Perfectly Imperfect is a newsletter offering “A Taste of Someone’s Taste” from guests like Charli XCX, John Cale, Ayo Edebiri, Michael Imperioli, Lena Dunham, Mac Demarco, Dasha Nekrasova, Tim Heidecker, Rayne Fisher-Quann, Mel Ottenberg, Chloe Cherry, Matty Matheson, Anna Delvey, The Dare, Caroline Calloway, Snail Mail, and more. Check out our full archive here.

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Perfectly Imperfect invites a wide berth of New York artists, writers, intellectuals, and scenesters to spiral on bits of personal ephemera, consciously rejecting the endless algorithmic scroll.
- Interview Mag

By showcasing the aesthetics, technologies, and even humor bubbling around various contemporary scenes, the newsletter is less about directing you on how to kit out your own life with the “right” goods, and more about cataloging the various flotsam of our time
- Vanity Fair

Perfectly Imperfect has offered a window into the changing guard of New York City’s downtown scene with a deceptively simple premise: Cool people like cool things.
- The New York Times

Perfectly Imperfect is an anthropology project from Tyler Bainbridge and Alex Cushing.

Some Perfectly Imperfect Features To Check Out

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Press and stuff like that…

What the ‘Cool Kids’ Are Super Into - The New York Times

Perfectly Imperfect and the Growing Currency of the Recommendation - Vanity Fair

Tyler Bainbridge of Perfectly Imperfect Seizes Control of the Aux - Interview Mag

How Perfectly Imperfect’s snowball growth started with word of mouth - Substack


NYC Beat SXSW Recap - Paper Mag

Steal My Vacation: Tyler Bainbridge - NYMag

Forever Imperfect Party Recap - Paper

My Week in ‘New York’ - NYMag

Sound Radio #24: Tyler Bainbridge

The newsletter breaking you out of your algorithm bubble - Embedded

Are Tastemakers the New Influencers? - Lithium Magazine

Garbstore meets Perfectly Imperfect - Garbstore

Cool Friends: Tyler Bainbridge -

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