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 Part 2 of a selection of locally made goods to cherish and create sanctuary for the Holidays.
Left: The Kendama Lamp from Medium Small is inspired by both the Japanese skill game and the tethered nature of the table lamp typology. This versatile lamp celebrates its cord and sets the scene with or without its elevated base. The illuminated torus of hand-blown glass sits atop a solid walnut base with a polished brass spike. Activated by capacitive touch, each tap of the brass button cycles through graduated lighting levels.
Right: From Lynne Meade, the Conical Demi Lace Pendant was inspired by mid-century modern design. Part of the pierced collection of wheel-thrown and hand pierced stoneware with a satin glaze. Small holes are created when the clay is still wet and then each hole is painstakingly enlarged and smoothed when the clay is bone dry. The interplay of light and shadow, color and form complement any urban, contemporary, or transitional space.
Left: The SOMMAR Box Turtleneck from Herderin is a unisex lightweight fleece turtleneck that is cropped and wide with a generous drop in the shoulders and sleeves. Made of undyed US Organic Cotton Fleece grown in Texas by a family of co-op farmers.
Right: Made from incredibly soft USA grown 100% organic cotton, Lounge Pants and Raglans from Harvest & Mill are Carbon Neutral Products available in natural and non-toxic black dyed cotton in women’s and men’s sizing.
Left: The Richmond Cup from Jered’s Pottery comes in a choice of four colors. Shown in Root Beer Brown, it’s also available in Camarillo White, Golden Gate Sunset, and Wishing Well Blue.
Right: Each individual Afterglow Teacup from Blue Plate has its own unique color variation.
Left: The Elio Lamp from soft-geometry is a voice-controlled smart lamp, hand-cast in textured resin. Inspired by an informal photo series documenting the play of light on glass, water, skin, and dust, Elio lamps are stacks of translucent, tubular, cast resin that mimic interactions of natural light on uneven transparencies. Shown in midi size, also available in small and tall sizes, in three color options.
Right: The limited-edition Tavla No: 1 Backgammon set from Pazar is their first take on the classic backgammon set that seeks to playfully challenge backgammon’s usual layout while highlighting the very tactile qualities of the game. This is an heirloom to weather beautifully throughout your life. Shown in White Oak with green, also available with in White Oak with blue.
Left: Turned wood bowls in Bay Laurel from OJA Design come in a variety of sizes.
Right: The Oval Woven Tabletop Basket from Woven Grey is a modern basket perfect for bread, crackers, silverware, or linens on the buffet table at home or by the beach. Handcrafted from a heavy 100% natural, sustainable cotton cord and sewn in a coiling method that results in a flexible textile that is stiff enough to hold its shape.
Left: Clear your mind and refresh your space with a spritz of Spruce and Fir Room Spray from Tonic. Made with a blend of Spruce, Fir, Cedar & Cypress essential oils, the scent is at once fresh and evocative of the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest. Citrus Geranium, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Sage, and Detox Room Sprays are also available.
Right: Evergreen and Siberian Fir woodsy scented soaps from Heavenly Soap Company are all natural, handmade and palm free.
Left: The super soft 100% Merino Wool Beanie from Yolotli can be worn slouchy or be adjusted to the desired size by folding it once for a cozy and snug fit around your head. Available in four color choices.
Right: The Basket Bed by Faunamade is durable, natural, and loved by dogs and cats alike. Its custom alternative-down cushion has a softly supportive fill. It rests in a handmade, Fair Trade Certified jute basket that’s firm but pliable and perfectly sized to make pets feel “tucked in.” Shown in 100% Cotton Gray Flannel, it’s available in a choice of fabric options.
Left: Seafaring Man from LAROMATICA is an exhilarating blend of sea spray, sea moss and aquatic notes. Contains a handmade tincture made with gray sea salt harvested off the southern coast of Chile. The color of this perfume is natural. The lovely blue-green hue comes from a high-quality Blue Yarrow essential oil. With fragrant notes of Aquatic Accord, Sea Moss, Dune Plants, Bergamot, and Sea Salt.
Right: SOOTHE Pitta Bath Soak from Mama Moon Botanicals is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy formulated with pure essential oils, soothing powders, and mineral-rich sea salts to create a deeply aromatherapeutic soaking experience. Soothe achy muscles and soften the skin. Calm excess heat in the body and mind. Open the heart and uplift the spirit.
Left: From Habitat Horticulture, Gromeo is a mini living wall system designed to bring the outdoors into any space. It has a low maintenance self-watering system and is made of 100% recycled and sustainable materials. Comes in a choice of ten plant palettes, two sizes, and two frame options.
Right: With the Rectangular Self-Watering Seed Tray from Orta you can’t over-water and you can’t under-water. All you do is fill the reservoir once a week and your seedlings get exactly the moisture they need.You can grow anything that you’d buy as a start at a nursery. Works for any type of seed, from veggies and herbs to annual and perennial flowers.
Image at top of page: From Fire Road, the Slope Carving Board and Grain Baguette Board (both shown in walnut) and the Profile Bottle Opener (shown in Carrara Marble & Brass) are beautifully crafted, elegant, and functional designs for serving with style.