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10 Unique Pieces to Make Your Home More Creative

published May 28, 2019

Everyone has a creative side, and letting it show up in your home decor will make your home feel uniquely you. Favor, a new lifestyle brand offering artisanal pieces, believes that “surrounding ourselves with meaningful objects is almost as important as surrounding ourselves with meaningful people.” On their remarkably well curated online shop, they introduce artists and makers who tell the stories behind their craft. Here, a few examples of pieces that inspire a creative approach to design and decorating.

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Handmade by Silvia K Ceramics in Brighton, UK, this serving bowl’s intentionally incomplete glaze provides a peek at the terracotta beneath. It’s a beautiful reminder that unique expression depends on imperfection.

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Anchal, a nonprofit organization that emphasizes fair trade and ethical working conditions for women, made this organic cotton kimono. It can be dressed up or down, with jeans and an artist’s smock. (Georgia O’Keeffe wore kimonos, after all.)

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Minimalist in design, maximalist in fun. This adorable gumball machine provides the little bit of whimsy to take you back to those creative, free-spirited days of childhood.

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Also made by Anchal, these organic cotton pillow shams combine traditional kantha quilting techniques with contemporary geometric designs. Ancient methods meet modern forms.

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Brooke T. Winfrey, an American artist, makes these brushed and splattered ceramics with a wild palette of primary colors. Hand-glazed and painted in the moment, they’re a testament to the freedom and fun of painting.

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The Bright Angle, a pottery collective in North Carolina, makes these space-saving bowls. They’ve developed a special formula for porcelain and glaze, creating their own brand of mountain-modern craft that’s completely unique.

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Handmade in Joshua Tree by ZZIEE Ceramics, no two of these mugs are exactly alike. A minimal side-stripe reveals the rough clay beneath the polished glaze — a nod to the underlying importance of materials and process.

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Ellen Mote designs and makes her jewelry in Waco, Texas. (Joanna Gaines is a fan!) She uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to make modern forms with a light, airy feeling. Designed to develop a patina over time, her pieces get better with age.

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The asymmetric color-blocking of this organic cotton quilt makes a space feel the tiniest bit off-kilter—a little reminder to think outside the box. It’s made by Anchal, a nonprofit organization who creates textiles with an emphasis on fair trade and ethical working conditions for women.

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When you want to develop your creativity in the kitchen (or garden or studio), a minimalist apron does its job and stays out of the way. Instead of waist ties, it crosses in the back so you can get in or out of it in one step. Deep pockets will hold whatever tools you’re using without them falling out every time you bend over.

These hand-painted spoon rests by ceramicist Brooke T. Winfrey will inspire you to bring a little spontaneity into your cooking. Maybe you’ll reach for a spice you’ve been hesitant to try or change up a cooking method for a little weeknight twist.

The common thread between all these items is an attention to meaningful details, from hand stitching to perfectly imperfect glazes. Made by artists around the world, the whole collection is highly curated and a dream to shop. See the full line at Favor’s new site.