We are so proud to bring you this issue – our strongest autumnal offering since our beginning in 2002.
And what a labor of love this has been for everyone involved. For our artisans who bring to life each individual work with their hearts as well as their hands. For our merchants who collaborate with our artisans to create products just for you. (The vast majority of the treasures you will see here are available no where else in the world!) For our creative team who bring our handcrafted treasures to life in the two dimensions of ink on paper (or pixels on a computer screen).
I have always considered myself to be a student of the creative process. Creativity is how many of us experience and express our own individuality. It is, I believe, one of the fi nest ways to fulfill the human potential.
Yet for all the wonders of individual creativity, I have recently discovered that when one can bring together people with very different gifts and meld their strengths and common vision, the result is often just shy of miraculous. So what is my labor of love? Bringing together
these incredibly talented creative forces and watching a whole evolve that is so much greater than the sum of its parts!
Terri S. Alpert
Founder & CEO