Born from a collaboration between Barcelona-based businesses Florentine Kitchen Knives and Liken Wood, this natural oak magnetic knife strip boasts room for six full-sized knives. Six magnets are sandwiched between two handcrafted pieces of solid wood, providing impressive strength and aesthetic appeal. The softer material deters peeling, warping or chipping. Measuring out to 40cm wide by 3cm deep, the board fits on most kitchen walls and can be maintained with an occasional oiling. Price is in Euros.
Each piece of jewelry from EDAS—Philadelphia-born, Brooklyn-based Sade Mims’ accessories label—is carefully made by hand. The Hattie necklace, crafted from gold-plated brass, can be worn alone as a statement piece or layered along with others. It’s available on a 16-inch or 18-inch chain. Mims also makes gorgeous beaded bags and hats in her Bed-Stuy studio, but they routinely sell out, so keep an eye out.
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.
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.
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.
CanDid Art owner and designer Candice Cox’s original designs appear on the brand’s Sunset Under The Rainbow Quilt, which doubles as hangable wall art. Measuring 45 by 50 inches, the 100% cotton quilt has been crafted by local Oakland, California artisans. On one side, eight half-circle motifs appear and on the reverse side, an orange backdrop plays host to a pattern of lines and dots. This “Grandma-worthy” quilt will arrive two to three weeks after ordering, and has been pre-washed.
Handcrafted from lead-free ceramic materials and coated in a food-safe glaze, Summerland’s The Land Yacht features two chambers for holding more smoke. But the bigger dimensions don’t make this bong bulky, rather it boasts a sculptural appeal. The sleek charcoal hue sharpens its lines and highlights the carefully crafted silicone grommet’s attachment point. Just under 13 inches tall and seven inches wide, each Land Yacht will be the same size, but other variations may occur due to the handmade nature of each piece.
Handmade in Kenya, Hedaya’s two-color marangi sisal baskets measure eight by six inches. They’re made by a small group of Kenyan women who have practiced basket weaving since their youth—learning a craft that’s been passed down for generations. These unique, natural, woven basins can function as planters, storage containers, catchalls and more. They come in six different vibrant colorways.
Judaica Standard Time collaborates with artists to create functional and spiritual objects—this time working with LA-based ceramicist Bari Ziperstein of BZIPPY. Ziperstein designed this modular menorah to be arranged in almost infinite variations. Made from high-fire stoneware, each piece has been dipped in either white or this gorgeous blue glaze.
Designed for plants that are four to five inches in diameter, Melbourne-based ceramicist Ella Reweti’s two-piece Tilde Planter is composed of a matching basin and saucer (the latter being deep enough to act as a reservoir for excess water). Reweti’s distinct corrugated vessels are made within stacked interchangeable moulds. As Reweti makes each planter by hand, there will be subtle variations in form and color—making every one of them unique.
Run by mother-daughter duo Molly and Mary Ann Mathias, Magic Hour offers an assortment of sweet, handmade ceramic tripods. When ordering, you can view the suite of selections on the product page but the one you’ll get remains a surprise unless specifically requested otherwise. The two-by-two-inch pieces range in color, pattern and texture, but all perform the same function: storage for something like salt in the kitchen or delicate jewelry in the bedroom.
Streicher Goods founder Ethan Streicher produces one-off ceramic objects that vary in function—be that lighting, storage or decoration—and he purposefully never produces the same one twice (unless you request a custom order, which he accepts year-round). This particular design, called the Faux Raku Vase, was supposed to be an orange and white, creamsicle-like hue. The closure of his communal studio and a few accidents in the kiln produced this burnt, brown and black (and slightly orange) vase, which he likens to the traditional Japanese Raku method. Handmade by Streicher in Brooklyn, the Faux Raku vase stands five inches wide and nine inches tall.
From CH favorite BFGF, the VARIOUS STAGES woven blanket features several of Lilian Martinez’s signature motifs: basketballs, leaves, fruits, Nike swooshes and more. On the edges, contrasting fringe adds even more flair. The cotton/polyester blend blanket measures out to 71 by 53 inches. Each one is made to order and Martinez suggests buyers allow at least one week for production and delivery.
A playful pet pattern adorns AELFIE’s organic cotton Fetch! sheet, which has been screen-printed by hand. Made to fit most cribs, but the brand asks that you be sure it fits snugly (loose fabric is dangerous for sleeping toddlers) and wash before first use. The Pomeranian-covered print was designed by Hawaii-based artist Kim Sielbeck and will please pup-loving tots and caregivers alike.
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.
Standing three inches by three inches, with room for eight fluid ounces of coffee or tea, New York tableware company Hudson Wilder’s Lotta Gold cup proves sleek and simple. Its handblown, heat-resistant borosilicate glass construction ensures that the mug will not crack when introduced to cold liquids or surfaces, or burn those touching it when hot contents are poured inside. Summery but apt for all seasons, this particular design is dishwasher-safe, too.