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In case you missed it, W Magazine caught up with our own Olivia Kim–VP of Creative Projects and fearless leader of Pop-In@Nordstrom and SPACE–and got the goods on her favorite spots in Seattle.

If you’re ever in that neck of the U.S., our recommendation is to follow her recommendations. We already tried her favorite chai and it’s official.

Read: Olivia Kim’s Seattle

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The Weekend Guide: January 8-10

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VH1’s TV movie follows on the heels of Straight Outta Compton with a look at the state of hip-hop in the ’90s, before the genre was enjoying mainstream popularity. Set in New York and its boroughs, The Breaks is both nostalgic and historically salient, and features Mack Wilds, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and David Call, plus a score by DJ Premier.

WATCH: J.W. Anderson’s London Collection: Men show live via Grindr 
Last season Periscope was the go-to streaming app for watching runway shows like Burberry. In 2016 you can expect other inventive intersections between technology and fashion. For instance, 2015’s British-Fashion-Award-winner for men’s and women’s designs J.W. Anderson will be sending invitations to watch his men’s show this Sunday through the dating app Grindr. Hook it up.

READ: The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura
Acclaimed Japanese noir novelist Nakamura’s first book examines the psychological power of firearms and violence. Available in English this week, The Gun subtly depicts the tension between good and evil in the individual and our cultural obsession with the aesthetics of criminality.

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One of the most exciting things about Pop-In@Nordstrom welcoming HAY Mini Market–the capsule version of the beloved Danish design company with a cult following–is its North American rareness. Only once on this continent has the Mini Market been in full effect, in August at MoMA in New York City.

So with the Pop-In drastically increasing HAY awareness in the U.S. and Canada, now is a good time to get to know the Hays behind HAY.

That would be Rolf and Mette Hay, husband and wife designers. There they are, above. Read our Q&A below with Mette Hay, the particular Hay in charge of the Mini Market, as she talks about her philosophy of home decorating, preference for social co-working and which aspects of HAY are set in stone for all eternity.

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Just in time for the season when we spend the most time indoors, this month’s Olivia Kim-curated Pop-In Shop proudly welcomes HAY Mini Market, featuring playful home and office wares from the beloved Danish Design company with a cult following.

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Because this time of year can be, shall we say, a challenge, here are two ways to make things easier on yourself.

  1. De-stress your shopping with the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop—where gifts are split into categories of giftees we know are on your list.
  2. Avoid spinning out on life’s icy road with guidance from our favorite astrologers, the AstroTwins.

Just in case nobody else is encouraging you this way: Stay sane out there. You got this.

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition.

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Perhaps you know fashion designer Adam Selman from his his much-ballyhooed position on Rihanna’s speed dial. Or maybe you’ve been shopping his all-purpose capsule collection on our site.

For the uninitiated, Selman occupies a Warhol-esque place in pop culture, has designed costumes for Britney Spears and Michael Jackson (RIP the K.o.P.) and imbues his work with a natural sense of play which is refreshing without being hokey.

He has an unusually straightforward approach to gifting. Here he is talking about Jenga, Brita filters and the fruitful agony of self-sacrifice.

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition.

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The most mesmerizing short film we watched in 2015 was Gang, directed by Clayton Vomero. It follows vogue dancers through a day in NYC as they move like liquid and bond over life’s travails. If you have not seen it, set aside 17 minutes.

Infinite Coles co-starred and has been on our minds since. He’s the son of Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah–the legendary rapper who is the undisputed king of the Clarks Wallabee boot, among other distinctions–but Infinite is very much doing his own thing, making inroads in dance, music and fashion. He popped up recently on the runway as a model for the brand Gypsy Sport.

Infinite can dance. Infinite can sing–expect music this coming year on XL Records, the same label as Adele. And Infinite has the right attitude about gifting. It’s all about considering the giftee.

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition.

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Because there’s just so much music out there on ye olde Internet, it helps to have editors you trust narrowing things down. To that end, The Le Sigh is a fantastic blog which highlights women in music and art. It’s where we first heard about some of our current favorite bands–like Girlpool, Slutever and Adult Mom, all worth typing into your search engine–and so we offer a hearty thanks to music editor Emily Thompson.

Below, Thompson talks to us about emotional gifting, exploring the Playmobil universe and Consumer Reports.

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To paraphrase Yoda: There is no try. Only do. Which we’re taking as inspiration right now as we make executive decisions and wrap our holiday shopping.

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Gift like a pro with these tips

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition.

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If you’re in New York City and plugged into the young-person art scene, you know artist Grace Miceli. Or maybe you heard about her like us, through The New York Times highlighting “Girls at Night on the Internet,” the completely Drake-related exhibit Miceli curated at Alt Space gallery .

Or maybe she’s new to you, but if you’re reading this it’s too late* you know about her now.

Suffice to say she rules, we’re fans of her deceptively naive art–and here she is discussing holiday gifting, Drake, dragons and intersectional feminist literature.

*Sorry, bad Drake joke.

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