With handmade goods more and more available, the options for beautiful pieces seem limitless.
- Joy Deangdeelert Cho
A wing and a chair
Philadelphia designer Lauren Rossi's Wing Chair is covered in screen-printed fabric aflutter with tropical color ($3,400 for the chair, $192 per yard for fabric alone). Available from the designer at 215-510-5061.
Hand-painted, screen-printed graphics adorn FluffyCo's Wall Mount Bottle Opener ($34). Available at Art Star, 1030 N. Second St., and www.artstarphilly.com.
The Japanese- inspired Zaishu Cloth Stool ($320) is truly functional art. Available at www.reformschoolrules.com.
Organic-cotton Boy & Girl Pillows by K Studio ($180 each) are fine companions for your decor. Available at www.reformschoolrules.com.
Tamar Mogendorff's handmade stuffed creatures are more for display than for play (small peacock $245, large peacock $595, pig head $695). Available at Petulia's Folly, 1710-12 Sansom St., 215-569-1344.
A sculptor and ceramist, husband and wife, marry porcelain and walnut seamlessly in their lamps ($450). Available at www.dbohome.com.
Tiny Ceramic Text Bowls by Caroline Vasquez ($16-$22) offer catchall space and mini-messages. Available at www.palomasnest.etsy.com.
Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia textile and graphic designer. Visit her design blog, Oh Joy!, at www.ohjoy.blogs.com.