossbodys, and has just the right amount of writing space for each day.
Hanz de Fuko Quicksand, $17.50 at Birchbox Man
Racked National columnist Frank Gargione: Hanz de Fuko Quicksand is formulated to de-grease and give lift to unwashed hair. That said, I got my hands on a tub before I knew it was dry shampoo that styled—I just tried it on wet, clean hair before brushing. And I absolutely loved it.
I've got fine hair. It's still there, thank goodness, but it's next to impossible to get it to do anything but lay there limply until I step outside (when it invariably gets Dennis-the-Menace messy.) And yet this Quicksand stuff adds texture and lift and volume and even some hold—without the over-styled shellac or inevitable crunch or dead weight that is pretty much standard with all gels and most other pastes and pomades. I'm crazy about the stuff. Now I just have to try it when I skip a morning shower.
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