Form Us With Love
Work Lamp $120
This all-purpose work lamp is designed by a Swedish trio or designers updating the traditional naked 60-watt bulb work lamp by crafting it with thickened wires plated in chrome or gold. A dimmer switch allows for mood lighting in the home or office, and the bulb is included. The fixture can be hardwired to hang from a ceiling or carried from room to room.
Walter Battiss Ceramics $220+
Greatly inspired by archaeology and rock art, the late South African artist Walter Battiss beautifully fused indigenous stone markings with abstract painterly concepts to become one of the country's premier painters. Battiss was dubbed "the Bushman Painter" in the 1950s for making a home in southern Africa's Namib Desert (an area almost completely uninhabited by humans), which provided a strong foundation for the 10 books he would write in his lifetime. Battiss' art is now celebrated in a range of tableware by Mervyn Gers, a highly talented ceramicist who creates his own shapes, colors, glazes and decals. A percentage of profits from each sale are donated to the Walter Battiss Museum.
La Chasse | The Hunt
Warriors Pillow $88
There's a rich, masculine beauty to the decorative pillows from home décor brand La Chasse | The Hunt. Founder Wallis Suda, a textile artist by trade, divides her time between her native New York and Paris, which inspire her much of her designs. The silk-screened Warriors pillow adds a playful zest with its hunter motif while blending in nicely with almost any decor, thanks to its simple black-and-white color scheme.
Mr. Orange Cuckoo Clock $526
For fans of classic decor without the outmoded clunkiness, look no further than Mr. Orange. Alberto Sala's cuckoo clock design is simplified to resemble a modern cottage but fully embraces the old fashioned, hourly cuckoo. With a sleek walnut structure and a selection of simple patterns, all eyes turn to the essential orange details, and on the lovable bird who appears on the hour.
Authentic New York Hot Dog Vendor Cart $5,500
Ever since 1936 when Oscar Mayer rolled out the Wienermobile, the first mobile hot dog cart, sausage vendors have become an inextricable part of America's urban centers. This high-quality vendor cart is modeled after the same found on the streets of New York City and is perfect for backyards or business opportunities.
The New English
BIG Heart $90
The New English's BIG Heart sculpture is a romantic symbol of the emotional heart you lend someone. Hand-crafted from Fine Bone China in Stoke-on-Trent, and hand gilded in 22kt gold, this display piece is as honest and eccentric as it is well-designed. It can stand alone or even function as a single-flower vase.
Creel and Gow
Amethyst Bowl $1,500
February's birthstone is the amethyst and it couldn't be more appropriate for the month's signet holiday with its deep, voluptuous purple textures. Said to ward off drunkenness and promote clear-headedness, this pure amethyst bowl suggests a raw, natural earthiness as well as high-minded luxury. Best of all, each is one of a kind and hand-picked by the house's sculpture experts.
The School of Life + Momiji Collective
Virtue Doll: Kindness $37
London-based The School of Life is "devoted to developing emotional intelligence," and this hand-painted resin figurine is a beautiful upshot of such altruistic thinking. Their "Kindness" virtue doll—created in collaboration with the designers behind Momiji Collective—is a physical reminder to spread joy and affection to all.
Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments
200e System 7 $29,999
Donald Buchla is undeniably a pioneer of electronic music. A contemporary of Robert Moog, he built his first voltage-controlled synthesizer in the '60s, which would provide nearly infinite possibilities of sounds to artists, and not limit them to musical notes in the equal temperament scale. Today, his modular systems are used by artists from Trent Reznick to Deadmau5 to create unpredictable sounds. The Buchla 200e series first launched in 2005, and System 7 is the one containing the full works, from six waveform generators to a duo phonic pitch class generator. The symphonies of the future lie within these modules.
Give Love Dominoes $25
NYC's Jamaican outpost Miss Lily's is home to a diverse range of positive vibes, from delicious Caribbean food and fresh juices to hard-to-find vinyl and products that speak to the group's social nature. These "Give Love" dominoes come with a limited-edition artwork by the musically-inclined artist Spliffington. Adding even more warmth to the set is knowing a portion of sales goes to the Rockhouse Foundation, a charity that supports youth education in Jamaica.
Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) Candle $55
Called the "golden apple" in Italian, and "wolf peach" in scientific terms, the tomato comes in a beautiful array of vivid colors and is just as versatile in dishes. Carrière Frères, the oldest manufacturer of fine candles in France, have captured the fruit's delicate scent in their fine vegetable wax, free of any chemicals. The earthy, herbal aroma will effortlessly fill the living room with memories of that summer backyard garden.
Ty D.I.Y. Shower Curtain $35
Already known as a place for inspiring deep thoughts, the bathroom can prompt even more creative thinking with Grain's DIY shower curtain. The non-toxic curtain comes with a refillable permanent marker made from post-consumer waste, and is ethically produced in the US' Pacific Northwest. All you need is imagination.
Firefly Vaporizer $270
Enjoy the benefits of a solid toke without inhaling gnarly smoke with the Firefly vaporizer. Running on a rechargeable battery, this slick, portable device will heat up your plant of choice for a healthier draw, keeping you lit wherever you roam.
Chilote House Shoes $79
Keep your feet warm in colder months with Chilote's naturally insulated house shoes, a pair of slippers that are as sustainable as they are cozy. Each is handmade by women in Chili with wool from free-range Patagonian sheep and upcycled salmon leather.
Applying his signature irreverent style to a beautifully hand-thrown platter by master ceramicist David Bogus, Brooklyn-based illustrator and artist James Victore created a one-of-a-kind dish fit more for your wall than kitchen table. Emblazoned with "Eros"—the Greek god of love—across the top, the unique, collaborative work of art is one for the ages.
Geometric Platter III $84
South African stylist Alexia Klompje's range of Geometric Platters add a sophisticated and artistic touch to serving. Each glazed porcelain platter is made by hand, and features a punch of gold lustre.