Things That Say Home to Maude Co-founder Eva Goicochea

published Mar 6, 2019
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Frustrated with seeing gendered, brightly-colored, and otherwise not-so-nice-looking options for sex and intimacy, Eva Goicochea and her friend started maude. Their approach to products like condoms and lubricant not only improve on old designs, they actually won’t look bad on your nightstand, either. We already knew Goicochea’s outlook extended into her home thanks to her house tour. But we were also curious to see what, in the spirit of maude, were some small home goods that make her house feel more like home. Here’s what she shared with us.

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.

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JWDA Metallic Table Lamp, $234.95 at Horne

“This lamp can be dimmed and creates such a lovely, warm environment. We have one in our reading room and one on the bar as we love the versatility.”

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“Beyond that this soap looks nice on the counter, the smell is a calming balance of woodsy and warm.”

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“This durable bowl helps you carry that feeling of home-cooked everywhere, whether I’m actually at the house or eating lunch at my desk.”

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“While it’s a coffee pot, I use it to brew mint tea since the holes [at the top] catch the leaves. It’s a great kitchen staple.”

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“An eco must-have around the house to clean off dry crumbs from countertops that leads to a sparing use of paper towels.”

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Merino Dryer Balls, $25 at Old Faithful

“Forget the dryer sheets and use these cute wool balls instead.”

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Enamel Steel Strainer, $28 at Utilitario Mexicano

“This strainer has a fantastic retro color while being functional for the everyday. We keep it out and put fruits and vegetables in it.”

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“My co-founder and I spent two months creating this scent. It’s a blend of cedar wood, amber, and bright notes of lemongrass and medjool date. It’s one of my favorite smells, unsurprisingly.”

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“Description: This linen duvet is worth the price as it wears better and becomes softer with every wash. The organic green color is soothing.”