Thursday, June 24, 2010

African Baskets

These Baskets from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa are absolutely amazing. I've decided to carry them on my online store, Kerut Home for their beautiful craftsmanship, detail and contemporary clean look. These baskets are made from Ilala palm fronds. The fronds are collected, pulled into strips, naturally dyed and then hung to dry as the traditional Zulu women prepare their materials for basket-weaving. The palm fronds have a natural waxy coating which makes them ideal for the weaving of these watertight baskets. These baskets are also a product of Fair Trade. This fair trade partnership works to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work. Please support the people of Africa by purchasing these stunning fair trade baskets. I will add more baskets to the site soon. As of now, I have the 2 large ones with lids, and 2 bowl baskets.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

If Lamps Could Walk

Happy to be back!! I had strep throat that kept me in bed or on the sofa in a comatose state feeling like I would never recover and get back to the outside world, and the city of NY, that I adore so much. Finally I feel motivated to get my ass going again. Ugh! I hate being sick. I don't do it well! Anyway, I just received a postcard from the New York artist, Rodger Stevens Studio. His lamps are extraordinary!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Mondo Cane is a fun little shop here in NYC, chalk full of mid century goodies. I love this 1920's Atom Model from Mondo Cane.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


My new favorite New York bag merchant, FORESTBOUND uses exclusively found and salvaged materials to create durable, utilitarian tote bags. great effort is put into hunting for well-worn historic textiles and hardware throughout new england. much time and care is spent working with these unique materials to make every forestbound bag one of a kind.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Holding On To The Fascination

Marina Abromovic's amazing performance art exhibit has ended, I report...sadly. During the 4 months (I think) while she was at the MOMA, I would leisurely take a stroll a few blocks and visit her and the other artist's once in a while when I had the time. The energy I received from the crowd and the exhibit inspired and motivated me. It opened up a space in my mind and fascinated me to the core, although I never did muster up the courage to sit at her table and stare into her intensity. Anyway, for those of you who want more of Marina, and just can't let go of it all, check out Personal Archaeology at Sean Kelly Gallery through June 19.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"If I had a world of my own"

I attended the one of my favorite Antique Shows this holiday weekend, and came back with a lot of goodies. My favorite find of the show was this vintage Architectural Model from the 1940's. Now only if I had a bottle that read "drink me"!

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