Symbolizing abundance, fertility and love in various religions and cultures, the pomegranate promises good fortune and health. These handmade porcelain pomegranates from Tel Aviv’s SIND Studio appear delightfully abstract thanks to their hand-painted patterns and colors. While no two are the same, all feature real gold paint contrasting more subdued hues.
Equally adorable whether displaying flowers, containing your favorite beverage or empty, every DEGEN Face Bud Vase is individually hand-blown by Neal Drobnis. Due to this, each vessel differs in shape, size, color and facial expression—but all promise to be cheerful and a little oddball. Measuring approximately six inches tall, these off-kilter creations are made in Providence, Rhode Island.
From ASH NYC’s beloved pillow chair line (which debuted last year) comes several new additions, including four variations of Dedar Milano’s silky Regimen Stripe pattern: “Waterfall,” “Ruggine,” “Strawberry Sorbet” and “Summer Daisy.” These fully upholstered indoor chairs give the nostalgic impression of stacked pillows and nod to summertime fun. Each is made in London and available exclusively at Laura de Gunzburg’s pop-up, The Artichoke, within the Shreeji Newsagents.
Bulbous and bright, these glossy mini vases from Rituals and Ceremony (founded by Sarah Williams and located in NYC’s Crown Heights) add a splash of color to any room. Standing just under five inches tall, they come in six colors that look especially cheerful when mixed and matched. These porcelain vessels are also available in matte pastel hues for those seeking a softer touch.
Available via The Scope NYC—an online gallery dedicated to emerging designers’ furniture, lighting, and decor—Eny Lee Parker’s ceramic Ooo Lamp comprises three limbs, each of which acts as a pedestal for satin glass bulbs of varying size. Because they’re handmade, no two iterations of this lamp (or its two-armed sibling, the Oo Lamp) are the same. Measuring 23 by 6 by 21 inches, each lamp takes eight to 12 weeks to make and is available in four colors: White Sand, Skin #1, Terra Cotta and Brown Clay.
Founded three years ago by Byron and Dexter Peart, GOODEE World (a certified B Corp) works to sell appealing, practical and beautifully made products that make a positive social impact. Mostly offering homewares (as well as a few accessories and grooming products), GOODEE stocks items from many brands and makers—and our pick is the Tapestry Pillow 11 from VISO. This hand-finished pillow is inspired by American craftsmanship though it features a contemporary design with rich jewel tones. There are plenty of other patterns and colors available, too.
The sibling to the Kaya 3-Piece Bowl Planter, this two-piece iteration—designed by Justina Blakeney for her LA-based company Jungalow—proves itself to be just as charming. Available in four colors and measuring seven inches tall, this ceramic piece provides space for drainage and can be mixed and matched with other versions. These planters offer a beautiful and sophisticated home for your plants.
Available in black or white, Humanhome’s LYNEA lamp uses a standard North American outlet as its anchor and its flat powder coat aluminum neck runs upward against the wall from there. The innovative design renders any sort of internal wiring—like the type done to install a wall sconce—unnecessary. A brass hook provides added support. Though there are other heights available, this 40-inch iteration proves most practical, especially when positioned next to a bed or a desk.
Linen bed sheets promise to be cozy in the cold and breathable in the heat—making them ideal for those who run warm or colder. These 100% linen sheets from Linoto (a company founded in 2007 by fashion industry veteran and textile expert Jason Evege) are handcrafted in New York’s Westchester County. They’re also available in an incredible 13 sizes (for different bed dimensions across the world), 25 colorways, and various pillow and sheet styles.
Maison Balzac’s “Le Galet,” aka the Pebble incense holder, straddles playful and sophisticated design. Now available in white, the minimal vessel is also made in pink, amber and black, and holds one standard stick at a time. Crafted from 100% borosilicate glass, the appealing organic shape complements all styles of decor.
Designed by Justina Blakeney for her company Jungalow, this peace vase emanates the positivity Blakeney aims for with all her products. The ceramic vase (available in six different colors) stands 13 inches tall, and has a distinct retro charm. Blakeney’s LA-based brand also routinely donates to non-profits, including the ACLU, The Rainforest Alliance, The Downtown Women’s Center and others.
Presented in limited edition hues, queer-owned Boy Smells’ PRIDE collection includes several of the brand’s most alluring scents: Damasque, Cedar Stack, Prunus, Cameo, Angelica, and LES. These “hyper-natural” colorways have been selected to celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Despite members of the community being physically separated, Pride can and should be celebrated as loudly as ever this year. Boy Smells will donate 15% of proceeds from this collection during June to The Trevor Project—with a minimum donation of $26,500 ($1.25 per item sold through a retailer, and $4.25 per item sold directly from their site). Our favorite is Damasque, a rich fragrance that’s subtly beguiling with notes of rose and burnt spices.
From solid oak and Edelman shearling (alpaca bouclé yearling and dark blue and white bouclé), Pierre Yovanovitch’s whimsical Papa Bear Arm Chair is handmade in France by the artisans of Ateliers Jouffre. Yovanovitch looked to the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fairytale for inspiration, evidenced by the ear-like additions and cuddly, anthropomorphic aesthetic. It’s absurd, aspirational and all-around entertaining. Price is available upon request from the Invisible Collection.
Floral designer Lewis Miller, perhaps best known for his inspiring “Flower Flashes” (guerilla-style art installations made from blooms), channels the joy of his creations into the Flower Flash Candle. Although made in France, Miller’s candle humorously nods to NYC trash cans with its patterned design and green-tinted glass. When lit, notes of jasmine and lily of the valley join grapefruit bark. A portion from the proceeds from sales will be donated to Crossroads Homeless Shelter at NYC’s St Bartholomew’s Church.
Yamazaki’s stylish laundry basket pairs a white steel frame (which measures 16 by 16 by 18 inches) with comfortable wooden handles. The Japan-designed basket can carry up to 22 pounds of laundry, and weighs four pounds on its own. Its simple design renders it easy to carry, and its minimal look is far more pleasant than many other options.
This Moonrise reed diffuser set includes a custom-printed glass vessel, nine reeds, and the fragranced oil inside, which references the aroma of “late-night crowds, the lure of the dance floor” and “smoke and strange perfumes.” That scent—rich with notes of yuzu, Indian jasmine, and smoked cedar wood—disperses evenly throughout a room, leaving it subtly enveloped in the fragrance. Part of the limited edition Sunset Collection, this particular piece—an earthy green with minimalist black and gold art that depicts the moonrise—is inspired by spending the summer season in California.