From her heartwarming Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, to her bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo has been making major waves in recent years, and for good reason. In a culture based on consumerism, Kondo’s philosophy, dubbed the KonMari Method, of simplifying, decluttering, and organizing our interiors to feel lighter and happier mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, has refreshed and inspired countless homes and the people that live in them. And her latest venture is likely to do the same.
Kondo recently launched her very online own shop, KonMari, which features a ton of thoughtful items that are designed to enhance the home. That said, those who aren’t intimately familiar with Kondo’s approach may find a shop full of stuff contradictory to her philosophy of simplification, but Kondo’s never been a minimalist. Rather than advise people to get rid of everything they can, Kondo believes that you should only purge those things that aren’t useful or don’t spark joy. And her shop is most definitely full of joy-inducing, planet-promoting, high-design items, so don’t feel guilty about adding any of the following items to your cart.
Form meets function with this hand-poured soap that infuses the air with scents of white grapefruit, honeydew melon, and mango seed butter when handled with wet hands. But even when you’re not washing your hands with it, the sculptural soap will look great next to your sink.
Composting can be messy business, but not with this streamlined, magnolia wood container. The box is sustainably made from urban timber, which are fallen trees that have been diverted from landfills, and features an easy-to-remove stainless steel pan that makes daily composting clean and simple.
Not only is plastic bad for the environment, but it doesn’t look very cute on the countertop. Rather than store dry items, like coffee, rice, and beans, in unsightly plastic containers, enhance your aesthetic with this gorgeous set of four color-blocked tins designed by George Sowden.
Danish design company, Normann Copenhagen, created this dustpan-and-broom set that’s as useful as it is visually compelling. Made of beechwood, boar bristles, and polypropylene, there’s no reason to hide this surprisingly chic set out of sight with the rest of your cleaning supplies.
Comprised of powder-coated steel and topped by a bar of ash wood, there’s no need to mount this ladder; simply lean it against the wall. With its adjustable shelf and minimal appearance, it’s the perfect companion for towels, throws, clothing, or any other textile you struggle to find a place for.
Part decorative object, part useful mirror, this brass beauty was designed by Takuhiro Shinomoto and handmade by master craftsmen in Japan. The mirror can be placed at two distinct angles and its brass composition will reward you with a rich patina as the years go on.
Made from French flax linen, this robe is ideal for warm-weather nights when you still want to feel cozy. It’s stonewashed to minimize shrinkage and promote softness, and the relaxed, wide-sleeved silhouette will fit virtually anybody.
Handmade by Japanese artisans, you’ll never regret adding this stunner to your vase collection. The ceramic vase is designed to look much like a paperback book and can be used as a standalone accent or a stunning bookend.
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