10 Things That Say Home to Of A Kind Co-Founder Erica Cerulo
If you’ve ever loved a new purchase as much for its appearance as for the story behind it, Of A Kind may be your new shopping destination. Highlighting the makers almost as much as the items they make, the site is the brainchild of longtime friends Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur. Cerulo brought years of working in print, including the dearly departed Lucky magazine, to create a different kind retail experience.
10 Things That Say ‘Home’: The people might be what really makes a house a home, but great stuff can help too. We’re asking some of our favorite people what 10 things make their space feel like their own.
Dimes Cedar and Neroli Candle, $36 at Of A Kind
“When I was about halfway through burning my first of these candles, my husband asked if it could be our apartment’s signature scent. So, now it is. It smells like a drive through orange trees in Italy.”
Lizzie Fortunato Ikat Linen Pillow, $125 at Lizzie Fortunato
“One of my very favorite jewelry lines Lizzie Fortunato, which we’ve sold on Of a Kind since 2010, also makes pillows! My business partner Claire got me a couple of these beauties for Hanukkah a few years back, and they help compensate for a couch that’s seen better days.”
Good Thing Richman Dustpan + Brush, $29 at Of A Kind
Teia Atelier Small Handwoven Rug, $18 at Etsy
Neato Botvac D85 Robot Vacuum, $300 at Bed Bath & Beyond
“You can call this by its full name if you want, but we just call it Neato in my home. It’s responsible for taking thrice-weekly jaunts around the apartment and absolutely shocking/disgusting me by how much crud it picks up and how much better that makes the whole space feel without me having to do anything at all.”
Great Lakes Quilt, $219 at Haptic Lab
Hay Lup Candleholder in Copper, $29 at MoMa Design Store
Bormioli Rocco Bodega Tumbler Set of 12, $20 at Target
Signature 2.75 qt. Oval Dutch Oven, $145 at Le Creuset
“How long I have owned this, exactly? I think as long as I’ve had a grown-up apartment, but you’d never know by looking at it. Mine is Cerise red, but reading this made me want one in the original orange Flame.”