“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies…. It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”
― Albert Einstein
But, can’t we have both? Furnishings that have been made with loving care? AND, sane and kindly philosophies? A handmade lifestyle is about connecting the past with the present, with finding new uses for the old, for salvaging and building and for shaping spaces where life can thrive.
Antique carved Sumatran shelf from traditional houseAll Products, Asia, Carved, Folk Art, Furniture, Home and Office, Indonesia, Mission Style, Rustic, Tribal Art, Vintage, Wood, WoodworkSir Raffles Art & History is Charles Mandel's collection of antique Santos and ethnographic collectibles, mostly carved wood. See current selection on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SirRafflesArtHistory$645.00
Happy Home Painted Wood Bench – AdAll Products, Americas, Architectural, Blue, Colorful, Elements, Folk Art, Furniture, Home and Office, Materials, Niche, Painted, Provenance, Red, Stripes, USA, Wood, WoodworkModern Artisans is a marketplace for gallery-quality items handcrafted by skilled artists and craftsmen from the United States and Canada. Founded in 2003, they offer an meaningful alternative to the mass-produced products found in most malls, gift stores, and catalog sites. They carry home décor, functional work, garden decorations, and jewelry. Click on the Shop button to visit their website. Artizan Made receives a percentage of any purchases you make through this button and we appreciate your support!$429.99