It's the last line of defense before guests track their tennies through the house but despite its heavy duty duties, there's no reason your doormat shouldn't reflect the good taste your friends will find inside. Angela Adams designed this coconut husk rug with water-based paint, and it would actually work just as well inside—in the kitchen, maybe?—as on your stoop.
Super deal alert! Maine-based artist Josh Brill is having a dot sale on some of his fantastic Flora Fauna prints. $10 will get you an 8"x10" that's the quality of the regular limited edition runs (only a small dust spot or paper mark separates them from the originals), and there's a bunch of birds to choose from. They'd make a great graphic addition to any room of the house.
We love envelop. The Belgium-based company produces made-to-order textile products adorned with an awesome selection of graphic prints from illustrators around the world. Browse through the portfolios by designer, pattern, or article—aprons, napkins, oven gloves, placemats, duvets, placemats, table runners, and tote bags—and your item will be created when you make your purchase. This 100% cotton Blue Mountain pillow case caught our eye and there's a bunch more to choose from; The site even has a growing gallery of purchased items in their new happy homes.
Love your products. It's the motto that drives Dutch designer Dave Hakken, and it's an ethos we can completely and totally get behind. This oversized ceramic mug is handmade, then handpainted by Lieke, and can be personalized with an illustration of your choosing. This is just the kind of extra special day-to-day items that can really brighten your day, just by the simple act of housing your morning English breakfast. Check out Dave's site for a cool series of behind the scenes pics from the process of making a mug.