Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Global Responsibility

I want to take a minute to talk about Ten Thousand Villages.

"At Ten Thousand Villages, we work with over 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring you fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more. As one of the world's oldest and largest fair trade organizations, we build long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect.
Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life."

The bonus for the consumer is that these beautifully crafted pieces are very reasonable price wise. You know that I am always looking for inexpensive ways to make my home pretty, and by purchasing items from Ten Thousand Villages I know that my money means something...not just to some anonymous corporation that would rather exploit the foreign artisan.

And now, for your viewing pleasure:

And like many of you, I am a SUCKER for trees!!

Items are:

(And if anyone can clue me in as to how to put my tags directly under my photos without using the html I would sooo appreciate it!!)

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Eugenio Recuenco Makes Me Swoon!

Oh boy, oh boy! I scored big time! I just won a Lavazza Coffee 2007 calender featuring the amazingly beautiful photography of Eugenio Recuenco. The calender is The Incredible with these fun scenes of the superwomen doing their day's work....with a cup of Lavazza coffee of course.

Below are some examples of the hauntingly gorgeous art-photography that is Eugenio Recuenco. I urge you to visit his website and be knocked off your feet. You will most definitely want to see these photos full sized.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Cool Things On Craigslist - Boston/Hartford

Being wrapped up in the AT Home Cure I have neglected to post. To be perfectly honest I feel so ashamed that I have the nerve to write a design blog when my own house looks like total CRAP. Oh well, I am working on it, aren't I?? (Defensive, aren't I?)

So as usual I was poking around Craigslist Listpic and there is nothing good in the Vermont and New Hampshire area so I branch out to Boston and Hartford, CT areas. Found some cool things, too. Since I won't be getting Mr. DesignAnxiety to drive 3 hours for one fab piece I may as well share the wealth for those of you who are a bit closer.

Great original bar stools! Three for $90.

Cool vinyl chairs...free!

C&B Laminate table .. $40.

Metal doctor's cabinet .. $80.

Table (w/leaf) and four leather chairs...$85.

Why, oh why, don't they make tv's like this anymore?
1960 GE B/W TV WORKS!! ... $95.