Work/Life artist Lesley Barnes wrote in to let us know about these illustrated rugs available at the Design Museum. They are made by Node Rugs, a fair trade company founded by illustrator Chris Haughton who partners with Nepalese carpet makers. Intriguingly, Node offers illustrators and designers the opportunity to have their own work made into rugs. See the guidelines here.
Sometimes I come across something so perfect and amazing in its concept and execution that I have the following two reactions, often one right after the other:
- I want to immediately stop what I'm doing and go out and try making it myself.
- I realize that I'll never do something as awesome, so I might as well not bother.
Broken china with floral patterns made into mosaic floral arrangements? The concept is so simple, but artist Anna Tilson does it perfectly. Perhaps I'll just save my pennies and someday purchase one of her mosaics.
I wanted to share a new project started by Grace Kang, owner of the Pink Olive shops in New York City. Grace has stocked UPPERCASE for a number of years now, and as a retail consultant, is always leading the edge of what's up-and-coming.
OliveBox is a monthly subscription service for paper lovers. Every month, our members will receive a delightful box of paper and lifestyle products delivered to their front door. Currently, there is so much clutter in the marketplace and less time to find creative items that inspire giving and beautiful living. We hope to change that with OliveBox and become the go-to retail platform that helps women celebrate and enjoy the journey of life. When customers sign up for OliveBox, they will not only be giving this gift to themselves, but they will be receiving something they can gift forward. The idea behind OliveBox was born out of love for creative finds by Grace Kang, former buyer of Bloomingdale's and Barneys and found of popular Pink Olive gift boutiques in NYC.
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