The Not-Quite-Everything Store – The New York Times

In exchange for discounts, customers can expect longer shipping windows, less consistent quality control and a not-insignificant chance that a product was never what it seemed — which, to be fair, isn’t always clear in the first place. (Product listings are often vague and poorly translated.)

Wish’s interface instills in customers a sense that they probably deserve whatever shows up in the mail a week (or four weeks) later. Maybe that’s a nice surprise, like an $8 smartwatch that, against all odds, syncs with your phone’s text messages. Or an essential oil diffuser that doesn’t look much like the photo

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Prince Philip, Style Icon – The New York Times

There is a moment in the first season of “The Crown” when the actor Matt Smith, as the perennially tetchy consort of Queen Elizabeth II, bristles at the constraints of his job. With a case of lockjaw severe enough to cause concern for his molars, Mr. Smith portrays the Duke of Edinburgh (whom the queen would not make a prince until five years after she succeeded to the throne) as an arch complainer, a man who views the 20th-century monarchy as little more than “a coat of paint” on a crumbling Empire.

“If the costumes are grand enough, if the

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Ceramics Are in Fashion – The New York Times

The fashion designer Jonathan Anderson has always valued the relationship between ceramic forms and fashion.

In December, he curated an exhibition of ceramics and porcelain by Akiko Hirai, titled “Setting a Hare in the China Shop,” at the JW Anderson shop in London and, in February, collaborated with the ceramic artists Magdalene Odundo and Shawanda Corbett for the label’s fall 2021 collection and presentation.

Photographed by Juergen Teller, the project included a series of JW Anderson women’s wear looks, still-life images and sketches of Ms. Odundo and Ms. Corbett’s ceramics, as well as their portraits, and blankets designed as part

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Shopping for Daybeds – The New York Times

A daybed is a multifunctional piece of furniture that solves a lot of problems, especially in a small home: In a remote-work space, it can serve as a sofa or ottoman. And when you have overnight guests, it turns that same space into a bedroom.

But choosing the right one can be tricky, as daybeds vary widely. Some are designed to hold a mattress, while others look like extra-deep benches.

The key, said Ryan Saghian, a Los Angeles-based designer, is to “think about what you want to use it for” — and where you’ll put it.

“I use them

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Barefoot Dreams Blankets America – The New York Times

The first time Amanda John glimpsed a Barefoot Dreams blanket, she was watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” “Khloé was wearing her little leopard blanket and I was like, ‘What is that?’ Then, when I Googled it, I had a little bit of sticker shock,” said Ms. John, 32, who lives in Atlanta and whose blog, Strawberry Chic, focuses on “sharing style for the everyday girly girl.”

Ms. John received a gift card, then waited for a sale, to finally buy her own. Now, “I have two or three of the blankets, maybe. I have a robe. I think two

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