This week’s Company Memo from Lorae makes me want to find a Fiddler Leaf Fig and put it in a Uashmama planter in front of my Lindsay Cowles feature wall. You gals who love modern decor, this week is for you. Have a super weekend, everyone! October is here!
Want: Olivia Burton Watch
Decorate: Lindsay Cowles LLC
Do you remember steaming and scraping that ugly wallpaper from one of your past homes, and saying that you would never do that to your house again? Lindsay Cowles LLC will make you change your mind. She is an abstract artist that I began following after she did some incredible artwork for a friend of mine. What I didn’t know is that she specializes in wall coverings, grasscloth, textiles and pillow covers. The piece that I always go back to is a chair that she upholstered for Charlotte-based designer Lucy & Co. It’s AMAZING! I keep watching her site for a piece of artwork that would suit one of our walls. She has a number available and you can email to inquire. Lindsay is making wall covering cool again.
Gift: Uashmama Paper Bags
Uashmama’s washable paper bags look like leather and clean with ease. This sophisticated home accessory line is perfect for the modern home. Look to Uashmama’s Instagram for complete inspiration for purposing their products as laundry bags, planters, or storage containers. Uashama originated from a bread bag found in Tuscany in 2011; now the company employs a large group of local men and women to produce the majority of the bags. This product line is made using a cultivated fibre that does not contribute to deforestation and can be washed like fabric and used over and over again. I love the idea of having plants displayed in buckets and who wouldn’t love this paper bag in white filled with pastries or fruit.
Watch: The Nantucket Project
I first saw The Nantucket Project on a JetBlue flight, and it proved to be a worthy watch. The Nantucket Project uses storytelling to make sense of the messy and noisy topics we are faced with in our world. Not many of us can afford to jaunt to Nantucket to participate in this inspirational series—they bring together incredible visionaries for 3–4 days of idea sharing to create change—but you can hear the stories and ideas that become films. These stories are important and need to be talked about and heard so that we all can become better listeners and bridge builders.
Inspire: The Giving Keys
The Giving Keys’ Dainty Collection launched this summer and I am loving everything about it. The Giving Keys is a Pay It Forward and social impact company, employing people transitioning out of homelessness. The idea is to pass on words of inspiration written on the keys to a person needing encouragement. We could all use something to remind us who we are, where we have been, and where we want to go, and the mini key pendant necklace is my favorite in the collection.