Yes, yes, yes.....please get out and exercise your constitutional right to vote. However, I want to discuss something else that affects everyone on our planet and that is the sustainability of our world.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Plan: a 17 point call to action for every country on our planet whether rich, poor or middle class. You don't have to be a Republican, Democrat or Independent to support these goals - you just have to care about humanity.
Seven years ago, Stephanie Lilley received a colorful basket from her native-El Savadoran housekeeper. That basket, handmade by women in the El Salvadoran mountains, inspired Stephanie to start her own business, The Lilley Line (available at Sotre), which wholesales the chic, utilitarian and virtually indestructible totes for a variety of uses and helps El Salvadoran women in the process.
Coco’s paintings have included sunflowers, Japanese style waves, animal prints, and modernist abstraction. Framed or unframed, they bring a youthful edge to designing and serve as an inspired ode to music, painting and the importance of saving cultural artifacts rather than throwing them away.
Lee Cutrone profiles Doug Collum and Stick Candles for Sotre.
The natural world inspired Douglas Collum’s Stick Candles. His mother, an interior designer, wanted to duplicate similar ones she’d had but used. Happily, Collum’s quest to reproduce the perfect candles cast from sticks, twigs and branches.