6 Things That Earned a Coveted Spot in Our June Shopping Carts
From the coffee-table book that’s about to blow up to candles inspired by Italy.
Published Jun 16, 2023 1:00 AM
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In Our Carts is a monthly series in which I round up my and other editors’ favorite new product launches. They’re taken straight from our #editors-picks Slack channel, where our team drops the many press releases that fill our in-boxes. I sort through them for the best of the best. That way, you can read just about the good stuff—nothing more and nothing less. For June, expect the book that’s about to be on everyone’s coffee table, Italian candles in porcelain vessels designed to be repurposed, and a new stool made by a brand we happened upon at 3daysofdesign.
Acquiring antiques isn’t just for Grandma anymore. There’s a new generation of collectors out there, and Michael Diaz-Griffith is here to share their stories in his wonderful book The New Antiquarians. Just one look at the truly original homes of Adam Charlap Hyman, Emily Eerdmans, and Emily Adams Bode Aujla and Aaron Singh Aujla has me ready to ditch the whole minimalism thing for good. Not to mention, existing in a fast-developing, increasingly digital world makes living with the past all the more compelling. The book is currently available for preorder and will be in stores on June 28.
As part of its new Material Object collection, Material Kitchen released a wood salt cellar that really does it all. It’s got a magnetic swivel lid and a fluted base that doubles as additional spice storage, and it comes in both walnut and maple. I’d 100% keep my favorite smoked chili flakes in that bottom section.
Chic outdoor rugs are few and far between, but Nordic Knots has come to the rescue. The three neutral flat-weaves are fully weatherproof, and two are actually made from recycled plastic bottles. The Terra 01 and Terra 02 designs come in six sizes, while Acre 01, made from rich abaca, comes in four. With this collection, you’re being easy on the planet while shopping for your backyard—what could be better than that?
What do you get when you bring the romance of Italy and the playful whimsy of Sweden together? Well, in this case, a tremendously vibrant collection of pillows, tabletop, and homewares that make you want to sip limoncello in a caftan under the sun. Designer and entrepreneur Margherita Maccapani Missoni’s curated collection with Swedish heritage brand Svenskt Tenn includes new designs made for the project, like the sweetest heart-shaped pillows, as well as products by artisans across Italy.
While on the subject of pretending we’re summering in Italy: La DoubleJ launched its very first candle, and it’s made to far outlive its burn time. The gold-trimmed porcelain containers are offered in four quintessentially La DoubleJ patterns and would make for excellent bud vases, makeup brush holders, or decorative objects once finished. Each scent is inspired by a different destination in Italy, from Milan to Lake Como.
I stumbled upon young Danish brand Fora Projects at 3daysofdesign, Copenhagen’s design festival that took place this month, and was struck by the clean lines, meticulous woodwork, and unapologetically visible joinery that filled its showroom. The object of the moment was a versatile side table/stool designed in collaboration with studio Bahraini Danish. Inspired by architectural drawings, it’s made of solid oak from Croatian forestry.