|I'll admit it. I'm kind of obsessing right now over these gorgeous hand screen-printed clutches, handmade from sustainably grown and harvested hemp fabrics by Sir Tom.|
|I'm definitely daydreaming of terrariums lately. I think this might be my weekend project, and something to consider making for the wedding too. (source + source)|
|Could this 'Instructions for Tree Hugging' art print be any cuter? Seriously.|
|Loving these fresh, feminine looks from Organic by John Patrick.|
|I am smitten with the lovely, clever design of these sectional paper globes by Upon A Fold. So cool.|
|I recently pulled this book off my shelf for the first time in many years, and in all honesty, could probably devote an entire post to it. Originally written in 1971, Living On The Earth is an entirely hand-lettered guide full of beautifully simple line drawings and practical instructions on how to flee the city and live off the land. When I was a little a girl, my mother adored this book, and in 2000, I learned that a new, revised edition had just been published. I contacted the author, Alicia Bay Laurel, and to my surprise, she emailed me back. I shared my story with her - of how my mother had cherished this book and passed it on to me when I left home, but that it had somehow, sadly, been lost along the way. I expressed to her how much it meant to both of us, and proceeded to order two copies from her (one for my mom, and one for myself). When the books arrived, I saw that Laurel had signed both of them, with lovely, personal notes to each of us. My mom was in tears when I handed it to her, and it's remained one of my favorite books of all time. I've been taking my time re-reading it over the past week, and feeling incredibly inspired by it's artwork, originality, and message.|
For those who don't yet know this about me, for the last ten years, I've been the head designer over at Mountains of the Moon, and eco friendly clothing label that uses only sustainable fabrics (like organic cotton and hemp blends) and eco-friendly production in our designs. You can read more about MotM's commitment to sustainability right here. Those of you who are music fans might also like to know that starting tomorrow (4/17) through Earth Day (4/22), Mountains of the Moon will be partnering up with Rock the Earth, a national not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources through partnerships within the music industry. 20% of all sales made on Mountains of the Moon's website during this period will be donated to Rock the Earth to help them in their efforts to "defend the planet, one beat at a time."
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