Dorothy said it best in The Wizard of Oz: there’s no place like home. But is your home everything it could be and more? We’re not talking about well-placed furniture and a fridge loaded with delicious food, but the little things that ultimately distinguish one home from the next. The accessories. The decoratives. The planters. The knick-knacks. While you might think these things provide there mere finishing touch on your otherwise immaculate interior, that same interior is practically naked without them. Hence, for this month’s Huckberry Finds, we remind you that there’s no place like home, and ask that you make every corner, nook and cranny of your home count. For that, check out our list of products below.
Melanie Abrantes Large Cork Hanging Planter
Give your hanging house plant the crib it deserves with this Large Cork Hanging Planter from Melanie Abrantes. Made by Abrantes herself in a small studio in Oakland, CA, the hanger incorporates naturally porous, antimicrobial cork, along with leather hanging laces. A shellacked interior protects the cork from dirt and moisture on the inside, while a natural beeswax finish protects it on the outside. Don’t have a plant to put inside it? Use the hanging planter for fresh fruit instead. Either way you’re sprucing up your decor in style.
Melanie Abrantes Large Walnut and Cork Bowl
Another classic from Melanie Abrantes, this Large Walnut and Cork Bowl blends walnut wood and natural cork to perfection. Protecting the bowl from wear is a hand-sanded interior and natural beeswax finish. Use it as a catch-all bowl or planter, and expect people to notice its elegant play on contrasts.
We Took to the Woods Whiskey River Tobacco + Amber Scented Candle
Emanating with distinction, the River Tobacco + Amber Scented Candle from We Took to the Woods delivers a downright rustic aesthetic to go along with some properly masculine aromatics. Tucked behind an exterior of natural bark and then the glass is a hand-poured soy wax candle, which burns for over 40 hours and emits an addictive scent of tobacco and amber. Guaranteeing that slow burn is a wick of 100% cotton.
Wolfum Backgammon Set
As fun as it is functional–not to mention expertly crafted–the Wolfum Backgammon Set works as a game board, decorative, or multi-use tray. Each set is made in Los Angeles from high-quality, sustainable Baltic birchwood, and further equipped with brass hardware, birchwood dice cups, two sets of checkers, and two sets of dice. Last but not least is the inclusion of a custom print, an immediate reminder that this set is not like the others.
Yamazaki Rin Magnetic Key Rack
Hang your keys in artisanal style by using a Yamazaki Rin Magnetic Key Rack. In return, you’ll not only add some visual flair to the space, but help rid yourself of clutter. Also featured on the rack is a tray for your everyday carry, mail, or other possessions. Installation simply couldn’t be easier–locate a metal surface and let those built-in magnets do the rest.
Housefish Coat Rack
If you want to render an impression as soon as your guest walks through the front door, accept nothing less than the Housefish Coat Rack. Bursting with visual distinction and brilliant craftsmanship, the handcrafted rack strikes the perfect balance between utility and aesthetic. Use it to hang bags or coats, or just leave it naked to let the eye-catching design and walnut wood speak for itself. Either way, your guest will want one of his or her own immediately.
Morning Culture La Playa Blanket
Made in Mexico by way of in-home looms, the La Playa Blanket from Morning Culture incorporates striking patterns, frilled edges and a cosy blend of acrylic, cotton and polyester. One look is all it takes to know this incredible blanket will breathe new life into the home, making the fact that it can keep you warm a bonus of sorts. With a name like La Playa, this one begs for the beach, but we certainly wouldn’t blame you for keeping it indoors.
Yamazaki Tower Accent Table w/Mag Rack
Another artisanal stunner from Japan’s Yamazaki, the Tower Accent Table w/Mag Rack combines heavy duty steel and quality wood to brilliant effect. Included in the table is a built-in magazine rack at the bottom, which means you can kiss at least some clutter goodbye. Along similar lines, the smooth wood surface is perfect for holding a beverage, book or whatever else you’ve been leaving around on the floor or nightstand.
Farmhouse Pottery Silo Mug
When it comes to your morning jolt, don’t just settle for some crude mug that does nothing to enhance the environment around it. Get yourself a Silo Mug from Farmhouse Pottery instead. Wheel-thrown in Vermont using American stoneware, and hand-dipped in lead-free glaze, the 12oz mug gives off all sorts of quality vibes. It’s also oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. Now that’s something worth waking up for.
Farmhouse Pottery Cheese Stone
Farmhouse Pottery keeps the hits coming with this handmade cheese stone. Scratch-resistant and specially designed for even heat distribution, the stone can warm soft cheese in the oven. It also works just as well in the freezer if you’d like to keep something cold. Naturally, the stone is no slouch when taking centre stage on the table or countertop either. In other words, this one’s pretty much perfect for any situation involving cheese, not to mention desserts or appetisers.
Erstwhile The World Relief
No home is complete without something nice hanging on the walls. For that, consider this authentic reproduction of “The World – Ocean Floors and Land Relief”, an eye-catching map originally published by the US Navy Office of Naval Research in 1976. On the map, you’ll find an exquisite rendering of both land and ocean floor topography, brought further to life by way of vibrant colour on an Airtex canvas. To help lend the map some vintage character, it even features a slightly aged look. Ready to hang upon delivery, the map comes equipped with aged timber batons and 100% Hemp rope. Classic!