June 21, 2011
I am one of the co-founders of Amenity. My son Roman (who was the inspiration behind our nursery collection - you can see Roman here as a toddler in our shoot), is now about to start kindergarten. His introduction to his school-age years has brought me to an interesting journey in my life, the support of public schools. I just recently embraced my public school, Micheltorena Elementary, in my urban neighborhood of Silver Lake in Los Angeles. It has been inspiring and eye-opening and I’m eager to participate.
I encourage each of you to walk into your local public school and learn about their values and goals and then consider how you can make a meaningful contribution to supporting their efforts. It can be a small or a big effort. Any effort can make a big difference! You will feel so rewarded that you are contributing to one of the biggest challenges in our country — how do we fix the public school system? We are too bright and resourceful as a population to let this be a continuing issue for our kids. We can solve this problem. – Kristina
June 20, 2011
We love summer at Amenity. If you’re longing for a beach house getaway vacation, create one in your own home with a few simple updates. Add some comfy and cozy Amenity pillows in earth-colored hues. A new set of organic bath towels from Coyuchi in oceanic-colored hues will also help set the vibe along with some potted succulents in hanging containers. We love this one available at Branchhome.com. It’s so stylish and simple. And to add just the right touch to transform your home into a real beach retreat, consider adding paper lanterns or something more special like these ceramic votive lanterns by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. Now that you’ve got the look, you’ll be sure to want to serve a quick snack to friends in style. Anything simple and organic looks great on our Amenity FSC-certified walnut trays. One of our favorites is chopped dark chocolate and fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market. Now you’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the summer. We know it’s going to be a beautiful one. — Amenity
June 18, 2011
We are always looking for quick ways to make a room dramatically different. Lighting is a great choice. LED lightbulbs are sometimes not the prettiest but how could they not give off amazing light in this beauty of a light! It’s handmade in Egypt and gives off the loveliest pattern. Thanks Luster for finding something so beautiful.
June 13, 2011
I was at my friend Isabelle’s house who comes down regularly to the studio to shop. She’s Australian and I adore her natural and earthy design sensibilities. She buys things that she falls in love with instantly like her terracotta light fixture above her dining area. It was fun to see how she lives with Amenity.
April 28, 2011
FEED Projects’ mission is to create products that help FEED the world. They take great pride in using environmentally-friendly and artisan-made materials, along with fair-labor production, in creating all FEED products. A set donation is built into every fabulous bag and accessory. They’re a fantastic organization to support.