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What does it sell? As the name sug­gests, this brand sells a wealth of lo­cal crafts from far-flung places. Of­fer­ings range from tribal stools from Zim­babwe and pom­pomtrimmed tow­els from Morocco to In­done­sian feather-and-shell crowns. Bril­liant for state­ment pieces and cu­ri­ous gifts. Hot buy Black Tu­nisian stoneware by Nel­son Sepul­veda, from £16 for a bowl Log on at couleur­locale.eu

THE OTHERIST

What does it sell? This Dutch web­store is a vir­tual cabi­net of cu­riosi­ties: framed but­ter­flies and bee­tles, sur­real ‘An­i­malia’ trays by French brand ib­ride and re­al­is­tic ce­ramic fruits by West Mid­lands duo Penkridge Ce­ram­ics are among the won­der­ful odd­i­ties on of­fer. Hot buy ‘Polyura Cog­nathus’ framed but­ter­fly, £69 Log on at otherist.com

NOOK SHOP

What does it sell? Pleas­ingly pared-down util­ity-style home­wares for the bath­room and kitchen. We love the tra­di­tional white enam­el­ware from Europe, Robert Welch’s cast-iron pes­tles and mor­tars, and old-school wooden house­hold brushes. Hot buy Brass plant mis­ter, £14.95 Log on at nook­shop.co.uk

ARTILLERIET What does it sell?

Artilleriet sells fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories by brands that you’ll have heard of – Astier de Vil­latte, Hay – along­side many that you won’t know, but will love. Its edit is im­pec­ca­ble in an un­der­stated Scan­di­na­vian way, and while there are many ex­pen­sive pieces, it’s great for af­ford­able gifts, too. Hot buy ‘A4’ bent­wood bistro chair in red, £140 Log on at artilleriet.se

CU­RI­OUS EGG

What does it sell? Set up in 2015 by Scot­tish artist Lor­raine Aaron and her hus­band Roddy, this com­pany sells orig­i­nal art­works, un­usual wall­pa­pers, can­dles and beauty prod­ucts, as well as a se­lec­tion of home ac­ces­sories. Aaron’s net­work of skilled ar­ti­sans can also source spe­cial items or make be­spoke pieces. Hot buy ‘Bar­dot’ lamp­shade, £65 Log on at cu­ri­ousegg.com

THORSTEN VAN ELTEN

What does it sell? We’re de­lighted that Thorsten van Elten has launched a web­store sell­ing cool and crazy de­signs from Eastern Europe and his na­tive Ger­many (de­sign fans may re­mem­ber his for­mer web­site THEO and his east Lon­don shop sell­ing work by up-and-com­ing de­sign­ers). Don’t miss the lovely blog. Hot buy ‘All You Need’ oak tool­box, £57.50 Log on at thorsten­vanel­ten.com

MARK LEWIS IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN

What does it sell? Lon­don in­te­rior de­signer Mark Lewis’s web­shop is the place to find per­fectly un­der­stated hard­ware for your home, such as shelf brack­ets and sim­ple, old­fash­ioned coat hooks. There are also re­claimed floor­boards, Welsh slate tiles and cus­tomised fur­ni­ture.

Hot buy Bronze ‘D’ han­dle, £15 Log on at

marklewis­in­te­ri­orde­sign.com

MAI­SON NUMEN

What does it sell? Billing it­self as a ‘global por­tal to the hid­den tal­ent of crafts­peo­ple from around the world’, this new web­site de­buts with the ‘Latin An­i­mae Vol 1’ col­lec­tion of crafts from South Amer­ica. Bas­kets and great nat­u­ral tex­tiles are the pri­mary fo­cus. Hot buy Bas­ket by Venezue­lan Guarekena women, £45 Log on at maison­nu­men.com

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