It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for some. For others, it’s a confusing, expensive, and “What do I get this person?!” time of the year. If you are of the latter (we are!), fear not. Space & Material has some fun, crafty suggestions to offer in our 2019 Gift Guide!
Coffe by HAYB
HAYB Speciality Coffee is an independent, Warsaw-based roastery that specializes in producing and promoting high-quality coffee from around the world. They watch over every step of production, and know the value of design and service. If you have a chance, make sure to check out their cuppings as well!
Make Up by UOMA Beauty
UOMA is an inclusive beauty brand founded by Sharon Chuter, a Nigerian-born entrepreneur currently residing in London and Los Angeles. UOMA celebrates African roots, diversity and self-expression by underlining the importance of challenging rigid standards – in beauty and beyond.
Cups by Asemi Co.
Asemi Co.‘s ceramics are truly unique – each cup is hand-crafted, retaining the style of its artisan. Differences in design are balanced by the uniform shape, which enables the cups to be collected and stacked, forming a personalized collection.
Planner by mirdinara
Uzbekistan-born Dinara Mirtalipova (or mirdinara) fills her art with Eastern European folklore, traditions and style. We can’t wait to plan out 2020 surrounded by such vibrant colors!
Fold-By-Number Napkins by Julia Lindpaintner
We have all set up a table with our parents – now Julia Lindpaintner and the Museum of Modern Art turned the chore into art. Each of the napkins folds into an elaborate shape, made easy-to-follow by inprinted instructions. Apart from their gracefulness, these utensils can (and very much should be!) reused.
Figurines by Dodo Toucan
Delicate, soft shapes sculpted and hand-painted by the Parisian studio Dodo Toucan are sure to melt your heart. These adorable creatures have more than enough character to create an impression, and enough subtlety to match any and every space.
Albums from MENDO
Describing itself as “a candy store for book aficionados”, Amsterdam’s MENDO lives up to that name. Offering a top-notch selection of albums on design, lifestyle, fashion, and more, MENDO’s books are equally engaging as the store’s industrial design.
Jewelry by Iris Claessens
Iris, one of our amazing teachers, designs light and wearable rings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Have a look at her ephemeral creations!