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In Interiors on November 5, 2013 at 5:01 am


I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and chatting with Andrea Phillips and Nyoman, a highly conscious and delightful couple who reside in Bali and are cofounders of BaliZen, known for its whimsical green gifts and home decor.  The vast collection embodies a beautifully playful and colorful design esthetic–not only are the products natural, sustainable and handmade BUT the company is also a member of The Fair Trade Federation, a Washington DC-based nonprofit providing support to and promoting North American businesses identified as being fully committed to the principles of fair trade.  The event was held in the elegantly appointed Kunstkring Paleis.

Below, a few favorite’s on Beth Anne’s BaliZen wish list.  She emailed, “Ohmygosh what don’t I like…EEEEK!!!!”

Please visit balizenhome.com or click on the hyperlink above to be directed to their delightful shopping site!



In Beauty & Health on October 9, 2013 at 8:31 am
Nail Polish by OPI

Nail Polish by OPI

Perfect combination to cure end of summer blues…Havaianas and a refreshingly bright pool blue reminiscent of those lazy endless summer childhood days spent swimming with sisters and friends.

Dwiyono…and the Egg

In Art, Painting, Sculpture on August 6, 2013 at 11:09 am
Dwiyono's Eggshell Painting

Dwiyono’s Eggshell Painting

What happens if one morning your wife is cooking breakfast, an egg shell drops to the floor, and as you bend down to pick it up you have in your hand the most innovative new medium?  Dwiyono’s fascination with the simple delicate beauty of this cracked shell along with a little glue, cement, paint and his imagination, all commingle, creating this Jakarta based artist’s meticulous sustainable works.







For additional info on the artist and his works, please visit Dwiyono and The Jakarta Post


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