This Is the One Place You Wouldn’t Think to Shop for Unique, One-of-a-Kind Art and Decor
Ok yes, the platform is already a stellar shopping spot for stylish, reasonably-priced textiles and prints. Taking their home collection one step further, though, Minted has slowly been rolling out a new direct-from-artist marketplace feature. Here, they’re putting a spotlight on independent designers, ceramicists, and artisans from 100+ countries, making their handmade, one-of-a-kind, or original creations easily attainable within one online hub. That means you can source a sculpture from France and a stunning vase from México, just to cite a few examples, all without ever leaving the Minted site.
Within this curated community, the assortment really shines on the decorative objects front. Think ultra-unique bookends, candleholders, coffee table accessories, and more, each just as art-museum-worthy as the next. Yet you’ll still find plenty of accents and home goods for any room, including drinking glasses, grown-up floor cushions, and contemporary kitchen organizers.
There’s a direct-from-artist piece for every budget, as well, starting at just $16. Note that prices do skew a bit higher overall, especially compared to most Minted offerings, but that’s largely because of the well-crafted, handmade nature at work. The marketplace inventory is constantly evolving, too, as Minted welcomes more artists to the program (which, if you’re interested in joining, check out this form). There’s currently so much to browse to begin with, which is why I rounded up a few of my favorite small-batch selections below. Read on to get acquainted with a handful of new under-the-radar artists, and don’t forget to use Minted’s “favorite” button to keep tabs on any other need-to-know creators.