Made with 100% cotton and yarn that’s 70% recycled, the Karrinyarra throw is designed by Aboriginal artist Emma Daniels in collaboration with furniture brand Koskela for their limited edition Tangentyere collection—a line dedicated to showcasing Indigenous Australian artists. This blanket features elements of Papunya and Karrinyarra country, paying homage to Daniels’ culture and community. Proceeds from the licensing fee for this blanket directly support the artist’s estate and the not-for-profit art center, Tangentyere Artists.
Available in three colors (black, navy or green) and in two sizes (standard or travel), Walden’s new meditation cushion was developed with input from yoga and meditation experts. Covered in an organic heavyweight canvas, the cushion has been designed to mold to your body while sitting on it. Price is for the standard size.
Beloved for his creative and bold use of color, Italian artist, architect and designer Gaetano Pesce has a particular fondness for viscous materials like resin. Created by Pesce for Fish Design, this large round mirror is handmade in Italy so each one will be slightly different. The two-tone object is practical but playful, and lends a little whimsy to the space in which it’s hung.
From South African brand Mo’s Crib, this basket looks like wicker, but it’s more durable, as it’s woven from recycled PVC. Whether used indoors or outdoors, as a container (for towels, toys or beyond) or as a planter, it’s a weather-resistant product that’s as tough as a plastic tub but much prettier. Available in five colorways and measuring 22 by 15 by 16 inches, it’s handmade—like all the brand’s offerings.
The plunger is a household essential, but one that’s rarely attractive. This one—available in four bright colorways—from NYC-based Staff is more design-forward and playful than most on the market. With an acrylic handle, it comes with a sanitary drip tray and stands just under 24 inches tall. Founded during the pandemic by Charlie Weisman, Staff aims to bring thoughtful design, interesting materials, bold colors and character to oft-overlooked household items.
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.
The modular ECH candleholder by Warsaw-based UAU Project (founded by Justyna Fałdzińska and Miłosz Dąbrowski) transforms into various colorful combinations. Crafted from PLA, a 100% compostable bioplastic, it’s available in four different colorways and stands just under nine inches tall. Whether in use or not, the playful design looks great on display.
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.
Lauren and Cole Hansen produce their Ugly Rugly items, including this Utility Rug, in their Bushwick studio. This uneven-shaped rug promises to be hard-wearing, thanks to its 100% polyester rope construction, which is resistant to UV rays, mildew and rot. Available in three bright colorways, it will keep its shape, but feel soft underfoot—whether it’s used as an entryway doormat or anywhere else in the house.
Lewes, UK-based artists (and sisters), Liv and Dom Cave-Sutherland make a number of lovely stoneware candlesticks—each one hand-built and hand-glazed, with no cast or moulds used. Selene, the goddess of the moon, inspired the the Luna iteration. Standing about 19cm (7.5 inches) tall, the piece is perfectly functional, but looks glorious even when not in use. Price is in Pounds.
Ideal for those starting out with looming or who don’t want to commit to a massive project, WE GATHER sells this Lil Loom Kit. Along with a pre-threaded frame (measuring three by three inches), the set includes six different colored yarns, a weaving needle and illustrated instructions. The craft-centered brand also offers the slightly larger Simple Loom Kit, and the even bigger Frame Loom Kit.
From iconic NYC-based Le Labo, a new fragrance in the form of a candle: ENCENS 9. Like all their scents, ENCENS 9 proves itself to be nuanced and bewitching. Frankincense mingles with amber and clove; blending woody notes, sweetness and spice to create a rich, warm fragrance perfect for a den, study or other small nook where coziness is paramount. The 8.6-ounce candle should burn for approximately 60 hours.
With chess and checkers pieces distinguished by bright colors and graphics, this two-in-one game set is intended for anybody over the age of five. NYC-based product designer Panisa Khunprasert designed the kit, drawing influence from growing up around her family’s wooden toy business in Bangkok. The double-sided board also acts as a sliding lid for the set, and all pieces are made from sustainably grown rubberwood.
From Foscarini and Italian design duo Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the Bump pendant ceiling lamp manipulates light through its irregular surfaces, which appear both inside and out. More than a decorative decision, these dents are the result of months of research conducted by Foscarini and the designers who aimed to create diffused and dappled light in an organic fashion. In addition to the “Petrolio” color shown, the Bump comes in frosted and golden colorways.
From the Brooklyn-based, queer-couple-owned business Queen Candle Co, this hand-poured sea salt and orchid soy candle blends luscious floral notes with a salty tang. The clean-burning creation comes in a recyclable (or reusable) container and an eight-ounce candle burns for 40 to 50 hours. Each candle is topped with a visual representation of the scent beneath—in this instance pink Himalayan salt rocks. This soothing scent is a favorite, but the brand has many more well-priced options to choose from.
Promoting a sense of calm and wellbeing, Saje’s new Mindfulness edition of their Pocket Farmacy consists of five roll-on essential oils—each of which supports a different, positive emotion. The oils—Confidence (cypress, juniper and cedar), Energy (peppermint, lemon and rosemary), Reflection (frankincense, orange and ginger), Connection (grapefruit, chamomile and sage) and Unwind (orange, lavender and cinnamon)—come with directions for how and where to apply, and what results to expect. For Unwind, the lavender promotes calmness and the orange uplifts; it is especially useful at the end of a work day. These 100% natural oils are also available separately.