Things We Love
Photography by John O’Donnell
Seed of an Idea
Artist Maria Cuellar imports tagua seeds, known as vegetable ivory, from Colombia to create her stylish jewelry. (Tagua seeds come from a type of palm tree that grows wild in tropical Colombian forests.) Cuellar then cuts and dyes them and transforms them into works of art. She sells them independently from her Harrison residence.
If you like beauty products with an edge, you’ll love the Urban Decay eye-shadow kit filled with such colors as Shattered, Grifter, Perversion, and Mayhem. Two brushes are included along with a cute little eyelid primer potion.
The Write Stuff
Take inspiration in hand with these beautiful blown-glass pens, handmade by Jean Peierre Lepine in the Jura Hills of France. Available in six delicious colors.
Look Good, Do Good
Delani Four owner Amy McCracken’s job is discovering new artisans in remote tribal communities in South America and Asia and bringing their handmade wares back for sale in the US. “Denali Four is a bridge between the artisans and the Western market,” McCracken says. “For some, it’s their only source of income.” The suede boots shown here are handmade by a Peruvian, who every Christmas spends some of his proceeds to buy chocolate and bread for the children in his village. Available in assorted colors, sizes 6 through 10.
Go With the Glow
Center yourself before practice with these paper-covered glass votive candle holders decorated with Asian-inspired art. Namaste.
Toast of The Town
Choose your color, choose your poison with these fabulous jewel-tone glasses. Salut!
Bling With A Conscience
These “conflict-free” jewels start out as very small diamonds or gem seeds and are grown in a lab under extreme pressure to simulate millions of years of Earth’s natural forces without the ecological impact—and they’re beautiful to boot.
Go green with eco-friendly bamboo-accented candlestick holders with hammered silver,
Indulge Your Inner Designer
Inspired by the hit show Project Runway, this Brother sewing machine has 70 built-in embroidery designs, five monogram fonts, 67 stitch functions, and more. Go wild.