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The Modern Witch’s Guide To Home Decor

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Decorate with intent

If you practice magick on the regular, consider yourself a hereditary witch, or are simply one who indulges in a good sageing when you move, chances are you've incorporated some witchy icons, amulets, or symbols into your life. Perhaps you have a lucky crystal with a permanent place in your purse, or there's a tarot deck on hand when life deals out a problem that stumps you. Whatever the case may be, for those of you in tune with your inner magick, why relegate these items to the recesses of your pockets and drawers? Your home is your sanctuary, so adorn it with items that are not only beautiful and practical, but inspiring to your inner witch.

We took a modern eye to home decor and found everything from crystal serving platters to custom prayer candles and astrological pillows to help you enrich your living quarters with intent. Why have boring old bookends when you can have a set that also infuses the pages in-between with serenity and clarity? Now that's the true intersection of fashion and function.

Tips:

1. Color palettes are important. For example, golds and coppers are suitable for a home office as they attract fortune and business success, while light blue is perfect for the bedroom, enhancing peacefulness and protection.

2. When choosing a household object made out of stone, crystal, or any other magickal material, consider the function. A malachite box would be more at home in the bedroom instead of the kitchen, as it inspires sound sleep and aids with morning stiffness.

3. Select objects based on what you either want to amplify in your own life or attract into it. Want to inspire calmness for when you come home from work? Try placing an incense burner next to your favorite chair to curl up in to cleanse your space and channel away negative energy.

4. Although it's spendier, stick with real metals and stones when possible instead of imitations in order to receive their full effect. If that's not an option, try selecting home decor based on colors, symbols, or shapes instead.

5. Incorporate vessels to grow all manner of plants. Not only are herbs, flowers, and other plants useful for magickal workings, witches have a deep connection to nature and living in harmony with it.

The inverted triangle is feminine and representative of the water, healing, and purification. Popping some bright flowers into a triangular wall vase not only looks cheery—it's also the perfect way to surround yourself with symbols of the feminine, while embracing its inherent water properties. 

CB2, Trigg Large Wall Vase, $29.95, available at CB2.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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