10 Under-the-Radar Brands and Artists We Discovered in the Making of Our Winter Digital Issue
From Douglas fir wall art to wavy candles.
Published Dec 2, 2021 1:00 AM
Domino’s first-ever digital issue is a party. And just like any good celebration, it has the just-right mix of people and things. Aside from being an exclusive look into the homes of design’s newest voices, it also serves up an expertly curated playlist for your next party; a bright blue cocktail recipe from the season’s most anticipated cookbook; and need-to-know brands, makers, and artists.
Because we’ve featured the coolest people we know, it’s no surprise that the pieces they’ve collected for their homes are equally fresh. From Beverly Nguyen’s 400-square-foot New York City apartment to the Los Angeles casita of Abel Macias, there’s something to find in each home tour—whether it’s the lamps on the nightstands or the art on the walls. Below, you’ll find a roundup of our favorite discoveries, pulled straight from our House Party issue.
June + Blue
All the wonderfully textured wool rugs from June + Blue are sourced straight from Morocco, and they bring every space a global touch, including cover star Mia Moretti’s treehouse-esque Hollywood home. She opted for one from the Checkmate Collection (in collaboration with interior designer Abbie Naber), which includes the graphic diamond patterns we’ve been eyeing everywhere lately. While the brand is based in France, it offers free worldwide shipping.
There’s no shortage of perfect imperfections in the wood stools by Southern California artist Vince Skelly. As much sculpture as furniture, his pieces originate from a single block of locally sourced wood and are then carved down to organic forms, as seen scattered in Moretti’s dining room.
Though the pieces spotted in cover star Beverly Nguyen’s Tribeca apartment are ceramic, all the soft folds in Completed Works’s vessels make them resemble fabric or paper. They’re so interesting to look at that they don’t even need flowers to seem complete.
The striking photography of Tokyo-based artist Osamu Yokonami is a centerpiece of sorts in Nguyen’s otherwise all-white home. From his Assembly series, Yokonami depicts students in uniform, a piece that expresses individuality and community—two ideas from which Nguyen has built her beloved brand.
What art do artists hang in their homes? In the case of Abel Macias, Los Angeles painter Nick McPhail’s vibrant palettes and bold brushstrokes line the walls. Macias hung one of McPhail’s more serene works—a modern building subtly peeking through lush foliage—in his bedroom.
Bradley Duncan Studio
From Douglas fir “waveforms” sculptures, which appear in Macias’s home, to textured stoneware pedestal bowls, it’s clear that artist Bradley Duncan is a master of many mediums. Originally from Ohio and currently living in Los Angeles, Duncan celebrates the Shaker community’s craftsmanship, as well California’s native wildlife.
Sarin Vongkusolkit’s Bangkok home is filled with local brands, like the family-owned Art Resources. The Art Deco–inspired furniture mixes materials we don’t often see together, such as wood and parchment in a dresser, or bronze and shagreen in a side table.
House of Hues
After leaving her financial consulting job, Vongkusolkit started House of Hues, her very own homewares brand. The lean e-commerce collection offers squiggly candles, marbleized cushions, 3-D-printed vases, and more colorful goods.
Rounded edges rule in Royal Stranger’s fun-filled furniture collection. Designer Jessica Aryomloo scored a bubblegum pink lamp for her client’s bedside, but that’s just the beginning of the Portuguese brand’s über-mod offerings.
Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Also handcrafted in Portugal, Mambo Unlimited Ideas delivers furniture as sleek and smooth as it comes—there’s hardly a sharp corner in sight. Ayromloo chose the brand’s Helio lamp for a children’s room, adding a touch of sophistication to a playful space.