Keeper of the Arts: Novica

With the rise of lovely websites such as Etsy and Craftzine, no doubt, a lot of us are liking the idea of having something unique and handmade in our home. But what if, at the same time we’re also being globally responsible and helping the artisans of the world?

Last year, I discovered this website that is all about supporting that thought. Novica, an affiliate of National Geographic offers home goods, clothing and accessories from corners of the world such as Thailand, India and Brazil to name a few. I ordered a few things from them for Christmas and I was more than pleasantly surprised. Each item was gift wrapped so wonderfully and have card enclosures containing a description of the item and about the artisans themselves. The items are even more gorgeous than the ones at the website and so well-crafted. See for yourself!

novica gift wrap and cards

This is how the dictionary defines ARTISAN:


noun \ˈär-tə-zən, -sən, chiefly British ˌär-tə-ˈzan\

a worker who practices a trade or handicraft
one that produces something in limited quantities often using traditional methods
It’s been a favorite word of mine. One of my dreams is to travel the world and chronicle different artisans making these absolutely beautiful items {I wanna see how inlaid bone mirrors are made in Morocco and how those Turkish carpet looms look like}. Here are some of my current faves: a green quartz skull,  these lucky cats {I got them!} and any of these Alpaca blend throw blanket {I got one too…they are so well-made and so soft and cozy!}.
You can lose yourself navigating this website. There’s nothing like shopping and being globally responsible and help be a “Keeper of the Arts.”
Although this is a sponsored post, opinions and thoughts are all mine.
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About Maureen

Details are my passion. From curating vignettes to designing spaces. I thrive in finding the finds and just discovered the art of collecting...all while sipping on a cafe au lait & a french macaroon in hand.

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