Hygge for the Holidays, Part 1

The Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) encompasses a feeling of coziness, contentment, and well-being found through cherishing the little things. It suggests a general sense of comfort, charm, simplicity, and community. In these times of upheaval and uncertainty, we could all use a bit of Hygge! Here’s a selection of locally made goods to cherish and create sanctuary for the Holidays.

Left: White Sage Campfire Incense from Juniper Ridge is made directly from the plant’s sap, with no hidden ingredients, charcoals, or perfumes. That’s why it smells just like you are walking in the desert, breathing in the dry, earthy aroma of one of the West’s most iconic plants. So, when you can’t get out there, bring nature home. Made with 100% farmed white sage from a family operated farm in Mexico.

Right: The Tusk Candle from Ume Studio takes its inspiration from natural motifs: ivory, tusks, canines, teeth, and other fangs. Wax pours down the ridges in channels, slowing down the burn. 100% beeswax, organic hemp wick and coloring, unscented.

Left: Shetland Felted Wool Reversible Throw from JG Switzer. These hand-felted wool throws are extraordinary works of art for the bed or couch, and reversible with one-of-a-kind designs on either side. A mix of Shetland, Merino, and locally sourced California wool throw blanket. Fabric is hand “painted” with wool and felted using undyed, natural wool. Shetland wool is from the Livestock Conservancy’s Heritage Breed list.

Right: Laid back deep in its bones, the Esker Chair from Model No. seeks lounges and people taking it slow. The Esker and its ottoman are made in one continuous and wasteless 3D printing motion using resins upcycled from plant waste. Durable indoors and out, biodegradable, and recyclable at end of life.

Left: The Aromatics Bundle in Olive from Aplat includes the Jardin Bouquet Tote and the Plat Casserole Tote. A beautiful and functional way to carry fresh flowers, the Jardin Bouquet Tote is made of durable machine washable cotton canvas. The Plat Casserole Tote is the perfect way to transport your casseroles, pies, and other culinary goods. It’s made of organic cotton canvas and has sturdy handles for easy carrying.

Right: This one-of-a-kind White and Pink Ruana by Entrelanas Designs is handwoven, and hand dyed with botanical dyes for timeless elegance. Crafted from premium merino wool, this soft and practical garment features subtle details for a casual yet refined look.

Left: The woven ceramic Cage Vase from SKINNY is available in four colors. Beautiful on its own as a small sculpture, as a vessel for a floral display, or with a candle as a lantern.

Right: Shade Pendant Light with Pebble Texture from MMclay. Open, bright, and welcoming, it’s a classic bowl-shaped light featuring shallow walls and a flat bottom that provides a gentle, suffused lighting experience. The Shade form is slab-built, giving it thicker walls and a more organic, eclectic edge. Each divot of the ‘Pebble’ texture is hand-carved, creating an effect that is organic and full of movement. Available in three sizes.

Left: Té Diffuser from elizabethW is a sophisticated, environmentally friendly way to diffuse long-lasting fragrance into your home. Hand-blended in small batches, this low-VOC diffuser is presented in an elegant, Italian glass container with a hand-tied ribbon, letterpress box, accompanied by natural reeds. Gracious, spirited, elegant. An enticing marriage of oriental black teas, juicy fresh Amalfi lemons, and the sweetness of almond honey.

Right: Shower Gel from Earth Tu Face is the purest form of cleanser for the body made with organic oils. This is a naturally lathering gel that will remove impurities and refresh the skin without stripping.

Left: Stacking Candleholder Set from Heath Ceramics. Simple and stackable, the base of the ceramic candleholder is designed to support tapered candles, tea lights, and votives or pillars with a diameter of up to 2”. Perfect as a warm accent around your home or as a centerpiece on your dining table.

Right: Stoneware Mugs from Claybirds are beautifully cast from stoneware with an interior white glaze. Available in 6 & 12 oz. sizes.

Left: The Mini Sculpted Leather Flower Vase from Ian James is perfect for small arrangements, buds, or dried florals. Made of lightly oiled Vegetable Tanned Leather, each vase is sculpted over a form, creating unique ridges and folds. Once the leather dries after being sculpted, it will keep its shape and look like ceramic. The leather will age over time and can patina beautifully with the oils in your hands, sunlight, water, etc. 5″ tall. Comes with a glass insert.

Right: Beeswax Pillar Candles from Heliotrope are beautiful, simple, long-lasting, and all natural. These artisanal candles reflect the character and craftsmanship of Northern California and contain waxes and pure essentials oils – nothing else. Comes in a heavy-bottomed, crystal-clear glass and burns for up to 60 hours.

Left: Crafted from insanely soft bamboo cotton fleece, the Cora Sweatshirt from Lacson Ravello is a modern take on the classic sweatshirt that gives you laid-back style, but also looks like you actually made an effort. Rib-banding finishes the contoured bateau neckline and bottom hem while the subtly puffed shoulders offer a feminine update.

Right: Drape yourself in color and softness with this Long Sweetheart Cardy from Kenlynn. Knit from a soft, very fine yarn this piece is sheer yet warm. The stitch detail gives the piece great texture. Drop shoulder and drape make for an easy fit. Made of 58% Baby Alpaca + 8% Wool + 34% Polyamide Italian Yarn.

Left: “We Welcome” posters started as a passion project by The Aesthetic Union and have since become incredibly popular. While walking around San Francisco, you can see them hanging in the windows of shops, offices, restaurants, and houses alike. Now, you can bring this sense of acceptance and love into your own space. Hand letterpress printed on heavy recycled paper stock. 11” x 14”

Right: From Local Language, Big Sur (AIR Edition) by Lisa Ostapinski is an Archival Pigment Print with Gold Metal Leaf on Wood Panel. It measures 18”w x 24”h x 1 5/8”d

Image at top of page: Designed by Studio Word, the Word Table Light from Gantri was inspired by Greek columns and features vertical flutes that create a soft visual texture, adding warmth to any room. Using a cylindrical shape and modern fluting, this elegant light creates a natural and rhythmic glow and offers unique details made possible by 3D printing. During the day, the light stands tall like a column, and at night, it glows to brighten the space, making it both functional and visually striking.

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