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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
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
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
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.
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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