Next to My Bed: Blair Breitenstein

Next to My Bed: Blair Breitenstein

Blair Breitenstein is a fashion illustrator based in New York City known for her highly recognizable illustrations for magazines, packaging and social media content for brands. Recently, Breitenstein launched an NFT collection made up of 1,989 female avatars.

“It's different than my usual artwork because there is a generative digital component, and it can only be purchased with crypto,” she tells us. “I've been itching to try something new with my art, so I started researching and saw an opportunity to be at the forefront of a new medium.” You can learn more about the collection on



“I am definitely a night owl,” she says of her sleep patterns. “I sometimes prefer working on projects at night. When I was l child, I remember always wanting to stay awake so that I wouldn't miss anything.” Here, she shares what’s Next to Her Bed.

What side of the bed do you sleep on?

I always sleep on the side farthest from the door because it feels more private and cozier.

What can you not sleep without?

I can't sleep without headphones. I always listen to a podcast to fall asleep. I love listening to Smartless before bed. The content is celebrity interviews that are all pretty lighthearted. I can't listen to anything news or work related before sleep.

What is currently next to your bed?

My fiancé and I moved from a studio apartment to a two-bedroom apartment during covid so furnishing has been a process! I'm waiting for these awesome nightstands to arrive. I have a face roller, a book and a tray for jewelry that I keep next to me. I  only have essentials on my nightstand. Since moving into my new apartment I've tried to do away with clutter. 

Do you keep any electronics next to your bed?

Yes, but I do not look at social media before bed, which really helps me decompress.

What is your nighttime routine in 5 steps or less?

1. Warm shower

2. Real Sleep custom blended sleep supplement. GAME CHANGER

3. Peachy prescription retinoid

4. Dr. Jart Ceramidin ™ Moisturizing Cream

5. Lash Serum from Grande Lash.