Dwells Top 20 Products of 2019


You shopped, we listened. Read on to see the most cherished goods chosen by Dwell readers this year.

East Fork Mug

This is the mug that you'll want to use every single day. Trust us. Live with others? Get a few. They'll want to use it, too. Photo Courtesy of East Fork

Marimekko Ojakellukka Duvet Cover & Sham Set

Cheery, vibrant flowers explode across a standout duvet-cover set offered by Marimekko, the Finnish design company established in 1951 and famous for joyful, splashy graphics and inventive textiles that embody the elevated everyday aesthetic of Finnish Modern design. Photo Courtesy of Marimekko

Thuma The Bed

Each bed is inherently unique, featuring the natural imperfections of handcrafted, repurposed wood. No MDF or Veneers. Natural walnut coloring boasts unique wood grains and knots. Subtle color variances are to be expected and celebrated. Bottom of legs include pre-applied cork-padded bottoms for floor protection and extra cushion. Photo Courtesy of Thuma

HAY Cat Sponge

Colorful shaped sponges that make washing the dishes a little bit more fun. HAYs sponges come in a variety of playful designs. Photo Courtesy of HAY

House Industries Neutra Modern House Numbers

In 2001, renowned design studio House Industries partnered with the estate of late architect Richard Neutra whose notable projects include the Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs, the Lovell Health House (1929) in Los Angeles and the Kronish House (1955) in Beverly Hills, among others to create a set of fonts based on the geometric letterforms Neutra specified for many of his residential houses and commercial buildings. The resulting font family, Neutraface, became an integral part of the new millenniums typographic landscape. Rendered directly from the Neutraface outlines, precision-crafted Neutra House Numbers (1930s) bring a piece of the Neutra aesthetic to any residential or commercial space. Designed for visibility, these robust house numbers mount approximately 0.75" off the wall to cast subtle shadows. Each includes extensive installation instructions and a full-scale drilling template to eliminate any guesswork, and the mounting hardware is hidden when installed properly. Made in China. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Avocado Green Pillow

Our natural and non-toxic Green Pillow is made from 100% GOLS organic certified latex foam shreds mixed with 100% GOTS organic certified natural Kapok fiber; all of which is wrapped in a 100% GOTS certified organic cotton cover. It delivers a fresh, medium-plush feel. It's also Greenguard Gold certified for low emissions, MADE SAFE certified non-toxic, Vegan certified and lovingly assembled in Los Angeles. Optional pillow refill bags sold separately. Photo Courtesy of Avocado Green Mattress

Lku Collapsible Silicone Popcorn Popper

Pippity poppity. You can do a lot better than microwave popcorn in the bagopt for this silicone popper and youll see the difference right away. For one, it was actually designed in collaboration with the Alcia Foundation based on scientific research (itll pop over 90% of the kernels!). Plus, that nifty suction lid keeps the good stuff from overflowing. The silicone is reusable and easy to washso you go ahead and buy kernels in bulk, too. And on top of it all, the bowl itself is collapsible for convenient and space-saving storage. Photography by Ty Mecham & Rocky Luten

Eldon Solid Color Sheet Set

Spruce up your teens restful retreat with this essential sheet set, including a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and pillowcase(s). Crafted from brushed microfiber, it fosters an inviting atmosphere while resisting wrinkling, staining, and fading to keep the ensemble looking crisp. This set is also hypoallergenic and non-pilling, so your teen can focus on snoozing. When laundry day rolls around, simply toss everything into the washing machine for fuss-free upkeep. Photo Courtesy of Birch Lane

Yamazaki Wood-Handled Dish Rack

You wash, Ill dry. We finally found it! A dish rack that looks neat on your countertop and (dare we say) is good looking. The Japanese design is minimalist: a white steel frame with walnut handles. The open design has slots to stand up plates and cutting boards, or fill it with pots, pans, and bowls. The plastic utensil container hangs over any of the sides and has lots of holes in the bottom for drainage; its removable for scrubbing away soapy buildup. And the high-sided, white plastic drainage tray keeps water from puddling all over your countertops. No more fighting who washes and who driesthis countertop staple will eliminate half the work! Photography by James Ransom/Food52.

Afteroom Story Bookcase

Fascinated by the transformation of spaces over long stretches of time, Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei invented the word Afteroom to name their studio in Stockholm. "We simply want to create things people wont get rid of," says Chen-Yen. Their designs are marked by a spare style, and their use of tubular frameworks is a nod to the Bauhaus. In creating the Story Bookcase (2017), they brought a new twist to Sapien-style vertical book storage by allowing the user to position the shelves facing forward or to the side. By holding texts horizontally in a vertical stack, Story holds dozens of books in a very compact footprint. "We hope people see it as a quiet, functional sculpture," says Hung-Ming. All-metal construction and a heavy weighted base provide strength and stability. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Wild One Toy Kit

Tug, toss, and chew your heart out. Bundle our Triangle Tug, Twist Toss, and Bolt Bite, and get all the Wild One toys your dog will love. Made with 100% natural rubber, 100% organic cotton, and designed so you dont have to compromise on aesthetics or functionality. Each toy has a reinforced core for added strength and thoughtful design features to heighten engagement - a perfect toy set for puppies. Photo Courtesy of Wild One

Parachute Down Alternative Side Sleeper Pillow

Break the wake, flip and fluff cycle of side sleeping on a regular pillow. Our medium-density side sleeper pillow offers unparalleled support and perfect plushness. Meticulously designed with a 3.5 inch gusset to take the strain off your neck and shoulders while you rest, and stuffed with our fluffy and 100% hypoallergenic down alternative fill for a deluxe sleep experience. Photo Courtesy of Parachute

Bamboozle Bamboo Compost Bin

Eco-friendly, inside and out. Whether youre a composting pro or just thinking about getting into it, its always a little disheartening to buy more plastic when youre trying to create less trash. Thankfully, Bamboozles compost bin is made of biodegradable and durable bamboo fibersin other words, itll last for ages and have a low impact when its composting days are over. Plus, that cute little container with a breathable lid, odor-blocking carbon filter, and slim bamboo handle makes it the perfect countertop composter that you wont want to hide away (you might even get your next dinner party guests into composting, too!). Turning your dinner scraps into garden soil has never looked better. Photo Courtesy of Food52

The North Face Venture 2 Waterproof Jacket

Lightweight, breathable and packablethis rain jacket also features a seam-sealed DryVent shell to withstand the heaviest downpours, whether you're commuting in the city or hiking in the mountains. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Treasure & Bond Relaxed Cotton & Linen Duvet Cover

This cotton-and-linen duvet cover with its natural texture and casual ties perfects an artfully disheveled bed. The pre-washed fabric gets softer with time, while wrinkles add to the soft, casual aesthetic. When you buy Treasure & Bond, Nordstrom will donate 2.5% of net sales to organizations that work to empower youth. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

World Market Blush and Charcoal Geometric Wool Kilim Calypso Area Rug

Handwoven of wool with a geometric design in blush and charcoal-gray, our exclusive kilim area rug has a striking mixed texture with raised shaggy stripes that feel amazing underfoot. Rose-gold metallic thread is a sophisticated addition to this eclectic rug, with ivory fringe providing the finishing touch. Handcrafted of wool, cotton and Lurex Due to handcrafting, slight variations may occur Recommended for use with a World Market Rug Pad, sold separately Professional cleaning only World Market exclusive Find inspiration in our Rug Buying Guides Made in India 5'W x 8'L, 21 lbs. 8'W x 10'L, 42 lbs. Photo Courtesy of World Market

Avocado Green Mattress

Our natural hybrid latex mattress features GOLS organic certified latex, 100% GOTS organic certified wool, 100% GOTS organic certified cotton and up to 1,414 individually pocketed support coils arranged in 5 strategic zones. A GOTS organic certified product. Rather than use glues to bind the layers, it's hand tufted using needles. No polyester, polyurethane foams or fire retardants are used. Or explore our Vegan Mattress made without wool. All certifications are public and in our brand name for trust and transparency. Handmade in Los Angeles. 1% of all revenues support environmental nonprofits via 1% for the Planet. 1 year risk-free mattress trials and 25-year limited warranty. World's only Climate Neutral Certified mattress brand, with "net zero" carbon emissions from our farms to your bedroom. America's #1 ranked hybrid mattress, 2018 and 2019, according to a leading independent consumer publication's rating of Avocado Green Mattress. Photo Courtesy of Avocado Green Mattress

Buffy Eucalyptus Sheets

Wrap yourself in naturally soft, naturally-dyed sheets. Move over, cotton! Our cool-to-the-touch eucalyptus fabric is more breathable than cotton and softer than linen. You might be tempted to never take them off your bed, but our sheets are designed to get softer after every wash. Soft on you, soft on the earth. Our eucalyptus is grown in Austria using 10x less water than cotton. To dye our sheets, we only use a handful of natural ingredients, like gardenia and pomegranate. Meaning no bleach or harsh chemicals here! Photo Courtesy of Buffy

Buffy Cloud Pillow

Soft yet supportivea pillow for every sleeper. Pick your firmness! Our standard-sized pillow comes in three fill levels to hug your head just the way you like it. Choose softer if you like some plush give, medium if you want something balanced, or firmer for extra support. Feel good fluff. Filled with recycled, airblown fiberand covered in breathable 100% eucalyptus fabric that's naturally softer and more earth-friendly than cotton. Photo Courtesy of Buffy

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