The Favor Diary:

A collection of some of our favorite things, places, and adventures.

A woman wearing a red apron next to a few plantsA woman wearing a red apron next to a few plants

Introducing: Favor Aprons

Linen is a timeless material that’s nearly synonymous with warm weather and summertime—it’s long been one of our favorite textiles for effortless apparel and breezy table linens—which is why we’re so excited to introduce our new collection of linen aprons, in multiple styles and colorways. 

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Favor gives back with Baby2Baby

We’re so thrilled to be spending Mother's Day giving back with Baby2Baby, one of our favorite nonprofits—from May 1st through the 14th, 10% of your purchase from Favor will be donated to Baby2Baby to further their mission of providing the essentials for children and families living in poverty.

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Maker of the Month: Kapka Enamel

We can’t deny that something magical happens when people are gathered around a table overflowing with delicious food, drinks, and conversation (especially after so many of us have had to keep our loved ones at a distance over the past year). Our Maker of the Month for April was formed by three friends, Saime, Sibel and Bilge...

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Maker of the Month: So Handmade

We love curating a fun selection of clever and functional kids’ toys on our site and our March Maker of the Month has a brilliant approach to designing and making them. Meet Sarah Omura of So Handmade, an upstate New York-based maker who sews and screenprints toys for children that encourage imaginative play...

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Favor Eats: A Semi-Homemade Strawberry Layer Cake Recipe

We love a showstopping dessert for any occasion, especially one that’s easy to pull together (and can double as breakfast the next morning). Our team member Maddie shared her recipe for a strawberry layer cake with a semi-homemade twist…so you can save time by using a boxed mix and take it up a notch with fancy frosting and...

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Maker of the Month: Amy Ploss-Samson

Amy Ploss-Samson is the epitome of a modern-day renaissance woman. From commercial photography to sewing, woodworking to running a vintage storefront, she truly does it all (and did we mention she’s a mom, too?). We’re so excited for you to learn more about Amy...

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Last-Minute Gifting Tips with Glynn Connolly from Oh So Gifted

When our team discovered Glynn Connolly’s company, Oh So Gifted, we were all pretty much ready to hire her. Oh So Gifted takes care of shopping, wrapping and shipping gifts for everyone on your list, for any occasion—so that, in Glynn’s words, she does “all the work, and you get all the credit.”

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Nicole Crowder meditating in her studio while sitting on one of her handmade meditation pillowsNicole Crowder meditating in her studio while sitting on one of her handmade meditation pillows

Maker of the Month: Nicole Crowder

One of the (many) reasons we love featuring our makers each month is because there are always good stories behind the final product—whether related to the creative process, an artist’s journey to their craft, or the materials they use. We have a feeling you’ll love our November...

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Favor + Bolt Sweepstakes

Want to win a shopping spree at Favor (just in time for last-minute holiday gifting)? We've teamed up with Bolt to offer a sweepstakes through the month of November, and one lucky winner will receive $100 in store credit to spend on clothing, toys, or accessories from our website.  Here's how to enter!

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Creepy Cocktail Recipe: Off with the Head Old Fashioned

It’s been well established at Favor HQ that Fridays in October call for creepy cocktails and spooky snacks, and we’ve got you covered yet again with a fun end-of-week beverage! Today's cocktail recipe is perfect for a...

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More than a Scarf: Favor's Journey Collection

Kristen Allen is a wife, mother of two, and a close friend of Anne England, Favor’s founder. At the age of 35, Kristen was diagnosed with breast cancer, and, after...

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Creepy Cocktail: Hallopeño Margarita

Fridays in October call for creepy cocktails and celebratory snacks, no? Luckily, spooky season is our favorite and we’ve got you covered. Today we’re sharing a fun recipe that’s perfect for...

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Two images side by side, the first of a female artisan at MUSKHANE working with felted wool, and the second of a bowl of yellow wool balls made to look like fruitTwo images side by side, the first of a female artisan at MUSKHANE working with felted wool, and the second of a bowl of yellow wool balls made to look like fruit

Maker of the Month: MUSKHANE

It’s a special thing when a simple material is made to be both functional and beautiful—which is just one of many reasons we love MUSKHANE, our October Maker of the Month.

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Whitney Port x Favor Candle Collection

We’re so excited to launch our limited-edition candle collection, designed in partnership with Whitney Port. The collection has been a true labor of love—we partnered with Whitney to ensure every detail aligned with her vision...

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Maker of the Month: Little Donkey Supply Co.

Our maker of the month for September has a passion for creating with sustainable materials, giving back to her community, and loves dogs…so basically, meet your new BFF.

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Maker of the Month: Palate Polish

There’s arguably never been a better time to indulge in a little extra self-care—a long bath, an at-home pedicure, even just hopping into bed a few minutes early...

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An assortment of ceramic planters and water trays by Andrew Molleur CeramicsAn assortment of ceramic planters and water trays by Andrew Molleur Ceramics

Maker of the Month: Andrew Molleur

It’s no secret that our team collectively swoons over beautiful ceramics—from the craftsmanship involved, to the variety of products, and the fact that most of the time...

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Maker of the Month: Middle Kingdom

It may seem like we say this every month, but our Maker of the Month for June is one of our very favorites—the sculptural and colorful wares from Middle Kingdom...

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#BlackLivesMatter

Some thoughts from Favor and Industry West co-founder Anne England.

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A collection of kids toys that come in the bumo box A collection of kids toys that come in the bumo box

Helping Little Minds Learn Big Things with bümo

When we made the decision to offer masks through our website, it was important to us that we partner with small makers who are bringing about good in the world and making a positive impact on their local communities...

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Maker of the Month: Briki Vroom Vroom

Our May Maker of the Month is one of our very favorites—and it’s easy to see why! Briki Vroom Vroom is a French brand created by Joanna, a book illustrator, and Leonardo, a graphic designer. The couple’s handmade wooden toys...

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Masks for Good: Our Partnership with Stitch Buffalo

When we made the decision to offer masks through our website, it was important to us that we partner with small makers who are bringing about good in the world and making a positive impact on their local communities...

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At-Home Fun: In Favor of Coloring

Whether these past few weeks at home have your creative juices flowing or your patience wearing thin (maybe both), pretty much any form of distraction is most welcome these days...

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Maker of the Month: Felt+Fat

Philadelphia-based Felt+Fat got their start crafting custom tableware for local chefs eager for high quality, durable ceramics with a distinct touch. They’ve since popped up in over 140 restaurants...

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A Peek Behind the Scenes of the Favor x Industry West Ojai Photoshoot 

Have you ever wondered how an editorial photoshoot comes to life? Our founder, Anne, is here to answer a few questions about why we chose this location, and...

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2020 House Beautiful Visionaries: A Q&A with Anne and Jordan England

Anne, our founder, and her husband Jordan were selected to be part of the “makers, doers and innovators” comprising this year’s Visionaries

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Maker of the Month: kiko+ & gg*

Based in Osaka, Japan, kiko+ & gg* is a modern, minimalist toy brand led by designers Kaz* and Novi* with the purpose of creating toys that are beautiful, durable and fun. 

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#FavorTravelDiary: Bahamas Cruise

Next up on our #favortraveldiary feature is Alice Fay, a member of the Favor team who recently spent a week on a cruise in the Bahamas...with 11 family members! Read...

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A Valentine's Day Mocktail: the Fauxloma

With celebrations of love on the horizon this month, we wanted to share a FAVORite beverage idea for your Valentine’s or Galentine’s day celebration...

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Behind the Scenes: How we Source our Products

Have you ever wondered how the Favor team sources the handmade goods in our catalog? From cheeky lunch bags to delicate ceramics, each partnership with a...

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#FavorTravelDiary: Meet Jordan Smith

Our first #favortraveldiary feature is Jordan Smith, a wife and mom of six who recently spent five weeks living in Antigua, Guatemala. She and her husband Trevor own a travel...

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Catching up with Favor's Founder: Anne England

THe Favor blog is here, and what better way to start than to initroduce you to our founder, Anne England? We caught Anne between travels to answer a few questions.

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