27 Pieces of Living-Room Décor From Black-Owned Businesses #BuyBlackFriday #BlackOwnedFriday
Having a cozy home (or a home you love) has become more important than ever this past year, with Covid driving us all indoors. I know people who used to use their apartments as little more than a hostel, bouncing from work, to the gym, to restaurants, museums, friends’ houses, parties. Now they spend days without leaving the house! While this is of course sad and unfortunate, many pent up extroverts have found joy in creatively updating their spaces. This list from The Strategist | New York Magazine has some awesome pieces.
If you’ve perused our (ever-growing) list of Black-owned businesses to shop, you’ve probably noticed a big chunk of it is dedicated to companies focused on home décor. To help shoppers get an even better sense of those companies’ many wares, we combed through their inventories in search of living-room décor that’s as delightful as it is useful, whether it’s a throw pillow that can instantly revive a tired couch, a patterned runner that adds texture to a table-scape, or a new cool candle to add to your collection. (If you’re looking for more products from Black-owned businesses, check out our guides to the best ceramics, candles, wall art, beauty, skin-care, hair-care and, of course, gifts.)
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.