Illustrations by Lisk Feng

Los Angeles-based Bend Goods and Nikki Katz of Assembly of the Wild have collaborated to create the Macrame Hanging Lucy, a swing that mixes midcentury modern design with craft. Available in white and peacock blue. Made to order.


Debbie Bean’s glass trays — framed with lead-free, silver alloy solder and made in her Tujunga studio — are beautiful and practical, adding a distinctive touch to any room.

(Debbie Bean)

Perhaps the first name in Southern California pottery, Heath Ceramic’s round, blue-dappled bulb vase will look good with — or without — flowers.

(Heath Ceramics)

Easy to Grow Bulbs in Oceanside specializes in bulbs for warm-winter climates, including the luscious Belladonna "Naked Ladies" Lily. These summer bloomers are drought tolerant, make fragrant bouquets and thrive in pots or in the ground.

(Easy to Grow Bulbs)

Downtown L.A.-based LOC Architects has teamed with custom furniture builder Chris Lumpkin on a small line of minimalist — yet complex — pieces offered through Ply Furniture. Check out this set of handmade nesting cubes.


These hand-dyed indigo pillows from Cathy Callahan, featuring linens she sources from Lithuania and then has dyed and sewn in L.A., epitomize cozy handmade chic. (She also makes table runners.) Available in-store at Heath Ceramics, 7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, and Avion at 3153 Glendale Blvd., in Atwater Village.

(Cathy Callahan)

Artist Tracy Wilkerson takes a slightly different approach to pots: She combines ceramics and hand-woven basket material to create pieces of various shapes, sizes and colors.

(Tracey Wilkerson)

Just add ice. This Simone LeBlanc Fine Cocktail Gift Box + Bourbon includes a five-piece brass barware set, Jack Rudy Bourbon Cocktail Cherries, bitters, coasters, Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey, McCrea’s Scotch Caramels and Milla Chocolate Covered Almonds. The wooden box is handmade in L.A.

(Simone LeBlanc)

Fashion designer Corey Lynn Calter has been turning her attention to home accessories, such as these handmade art glass window adornments that evoke California moments.

(Corey Lynn Calter)

Interior designer Alison Palevsky collaborates with the Hollywood-based Thomas Hayes Studio on the + Palevsky line, which includes hand-crafted boards that can serve as a cheese platter, cutting board or simple tray. These pieces showcase the patterns and idiosyncrasies of rare woods, and some have brass and leather enhancements. Sold at Palevsky’s eponymous Brentwood boutique and gallery.


Lively renderings of everyday life vignettes, iconic pop culture figures, high-fashion runways, and other subjects reflect the times we live in. Artist Carly Kuhn’s signed and numbered prints of her drawings and paintings are available through her website and at the Row DTLA's Holiday Collective pop-up shop.

(Carly Kuhn)

Lustered Walnut’s stoneware bouquet vase has a delicate, hand-drawn feathered herringbone pattern that’s distinctive -- yet soft enough to let your favorite blooms really pop.

( Sabrina Noel Hill)

Make it an endless summer with these pretty, round beach towels from San Diego-based Slippa. Made with 100% cotton velour and measuring 5 feet in diameter, the towels can be paired with a repurposed leather carrier that allows you to be hands-free for other things — like carrying a surfboard.


For his octahedron tabletop plant holder, Eric Trine scales down the metal frames and geometric designs that he uses for stools, side tables, and other furnishings. The holders are available in various colors.

(Eric Trine)

Marmol Radziner, a company known for decades of architecture and design practice, is using its expertise to make smaller objects as well. The firm’s mezuzah is an elegant, modern interpretation of the traditional Jewish case that’s placed in a doorway to hold a Hebrew prayer scroll. Available in walnut or in two metals.


In addition to her of-the-moment garments, fashion designer Lily Ashwell stocks home goods at her eponymous Rose Avenue boutique in Venice with pieces that reflect the Malibu native’s sophisticated California cool. Ceramics from Big Sur include an all-purpose serving bowl.

(Lily Ashwell)

MakersKit DIY Terrariums was founded in 2014 by two former San Francisco-based elementary school teachers. The company is changing to a subscription-box model but continues to sell DIY soap, candle, bath bomb and terrarium kits, such as this one.


We Are Knitters, a Spain-based company, has a crush on California. Its stylish, eco-friendly kits — replete with handmade, 100% beech wood knitting needles — pay homage to the Golden State with names including L.A. Tank, Napa Cardigan, Venice Tee, Melrose Coat and Mulholland Snood.

(We Are Knitters)

The newest cotton canvas tote from Roman Coppola’s Pacific Tote Company is a bold mix of blue, orange and red hues, and it has a zipper to keep the sand out or provide a little privacy on an overnight trip. Plus, they're sewn in downtown Los Angeles in small batches.

(Pacific Tote Company)

In 1948, the Coffey-Hoyt Products company was founded in Gardena, making a name for itself with the "Drizzle Boot" overshoe, a clear plastic wrap for high heels made famous by Doris Day in the 1951 movie "Storm Warning." Their line of Sloggers -- colorful boots and clogs -- keep feet clean and dry.


Norden soy candles are hand thrown and poured in Encinitas, and the ceramic container can be repurposed as a planter or vase. They're available in five California-inspired scents: Ojai, Big Sur, Leucadia, Monhegan and Idyllwild.


These delicate wall hangings by Cindy Zell are just the thing for the Bohemian chic lover on your list. Made with brass tubing, natural fibers and wood beads.

(Cindy Zell)

Inspired by weekend trips to the California coast and Joshua Tree, campover blankets are designed to be your go-everywhere cover-up. The All Purpose Field Blanket measures 52" by 69" and is constructed like a quilt with a sturdy cotton canvas outer layer and flannel insulation. They're sewn and dyed in Los Angeles and available in nine earth tones.


One-of-a-kind ceramic wall hangings by Atwater Village-based artist Heather Levine are crafted from California stoneware and found wood.

(Heather Levine Ceramics)

What better way to burn incense than in this colorful hand-thrown, hand-painted incense holder from Los Angeles ceramists Kat + Roger.

(Kat + Roger)

Inspired by Googie design, this Boyce Studio wood planter is handmade in downtown Los Angeles from blocks of hickory that are laminated together and then shaped, sanded and oiled. Measuring 7 x 2.75 x 6 inches, the Wave planer is perfect for tiny succulents and air plants.

(Boyce Studio)

Hand pruners are to gardeners what good knives are to chefs — you just can’t work without them. These micro snippers are for the gardener who craves precision.


Handmade in Los Angeles, the NK Collection leather coasters are sold as a set of four in three muted colors that will acquire a patina over time.

(Nickey Kehoe Collection)

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Credits: Illustrations by Lisk Feng. Credits: Ricardo DeAratanha, Vera Castaneda, Calvin Hom, Rene Lynch, Kathy Pyon, Steve Elders, Ruthanne Salido, Alice Short, Alene Dawson, Kavita Daswani, Roy M. Wallack, Melinda Fulmer, Jessica Ritz, Ben Muessig, Jeanette Marantos, Terry Gardner, Janet Kinosian, Davis Alexander, Amy Scattergood, Ingrid Schmidt, Kenneth Turan, Tre’vell Anderson, Amy Kaufman, Meredith Woerner, Glenn Whipp and Evan Wagstaff. Design and development by Lily Mihalik.