Category Archives: Saturday Store Profile

| SATURDAY STORE PROFILE | Design Research

Design Research was ‘‘a warm, eclectic, colorful and international version of modernism, one that mixed folk art and Mies van der Rohe, Noguchi and ANDEA sweaters, offering newlyweds and Nobel Prize winners one-stop shopping for tools to eat, sleep, dress, even to party in a beautiful way.’’

Design Research by Benjamin Thompson.

| SATURDAY STORE PROFILE | La Chola’s Bodega

Slow and Steady Wins the Race alum, Mayra Valencia launched her own store : La Chola‘s Bodega, a curated online shop that celebrates the Latin Culture & Community. Each month new items are added that are handmade by local artisans in South America promoting fair trade practices. As well as pieces handmade by owner and creator Mayra Valencia who designs pieces heavily influenced by a mixture of her Ecuadorian ethnicity and her upbringing in Brooklyn, New York.
We carry handmade jewelry, accessories and some home decor items. Many pieces are one of a kind, or made in small quantities only to make each item that much more unique to our customers.
Mayra’s Ultimate Wishlist of 5 Items:
-To be able to travel to South America often and build relationships with more local artisans
-A private studio work space
-To collaborate with other Latin American Designers, Artists & Entrepreneurs on creating a more positive outlook on the Latino community in the United States.
-A free standing retail store/event space
-To have jewelry workshops for kids who are interested in design

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VISIT AND SHOP. 

| SATURDAY STORE PROFILE | Cistanthe

Cistanthe

 

CISTANTHE is a design studio and shop which re-contextualizes art & design made in developing parts of the world.  Our work utilizes traditional techniques, and promotes socioeconomic growth.

Currently, we are collaborating with dyers, weavers, embroiderers and block-printers between the various Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. We are also working with independent craftspeople and women’s cooperatives in South Africa, Namibia, Burkina Faso and Bosnia.

Each piece is focused on the merger of ancient tradition, modern interpretation and experimental design.