As 2022 comes to an end, it’s always fun to look back on where the year has taken us. One way to get a sense of the prevailing trends is to see what products everyone wanted over the past 365 days. From artsy McDonald’s Happy Meal toys to Target-brand birds that are TikTok sensations, there’s a lot that we loved this year. Collaborations represented some of the most sought-after products in 2022.
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British artist Rebecca Louise Law creates immersive installations using real dried flowers.
Whether you’re displaying fresh-cut or dried blooms, contemporary vases offer a stylish way to hold botanicals.
A BBC sports broadcaster is showing solidarity with LGBTQ+ people during 2022 World Cup coverage in Qatar, a place where same-sex relationships are illegal. Alex Scott, a former soccer player for Arsenal in the Women's Super League and the England national team, wore a rainbow One Love anti-discrimination armband as she was on location for the sporting event.
If you’re looking for handmade gifts this season, look no further than Etsy.
Growing and maintaining a beard and mustache is an art that some take very seriously.
Angular and geodesic are unlikely words to describe pastries, but not if you’re Dinara Kasko. The Ukrainian pastry designer creates cakes that incorporate perfect undulating waves, uniform baubles, and mesmerizing gradients. The results are awe-inspiring and push the boundaries of what we think of as a dessert; they redefine the idea of food art. Kasko incorporates algorithmic tools and complex diagramming techniques to inform her work while also finding inspiration in the art of origami.
Time is ticking down to the holidays.
Black Friday has a reputation for being a bit wild.
One of our favorite places to look for creative gifts is Etsy. The online marketplace is full of amazing handcrafted items from makers around the world. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re sure to find something they’ll love when you peruse categories related to home, clothing, pets, crafts, and beyond. Etsy is vast and has thousands of items to choose from.
A single tree offers a unique way to chronicle the changes that happen over the course of a year.
Cats are comedians.