Thanks to the latest online offerings and tech-forward options, it’s easier than ever to start out in style
The ceramic-coated, stainless-steel Ember mug keeps coffee, tea and other beverages perfectly hot—to the exact degree you prefer—for an hour on its own, or for long stretches on the charging coaster. Use the accompanying app on your device to adjust the temperature and save presets for your favorite drinks. ember.com.
When you’re ready to ditch your mismatched dinnerware, Year & Day makes acquiring coherent, top-quality table settings a cinch. Based in San Francisco, the one-stop digital shop offers contemporary sets comprising Italian glassware, and ceramics and flatware from Portugal—all responsibly manufactured and dishwasher safe. “It’s important to build your home with pieces that you both love—that are versatile and fit your lifestyle,” advises founder and CEO Kathryn Duryea. “My vision was [to offer] top-quality products that are beautiful enough for special occasions and durable enough for everyday use.” yearandday.com.
Vitamix’s new high-performance A3500 Ascent Series blender boasts a built-in timer, touchscreen controls and wireless Bluetooth connectivity, allowing the now quieter machine to adjust program settings on its own. Monitor nutritional information, build shopping lists and hone your culinary skills—perfecting nut butters, acai bowls, cold skim-milk foams and beyond—with the integrated specialty programs in the companion app. vitamix.com.
Put your mattress quarrels to rest and personalize the way you sleep with Helix, the direct-to-consumer brand that constructs your ideal mattress by addressing everything from pressure points to temperature. A Blended mattress combines the requirements of both partners and the Dual Comfort option splits the bed down the middle for optimum customization. Each comprises layers of polyfoam, micro coils and a proprietary Helix Dynamic Foam for support. helixsleep.com.
Vinglacé optimizes the art of chilling out with a sleek new single-bottle, vacuum-insulated wine cooler that lets you maintain your vino of choice—be it a rosé or a full-bodied red—at the respective ideal temperature. vinglace.com.
Dedicated to bridging the gap between high quality and affordability in furnishings, online retailer Sixpenny recently launched as the perfect stepping stone for those who are past the Ikea phase. The company, which takes its name from the two-inch nail used by woodworkers, offers handcrafted pieces for the living room, kitchen, dining room and office in three distinct aesthetics: farmhouse, industrial and midcentury. sixpenny.com.
Written by ANUSH BENLIYAN.