The beginning of each new year, encourages many of us to take on lofty, long-term goals. But if you want to make immediate changes, may we suggest starting with your abode. Whether you’re looking to get a statement piece or make your apartment feel more like home, here are nine Latino-owned shops that will help you upgrade your space.
If you want nothing to do with basic mugs, then Blushing Crown might be the place for you. The online shop specializes in mugs that celebrate the beauty of being you.
Yocelyn Rojas’ Society6 shop is full of prints with strong messages.
Tropical Depression is an ode to the Caribbean. Designer Roy Delgado makes plant and wall hangers that mix “Caribbean nostalgia with a modern sensibility.”
New Jersey-based Mariela creates inspirational wood signs for your home, which you can place on your bookshelf or hang on your wall. Plus, if none of the pre-designed options work for you, you can request your own phrase.
Salvadoran-American zine creator Yeiry Guevara teams up with her mom to sell hand embroidered tablecloths.
Between prints that read “You Are Strong,” “Be Powerful,” and “Nobody’s Free Until Everyone’s Free,” Brazilian-born illustrator Camila Rosa is simultaneously cheering on women and encouraging them to do better. Her vibrant art is available on everything from bed sheets to pillows on her Society6 page.
Tu Rincón Ideal
This shop – run out of Irving, Texas – features little knick knacks for home, including jewelry dishes and pillows to give your couch a little personality. But perhaps what most stands out are the neon lights, available in different shapes, including a cactus.
This Etsy shop sells, as the name suggests, spoons. An eating utensil with the lyrics to “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” stamped onto them will instantly make any meal better.
Wicker furniture and bohemian styles define this vintage Oakland-based brand. Started by couple Cristina Ramos and Nu Goteh, the furniture company will put you one step closer to the apartment of your dreams.