25.4.16

UNCOMMON GOODS | MINI HOMEWARE HAUL

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It's no secret that since moving in to my little apartment just over a year ago, I have become a self-proclaimed homeware obsessive. I never thought I would be the type of girl to choose spending my spare cash on decorative bowls and house plants rather than on clothes and shoes, yet here we are.

When I was first introduced to Uncommon Goods I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I spent hours browsing through their site which is filled with the most unique stand-out pieces, with everything from furniture to jewellery.

They are a Brooklynn, New York based company who specialise in "unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people" and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials.

 I ordered two pieces, this Cinema Lightbox* and this Pyropet Candle*.

I spotted the Lightbox in a few of my favourite Youtuber's and Blogger's videos and posts recently and just thought it would make a really unusual touch in decorating for holidays, events or parties. It comes with a ton of letters, numbers and symbols and is battery powered - although it looks fab lit up or not!

If you haven't heard of Pyropets, please, look up pictures ASAP. They are essentially adorable animal shaped, pastel coloured candles, that when lit reveal a gnarly metal skeleton of the animal beneath the wax, which you can then keep as a totally new ornament. I love this idea. I chose Kisa, which is of course a cat. I actually already own a Pyropet Kisa in pink which I picked up in Urban Outfitters about two years ago. However, I have never had the heart to burn it because I actually love how it looks as a cat candle. So I picked up the grey one from Uncommon Goods so I have one to keep and one to burn!

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 uncommon goods, cinema lightbox, pyropet, kisa, homeware, haul,

What also drew me in about this company was their ethics. They are are B Corporation, which turns out in the US is a seal that they meet strict standards when it comes to wages (their lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage!), environmental impact and giving back to the community.
With every purchase, Uncommon Goods also donate $1 to your choice of not-for-profit organisation in the US.

I just think that a company like this that really gives back is such a positive thing and more businesses like it should take note.

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I love how these two pieces look displayed on my living room selves. I now also have my eye on some gorgeous pillows and prints for my next order!



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