10 Things That Make Rifle Paper Cofounder Anna Bond Happy
Welcome to 10 Things, in which we ask our favorite creatives and tastemakers to share what brings joy to their lives (because it might enhance yours, too).
Walk into an Anthropologie or Paper Source and you’ll find Anna Bond’s floral-filled illustrations front and center. Her company, cult stationery brand Rifle Paper Co., has become synonymous with gift giving at this point (its signature blossoming prints now span far beyond thank-you notes; roses cover recipe boxes and peonies encompass tumblers). The life-as-art mind-set that has informed Bond’s approach to business for the past 10 years also applies to her personal life. From entertaining must-haves to self-care saviors, the COO and mom of three shares 10 things that bring her joy at home.
The Everyday Fragrance
I’m always nervous about buying scents online, but how could I resist this description? “The Holy Mountain is a smoky hearth strewn with incense, an enveloping layer of aged wood and resin melting over a core of dry heat.” It’s woodsy, spicy, smoky, and very unique—and it’s been my daily fragrance for the past year or so.
The Fall Footwear
I’m very excited about our first-ever boot with Keds for fall. I’m looking forward to wearing them with jeans and my favorite oversize sweater.
The Conversation Starter
I don’t currently own a set of fine china, but I’ve had my eye on this pattern by Haviland for a few years. It would be perfect for outdoor dinner parties in Florida.
The Office Playlist
Billie Eilish’s latest album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, has been on repeat while I paint in my studio.
The Investment Piece
I’m obsessed with these beautiful, unique lamps made out of wood by Kristin Victoria Barron. When designing our home, I decided to invest in two as works of art to be the focal point of our living room.
The Kitchen Staple
I make eggs almost every morning, and I’m obsessed with using this nonstick pan. The eggs really do just slide out.
The Beauty Buy
I wear this liquid eyeliner every day—and I can attest that it even stayed put during labor.
The Must-Have Centerpiece
I like to invest in beautiful vases and then fill them with simple grocery store flowers. It makes them look good. Frances Palmer makes some of my favorite pottery pieces; they’re unique and always have an element of the hand.
The Morning Routine
It’s definitely an investment, but this machine makes the best home coffee (and cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes) I’ve ever had. Plus, I can brew right into our Rifle Paper Co. x Corkcicle stemless insulated cups and keep my coffee hot for hours while chasing around the kids in the morning.
The Unbeatable Sleep
I recently got Parachute’s percale bedding as well as its duvet insert and my bed instantly transformed into a magical oasis. It feels like sleeping in a hotel bed every night.
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