Spice Up Your Space (& More!) With This Exclusive Discount Code

We love our mega-retailers and big-box stores as much as the next bargain chaser. But, sometimes it’s those hidden boutiques nestled far and away that really incite shopping glee. On the off chance you can't peruse the arrondissements at a moment's notice, check out Brika — a Canadian-based e-shop boasting a highly curated selection of decor, accessories, baby goods, and jewelry all handmade by up-and-coming crafters.
Founded by business-school grads Kena Paranjape (a former style blogger, it just so happens) and Jen Lee Koss (a Juilliard-trained cellist), the marketplace was meant to really break from the online shopping status quo. And, we'd say it sure has. Not only does Brika celebrate undiscovered talents, but it also allows the shopper to virtually connect with the artisans via bios, photos, and fun anecdotes woven into each product page. For example, Carrie Ng of The Made & Found says the best thing to do when seeking inspiration is to "eat chocolate, wander around, and meet friends." That's a creative philosophy we can get behind.
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As if the shop doesn't sound sweet enough already, Brika is offering R29 readers an exclusive 20% off discount on the entire site using code REFINERY29. This event only lasts one week — until Tuesday, February 25 at 11:59 p.m. EST — so, you'd be wise to act fast. Once you create an account, you're free to shop all the wondrous wares and keep up as new “makers” are added.
Click through to peep the goods we’re adding to our carts, along with a bit on the artisan behind each piece. Or, check out Brika's fun handbook, 33 Habits Of Highly Creative People. Now, let's talk about those adorable bowls.
Photographed by Rossella Manzini.
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Wind & Willow Neon Mini Bowls, $16.80 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $21), available at BRIKA.

"I live by the words, 'If there's a will, there's a way.' Make time for what you love and the inspiration will follow."
— Araya Jensen, Wind & Willow
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Upper Metal Class Exclusive Back-To-Back Earrings, $40 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $50), available at BRIKA.
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The Made & Found Semi-Circle Tote, $102.40 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $128), available at BRIKA.

"If I’m having trouble coming up with ideas it’s usually because I’ve put too much pressure on it, so the best thing to do is eat chocolate, wander around, meet friends (funny ones, not serious ones) and talk to people. Relax and get out of your head. I think the best ideas come when there is lightness and fun."
— Carrie Ng, The Made & Found
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Broder Press Penguin Pillow, $32 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $40), available at BRIKA.
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Cathy Terepocki Winking Owl Printed Mug, $30.40 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $38), available at BRIKA.

"To get around creative blocks, I usually get out of the studio. Not only to look for those ‘found elements’ to bring to the work but because I always welcome a change of scenery. Traveling to a foreign city is the best-case scenario. In a pinch, I’ll just go for a good run or bike ride."
— Cathy Terepocki, Cathy Terepocki Ceramics
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Pine & Boon Leather Dot Card Pouch, $25.60 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $32), available at BRIKA.
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The Object Enthusiast Mint + Gold Large Egg Vase, $46.40 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $58), available at BRIKA.

"Find what works for you! I’m at my most creative in the morning on a rainy day, with my favorite tea. That combination is what works for me, and I use those rainy mornings as my day to sit down and think of new ideas or really get inspired."
— Emily Reinhardt, The Object Enthusiast
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Bright July Exclusive Tribal Cross Pillow, $43 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $55), available at BRIKA.
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Is Was + Will Be Hexagon Shape Earrings, $52 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $65), available at BRIKA.

"Everyone’s creative process is different; stay true to your unique nature, and don’t get wrapped up in how other people are making it happen. Follow your own path; do what works for you."
— Telle Lefler, Is Was + Will Be
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Photographed by Rossella Manzini.
Rosslab Heart Bowl, $22.40 each with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $28 each), available at BRIKA.
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Hedley & Bennett, $64 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $80), available at BRIKA.

"Just start. Don’t over analyze or over-think too much because you’ll only create your own mental stops. Grab the first step and do it. Just do it. Don’t be worried about “what could happen,” focus on what is happening right now."
— Ellen Bennett, Hedley & Bennett
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Aheirloom Maple Herringbone Cutting Board, $48 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $60), available at BRIKA.
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Made By Shawna X Le Jaune Warrior Print, $20 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $25), available at BRIKA.

"Research (everything is so accessible these days), find the tools you need, and do it! Before I started this I was always a little shy due to logistics — but [I] soon realized I learn so much while working through things."
—Shawna X, Made By Shawna X
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Fine Day Press Luxe Pocket Journals, $13.60 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $17), available at BRIKA.
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Moira K. Lime Jewelry Folded Cactus Necklace, $57.60 with code REFINERY29 (originally $72), available at BRIKA.

"Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and ask other people what they think about your project. I learned in school that a little bit of constructive criticism can be very helpful. Also, don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone. If you don’t try there’s no opportunity to succeed."
— Katie Lime, Moira K. Lime Jewelry
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Scout & Lily Black Perlas Fabric Bucket, $17.60 with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $22), available at BRIKA.
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Thimblepress Push Pop Confetti, $19.20 (for set of 3) with code REFINERY29 at checkout (originally $24), available at BRIKA.
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