Posted: March 6th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, doing good, handmade, places, wedding gifts | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
These beautiful textiles for the home are made by Elephant Landing, an inspiring social enterprise. The products are each made by hand in India as a part of a training program for women, who receive a sewing machine upon graduation to continue their trade back in their home village. 100% of profits are used to educate and employ more women in neighboring villages of India.
(*via The City Sage)
Posted: March 5th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, places | No Comments »
Which letter would you choose for a desk? French designer/creator, Benoit Challand created Fold Yard, a project using the entire alphabet for desk spaces. Word!
Posted: February 21st, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, home, places, things | No Comments »
This cabinet, Parallel, was designed by Alexis del Toro, inspired by the mountains of his hometown in Monterrey, Mexico.
(*via Design Milk)
Posted: February 17th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, home | No Comments »
From top to bottom, I found all these images via a lazy browse on Pinterest: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15.
Posted: February 12th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, design, eats, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »
They also planned a yummy and colorful ice cream bar as a part of the wedding festivities and I created some fun signage for the display.
All photography by Jen Huang.
Posted: February 11th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, design, handmade, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »
Sierra & Juliet (the Poppies & Posies team) kept it simple, but of course it was elegant and dreamy. They sourced all the flowers on site and added these beautiful blue tablecloths to highlight the gold place cards and brilliant bougainvillea blossoms. And I wrote the calligraphy for all the guest names.
All photography by Jen Huang.
Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, places, the earth, travel | No Comments »
Lucky guests can rent the Underwater Room at The Manta Resort in crazy gorgeous Zanzibar. Not only is the room floating suspended in tropical reef waters, but the lower bedroom hangs over 13 feet down into the ocean with windows to view the fish and coral all around, day and night. OMG!
The Manta Resort books the Underwater Room for $1500/night for two.
(*via Happiness Is)
Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, things | Tags: gifts | 1 Comment »
Diario is a shop of carefully selected objects made in Mexico, curated by industrial designer Moisés Hernández, as he explores his home country.
Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, handmade | No Comments »
The Koromiko shop features American-made home designs and gifts. I fell for this perfect and simple white porcelain clay juicer made by Lindsay Emery of Studio One Studio in North Carolina ($38).
(*via a heads up from Apartment Therapy about the Koromiko Shop)
Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, design, doing good, handmade | No Comments »
Marisols offers these stunning handmade umbrellas using African wax prints. Naturally, the fabrics are imported but the umbrellas are assembled in Brooklyn.
“Twenty percent of the net profits are donated to women survivors of sexual violence in The Democratic Republic of Congo to rebuild their lives at The City of Joy, a revolutionary healing and training center created by women on the ground and sustained by V-Day, a worldwide activists’ movement to end violence against women.”
(*via In / Out)