You can find anything from quirky pieces, like a ceramic dachshund wearing a striped sweater, to more streamlined casegoods at the New Orleans shop.
Washington, D.C.-based furniture designer Nicole Crowder began upholstering furniture for her clients in 2013, and today her company designs custom pieces that mix classic styles with eclectic textiles. She collaborates with designers and business owners to transform new or vintage furnishings into uniquely personalized pieces. On her website, Nicole also sells hand-sewn floor pillows designed for meditation in a variety of vibrant fabrics.
Diego Olivero is an award winning designer, born in Guatemala. Diego holds a multidisciplinary career based on creativity, craftsmanship, and social impact projects. He received his BA with honors in Industrial Design, at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
As founder of his own practice studio, Diego has worked in different architectural, interior design and installation projects in Guatemala, Venezuela, Miami, Brazil, Honduras, Panama and the UK. Though his creative language Diego has received different recognitions and awards and received the Public Medal by the London Design Biennale 2018 for the Guatemalan Pavilion Palopo, also recently won Two Gold Medals at the World Biennale of Interior Designers in Mexico City.
Diego’s understanding and study of materials, has led him to expand his range of work focusing on mixed media for the development of his products, interiors and installations.
A columbian based company, dedicated to exclusive designs and manufacturing furniture and home decorative objects.
Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez
Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez is a Colombian born designer with a degree in Industrial Design from Colombia (FUAC) and Mexico (UNAM). He is fascinated by photography and cinematography, and intends to unify these two artistic expressions into his design in the form of narrative, projecting and communicating the interaction between the world and his objects. In his visits to several places in Mexico, such as San Juan Chamula in the sierra of Chiapas, Tzintzuntzan in Michoacán or Real de Catorce in San Luis Potosí, he was exposed to experiences that provided him with the awareness of how traditions, storytelling and rituals play an important role on how humans interpret their reality and our role in the universe.
Virginia-based designer Jomo Tariku infuses African art and culture into his striking furniture designs.
Founded by Laura and Gabriela Noriega in Jalisco, Mexico in 2013, tributo is a multidisciplinary design company merging the work of contemporary designers and traditional producers through the appreciation of cultural heritage and local artisanship.
In tributo we aim to promote design as a strategic tool to promote social, economic and cultural development by working with artisan communities in Mexico. With our practice we generate a dialogue through design processes to encourage creativity and share tools that help generate diversification, improve the quality of workshops and production and promote generational continuity.
Our main value is handmade and the influence of our heritage in the history of each product bringing together a selection of utilitarian objects for home decoration, accessories and furniture produced by the best Artisan Masters of Mexico.
Minerva Chbeir- Cocoexotico
I grew up only to realise that art was the only thing I ever wanted to practice. I shared that thought with my mother, and I told her mark my words. It is true that all the free time I had, I spent on creating. Becoming more and more integrated in the scene, I realised that I should work on one thing from beginning to end, before I move to the other. This is where I started moving project by project. I did my short film in 2016 which was an outstanding experience where I had the honour to create a reality, rather than merely live one. I later on worked on a series of illustrations that are actually currently still ongoing, and that I see displayed in a very fresh solo exhibition. My cocoexotico project was as sudden and unexpected as you may imagine. It was an experiment and a journey that surely was amazing, because it was done with so much passion. As long as I don’t ever stop creating, I am good. Can’t wait to see what I’m holding for myself next!
Abdallah Al Mulla
MULA, a design studio founded in 2018 by Dubai based Architect/Designer Abdalla Almulla. MULA’s creative practice is driven by the creative energy, which is constantly in flux; going into the unknown, creating new ideas and developing them as the design advances. The methodologies are perceived as a sequence of theoretical and visual design explorations within a focused subject by using patterns and geometry as regulators in setting the design guidelines.
At MULA, we simultaneously study the subject’s attributes to develop them through a preliminary study of concepts, prototyping and digital technology. We use the method of prototyping to learn and repeat, in doing so, a creative value is added to the creative practice to constantly evolve, providing the customers with unique designs.
This Chicago-based shop sells luxe home decor sourced from Haiti and multiple countries in Africa and Asia.
Founded by Sofi Seck, Expedition Subsahara sells beautiful baskets, bowls, placemats, and bags, all handmade by African artisans. In addition to supporting these artisans, 20 percent of each product sold goes toward the company's larger mission: the creation of a school for girls in Senegal.
MARIE BURGOS DESIGN
Inspired by her native Paris, Marie Burgos has a collection of luxe lighting, furniture, and decorative accessories.
Founded by Justina Blakeney, Jungalow began as a design blog before evolving into a lifestyle brand that celebrates color, pattern, and globally inspired style. Items include goods designed in Jungalow's Los Angeles studio as well as products sourced from around the world. Justina's bold, eclectic style is exhibited in throw pillows decorated with tigers and tropical motifs, decorative planters in unexpected shapes, art prints featuring women and nature-inspired designs, and more.
You will want every single piece in this collection of ceramics, throw pillows, dish towels, and display-worthy dishwashing supplies curated by Laura Hodges Design Studio. Don't miss the "sundries" section for candies, tea, and a selection of beautiful note cards.
This socially conscious platform started by Byron and Dexter Peart sells beautiful home decor made by minority artisans.
Founder Nasozi Kakembo incorporates her international experiences and social justice in her Brooklyn-based store.
Ethnicloom by Elif Gonensay
Ethnicloom was founded as the natural continuation of its creators lifelong passion for texture, pattern & color as well as her talent for beautifying spaces.
These first manifested in Ethnicloom founder Elif Gönensay’s career with the concept store she opened in İstanbul, where she often peppered the design of rooms with an artisanal kilim or a throw native to the region, mostly imports . Over the course of her travels and encounters with traditional heritage, she noticed an increasing demand for this kind of artisan weave and thought it a shame that the product should be so distanced from its location of origin and fabrication process.
That’s why she created Ethnicloom, a brand of luxury weaves (in terms of wool, dyes, handcrafts) and accessories all hand-woven by artisans from Anatolia region of Turkey. She returns the focus to the craft with her tireless search for the perfect texture, yarns along weaving techniques and individual collaboration with the weavers. Ethnicloom tries to draw the international attention on the concept of the loom back to its local roots, while also sharing the unique craftsmanship of Anatolian women with a global community.
Named after the tallest summit in Africa, 54 Kibo is a design brand specializing in everything from tabletop to furniture sourced throughout the diaspora. The brand was sparked by founder Nana Quagraine’s realization of the underrepresentation of African artisans.
Mixed-media artist K’era Morgan creates globally influenced prints, blankets, pillows, and tapestries.
MODISH DECOR PILLOWS
Started in 2015, this online retailer and multicity pop-up shop sells luxe throw pillows and tabletop.
Vibrant colors and patterns inspired by Africa are woven into each of Reflektion Design's products. The site sells apparel, accessories, and decor, including pillow covers in a range of striking designs. The handmade textiles, including traditional mud cloth and Ankara fabric (dyed cotton fabric characterized by intense colors and bold patterns), are ethically sourced from African countries such as Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso.
ESTELLE COLORED GLASS
Named after founder Stephanie Summerson Hall’s grandmother and inspired by memories of their Sunday suppers, you can find handblown colored glassware at this Charleston-based shop.
Interior designer Nicole Gibbons founded the paint brand Clare as a solution for homeowners searching for a shade they'll love. You can try out one of Clare's 56 colors, including soft neutrals and vibrant jewel tones, using peel-and-stick paint swatches, or use the Color Genius feature to receive a color recommendation based on the type of furniture and lighting in your space. The premium interior paints are zero-VOC and self-priming for a safe, easy application and durable finish.
This Chicago-based brand offers custom wall art, wallpaper, textiles, and rugs.
Drawing inspiration from traditional French toile, New York City-based interior designer Sheila Bridges created her Harlem Toile de Jouy pattern as a tribute to the African American experience. Although initially designed as a wallcovering, it has since been applied to fabric, glassware, apparel, and accessories like totes and umbrellas. The original wallpaper is available in a variety of colors including yellow, red, black-and-white, and shades of blue.