I surveyed the hills and valleys in front of me. The land was covered in organized rows of 100 year old grape vines and olive trees, interrupted only by winding dirt roads connecting farms to the outside world. Terra Cotta-roofed houses speckled the landscape, and in the distance the hills transformed into mountains. The sun felt warm on my skin and the smell of fresh soil filled the air. As I looked up from my paint palette and over my canvas, I wondered at how this place must have looked when Leonardo was born. I had come here to Vinci, Italy to paint and to remember the importance of being an artist.Read more →
My mom and I have always gone to flea markets, and we couldn’t pass by an abandoned house without stopping in for a little time-travel. Even a good trash picking was never a source of embarrassment. Dumpster diving in ‘work clothes’? Not a problem. Giving rescued objects a new life after so many decades of idleness is irresistible – especially in our throwaway society.Read more →
Due to COVID-19 we have closed our shop to the public for the near future, but our online shop remains open, and we are shipping orders on Tuesdays and Fridays! We will be shipping and disinfecting and are around to answer any questions that you may have.
Though we are all affected by this situation in many different ways, let us make the best of a tough time by learning something new, or catching up on something old. Whether you’re making more food at home, cleaning the darkest corners around the house, or maybe even checking some long delayed home and gardening projects off of your list, we hope that you are able to use this curious time to enjoy the small things as well!