The Top 20 Products Dwell Readers Bought in May

You stocked your shelves with vegan laundry detergent and added new tabletop accessories to the mix.

After looking over everything Dwell readers bought in May, one could reasonably assume that a) your pets were long overdue for a shopping spree, and b) quality kitchenware and good-smelling spaces are non-negotiables on the home front. 

Knife sets, dog beds, cat condos, and Boy Smells room spray topped the list of all the home goods you purchased last month but the inclusion of a Loftie Clock, a hair straightening brush, and some luxe body lotion suggests that self-care inspired these monthly purchases as well.

Because those fresh, summertime salad ingredients aren’t going to slice, dice, and chop themselves, stocking up on Food52 knives remained essential. 

Food52 Five Two Essential Knives

Our Five Two knives have handles that are good-looking enough to steal the whole show—but that’s just the beginning. Our Five Two knives have handles that are good-looking enough to steal the whole show—but that’s just the beginning. After 4,500 community members weighed in, we reimagined your regular slicers and dicers as three indispensable blades: a classic chef’s knife that’s your all-around MVP, a serrated blade for breads and so much more, and a paring knife for small jobs. They’re all fully forged and crafted from super-sharp Japanese steel, with soft-touch handles and an extra-comfy grip. No other knives need apply.

They might be too pretty for dabbing off barbecue sauce but these block-printed napkins are absolutely tabletop-worthy. 

Block Shop Hand Block Printed Napkins (Set of 4)

If sustainable and handmade are your game, then these fair-trade cloth napkins from Block Shop will be right at home on your table. They're made from a no-ironing-needed linen blend and hand block printed by artisans in India as part of an initiative for displaced communities. Our favorite part? The reversible fabric was designed just for us—fold it any which way for a new look.

This wallpaper brings the drama in the form of its magical gold flecks set against a catchy color palette, plus fans are lured in by its high quality.

Hygge & West x Schoolhouse Alpine Garden Wallpaper - Multi

Inspired by the beauty of fresh springtime blooms, Alpine Garden celebrates our everyday encounters with nature. Soft, delicate linework adds illustrative elegance, while lively primary hues bring playful movement. Each roll is screen printed by hand in the U.S. on high-quality, coated paper for a look and feel that is sure to stand the test of time. Made in collaboration with wallpaper experts Hygge & West.

A super cushy doggie bed with a landscape-inspired print for added pizzazz. 

Pendleton Grand Canyon National Park Dog Bed

The Pendleton Grand Canyon National Park Dog Bed is the paw-fect Arizona inspired color palette to match your rugged pooch. As your furry friend drifts off to dreams filled with tranquil sunsets and beautiful red rocks, the lofted bed will provide unbeatable support and comfort. The elevated shape keeps your pup lifted off the cold floor for a more peaceful, cozy slumber while the combination of colors brings a little piece of the Grand Canyon right into your home. You’ll love the removable cover that zips right off for an easy clean as well as the channel chambered liners that prevent the inner filling from shifting around.

There’s no shame in admitting you’re not quite prepared to commit to full-time (real) plant parenting. 

Global Goods Partners Handmade Felt Flower & Eucalyptus Bouquets

Always in bloom. Find a sprig that’ll last longer than these lookalikes...we’ll wait. Each stem you see has been dyed, cut, and stitched by hand from felted wool, all by female artisans in Nepal (yep, they’re fair trade). They’re coming in buckets of blooms to pick from, too—we’re talking sunflowers, peonies, tea roses, and lotus, plus jade stems, billy buttons, and eucalyptus—so you can create your own colorful bouquet.

Treat yourself to some heirloom-status kitchenware. 

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet, 9"

It’s a classic for a reason: Le Creuset’s Signature skillet is built to sear, sauté, stir-fry, bake, and then some. The enameled cast iron does a bang-up job distributing and retaining heat, without the need for seasoning. And it’ll stay slick, since it’s meant to develop a natural patina over time. If you’ve got metal utensils, go for it—that black enameled interior can take it. The whole thing resists stains, chipping, and cracking too. We love this 9-inch size for cornbread, single-serving pork chops, roasted veg, and personal pizza. It’s lighter than any other cast-iron pan its size (but, rest assured, it still has two solid handles for breezy transfers).

A compact, chic anti-frizz solution. 

Drybar The Baby Brush Crush Mini Heated Straightening Brush

A compact and travel-friendly straightening brush that creates a smooth, frizz-free look in one easy step. Great for touchups, flyaways, bangs and shorter styles, this straightening iron and paddle brush in one features ionic technology to help seal the cuticle for less frizz and added shine. It heads up to 400ºF/200ºC and comes with universal voltage.

We've found a winner in this grounding, meditative combination of smokey and spicy notes. 

Boy Smells Hinoke Fantôme Room Spray

The resinous combination of sacred Japanese cypress and jasmine petals are uniquely wrapped in rich amber glow. Warm and meditative with an element of earthy spice and soft woodland moss. Best described as complex, balanced, and meditative, studies note hinoki's vibrant timber can induce physiological relaxation. A best seller and absolute year-round necessity to invigorate the senses. Spray 4 to 5 times into the air around you for an enhanced living-space experience.

A sleep accessory that staves off friction, frizzy tresses and excess heat.

Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Sleeping on our luxurious Mulberry Silk protects skin and hair from friction damage. Our Mulberry Silk is versatile: it's naturally cool to the touch while possessing a breathable yet insulating fabric, which makes it great for all seasons.

Reversible bedding is a fave around here: this HAY blanket comes in a few neutrals and spring-friendly shades.

HAY Mega Dot Blanket

HAY is a Danish design company established in 2002 by Mette and Rolf Hay, who were driven by a desire to create straightforward, functional and beautiful products for daily modern living. Drawing from the best of architecture and fashion, HAY designers specialize in technology, innovation and color. Crafted from premium cotton with polyester threading for exceptional softness and durability, the reversible quilted Mega Dot Blanket (2016) features a textural pattern for subtle graphic expression. Made in China.

Kitty sees, climbs, and lounges. Rinse and repeat. 

Frisco 28.5 Inch Modern Cat Tree and Condo

Is your kitty in the market for some prime purring real estate? This 28.5-in, three-story cat tree is move-in ready and comes with all the amenities for kitties. There are three scratching posts fully wrapped in sisal rope, which is made to feel like tree bark—a cat’s favorite scratching surface out in nature. The kitty-approved design includes a cozy condo for privacy, with its own eyelash faux fur cushion for luxurious comfort, and a top perch to get above it all. Crafted with a contemporary feel in stylish natural or grey wood grain, this is one cat tree you’ll want to show off.

For anyone who takes their frothy cappuccinos on-the-go.

Golde Superwhisk

Meet your latte's new best friend. Superwhisk is a USB-rechargeable whisk that instantly froths your favorite superfood lattes to perfection. Handheld and rechargeable, so it goes wherever you do.

Add a chilled bottle and a serving tray with these colorful goblets for the perfect poolside setting. 

Lucia Acrylic Goblet Wine Glasses

Perfect for patio and pool, these glasses are made of a durable acrylic for worry-free use indoors and outdoors.

The ultimate kitty hangout with fleece-lined interior, multiple platforms, and hanging toys.

Frisco 57-in Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo

Your cat can be the kitty king of his castle with The Frisco 57-Inch Cream Cat Tree. The ultimate all-in-one hangout spot for felines, it features platform perches at various heights for a shift in purr-spective. It’s made with larger scratching posts than you’ll find in other standard trees, and that means more durability, whether it’s one kitty or the whole crew moving in! The posts are also fully wrapped in sisal rope so they can stand up to extended scratching. A roomier kitty condo is perfect for cats that love the extra stretching room, and this real estate is pretty and sturdy—that’s because it has hidden support bars built right in for added stability. Plus, the ultra-soft sherpa fleece fabric inside is just the right amount of cozy for catnaps. It’s your kitty’s choice—bat the dangling toys, leap from perch to perch, scope out the terrain from atop the tree, scratch or snooze out of sight in the condo, just the way he likes it.

Use this light, gender-neutral lotion for routine moisturizing and enjoy whiffs of its fresh scent for the entire day. 

Le Labo Santal 33 Body Lotion

A body lotion enriched with vitamins A and E, aloe vera and coconut and olive oils that perfumes, softens and smoothes skin. Santal 33 introduces the brand's use of cardamom, iris, violet and ambrox, which crackle in the formula and bring to this smoking wood alloy—Australian sandalwood, papyrus, cedarwood—some spicy, leathery, musky notes and gives this parfum its unisex signature and addictive comfort. Here is, in a few words, what Santal 33 is: An open fire. The soft drift of smoke. Where sensuality rises after the light has gone.

This sweet blush hue is the last available colorway for the MoMA Design store ceramic vase, inspired by Vilhelm Lundstrøm's still life creations.

MoMA Design Store Raawii Strøm Vase

Inspired by the still lifes of Danish artist Vilhelm Lundstrøm, this handmade ceramic vase in a bold and bright hue will make a statement in your home.

Even if you don’t actually ring it at dinner time, this striking brass fixture is still worthy of some prime wall space, whether mounted indoor or outdoor.

Schoolhouse Brass Dinner Bell

The perfect way to signal dinnertime after a long day of play, the simple yet sturdy Brass Dinner Bell’s rich ring will tie a sense of sound to your memory and remind you of home. Functional and beautiful, this hearty 4" brass bell makes a charming addition to the porch, patio, dining hall, or kitchen. Includes steel mounting bracket.

Features like white noise, a bedtime playlist, and a soothing two-phase alarm remove the angst from waking up and settling in for bed. Pair it with the Loftie Lamp for more ease-filled morning and nighttime routines.


Loftie is a thoughtfully connected alarm clock designed to help you break up with your smartphone alarms and get more sleep. With a dimmable display, nightlight, two-phase alarm, and custom content playable right on the device, Loftie is everything you need (and nothing you don’t) for a dreamier bedroom atmosphere.

You enjoyed these Coyuchi sheets so much that only the twin XL size remains.

Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets

To create our softest, most relaxed percale yet, we took pure organic cotton and applied proprietary spinning and weaving to create a washed fabric with a lightly crinkled effect all over.The result is what may be our favorite sheeting yet: breathable, comfortable, beautifully rumpled sheets that wash and wear well over time. Exclusive to Coyuchi, the fabric is perfectly broken in right out of the box and just right for every season.

DedCool’s 100% biodegradable, vegan formula is an efficient cleaner that also leaves a subtle fresh scent lingering in your laundry room.

Dedcool Milk Dedtergent

Made for clothes, sheets, intimates, delicates, and life, the 100% biodegradable, environmentally-conscious Dedtergent offers 60 washes, and can be used in the machine or for hand washing your items. Bergamot, white musk, and amber scent.

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