getting cosy with woonwinkel: a giveaway.
by victoria comment



welcome to woonwinkel — which means “home shop” in Dutch. woonwinkel is a Portland, Oregon-based shop run by Erica Essink and Kristin Van Buskirk — whose mission is to provide a venue to independent designers from all over the world, and focusing on bringing us well made, handcrafted furnishings for the home. the woonwinkel aesthetic is new modern: warm, inviting, tactile, and a little bit quirky. Modern with soul, with a particular affection for makers on the U.S. west coast. to celebrate those makers woonwinkel is hosting a giveaway of a ISH 00 Throw Blanket From Mae Engelgeer for one lucky sfgirlbybay reader.


Mae Engelgeer is a great example of one of the independent designers woonwinkel works with, whose product isn’t super easy to find in the U.S. Her Woww collection has been very successful and she now has a new collection, ISH, including the beautiful blanket we’re giving away today.


woonwinkel also works with small companies like Hay and SCP who commission work from independent designers, and value companies who pick up the innovative, usually sustainable work of independents. to enter the giveaway for the Mae Engelgeer blanket, simply:

• visit woonwinkel and have a look around at their shop and the designers they carry.

• comment here on one of your favorite pieces, or one the designers you discovered on woonwinkel.

• please comment by monday, december 9th 12pm PST and we’ll announce a winner on our twitter pages: @woonwinkelhome @sfgirlbybay that week, so be sure to follow along.

• as always, please be sure and leave a way to reach you via email, your website, twitter or facebook — without your info we can can’t track down a winner.



Kaleido Trays and a collection of Pigeontoe’s Tripots and volcano bud vases.



the shed/shelf by studio gorm, which some say looks like a giant doll house, but it houses office and kitchen supplies; some of the collections found at woonwinkel including the big fox from donna gorman and the sphere bottle opener; founders Erica Essink and Kristin Van Buskirk sit in front of the Mega Doily Rugs From Ladies & Gentlemen Studio in Seattle.

• photos by Rachel Hadiashar.

230 responses to “getting cosy with woonwinkel: a giveaway.”

  1. Great selection, and hard to choose favorites! I like the OSC scarves, the Aztec triangle pillow, and the kaleido trays (to name only a small few).

  2. I’m not surprised I fell in love with the Strap Collection Large Basket, especially after reading it has Shaker influences. I love good quality, sturdy design! A basket like this would be good to store my large blanket collection, which I hope this blanket makes its way into! So cozy.

  3. wow this is a good one! gorgeous blanket. i have been eyeing the Colour Plaid Small blanket for a long time. such a pretty store.


  4. Good Morning…….gorgeous site….wow, such pretty items…..I am LOVING their ‘Easterly Throw Blanket’…….many thanks and cheers, Valerie :)

  5. What a lovely shop! I am digging the twisty twill blanket and the mega doily rug! So great!


  6. OMG! What a great new (for me) place to drool over!
    LOVE the kaleido trays and the darling porcelain ornaments! And the shed/shelf would totally house my doll collection + all the doll shoes etc. ^_^

  7. That Strap Collection leather basket is just stunning and such an amazingly understated and chic way to do storage. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  8. Fabulously curated shop! I love the Perimeter Tray- with the little marble insert? that is genious!
    so many great things it’s hard to choose! my


  9. I love this throw, and also the ISH 01 throw as well, and the fox and badger cushions, and the pack rack…too many things to list.

  10. As I have a serious thing for soft furnishings, especially throws, my favourite items are the ish 01 throw blanket and the colour plaid small by scholten & baijings…but there are many more things on this lovely page that I love!

  11. Besides the textiles for they have always been a weak spot for me, I sure love the tripod from pigeon toe, the small ones combined with the larger one: they look like a little ceramic family to me.

  12. I’m LOVING the merchandise at woonwinkle – thanks so much for this post! The jewelry is great – my favorite item is the waning crescent earrings – and the ISH tea towel and throw patterns are lovely as well. I also love the saddle blanket inspired pattern on the Coral & Tusk canvas bucket!

  13. Tofu Desk Set was the first thing I saw on the site and immediately knew I had to have it! Love all the different designs to put things in and on, or just to leave simply as is for a beautiful piece of decor!
    This site is WONDERFUL! Thank you for opening our eyes to this wonderful shop!

  14. Oh wow, that blanket is gorgeous! In fact, so many of the textiles on the Woonwinkel site are swoon-worthy, especially Donna Wilson’s.

  15. That “giant dollhouse” is fantastic!
    I love Tina Ratzers Twist a Twill blankets. I have the yellow one, and keep dreaming of having one more. After seeing the Mountain Pillow I have to check out Nell and Mary, to see if the have other products as pretty as that.

  16. Wow, I LOVE this whole shop! My favorite items (couldn’t pick just one!) are the Sphere Lines Necklace, Driftwood Wall Hooks, Cylinder Shakers, and the Rockwell Table is gorgeous.

  17. I LOVE all of the textiles.
    as for a product that I find very inviting I like the Large Around CoffeeTable by Thomas Bentzen.
    what a great selection to choose from.

  18. I am loving that large tripot in MINT! Gorgeous! Would look perfect on my dining room table!
    Can I participate if I’m in Canada?

  19. I am in love with that Mega Doily Rug. Love love love it! I’m just a stone throw from Portland. I love this shop, thanks for sharing!

    (I don’t have a twitter account)

  20. I absolutely LOOOOVE the Doily Rug by LADIES & GENTLEMEN STUDIO
    It is actually on my Wish list! Wouldn’t that be fantastic in my bedroom?

    I’m from Canada! Hope I can win! :) Love your blog! thanks for all the inspiration.

  21. So many beautiful and lovely woon things. My favorite is the, ‘Long Horn’ designed by LA based Bend seating. It appeals to my Avrican roots!Their stuff is playful and innovative- seriously cool!

  22. So many beautiful and lovely woon things. My favorite is the, ‘Long Horn’ designed by LA based, Bend seating. It appeals to my African roots. Their stuff is playful and innovative- seriously cool!

  23. I am in love with the Mega Doily Rug, it’s incredible! What a great shop!
    I’m in Canada but love making shopping trips to Portland. Sadly I don’t have a twitter account but maybe I can enter anyways?

  24. Do I have to choose? Woonwinkel looks great!
    The Large Around Coffee Table by Muuto is just what I need for my living area, Donna Wilson’s Wolfie would look great sitting on my armchair, the Pebble Salt and Pepper Shakers by Pigeon Toe Ceramics are the first I’ve seen that I actually want to leave out on my table, and the Three Points Necklace would be a staple for holiday season parties! Such a shame Portland is too far away for me to pop in and check it out.

  25. What a delightful giveaway! The Mountain Pillow from Nell and Mary and the yellow ochre Zig Zag wallpaper from Makelike are fighting with Mae Engelgeer’s ISH 00 throw for first place on my favorites list! I’m visiting Portland for the first time late this winter and stopping in at Woonwinkel is high on my ‘to-do’ list!

  26. I love love love the Shed/Shelf by Studio Gorm. I love to find new and interesting ways to store and display my stuff, and I just love to picture that on our large wall. I also liked the fox and badger cushions, those are adorbs! The name Woonwinkel is fun, thanks for showing us this shop!

  27. I was so excited to hear about this giveaway, because I love woonwinkel! Some of my favorites from their shop include the throw featured in this giveaway (looks so cozy!), their soap stones/nuggets, their hanging terrarium, and the E27 pendant lamp!

  28. I love so many things! The doily rugs are sweet, as is the dollhouse shelf, and so is the blanket with the lovely orange which would really modernize my living room!

  29. I happened to stumble upon this treasure trove on my very first visit to Portland last week, and was amazed at the carefully selected items that have such a fresh, different, appealing aesthetic.. its almost delicious! Was actually eyeing out that gorgeous blanket. hmmmm…..

  30. I love the throws on Woonwinkel! Ive been admiring the Twist a Twill throws for a while but I really like that the Ish throw blanket is a cotton and merino wool blend

  31. so many pretty things!! even after looking through all of the amazing items in the shop, the ISH 00 throw is what really stuck with me. so beautiful!

  32. I always stop in when downtown to ogle the quirky and fun merch. I love the mega doily rug, as it makes me think of my mother in law and my great grandma, both who were amazing crochet ears.

  33. We’re moving into our new house on Thursday! Think the Oscar Three Seat Sofa would look quite nice in our new living room. Love that Portland has a shop like Woonwinkel. It’s a lovely addition to our growing little town.

  34. The ISH tea towels and the Twist a Till blanket by Tina Ratzer are my favorites.
    in case of winning you can find me at @fluxiontour ( twitter)

  35. I love everything about and in this shop. Great range.
    My favorite item is the Racoon pocket doll, (s)he looks like nice company. And the Aura lights and the woww blanket are fantastic. And…
    Fingers crossed.

  36. I don’t work far from woonwinkel and find it one of the most adorable shops to get lost in. I could spend so much money in that place. I’m in love with the small plaid from Scholten & Baijings though.

  37. i love the futugami bottle openers, but the ISH textiles are really the most lovely items they carry.
    thanks for the opportunity to have one of my own!

  38. The pegasus ring and textiles (stuffed animals included!) are my favorite. Going on my Christmas list now! :)
    The Ribbed Pendant Sconce and Off Pitcher too are so gorgeous. Would have to save up.

  39. I love the Off Pitcher and Cup in either Apricot or Fucshia. Also the ish 00 and the Color Plaid in pink, blue, green. And the Oscar sofa. and the S&B tea towels. All of it is just great.

  40. i absolutely love the Deca Planter – i’ve seen so many photos of it on various blogs but have never known where it’s from! Big Ted & Big Fox are amazing too. and Off Pitcher + Cup. ah there are just so many incredible items, i can’t get enough.

  41. Thanks so much for sharing this shop. Absolutely love it. Hard to pick a favorite but I love the vibrant colors off the OFF tumble and cup, and the Aztec and marble pillows would be perfect in my space! Such a fun, unique shop.

  42. Gosh! So much gorgeus stuff to choose from but at a push – I would die (DIY – ha!) for one of those Mega Doily Rugs! They are SO wonderful. I must need one right?
    I would LOVE to win – will keep everything crossed!

  43. Oh, how I love those animal dolls. The fox is my favorite.

    Beautiful shop, by the way. So many lovely things to choose from.

  44. The textiles at woonwinkel are amazing. I really love the Woww Throw (such an appropriate name!) and the Easterly Throw. They would definitely add some color to my winter hibernation!

  45. I love all the textiles but especially the Mega Knit. I also love the Les Perles Candlesticks. But it is hard to decide as this is definitely I site that is my aesthetic. Such great stuff…and I already own one of the necklaces they carry!

  46. I love this throw, but I might love the Easterly throw even more, what a wonderfully curated store!
    Just followed on twitter now too.

  47. What a great giveaway, that blanket is gorgeous! I always covet beautiful blankets and throws, but for some reason, I can never bring myself to splurge on one for myself. Everything in that shop is so pretty. I love the aura lights in brass. Gorg!

  48. Those mega-giant doily rugs are something i’ve attempted many times…and failed abjectly!
    I just can’t crochet, too tight tension, I make really great knots tho!

  49. Wow , that throw is awesome , i love the print and touch of neon ..
    I really like the dipped spoons , and the Strap large basket… but i think the shed/shelf by Studio Gorm is top notch .. !!

  50. I love everything…but might love Coral & Tusk’s Linen Buckets and Steph Mantis’ Pack Rack a bit more!. Cheers to Woonwinkel for beautiful curation and for supporting independent designers!

  51. I love “Rill”, the stuffed animal that resembles a bandit racoon. I know, I know…out of all the wonderful items to chose from, why picked a toy, but tis the season right?!?
    The blankets look so beautiful and inviting and I’m beyond thrilled that you’ve introduced me to this wonderful shop.

    Happy Holidays

  52. I love, love, love all Mae Engelgeer’s textiles, especially the SH 01 Throw Blanket. I’m also enamored with the urban farmer Tea Towels by Nell & Mary. :)

  53. I just love all the Hay products and am so lucky to have a cuple of them in my home. The Ferm Living wire basket in powdery pink is still on my wishist though…

  54. Everything on Woonwinkel is curated excellently. I love the ceramics from Pigeon Toe Ceramics; their salt & pepper shakers are awesome.

  55. I adore the Mega Doily Rug. I’d love to buy several and line my hallway with them! They have a great selection of products!

  56. LOVED the Mega Doiley rugs!!
    Even more, loved the original idea of hanging them as a wall decor.
    ( Going to start working on one myself..-:)

  57. I love woonwinkle website. It is beautiful and fresh. I particularly like “Twist A Twill” throw by Tina Ratzer. I also like Miller Goodman’s “Mini FaceMaker” Something I’m considering getting as a gift. I also like the Nell&Mary Tea Towels. I’d love to get a set of those.

    I will definitely try to find you when we go to Portland for a visit.

  58. I fell in love with everything in this shop. I’m huge fan and David Weeks. I must have Ursa the Bear! On a cheaper note, I did end up buying some paper angels. Lovely.

  59. LOVE the iron long horn!! I may have just found the perfect piece to hang above my soon-to-be black fireplace. And anything Coral & Tusk. Beautifully curated shop! @taniaweibel

  60. I love a mix of texture so the Mega doily Rug from Ladies & Gentlemen would make a great addition to a room. Also the Neo bowls by Rosanna Contadini would look awesome on a sideboard display. Of course I do love the blanket from Mae Engelgeer….it would be well taken care of in my living room:).

  61. Oh my goodness! What an adorable shop! LOVE! Okay…so I’m looking through their product list and I’m thinking yep…want those Knot & Bow tags for my business…oh, and the ISH 00 Throw is just the bomb!!! It’s SO me!!! The Woww Throw is pretty sweet too! Thank you for introducing me to Woonwinkel!

  62. Woonwinkel stole my heart a long time ago (I scored the last Donna Wilson Hofdi cushion anywhere…I think). I’m currently lusting after the Matthew Hilton sofa, the Around table by Muuto, and (in particular) the Bend coffee table. (Although my budget runs more to IKEA these days, it’s good to dream, right?) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  63. Those little plush toys for kids are killing me. Rill is my favorite. Amazing! Thanks for showing me this amazing resource for special home goods.

  64. I love the way they did those mega doily rugs up on the wall!! Love using something for a different purpose than originally intended!!!

  65. So happy to found woonwinkel, didn’t know the store but is great! So many thing that I love here…but I think Les Perles Candlesticks and the Off Pitcher + Cup are one of my favorites!

  66. This store is so adorable! I visited when I was up in Portland, out of all the designer’s I think Makelike is still my favorite, there zig-zag wallpaper is amazing! I hope one day Woonwinkle could carry my line! :)

  67. What a great shop! It’s so hard to choose my favorite but I’m really loving the strap collection baskets. So simple and elegant!

  68. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. The Jingle Bell Ornament is definitely a holiday favorite!

  69. this blanket actually is really gorgeous, probably this would be my favourite one, but I find the pocket dolls – especially the fox one, so adorable too.

  70. so great to see so many comments! you ladies are doing so well! so exciting.
    I have not been able to come to the store due to the distance, but I love the kaleido trays, i actually own them, bought them @ Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam, remeber that store Kristin?

    i love the round rugs on the wall, tell me more? cost/maker?
    thx ladies and good luck!
    all my best! Richelle

  71. WOW! This is like one of the best stores ever. I really am crazy about all of it. The
    Easterly Throw Blanket is awesome.

  72. What a lovely shop! They have such a great selection of textiles– I’m now obsessing over the ‘Woww Throw’ with that bright pop of orange!

  73. thanks for introducing me to the amazing MEGA DOILY RUG from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio in Seattle! totally in love with it now, of course with your blog too! :)

  74. Oooh, I’m loving the ribbed pendant sconce!
    And I love Woonwinkel. I just recommended them to a friend going to Portland for a weekend getaway. Such great stuff there!

  75. My heart is skipping beats over this shop! Thanks for sharing :)
    My favorite things are the adorable vessels by Pigeon Toe, the Bolga Basket, the mega Doily Rug (!!), the ISH01 Throw (omg), and the sweet animals by Donna Wilson… I could go on..

  76. I’m in love with the Bend Seating coffee table! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for for, like, years. Thanks!

  77. I love that blanket, its very very nice. I find it really heartening, these forums, like woonwinkel, that give makers access to a wider audience. Really well done site too, lots of good stuff going on; live long and prosper and congratulations on the great work. I’ll keep an eye on this shop!

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