Have you read the book Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered? It's a collection of essays published in 1973 by the German-born British economist E. F. Schumacher. The book calls to mind what we were thinking when we started Five Elements Home back in 2016. Small makers, small studios, and small batches — these are little things that bring true happiness to our homes, especially in a fast world of overabundance and overconsumption.

We believe that the best home goods are timeless and selfless in design, meticulously crafted, and created from natural materials with minimal wastage, because your home should reflect your philosophy of life.

Every year we travel across the globe to find items that reflect superior attention to detail, deep respect for the natural world from which they were produced, and the timeless marriage of beauty and functionality.

Our store is located in Andersonville, one of Chicago's most vibrant and creative neighborhoods of independent vendors of art, culture, and design. Visitors from every corner of the world are also invited to browse our website.

Five Elements Home is a social-media-free company by choice, but we send out a newsletter by email a few times a year with our most important updates.

We want to thank everyone who has shared in the vision of Five Elements Home since we started. We treasure your companionship and presence.