Monthly Archives: June 2008

Rwanda Path to Peace Baskets

These baskets are not only beautiful, but they support a wonderful cause.

The Story
In 1994, Rwanda was torn apart by a brutal and swift genocide—in roughly 100 days, close to one million Rwandan citizens were murdered. In the aftermath, the population of this small African nation was nearly 70% women. Faced with an uncertain future, these women turned to their past and reclaimed their unique heritage of weaving. Drawing strength from this common history and ancient art form, brave women from both sides of the conflict organized groups of weavers, in an effort to rebuild their communities and their lives…together.
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The Baskets
A collection of exquisite, one-of-a-kind works of art hand-woven by the women of Rwanda. The sale of these baskets puts real, sustainable income into the hands of the weavers, changing their lives in remarkable ways.
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[ Baskets found via Stylehive ]

Gorgeous Florals by Krislyn Design

These images from the Krislyn Design line of signature moss and jewel trees and fresh florals are so inspiring. If I lived in Los Angeles, I’d be hightailing it to her boutique to see the “space inspired by beauty without boundaries.” I admire an artist who can take an art form and reinvent it like this.

[ Via Hostess with the Mostess ]

Fashion Illustrations by David Downtown

I’m a huge fan of this style of art, so obviously David Downtown’s fashion illustrations immediately caught my eye. Visit this New York based artist’s website to see more work. He also has some beautiful limited edition prints for sale.

Clever: Puzzle Greeting Card

I love this idea of sending someone a greeting or card in the form of puzzle pieces that they put together. My 4-year anniversary to my wonderful husband is coming up this Friday, and this is something I think he would love to get. The fun of it would be the suspense and anticipation of finding out what the final message says! It’s only $6 (USD) from Ona.

Step 1. decorate 2. deconstruct 3. deliver! this personal puzzle is a whiteboard for the imagination. it can be a greeting, an invitation, a proposal… the possibilities are endless! white envelope and 3 markers included. sold individually or as a set of 10 puzzles.

[ Via I Heart Luxe ]

Zoo and City in a Box

Kids toys catch my eye a lot these days now that I’m expecting our first child. These wooden toys are wonderfully designed and are so fun and playful while maintaining the minimalist look that I love.

From left to right:

City in a Box
With the famous buildings, vehicles and roads, you can explore Copenhagen and make personal plans of the city again and again.

Zoo in a Box
A complete zoological garden with animals, fences and buildings which can be freely combined and arranged.

[ Found Via Black*Eiffel ]