We work directly with small makers creating pieces in the way they used to be made, by hand. What's really striking is how amazing the making process is, and makes the objects much more special knowing there is so much work in what they do.
Now that we've started doing personal oriented services here at the store, a lot of the way people shop and what they buy, reaffirmed some of the principals I want to teach to others. Here is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, but here's just some thoughts on my experiences so far.
I've had the best time working with Anne and her work is pretty fun too. People walk in the store and literally want to either touch or eat them. They are confection without being too sweet.
For about 1.5 years now, we've been doing visual art shows in the store with local artists and galleries. This is the beginning of an interview series of the people participating in the exhibitions and their thoughts of the integration of the arts and retail.