These days everything seems to be plastic, disposable and lifeless. What happened to strong, sturdy and natural? This year, add a little more life and local Georgia roots to your holiday shopping list. Here are 5 of our favorite hand-crafted gifts, all of which used to be part of a tree!Read More
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Two Finnish-Norwegian artists, Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth have taken an idea, put it into practice and captured the result on film. The artist duo is aiming to generate new perspectives on who we are and where we belong, through their ongoing collaborative series, Eyes as Big as Plates.Read More
“Planetary anguish lifts us onto another systemic level where we open to collective experience. It enables us to recognize our profound interconnectedness with all beings. Don’t apologize if you cry for the burning of the Amazon or the Appalachian mountains stripped open for coal. The sorrow, grief, and rage you feel is a measure of your humanity and your evolutionary maturity. As your heart breaks open there will be room for the world to heal. That is what is happening as we see people honestly confronting the sorrows of our time.” – Joanna Macy, Greening of the SelfRead More
At The Homestead Atlanta, we definitely prefer to take a trip to the thrift store before investing in anything new. Whether you find the perfect outfit, a rug that really ties the room together, or just some old curtains you can upcycle because fabric is expensive these days, thrift stores are gold mines. And let's face it - we've already got enough folks buying new goods from half way across the world. Snagging something gently used helps the environment and your wallet! Check out some of our apprentice Lauren's favorite thrift store finds!Read More
Today's culture lionizes youth, but some of the continent's most breathtaking artisans have dedicated their lives to their work. Check out these beautiful short films by Breakwater Studios. Find out more at http://www.lifesworkfilms.com/Read More
I’m always amazed how a smell or taste can transport you to a certain time or place. Each and every hand written, coffee stained, dog-eared recipe has a history of its own: the special place it was enjoyed, the only time of year it was made and who was in the kitchen helping. I have grown to cherish these recipes and the stories that go along with them—the edible history of my family.Read More
This city is also chock full of people who are busy honing their skills, sharing their crafts, imagining greener ways to live. We are beyond lucky to have artisans, designers, thinkers, builders, and dreamers at the top of their game at our disposal only a short drive (traffic willing!) away.Read More