Thursday, September 15, 2016

In Conversation: Donna

We’re over summer and ready for fall! Luckily, we have a new collection to celebrate the changing seasons. Get the scoop on our new items and what makes them unique artworks of their own from one of our buyers, Donna.

How would you describe our new Fall 2016 assortment?​

Warm, rich, bountiful and beautifully curated.

Which new season trends can consumers find in our new assortment?​

Our assortment has an endless array of fall trends represented from earthy elements, velvet, matte finishes, natural stones and pearls.  You can find these trends with our Driftwood Jewelry, Velvet Beaded Cowl, Perforated Vases, Tiger Eye Pearl and Crystal Necklace, and Amber Bangle.

Curved Twist Sculpture | Circle Sculpture – Red | Elongated Oval Sculpture | Double Curve Sculpture

Our sculptures are always a hallmark of our collection. Please tell us about the latest ones to join our collection.

​Our newest collection of sculpture are curved, twisted, elongated, and circled in shiny new lacquer colors that will make you fall for every single one of them. 

Curating a new assortment every season can be quite complex. What is specifically your favorite part of the process?

​My favorite part of the process is getting to know the artists and techniques behind each unique product that is selected for our assortment.  There is a lot of love and labor that goes into fashioning a work of art.​

With catalogs in home and our new assortment available online, is there a new item that you are most surprised by its popularity?

​The response to the Blue Lagoon Scarf has been tremendous.  It is a merino wool knit, hand woven in Ireland, and the ombré coloring that is achieved through the loom-weaving process is truly outstanding. The Asymmetric Glass Clock from Italy has been popular as well.

Origami Cat Pin | Origami Dove Pin | Circle Cut-Out Pin | Circle Cut-Out Earrings | Annular Eclipse Scarf

Name a new fall item you find to be the most interesting of the Fall 2016 assortment and why.

​The most interesting part of our assortment is the ability of the artisans to translate the use of traditional techniques on unconventional products.  ​ ​For instance, the Cat and Dove pin​s and the Annular Eclipse Scarf feature the traditional art of origami in porcelain and silk.​  The Circle Cut Out earrings and pin are crafted in the form of a collage using mixed media.

Thanks, Donna!

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