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Take 5: A Comforter-Like Housecoat, Coffee You Melt to Brew + More

Every other week we’re inviting one of the Design Milk team to share five personal favorites – an opportunity for each of us to reveal the sort of designs we use and appreciate in our own lives from a more personal perspective. Senior editor Kelly Beall returns this week for our Take 5 series.

11.18.21 | By
Take 5: A Comforter-Like Housecoat, Coffee You Melt to Brew + More
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light-skinned light haired woman wearing a puffy light colored robe

1. OFFHOURS Homecoat

I’ve been waiting to wear my Homecoat for months, and it’s finally cool enough to snuggle into its depths. It’s as close to wearing a comforter as you can get. Mine is the Michelangelo palette, seen here – a light sage green with beige trim and a burnt orange belt. But there are several fantastic color combos to choose from. Cozy cotton French Terry makes up the exterior and “sanded” velvet-like cotton jersey the interior, it’s then filled with 90% recycled polyester quilting and 10% bonding. (That’s roughly equivalent to 38 recycled plastic bottles!) The Homecoat comes in one size designed to fit a wide range of body shapes and sizes, plus it’s machine washable. Maybe a Winter gift to your WFH self?

small blue dutch over inside an open box

2. Great Jones Dutch Baby

Kitchen brand Great Jones has reached cult status, mainly thanks to the Dutchess. But it’s one of their latest releases that I’m loving at the moment: the Dutch Baby. Aside from the clever name, this smaller 3 1/2 quart version is great for whipping up smaller meals and storing in smaller kitchens – it even fits inside the Dutchess for easy storage. Oven safe, multifunctional, dishwasher-friendly, and even induction ready, the Dutch Baby is just as handy as its older sibling, and comes in four of the same saturated colors. (I also can’t get enough of their new Great Fellow kettle, it’s tea weather.)

iced coffee in glass with straw sitting on bright yellow styled patio table with two chairs

3. Cometeer Coffee

Frozen coffee… stick with me here on this. Cometeer Coffee partners with A-list roasters to bring you a great cup by extracting and flash freezing the good stuff at its peak. Each curbside recyclable aluminum capsule holds 26 grams of brewed coffee, frozen at -321 degrees to immediately lock in its complex flavors. Your only job? Grab a cup or mug, melt with hot water, and enjoy with surprise and awe. Cometeer offers a really nice selection of roasts, including decaf, and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

black candleholder with white candle sitting on the end of a wooden table

4. Departo’s High Candle Holder

Autumn and Winter are the ideal time of year to bring out heavier pieces of decor. Weighty throw blankets, wool rugs, and cast iron accessories – like the High Candle Holder – to name a few. Because of its size, it can be the star of your table or mantle, or act as sidekick to other pieces that play off of its minimal details and sleek lines. An interior lining of padded leather is a nice touch of contrast that also helps eliminate wobbly candlesticks. I definitely wouldn’t mind finding a pair of these in a wrapped package with my name on it next month.

large stainless steel fire pit stacked with wood on a patio with outdoor chairs

5. Breeo’s X Series 24 Smokeless Fire Pit

There are a few smokeless fire pits available these days, but Breeo’s X Series 24 Smokeless Fire Pit acts as a gathering place as well as a kitchen. That’s right, a selection of accessories will have you searing steaks and making stew in no time flat. The brand’s patented X Airflow™ system holds smoke to a minimum and keeps you from constantly having to move your chair to avoid it. Choose from a few sizes to suit your needs, as well as between 304 Stainless Steel or Corten Steel finishes. Both will handle the elements, but the Stainless Steel’s appearance will remain as is, while the Corten Steel is engineered to develop a weathered iron oxide patina.

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Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.