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50 Fun Discoveries of 2020

Posted by Liana Hornyak on Dec 15, 2020

If you’re not signed up for our email list, you’re missing out on a special monthly tradition: Dara’s Friday 5! It’s a collection of five things our founder discovered and loved, neatly packaged to help you share in the inspiration.

This year, we’ve found it more important than ever to celebrate small wins and find joy in the little things. With that spirit in mind, we’ve gathered our most amazing finds of 2020 into one clickable, shareable list. (Bonus: Asterisks denote items that would make fantastic holiday gifts!)

This compelling piece of visual storytelling from The New Yorker

Art where Tech Bro Uniform meets Margaret Thatcher

The most luxe wooden matchboxes*

A picture book for the ages, and all ages*

Interior design inspiration via Sarah Sherman Samuel’s Michigan home

The perfect WFH lunch (or dinner!)

Compare your own Bookcase Credibility

A foolproof recipe for busy weeknights

How and why to learn how to collage

When it doubt, send flowers*

A catchy flashback to the early days of quarantine

Virtual mini concerts to connect us while we’re apart

A blank canvas to create your own Ideal Bookshelf*

Christmas cookie trends come and go, but these will never go out of style*

An Instagram account that serves as an inspiration and an auction

A downloadable coloring book for a cause

This wholehearted print shop from a Denver marketing agency*

Our new Gallery Wall Concierge Service

A cookie recipe that doubles as stress relief*

The frothy, caffeinated drink that got us through this year

How David Hockney has spent his time in lockdown

10 Black female artists whose work we’re obsessed with*

A super cute mask to add to your collection*

Timely feedback on your screenplay

Treats that are tie-dye for

The new Lewis Print Shop is the place for minimalist, nature-inspired art*

Major pantry goals

Dara’s own museum gift shop picks*

A documentary filled with so many touching, historic moments

The cutest way to fire (ahem) someone, by this really cool artist

A truly custom scented candle*

Where to find hard-to-find books*

Our own Daisy Briceño launched a print shop, and it’s obviously brilliant*

Tamsin Johnson’s stunning interiors (and especially this headboard)

A lovely tribute to a visionary artist

Timeless, classic ceramics*

Kate Holstein’s cozy Aspen art studio

This weirdly wonderful Instagram account

A refreshingly real interview with a Portland-based interior designer

A fleece suitcase I wish I could buy

Simply Framed’s new interface that lets you browse frame recommendations by art type

Multitasking shades for screen time*

Our team is divided over which paleo cereal reigns supreme—this one or this one

The winners of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Practical (and beautiful) tips for displaying a collection

This dreamy multimedia feature

An art auction raising money for the Black Trans community, with pieces still available

Aptly named sweats you’ll want in every color*

Chic spice jars that’ll fit into any kitchen*

A new way to change your view

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