Published on August 21, 2020

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As far as design fairs go, Shoppe Object, with its mix of up-and-coming designers and established favorites, is definitely one of our most-anticipated. Luckily, the people behind the biannual event are taking their fall showcase digital this year—mark your calendars for August 24, and keep an eye on their homepage. For the first time ever, the four-day trade show will be open to the public, including a series of live discussions on everything from sustainability to coffee table books.

Shoppe Object has always been one of our not-so-secret sources for discovering under-the-radar brands, and the online version (dubbed “Shoppe On”) is no different. There will be 385 small businesses to peruse on the platform, ranging from eco-friendly dinnerware to hand-woven textiles to one-of-a-kind furniture—here are five worth bookmarking early:

For Dressing Up Bare Floors…

Everything from Kiliim is handmade in Egypt; no two items are exactly alike. The brand sells a slew of textile goods, but the splashy patterned rugs are undeniably the main attraction. Covering up dated hardwood has never looked better.  

For Taking Your Home Office to the Next Level…

Consider The Completist your new one-stop-shop for all things work-from-home. The London-based paper goods shop specializes in notebooks and planners in an array of technicolor hues—exactly what you need to start the week off on a productive foot. 

For Ditching Overhead Lighting… 

Opt for softer shadows with one of Cayler Ceramics’s sculptural lamps. The ceramic accents are all hand-thrown and double as artwork, making them well worth the splurge.

For Adding a New Tchotchke to Your Collection… 

Raina J. Lee makes volcanic craters in decor form. The L.A. artist expertly layers color and texture for a delightful assortment of tiny vessels and trays that’ll liven up any empty nook, whether it’s your kitchen’s open shelving or a corner of your vanity. 

For Upgrading Your Bedroom Style… 

Bogota-based brand Zuahaza blends traditional weaving techniques with on-trend color combinations (punchy orange and blue shades are the star of the latest textile collection). Even just one of the vibrant throw pillows would instantly spice up all-white bedscape.  

Introducing Domino’s new podcast Design Time, where we explore spaces with meaning. Each week, join editor-in-chief Jessica Romm Perez along with talented creatives and designers from our community to explore how to create a home that tells your story. Listen now and subscribe for new episodes on Thursdays.

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