Comprised of thousands of small pieces of sustainably sourced maple, walnut and cherry wood, The Board Smith’s Mosaic is a mesmerizing one-of-a-kind, handmade cutting board, crafted with end-grain construction that has a firmer and long-lasting surface that helps to keep knives sharp. Each board is unique, with the option to choose rectilinear or other types of patterning, as well as a groove for holding or catching juice. Meticulous attention to wood grain direction and joinery makes it a joy to use while ensuring it doubles as a beautiful charcuterie board.
Designed by Andrew O Hughes for design-forward smokeware brand Tetra, the Polytope Ashtray is a functional decorative object, made from rose-citrine dichroic glass that was hand-cast into a rhombus shape. Artful and entrancing, the ashtray shape-shifts through colors as the lighting changes.
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.
Chell Fish is Brooklyn-based artist Michele Mirisola’s ceramics project, and from it comes a series of mosaic plates. Reminiscent of antique oyster plates and inspired by the forms of seashells, these handmade pieces are suffused with whimsy. They come in different shape and artwork variations but all are a unique way to serve oysters—or anything else.
Krista Marie Young is a Brooklyn-based designer and artist who crafts home textiles and products that borrow from childhood memories and Nordic design. Her Terra Oven Mitt, a 100% cotton kitchen glove, features a checkerboard pattern overlaid with abstract embroidery. Each mitt is handmade in Delhi, India by the ethical, women-employed service Work Shelter. It comes in a range of bold, fun colors.
Jacob Winter and Franki Peroff’s Brooklyn-based company Mush Studios aims to elevate home decor with playful and unexpected shapes, colors and textures. Reimagining a traditional floor covering, the Oops Rug is a incorporates swirls and spills for its unique shape. Made sustainably with New Zealand wool and handmade by artisans in India, the rug comes in a range of colors (green and blue, brown and pink, or beige and pastel) and four different sizes.
Utilizing a painting process inspired by the stage sets of David Hockney, London-based ceramicist Katie Moore crafts decorated, sculptural clay objects like the Medium Wobble Pot. Hand-built and fired at a low temperature to preserve vibrancy, the vase combines a whimsical tilt with theatrical, colorful patterns. Each one is made to order and unique in shape and design. Price is in Pounds.
Kyrgies honors the beauty of wool and the traditional craftsmanship of felt through timeless footwear. Their classic design is handmade by artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with wool from small, family-herded flocks nearby. Using low-impact dyes, they offer the cozy slippers in three subtle colors. Only four components make up the slippers: wool, glue made from natural rubber, polyester felt and silicone grips.
Whether combined with olive oil to create a drizzle, added to marinades or used in any number of recipes, Liquid Sunshine—a preserved lemon concentrate—adds zest, zing and brightness to any meal. Made by Maine-based Rhea Goods (run by Abbye Churchill), the condiment comprises lemons, chilis and various flavorful spices.
Manchester, UK-based clothing brand Private White VC’s collaborative weatherproof tote bag with American leatherworker Frank Clegg is sleek and functional. Handmade in Massachusetts, the tote pairs vegetable tanned leather patches, buffed and polished edges and a bevy of zippered and internal pockets with Ventile, an absorbent cotton material that’s often used in tech-forward outerwear.
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.
This combed cotton terry cloth bag from Denmark- and Delhi-based Bongusta is handmade by artisans in India. The bag comes in a range of fun, striped color combinations, including pink and red, sea foam and teal, camel and blue and more. Price is in Danish Kroner.
LikeMindedObjects collaborated with Francesca Capone to create a loom kit that includes not only the loom but a book and video to guide users through the DIY process. Using the loom, it’s possible to take waste fabrics and create 18 by 18-inch tiles that can then be sewn together to create blankets, pillows, upholstery and garments. Created as a response to the fact that the US exports waste garments to other countries (Ghana receives 15 million used shirts per month), this DIY kit reminds us about our over-consumption, and 5% of the proceeds will go to the OR Foundation Second Hand Solidarity Fund, which works to mitigate the second-hand clothing waste crisis in Ghana.
The founder of Cleveland-based Pattern Play Glass, Jordan Fine imbues joy and whimsy into her textured, color-forward glasswork. For her Blue Crush Flower, Fine sculpts one-of-a-kind pellucid green stems with blue petals, flecked with a mesmerizing pattern that evokes the marbled sunlight on the ocean floor. No two are alike—and the flowers range from eight to 11 inches in length.
Handblown by a local artisan in Brooklyn, these glass earrings from contemporary jewelry designer Annika Inez are a playful take on classic hoops. Available in five colors (blue, aqua, mauve, purple or clear) these borosilicate glass pieces are fastened to a solid 14K solid gold post and catch light, adding to their shine.
Australian designer and horticulturalist Lauren Brown crafts handmade cotton canvas planters using water-based paint and local materials for her eponymous online shop. From it comes the Terracotta + Sage check planter, a playful and functional way to house greenery and cover up unsightly pots. Available in sizes large (25 by 25cm) and small (20 by 20cm), this patterned holder enriches and brightens any space. Price reflects small.