This summer, while reading English House & Garden, I came across a webwatch link called Bouf.
Bouf is a new online marketplace selling housewares and accessories from around the world. The products offered are from independent designers and are all available to you.
Created by Alex Griffin two years ago in England, Bouf was created to offer original artwork and design pieces to the market at prices that aren’t affected by the middle-man.
Bouf's products stand out from the crowd and cannot easily be found elsewhere. They offer limited edition items, design innovations, luxury goods, debut (new-to-market) items, iconic items, custom-made or bespoke items, rare goods, exclusive lines, collaborations and one-offs. Their goal is not to create a large flea market (like eBay), but a specialist selection of the world's most distinctive design, including house wares, art and gifts.
I am quite impressed with the selection of designer furniture, textiles, accessories and more. Take a look at some of the offerings.
Maia Lasercut Lampshade with Cascading Glass Crystals. Very elegant and has the look of constant movement.
Bespoke Handpainted Vintage Cabinet. I think this cabinet is lovely. It can be used in a myriad of places, including a teenagers room or an fun, young entryway.
Sponge Light Fixture. These remind me of jellyfish, but with a bit more sparkle!
Stucco Leather Wallpanel. I think this is just gorgeous. Available in custom sizes and colors, I think I want one for my dining room and a few for my living room!
Oak Radiator Bench. What a really unique way to hide a radiator! We don’t have a radiator in our house, but if I did, I would definitely think about covering it with something like this dual purpose piece.
Walldots Wallpaper. The graphic design of this wallpaper is both relaxing and striking at the same time. i.want.it….
Allium Table Lamp. I’ve seen paper lamps similar to this before, but none with this dandelion motif that makes me want to blow on it and make a wish!
Merino Wool Black Bird Pillow. This pillow looks so soft and cozy that I was immediately attracted to it, but add that black bird sitting in the corner and I was smitten.
Table OM. I love, love, love the fretwork cutouts of this table that looks like they extend into the ground. Cut out of plywood, I think one could easily paint this any color to suit any decor.
New Objectivity Stool in Hair on Hide. This stool is fantastic! The cutwork in the base is beautiful and that combined with the hide on top give this piece a richness.
White Sunburst Mirror. We’ve all seen the sunburst mirror, but I haven’t seen it in white! I love it! It’s very refreshing and crisp.
A shipping cost caveat: Since Bouf is located in England, but the designers are from all over the world, if the Seller of the item is located in a country outside of your own, you may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied once the package reaches your country. A small price to pay for such spectacular designs, don’t you think?
I now Bouf. How ‘bout you?