Africa | These baskets are from Design Afrika (founder Binky Newman) who works with indigenous crafters throughout the African Continental, Design Afrika bridges the gap between local tradition and the wider world of design.
Without using synthetic chemicals or eco-harmful varnishes, Ceylon Paper Pottery has developed a 100% waterproof hybrid material made of waste wood, reused paper and simple sand. The result looks and feels like rough homemade papers, but has the strength and durability of typical pot-throwing materials.
TOASTED HORN SPOON by ATELIER CALLA Christelle found her passion for design in her early twenties. Her numerous travels as a child in Europe and Africa introduced her to the aesthetics, love of quality and detail that is reflected in her work. Inspired by Haiti’s natural beauty, she creates modern yet timeless objects.
Join Donna as she collaborates with the artisans of Haiti, sharing design and manufacturing ideas. See the local arts at work making the accessories and house wares currently available at the Urban Zen stores in Greenwich Village, Sag Harbor, and Los Angeles. Guided by Donna's commitment to merging commerce with philanthropy, all proceeds from the purchase of Haitian artwork and crafts is donated directly to Urban Zen Foundation.