Etsy is one our favorite sources for original and affordable works of art from talented people like Ashley Percival. The UK based illustrator is offering his adorable owl prints, which were originally created using pens, pencils, and watercolors, at a special rate this spring. Honestly, who doesn’t need an owl, or two, or three?!
Marni recently debuted a collection of 100 chairs and tables at one of Milan’s largest furniture fairs, Salone del Mobile. Handmade in San Gil, Colombia by former prison inmates, the chairs are constructed from salvaged metal frames with multi-colored PVC threads woven around the seatbacks and armrests. Not only is Marni commited to charitable initiatives while providing jobs for former inmates, all proceeds will be donated to the ICAM institute which enables children of imprisoned mothers to spend their first years of life in a safe family environment.
Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting!