Winter Blues | Urbanara Wishlist

February 18, 2014

My recent browsing on the affordable luxury homeware site Urbanara has left me swooning over delicate tea towels and decorative delights alike. Every product they sell is selected from various quality sources around the globe, each created with love from both economically and environmentally conscious standards. The experience is similar to shopping at a vast world market; the products have a story and a background of strong values and a belief for high quality at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional retailers. I personally love companies like this because I believe in similar ethics and would like to become more involved in supporting locals and shopping in a more organic way, benefiting not only craftsmen but also the Earth.

Some of my favorite items that I found on the website were part of the Vence collection, which is made of olive and acacia wood sourced from rare trees in Spain. The love the earthy feel of the adorable heart shaped board that would fit in so well with the shabby chic theme I'm going for in my kitchen. I can imagine serving up some little sliced cheeses on it or simply setting it out as a cute decoration. Another of my favorites are the delicate, ceramic Onuma plate and bowls which are made in Japan. I love serving side dishes and snacks like rice or crackers in their own individual containers, and these would add a nice pop of color to the table.

During the colder months I am all about being cozy and warm when I'm home, so the snuggly Tudela Mohair blanket is perfect for when I am lounging on the couch during my nightly ritual of playing New Leaf on my 3DS. The teal Avej slippers are such a pretty color that reminds me of the sea, and not only do they match the turquoise blanket but they would go really well with all the dark sweatpants I've been wearing this winter.

The Java laundry basket would match my rustic-themed bedroom and replace the plastic one I use that is functional but doesn't go with the decor very well. I have a slightly strange obsession with glassware, and the Katsura vase are no exception as I can envision propping some bright fake flowers in it to add some life and color to any room. To go with the spring aura I am attempting to create, the Nara candle set is a range of fresh florals that not only look elegant but will instantly create a romantic feel at night.

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  1. Love that plate, the print is so gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


P.S. I don't want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

  2. Oh very nice wishlist! comment to me back to keep in touch!

  3. Def love those lovely prints! Nice picks!