Made by a family of artisans in Mexico City, the beautiful rehilete candle upholds the region’s traditions and economies through its use of melipona wax. Produced by Mayan “stingless” bees that are found in the Yucatan peninsula, this wax is revered for its durability, vivacious color and healing properties, imbuing it with a rich history for its use in local rituals. In using this resource, not only does the rehilete pay homage to its lineage with detailed and whimsical design, but it also supports the local ecology, as pollinating bees from surrounding jungles are protected and cultivated to balance the effects of production.
Stephanie Cleary and Michelle Toney’s homeware line, Morrow Soft Goods, takes its cues from the planet with nature-inspired designs built to last through all seasons. Their sheet sets, woven with 100% French flax, are no exception. Available in a range of earthy hues like rich terracotta, midnight and airy bone, apricot and many others, these linen sheets transition with the weather to keep sleepers cool in the summer and warm in winter. The versatile collection (which includes a flat and fitted sheet as well as varying pillow cases) comes in small sizes like Twin all the way up to California King. In addition, these items with the brand’s other pillowcases and duvets to make styling future bed designs easy.
For New Yorkers, and anyone who’s been to NYC (or anyone who’s keen to visit), these MTA socks nod to the city’s legendary public transportation system—which gets people around the city 24 hours a day. The blue cotton blend accessories are emblazoned with an embroidered MTA logo. Further, a portion of the proceeds from each sale of these socks directly supports the New York City Transit System.
Dusen Dusen’s latest towel set maintains the vibrant, playful colors that make the NYC-based apparel and homeware brand so beloved. Like the first iteration, these Gem towels feature contrasting stripes composed of 100% brushed cotton terry. But unlike the original, this newest collection is reversible, with different color combinations on either side. This set can also be ordered as one of two options: two bath towels, two hand towels and one washcloth or two hand towels and one washcloth.
For dazzling, gravity-defying bouquets, Plantgem’s kenzan set is a sturdy yet delicate holder for the Japanese art of flower arranging, ikebana. A kenzan (“sword mountain” in Japanese) fixes flowers to a specific spot as spikes within the item keep stems in place. This large rust-proof set uses brass pins to provide solid support while being small enough for fragile blooms. Made in Japan, this kenzan ensures endless, mesmerizing floral displays.
Designed by London-based artist Marcello Velho and made by Brooklyn-based Aelfie, this hand-embroidered cat pillow adds an off-kilter, playful and bold element to any space. Measuring 18 by 18 inches, it’s a gorgeously textured accessory that pairs with Velho’s 80% wool and 20% cotton hand-tufted rug, but works just as well on its own.
From Greats, these Foster Slippers are thoughtfully designed, made responsibly and super-cozy. Their nylon upper is constructed from recycled fishing nets and carpet, and lined with mesh made from plastic bottles. For a durable and sleek finish, the rubber outsoles are wrapped in locally sourced leather, providing textural difference between the puffer-inspired top and smooth footbed. These slides range in sizes and are offered in a variety of color options: classic black and cargo (an army green and camel combination), as well as limited edition colors including a patchwork indigo style, camo and more.
Designed and made to order in Melbourne, Australia, Georgia Perry’s joyful graphic chart teaches kids to celebrate all kinds of bodies. Printed on vinyl, the piece uses magnetic timbers for quick and easy hanging. In line with Perry’s bright and bold illustrations, the Every Body Wall Chart makes a fun and suitable addition to any space where acceptance, respect and joy are paramount.
A puzzle version of Frank Stella’s stunning 1970 painting “Firuzabad” echoes the colorful, geometric abstract piece. With two overlapping circles—which, in the puzzle, are specially contoured for the smoothest curves—the jigsaw boasts an unusual shape. Inside the circles, opposing and complimentary concentric and diagonal lines converge in a mesmerizing pattern. Made with 90% recycled paper, the puzzle is printed with non-toxic ink.
Designed by Max Gunawan, the Lumio Book Lamp combines a fascination for origami and flexible lighting solutions, resulting in a charming piece. When closed, the Lumio resembles a book bound in laser-cut wood, but when opened, the book transforms into a sculptural light—and it’s variability doesn’t end there. Neodymium magnets hidden within the book covers enable the lamp to stand at an expanded 180 degrees, while leather straps allow it to be suspended like a paper lantern. The pleated interior is made from hard-wearing and water-resistant Tyvek, further bestowing the book with portability and durability. In just about any space, this lamp’s warm, 500 lumens delights.
Inspired by the northern lights, this richly textured and colorful Revontuli Mohair Blanket, designed by Elina Helenius, is woven with luxuriously soft, mulesing-free South African mohair and New Zealand wool at a Lithuanian sewing company. The blanket’s name comes from the Finnish word for aurora borealis and, like the natural wonder from which this blanket draws its muse, it captivates through a mix of green and petrol.
Suitable for children six years or older, the Mickebana Trio Kids kit is a floral needlepoint project with all the materials needed to complete it. The artwork is designed by Mark Lindebergh, whose colorfully opulent illustrations provide kids a bright and mesmerizing world to bring to life. Featured in either pink or red, the Trio comes with canvas, two tapestry needles, a colorful needle threader, a how-to guide and a cotton bag for storage. For further instructions, a YouTube tutorial is also included to help make crafting fun and easy for everyone.
Playfulness imbues every stitch of the Color Pop Woven Throw. Crafted using 100% cotton that’s grown and woven in the US, this blanket is bursting with joy—from its rainbow fringe to its whimsical illustrations. Designed by Lucky Pablo Textiles with the intention of increasing optimism during lockdown, the woven blanket can easily double as wall decor. Either way it’s used, this piece adds visual and physical positivity into the home.
Barbara Frankie Ryan’s “Squiggle Pyramid with Pink Flower” is a part of the artist’s sculptural series Freshly Cut Flowers, which seeks to immortalize the ephemeral beauty of bouquets. Laser-cut from frosted acrylic in the Netherlands, this funky sculpture makes for a jovial decor piece, suitable to freshen up any desk, shelf or table. The floral sculpture stands 12 centimeters tall and ships in packaging made from recycled materials.
The glorious, handmade Tie Dye Mohair Throw from Jonathan Adler is mesmerizing and cloud-like in both of its color variations. 73% mohair and 24% wool, the blanket captivates the eye while protecting against cool temperatures. It is sheared, dyed and woven in Spain at an iconic mill that has been operating since approximately 1930. Toward the bottom, the throw is completed with a touch of texture, using a dreamy fringe.
Home goods brand Cold Picnic (founded by partners Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer) explores real and imagined landscapes through textiles and home decor. In the Papaya Knit Blanket, the Brooklyn-based duo designed a bright and conceptual scene, resplendent in warm peach and orange tones. Like many of their products, the throw is made by a family-owned company in New Jersey, who have been operating knitting mills since the early 1900s.