If you’re anything like us, then you’re always on the hunt for unique and cute kitchenware. Enter: Wood Ink, a handmade line of engraved wooden cutting boards masterminded by husband-wife duo Ryan and Ashleigh. The pair’s designs are nothing short of lovely, with custom initials in hearts, bunting flags, geometric patterns and tree trunks masterfully crafted onto their boards. Have a peek at some of our favorites below, then visit Wood Ink over on Etsy.
Back in September, we discovered Donkey and Friends, a collective of artists hailing from Austria who make gorgeous DIY paper lamps. Recently, the shop added new designs to their collection featuring woodland animals like owls, rabbits and foxes. We just adore the clean look of the geometric silhouettes, which are hand assembled and lend a beautiful glow to rooms. Spy the latest lamps below, and head on over to Etsy to pick up a piece of your own.
If you’re anything like us then you adore quirky housewares with a handmade vibe. Whether you made it or someone else did, there’s always something so special about decorating with handcrafted work, which brings us to Patty Dear. The creation of a brother-sister duo, the shop is filled with unique plushes, miniature sculptures and paper art, and given that it’s nearly February 14th, we’re especially taken with their very sweet Valetine’s Day line, which you can spy below.
In Birmingham, UK lies a studio that whips up unique works of art doubling as functional decor called Raw Dezign. The studio’s collection of lighting, hanging planters and wall clocks all feature interesting textures and shapes, but what caught our eye is their mini-collection of skull pendants. Apropos for the times, the hanging lights are cast in two layers of resin and come in traditional white and black hues, making them perfect as an eccentric focal piece or a Halloween party staple. Get a closer look at the spooky skulls below, and head on over to Raw Dezign’s shop to spy more of their creations.
Created by a husband/wife duo, Tuck & Bonte is a shop that’s chock full of whimsical decor – with these dreamy adornments taking the cake. Constructed by hand out of vibrantly-hued strips of tissue paper, the tassels are unique and innovative, spicing-up plain balloons with a fringey emblishment. Dream about throwing your next party and get a closer look at the magical decorations below, then head on over to Etsy to see more from the pair.
In a tune from her latest album, Regina Spektor sings “Oh baby, baby, it’s all about the moon.” Well, you didn’t have to tell that to the artists behind i3Lab. Drawing upon art, science and literature, the South Korea-stationed collective have assembled a mesmerizing selection of galaxy-inspired decor. Like the big beautiful moon, their creations illuminate with a soft glowing light once it gets dark, encapsulating the comfort and emotions one gets from gazing up at the stars, but indoors. Spy a few of i3Lab’s magical art, including “Clair de Lune” which the troupe deemed: “the world largest Moonlight wall-sticker,” after the jump.
Stationed in Italy, RossLab features adorable ceramics for your kitchen and home. Handmade by the shop’s proprietor, Rossella, you can find bowls, mugs, creamers and more featuring a clean aesthetic with simple, yet sweet embellishments like painted hearts and swirls. Dream about filling your cupboards with these darling clay sets, and check out the entire collection over on Etsy.
Sometimes, we come across pieces of art that are way too unique to not talk about. Merve Kahraman’s rabbit chair is one of those works. The London-stationed designer created the chair as a part of her Hybrid series, which “was inspired by the mythologies of para-humans.” The Alice In Wonderland-channeling decor was totally handmade — complete with little paws and bunny ears — out of wood, paint lacquer and leather upholstery. Get a closer look at the adorable rabbit chair below, and check out Ms. Kahraman’s website for more.