Every February we celebrate Black History Month and focus on sharing inspiring artwork, design, and interiors from Black artists and makers. This month we are continuing that tradition, but we’ll also be sharing important personal stories, in-depth essays and larger think pieces written by Black creatives in our community that address some of the issues they face on a daily basis — and how they intersect with the design world and the idea of home as a whole. Black history and the stories and work of Black creatives should never be limited to just a month, so we will of course continue these conversations and celebrating the immensely talented community of Black artists, designers, architects, crafters, bloggers and more as we continue to post this final year. To kick things off this week, I’m sharing 50 talented Black designers, artists and brands to support this month and all months of the year, from ceramicists and print makers to beauty pioneers and fashion. If you’d like to learn more about supporting Black-owned businesses, please check out We Buy Black.com and Black Owned Brooklyn.com for more incredible resources ranging from home goods and books to clothing and jewelry. xo, Grace
*The “Living Black” episode of Trigger Warning with Killer Mike was an eye-opening look at Black-owned business and the importance of supporting not just local economies, but businesses run by Black owners and other POC-run companies. Here’s a preview of the episode.
Image above, clockwise from top left: Enamel Moon Tarot Pin by Loveis Wise $10, Half Moon Earrings by The Pink Locket $28, ZOU XOU Mule by ZOU XOU Shoes $265, I Can See The Light Earrings by Lingua Nigra $175, Tina Earrings by Hecho en Harlem $85, Ankara Necktie by Gabe Jade Accessories $42.
Image above, clockwise from top left: Diana Ross Portrait by Monica Ahanonu Design $70, Portrait by Coco Studio $18, Floral Fossils by Ronni Nicole (contact for pricing, custom work available), This Little Light of Mine portrait by Shadrieka $77, Print by Mark Feijão Milligan $75, Illustration by Tabitha Bianca Brown $20, Desert Terrazzo Artwork by Bleu Byrdie $40.
BEAUTY + BATH
Image above, clockwise from top left: Body Exfoliator by Luv Scrub $18, Beauty Bakerie Eyeshadow Palette $38, The Rose Gold Single-Blade Razor + Creme by Oui Shave $105, Abyssinian Oil Bath Bombs by Nubian Heritage (I use these and LOVE THEM) $14.99, Eye Pigment by Coloured Raine $7, Trio of Face wash and toner by Chloe and Chad $75, Pat McGrath (the QUEEN!) lust lip gloss $28, BLK/OPL Stick Lip $7.
Image above, clockwise from top left: All-natural pads (herb-infused) from The Honey Pot $8, Fenty Lipstick $18, Honey Water by Oyin Handmade $3.99, Apple Hibiscus Mask by Pholk $17, Confetti Illuminator by NineThree Beauty $17, Warrior Palette by Juvia’s Place $20, Pressed Glow Powder by Koy Voca $12.
HOME + OFFICE
Image above, clockwise from top left: Whetstone Magazine (support indie print press, please!) $18, Wall Hanging by BLEU BYRDIE $150, Table runner by Bespoke Binny $27, Black Lavender Candle by Goodnight Darling $28, Laundry Detergent by PUR HOME $24.
Image above, clockwise from top left: Pink batik pillow by OSxN $100, Bergamot Candle by Pontie Wax $18, Lampshade by BespokeBinny $48, Basbaas Date Sauce (the best!) $9.99, Oven Mitts by Bespoke Binny $34.