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Sydney Friedman

Kila Siku’s Lovely Linens

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Senior editor Melissa Ozawa discovered these sweet embroidered linens from Kila Siku. Based in the Congo and recently expanded to Rwanda, the company provides jobs for more than 70 women, all of whom support their large families through the work. The pouches, tea towels, aprons, and travel kits are clean and modern, with a touch of [...]

Handcrafted Holiday Wreaths

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Don’t have an army of elves to help with holiday prep? That doesn’t mean you can’t add a handmade touch to your home decor. These wreaths from Etsy crafters have a handcrafted quality we love, and there’s a style to suit anyone. Tiny twig wreath ornaments from Bella Mia Design, $39, come in a pack of [...]

10 Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds

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Nothing feels more autumn-y than carving pumpkins on a crisp October weekend. Even scooping the slippery goop is worth the effort, as long as you know what do with the bowls of fresh seeds. Now that we’ve learned the commonly used Spanish name for these little guys — pepitas — we refuse to call them [...]