Each Valeria Vasi object is handcrafted in Barcelona, including the just released and limited edition Liquid Vase. The handblown glass vessel stands 25cm tall (just under 10 inches) and its fluid form appears just as striking whether holding a bloom or empty. It’s the perfect piece to illustrate how Vasi balances visual art with function. Price is in Euros.
San Francisco-based Heath Ceramics releases new color options for their classic yet contemporary Small Pitcher. The beautifully balanced piece, handcrafted in their studio where the team experiments with textures and patterns, now comes in ombre-style options: fog and tangerine, fog and stillwater, or ochre and opaque white. Measuring 7.75 by 3.5 by 3.5 inches, this vessel makes for an elegant piece whether in use or on display.
A company dedicated to transparency within its supply chain and salaries, Pura Utz makes playful, intricately beaded jewelry, bags and other accessories. Based in Guatemala, they pay their craftspeople four times the market standard there, and are committed to existing beyond fair trade. This yin yang necklace is entirely handmade (no two are exactly the same) and crafted from freshwater pearls and glass beads. It measures 50cm, which is just under 20 inches. Price is in Swedish Krona.
Crafted from borosilicate glass, this handmade rose pipe features thorns and leaves that are perfectly placed for use. Despite its lavish appearance, the pipe is a traditional size, though it boasts a deeper bowl. Available in several colorways, the navy option is both elevated and a little off-kilter. Nashville-based Burning Love also participates in the Aurora James 15% Pledge—wherein at least 15% of brands in their store are owned by women of color.
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.