Housewarming gifts for the holidays


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Hand-loomed blanket


Morrow Soft Goods founders Stephanie Cleary and Michelle Toney source sustainably and ethically produced materials from around the globe when designing their version of California coziness. The L.A. company’s hand-loomed blankets, made from natural fibers in neutral shades embellished with classic designs, are hefty yet breathable.

From $174. Purchase here→


Linen table runner

Silver Lake textile designer Cathy Callahan continues her exploration of fiber arts and dying techniques with her latest collection of linen patchwork table runners that come in three sunny gradient hues and are intended for daily use. Lake Boutique, 1618 1/2 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles.

$230. Purchase here→


Wooden candle holders

Candlesticks from Pennsylvania-based Lostine are hand-carved from various woods, including black walnut and maple. These pieces add a tactile, earthy touch to create that warm holiday glow.

From $62.50. Purchase here→


Veneer picture frame

The Kaina lacquered veneer picture frame by Pigeon & Poodle comes in three sizes and in two pink and green marbled colorways that look classic and fresh.


From $100. Purchase here→


Custom-dyed bedding

Flaneur has become a favorite source among interior designers for bespoke, 100% Supima cotton bedding. Choose from a slate of suggested holiday colors, or pick from the 1,800-color Pantone wheel to create your own look. Bedding is hand-dyed in L.A., and orders are delivered within two weeks.

From $145. Purchase here→


Multicolor woven pillows


Atacama Home sources the SanCri striped pillows, designed in multiple chromatic combinations, from traditional textile weavers in Zinacantán, Mexico. Atacama Home, 8627 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, and H.D. Buttercup, 3225 Helms Ave., Los Angeles.

From $175. Purchase here or here


Double M Pottery small pot

Use this handmade vessel to hold a plant or food, or simply as a decorative piece. Artisan Mary McDonald makes all her Double M Pottery wares in Laguna Beach and finishes them with motifs and colors that evoke their place of origin. In stock at Potted in Atwater Village, 3158 Los Feliz Blvd.

From $40. Purchase here→


Gnome figurines


Although Heath Ceramics is known for its tableware and ceramic tiles, it also pays attention to other aspects of hearth and home. To wit: these adorable gnomes fashioned from felted wool and Icelandic sheep hair.

From $32. Purchase here→


Nesting baskets

Stock up on these durable nesting baskets made in Senegal using cattail stalks and salvaged plastic. Dacha, 1219 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach.

From $55. Purchase here→


Shag floor pillow

Expand the lounging potential with the boho chic Dweller floor pillow from Kip & Co. The colorful pattern, made from a 100% wool weave, makes an eye-catching statement too.

$149. Purchase here→


Soap and sponge stands

Think of these concrete geometric soap and sponge stands by Fruitsuper, which come in white and charcoal, as small sculptures for your sink that help kitchen and bathroom hygiene. Placewares, 457 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.


$22. Purchase here→


California ceramic bowl

Artist Ben Medansky, a leading figure in SoCal’s robust ceramics scene, shows his love for the Golden State with this serving bowl adorned with California-shaped elements.

$350. Purchase here→


Nauta lamp


Cerno Lighting is celebrating its 10th anniversary of designing and fabricating contemporary lighting products in Orange County. The walnut-base Nauta model has a midcentury modern feel and is LED-powered.

$440. Purchase here→


One with the landscape

The newest Marmol Radziner monograph — “Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape” — is published by Princeton Architectural Press looks at 19 examples of the West L.A. firm’s residential work that relate to different environments and habitats. Online and at bookstores, including Hennessey + Ingalls, 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles.

$65. Purchase here→


Tea towels

The nonprofit organization Anchal Project supports female artisans through community-based micro-enterprises while producing gorgeous home goods. The tea towels are practical and add a bold pop of color and texture.

From $18. Purchase here→


Bread and croissant lights

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita created Pampshade to craft lights that look good enough to eat. That’s because these LED-illuminated, resin-coated bread and pastry creations are made from actual, once-edible baked goods.


From $51. Purchase here→


Jute entrance mat

Armadillo & Co.’s quality and craftsmanship blends with almost any setting. The Australian brand’s patterned jute mat is available in two sizes and can be used in doorway entrances, kitchens and other high-traffic areas.

From $130. Purchase here→


Soho Home deck chair


The deck chair from Soho Home is now part of the decor mix at the recently opened Soho Warehouse in the Downtown L.A. Arts District. Now you can have it too.

$315. Purchase here→


Organic towel

Cancer survivor and L.A. resident Amanda Estremera recently launched direct-to-consumer brand True Organic Wise Living (Towl), using rayon bamboo and organic cotton renewable and nontoxic materials.

$13. Purchase here→


Portable solar lamp

Danish Icelandic artist and designer (and newly appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for climate) Olafur Eliasson created the Little Sun compact solar lamp for portable and eco-friendly use that lasts four to 50 hours. Museum of Contemporary Art gift shop, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (On Dec. 1 MOCA is participating in the Museum Store Sunday holiday shopping initiative along with more than 1,200 other museum retailers.)

$25. Purchase here→


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