September finds

September 21, 2016

Set of four Calix cups

This beautiful set of four stoneware cups, handmade in California, is perfect for your morning espresso, or for enjoying a splash of whisky or sake if you need something stronger than caffeine. You can buy them online for a discounted price of $86 (down from $98). 

Bookshelf

"The only bookshelf you will ever need" according to Sudacas marketing campaign. This bookshelf was funded on Kickstarter and it completely smashed its target. The company creates shelving units that are genuinely easy and painless to put together, using sustainable wood. Visit their website and you can even see the furniture being made in real time, or watch someone doing their admin, whichever is happening at the time. 

Amphora herb planter

A herb planter that costs $90? That's crazy talk, I hear you say. But this planter from Cloud Farms does something special; you set it up once and then you leave it. You never water your plant again, as the hydroponic planter contains all the water the plant will need for its lifetime, and there's no soil to worry about either. It's the perfect minimum fuss plant for those of us who continually forget to water our house plants. 

Animal plate set

You're unlikely to stumble upon another set of plates like these, made by UK-based Yvonne Ellen. This fine bone china dinnerware is more like a work of art, and the same goes for the rest of the tableware sold on Yvonne's Etsy store, which is well worth a look through if only to take in the art itself. This plate set costs £170.12.

Peel and stick, eco-friendly wallpaper

Designed by a French duo based in London, this wallpaper can easily be stuck on, peeled off, and stuck back on again. Better still, its environmentally friendly, printed with eco-inks on non-toxic paper and shipped in fully recycled packaging. 

Reclaimed light sculpture

Continuing down the route of sustainable homeware, this striking looking lamp from Split Grain is made from reclaimed California Incense Cedar from the Angeles National Forest north of LA. The wood was salvaged from one of the trees that survived the 2009 wildfires that destroyed many trees in the area. Artist Paul Foekler has retained the organic nature of the wood in his design, and adding the light has kept a little fire in the wood – something reminiscent of its rebirth. This piece costs $415.41.  

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