Stories about people and their stuff. We explore how and why we shop, whether it’s an impulse buy at a street stall or a heavily researched investment purchase. Tastemakers, shopping experts, and curious consumers weigh in on their consumption habits and hacks.
Money diaries from the mundane to the outlandish proliferate online, their ubiquity suggesting a collective (and voyeuristic) fascination with thy neighbor’s expenses. Living in New York City is many things, but cheap isn’t one of them—which makes maximizing your expendable income a precarious exercise. In this new series, we ask New Yorkers how they allot their funds for the non-essentials.
The Brooklyn-based media publisher and self-described ‘curious consumer’ thinks socks make an outfit.
The thrill of buying something totally unnecessary cuts across Myers-Briggs types, income levels, and ages. Whether you’re in the position to blow $350 on an infuser or $14 on feature socks, impulse shopping is something most of us partake in, at least occasionally. Read on for shopping confessions from people working in wine, fashion, and design.
How a New York City couple mixes work, home, and love—all under one roof.
Music industry insiders talk about how to pick the right in-ear headphones.
The DJ and record label owner talks about how he uses headphones in his audiophile life.
The Japanese adult toy brand creates products that aren’t embarrassing to buy.
Music industry insiders talk about how to pick the right over-ear headphones.
Here’s what happens when your home goes up in flames.
A day shopping through North Brooklyn with writer Laura Lane and her husband, the artist Nic Rad.
Employees dish on blender explosions, $40 “dirt” shakes, and sharing smoothies with dogs.
After I was hit by a truck, my brain needed silence. Here’s how I found it.
The company has nothing to hide.
You don’t need it, but you want it. #NoRegrets.
Danii Oliver is building a healthy, juice-focused oasis in Brooklyn.
Espresso Supply, Inc. has grown along with American tastes.
The pet insurance company offers flexible plans for whatever life may have in store.
Tips on setting and keeping New Year's resolutions from a clinical psychologist.
The wellness influencer’s latest purchases, inspired by a trip to Las Vegas and her moving into her first "big girl" apartment.
The speedy startup is guaranteeing money back with few (or no) questions. Just ask the bot.
Meal prep can be a dangerous endeavor. Here are three of our spookiest stories.
The fashion and culture writer’s recent buys run the price gamut.
The New York City nightlife duo discuss candles, leather jackets, and the branding for their own wedding.
An afternoon shopping for jewelry with star reporters and podcast hosts from The New York Times.
The “Quinterns” weigh in on their favorite Amazon Prime Day steals.
The Silicon Valley company hopes to revolutionize how we smoke.