Handmade by artist Sean Gerstley in his Philadelphia studio, this candle holder features whimsical protrusions and an off-kilter leaf-like structure. Standing six inches tall, this object’s beautiful earthy green shade adds a verdant presence to any room.
Founded by Gladys Macharia, who grew up in northern Kenya, the textile workshop Siafu Home aims to preserve and revive Kenyan textile craft. From them comes a set of six unique Lesso Napkins. Each is handcrafted from vintage lessos, 100% cotton fabric that is typically bright and abundant in East Africa. Finished with a scalloped edge, the napkins encapsulate craft and history, while creating a lively tablescape.
Brooklyn-based ceramicist Eleni Kontos eschews traditional chess pieces for unconventional and otherworldly figures in her handmade chess set. Featuring dyed clay pieces and a board with hand-painted gradient details as well as ebru marbling, this set acts as both unique decor and a fun take on a classic game.
Jaunty and rounded, the Splat Side Table successfully plays with conventional furniture design. It’s made by Brooklyn-based designer Sophie Collé, whose practice encompasses her love of queerness, toys and the dramatic. Available in different heights and a range of colorful and classic hues, the side table stuns on its own or can be stacked alongside others for whimsical combinations.
Created by renowned architect, urban planner and designer Gaetano Pesce for his 1998 Fish Design collection, the Table-Mates coasters are awash in endless color combinations and entrancing spherical patterns. Handmade from resin, the sets of two come in bold colorways (like turquoise and purple) and more subtle tones (like black and pale pink). Price is in Euros.
Plantgem’s Atmospheric Mix Seed Bundle makes cultivating a dreamy and co-ordinated garden easy. Comprising the sophisticated moonstone aster, delicate xanthos cosmos, textured starflower scabiosa and more, the bundle is full of beguiling plants that can grow anywhere in the US. Paired with PlantGem’s gardening instructions, these florals are as sensational as they are straightforward.
From Melbourne, Australia-based, alien-themed incense brand Agaric Fly comes the Arzach set of 15 hand-dipped incense sticks with a fragrance that blends clary sage, white tea and labdanum. Agaric Fly’s in-house scents incorporate natural oils and aroma molecules to create relaxing moments that feel almost otherworldly.
Now available in a large size (16 by 14 inches), YIELD’s Spun Planter is made from a single sheet of aluminum. It features a perforated disc along its base that keeps out excess water, prevents root rot and allows water to evaporate back into the soil when it dries out.
From high design cannabis accessories brand Flora Nero—founded by Anna and Eli Peer—comes the Globe in Bronze, a chic implement that yields a smooth, luscious smoking experience. The Globe pairs an anodized aluminum base (featuring the brand’s signature texture) with smokey glass handblown by the artisans at Keep in Brooklyn. The set is completed by a hand-molded glass stopper with a matching anodized aluminum mouthpiece.
These tall flower candles from Anna + Nina contribute to a summery and even romantic atmosphere. Adorned with red florals and an array of green leaves, they are made of paraffin wax and are sold as a set of two. Price is in Euros.
Barcelona-based DOIY deals in surprising and thoughtful homewares, and their Acquedotto vase is no exception. Modeled after a Roman arch, the ceramic vessel blends architecture into a floral display. It’s available as either a single arch in pink or a double arch in purple with both featuring colorful marbled patterns.
Hailing from upstate New York, Sean Augustine March is an artist and designer whose work often creates striking optical effects using dichroic glass. His spectacular Rayleigh Desk Lamp is no different. Shining through numerous light refractions, colors and geometric shapes, it’s affixed to a wood base and features a five-watt LED with over 200,000 hours of lifespan. Illuminating and iridescent, the Rayleigh is a mesmerizing and sculptural lighting solution.
Lalo makes some of our favorite furniture and accessories for kids and babies. The brand just teamed up with West Elm on a small collection that sends 50% of proceeds to No Kid Hungry—an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the US. The Chair is both a high chair and a play chair that’s sleek and stylish thanks to its acorn finish. There are two sets of legs and a five-point safety harness to keep your bub out of harm’s way. Of course the tray is non-toxic, and the cushion is machine-washable.
Curiosity is at the heart of (a.o.t), a Copenhagen-based conceptual design studio run by Kathrine Barbro Bendixen and Mathias Kruse Jørgensen. For their Primi collection, the duo explored the history and versatility of aluminum through handcrafted objects, including the striking Bucatini Candle Holder. Sculptural and winding, the holder’s material is bent and shaped into an otherworldly form. Available in green, red, beige and silver, the Bucatini shines with unanticipated dimension.
Color and whimsy suffuse Rhode Island-based Freckled Fuchsia’s home goods, as evidence by the brand’s Papaya Tea Towel. Designed by Chandlyr Jackson, the towel is made from 100% natural cotton flour sack that is screen-printed with water-based ink and adorned with lovely geometric papayas.
From Avocado Green Mattress, this classic timber stool is full of whimsical curves—but it’s more than a playful side table, it’s also a testament to sustainable luxury. Crafted exclusively from upcycled and durable beechwood at their factory in Los Angeles, the stool stems from the brand’s Zero Waste collection and is finished with non-toxic materials and eco-friendly wood stains.