Handwoven in Sacatepéquez, Guatemala from 100% cotton, this DittoHouse grid pillow cover combines contemporary design and traditional craft, with a brocade pattern and bold colors. 50% of the profits from its sale go to the Trama Textiles Almaya Fund, which works directly with Mayan artisans. The initiative aims to secure fair wages for women artisans working at 17 weaving cooperatives across several regions in Guatemala’s Western Highlands and preserves the communities’ traditional textile arts.
Designed by acclaimed artist Andy Rementer, Areaware’s Block Party toy series comprises seven characters (cat, duck, monkey, mouse, tiger and two humans) broken down into several pieces. Stack them anyway you like, or collect the set for mix-and-match options. Each has its own accessory—the monkey comes with a banana, while the woman has a soccer ball. Whether a collectable for an art enthusiast or a toy for a child, they add a little color and personality to any room.
From Yueqi Qi’s eponymous brand (which is a celebration of Chinese romance and “an ode to Kaiping,” the city in southern China where she spent much of her childhood), this signature scented dragon candle routinely sells out. Combining traditionally Eastern and Western design styles, the unconventional cuboid-shaped candle is engraved on four sides. Scented with white tea, it’s made with vegetable wax.
While they come with loose instructions, there’s no right or wrong way to assemble Four Eyes Ceramics’ chime kits. Available in six color combinations, each kit comes with 18 ceramic pieces and 36 inches of string with a loop and bead at the top for easy hanging. If you want your chime to make noise, make sure some pieces are tied closely enough together to touch, but if not, space them out more. Other than that, there are no rules, but they do suggest bringing chimes indoors during wild weather.
Sold in sets of six by home decor brand HANDS, these Natural Orb candles function like tea lights but favor a handmade look and feel. Two inches tall and three inches wide, they fit into most places the common iterations do, but with a noticeable, design-forward presence. With a bulbous middle, they melt in on themselves when burning (and can become a bit messy). Depending on how long you leave them lit, the burn patterns will differ between candle, as they’re all poured by hand from 100% all-natural food-grade materials. They’re scentless, thus ideal for those with a sensitivity to airborne allergens, and colored with annatto, matcha, spirulina, black tea and safflowers.
Seattle-based Eighth Generation is an art and lifestyle brand owned by Snoqualmie Tribal People and founded in 2008 by artist, activist and educator Louie Gong (Nooksack). Best known for their wool blankets designed by various artists from different tribes, the brand purveys lovely items for the home. One of our favorites, the “Coast Salish Pattern” baby blanket, is designed by Gong herself and crafted from 100% merino wool. The gray and white pattern, based on traditional Coast Salish weaving, is appealing on either side, and has been double-knit for extra warmth. It comes in a box with gold customizable labels for giving as a gift, and 5% of all blanket sales go to the Inspired Natives Award.
Evermade’s clever 2021 planner previews the entire year ahead, all on one A1 page, printed on 170gsm matte paper. The months are positioned in columns with the corresponding days falling in line below. Using the studio’s 70 included stamps, one can mark good (and bad) days, appointments, birthdays, trips and more. Additional stamps are available as needed. Price is in Pounds.
Greg Lauren makes chic Japanese-inspired clothes from vintage garments he’s collected over many years. No scraps are wasted, so if they’re not usable in another garment they’re sewn in to fabric sheets to be used some other way. Lauren’s “Scraps” throws are made from those sheets, and backed with sherpa wool for extra warmth and coziness.
Third-generation woodworker Shuji Nakagawa at Nakagawa Mokkouegi in Shiga used a 700-year-old technique called Ki-Oke (or bucket-making) to craft these vases—in an edition of 30 unique pieces. Today there are just a few of these traditional artisans left—and unlike many of his peers, Nakagawa also uses the technique to create more modern objects like these. For this particular commission, we asked him to create a vase with an organic shape unlike one he’d ever produced before. When he presented the stellar collection of 30 pieces he said the commission was the most challenging project he’s worked on.
From Dallas, Texas-based Slice of Life Gardens, the Indoor Microgreens Garden Box allows you to select two sets of non-GMO heirloom seeds (from broccoli, red acre cabbage and purple kohlrabi options)—which arrive with a compostable grow tray, cover card, coconut coir soil pack and self-care cards (for a bit of extra personal positivity). All one needs is water and light to bring these greens to life.
Lettuce Grow’s design-friendly and tech-forward hydroponic Farmstand system makes growing fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and herbs at home easy—using 95% less water than traditional gardening along the way. Each Farmstand (which comes in various size options to meet spatial and output needs) includes the stand (made of recycled ocean plastics), water pump, power cord and timer, as well as plant food for 130+ plants and a pH Testing Kit. When coupled with the brand’s Glow Rings, the self-sustaining system can be used in-doors to produce lush vegetation year-round.
Composed of lacquered solid ash wood, tempered glass and a planting tray of galvanized steel, Design House Stockholm’s Greenhouse in dark grey offers an elegant indoor world for greenery. Atelier 2+’s Worapong Manupipatpong and Ada Chirakranont designed the greenhouse for Wallpaper magazine’s annual Handmade Exhibition; their intention was to bring the beauty of the natural world inside.
Recreation Center is Brooklyn-based artist Josephine Noel’s ceramic practice. Under that moniker, Noel produces an array of playful objects with speckled patterns and vibrant splashes of color. This Daisy Hook—available in blue, pink, sage, speckle or yellow—is shaped like the cheerful flower, features two holes for securing it to a wall and a hook to hang light objects on.
Handsomely crafted from brass, aluminum and glass, designer Philippe Malouin’s new Arca Portable LED light functions in two ways—as both a plug-in lamp and a cordless one thanks to its lithium battery, which provides six-30 hours of light depending on which of its four settings is used. The detachable stem makes it easy to transport, too.
The latest Virgil Abloh c/o Vitra collaboration is available for the first time in the United States today. The retro-futuristic collection—consisting of the Ceramic Block, Petite Potence lamp and Antony armchair—has been reimagined in an icy baby blue. The iconic, cleverly engineered Antony armchair was originally designed in 1954 by Jean Prouvé and now boasts a contemporary Abloh twist. Each limited piece is individually numbered, making it a covetable gift for design enthusiasts and collectors. Available now at Basic.Space, a members-only marketplace that offers worldwide shipping.
Assembly Design co-founder and lead designer Pete Oyler conceptualized this set of two plant pedestals, for Areaware, which can be used for anything you want to display: plants, candles, tchotchkes and more. Each is constructed using lap joinery systems, lending a seamlessness to the overall design. Made from beechwood, the taller pedestal stands just under five inches, while the shorter iteration is just under three.