The Obtainer - 3/27/24, Wednesday

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The Obtainer
The Obtainer

Wednesday, March 27th Edition

Cory Ohlendorf

Today we talking about living (not just dressing) with style. It’s time to bring some nature into your place. But this isn’t about plants, it’s about stone.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf

Buying Guide

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When it comes to classic building materials, you don’t get more timeless than marble. The stuff is made from hardened rock—we're talking about stuff that's anywhere from 60 million to 200 million years old. It's what ancient civilizations used to adorn their temples and famous artists used to carve statues. Put another way, there's an inherent legacy to marble, which is part of what makes it feel so special.There's also the fact that each piece, no matter how big or small, is unique. No two marble pieces are the same, since the veining and striations of colors will vary depending on where the slab of rock was cut and how it was polished. And while it's certainly been around a long time, the natural material is suddenly enjoying something of a resurgence. But we're not talking about splashy marble kitchen counters or bathroom tiles. These days, more and more marble is showing up all around the house.Younger, stylish interior designers like Jeremiah Brent and Colin King are incorporating coffee tables and lamps, crafted from honed marble, into their projects because the natural material conveys so much. It's graphic and eye-catching, it provides a touch of nature and there's an inherent strength that certainly provides a man's home with a luxurious yet masculine vibe. Of course, that doesn't always come cheap. But the good thing about today's marble trend is that you can get pieces in all shapes and sizes, depending on your personal style and budget. Pick up a piece or two and watch how it instantly elevates your space.

Our Picks

I beam side table, $399 by CB2

Ester side table, $495 by Jayson Home

Marble block bowl, $85 by Abask

Sky marble lamp, $198 / $158.40 by Anthropologie

Drop to Watch For

The JJJJound x adidas Samba is officially releasing today. The buzzed-about debut collaboration takes on the Three Stripes’ ever-popular Samba sneaker and elevates it with premium materials. They also made each pair in Germany, finishing them with special detailing that reference the famed Scheinfeld factory, just 45 minutes from adidas global headquarters in Herzogenaurach. This highly anticipated launch will be available for $250 at two locations—the adidas Confirmed App and

Available today at noon

Smart Buys
Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

Nordstrom Rack currently has a bunch of designer shades on sale, including these classic tortoise frames from Tom Ford. The Italian-crafted sunglasses would usually run you 400 bucks.

$395 / $179.97 by Tom Ford

These running shorts are great for any workout since they have a lightweight feel designed for unrestricted movement. And now you can get them 20% off during Nike's spring sale.

$55 / $44 by Nike

Todd Snyder's camp collar shirt is cut from a breezy jacquard fabric, sourced for the brand from Japan's Three Looms and features a tonal textural stitching for added style.

$178 / $84 by Todd Snyder

The Everlane sale section has some serious bargains at the moment. Like their organic cotton T-shirts, available in a range of colors, up to 60% off.

$30 / $12 by Everlane

There's a reason why the internet is so crazy for Monos luggage. It's lightweight, virtually unbreakable and comes equipped with a organized interior for easy packing.

$255 / $213 by Monos

After searching for the perfect button-up, STAG decided to just make their own version. It's cut from super-soft, 100% organic cotton that's been garment-dyed for added softness.

$148 / $44.95 by STAG

Mood Board
During the renovation

During the renovation.

March 25