One of the cornerstones of our business has always been the belief that, as William Morris said, you should “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” The home, or the garden that surrounds it, should be your haven from the impersonal parts of the modern world. Commercial and public spaces also reap great benefit from applying the unique rather than the mass-produced to the creation of their environments. Handcrafted art need not be only on the wall, but it can have a place on the floor, in the cupboard, by the bedside, and in the furnishings themselves. Whether you live in a mansion or a tiny apartment, we invite you to make the space you have one of distinction and individuality.
If you seek inspiration for how to incorporate items from Material Culture into your home, business, or garden, browse these galleries for some examples. These are all real homes and commercial spaces, assembled by real people. Meanwhile, if you would like to share with us, and with others, the ways in which you have drawn pieces from our store into your daily spaces, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. An item of ‘material culture’ is, by definition, an object that interacts with its society, and these artifacts only come into their own when they are made part of your lives