These past five weeks I've had the amazing opportunity to travel to Bolivia with a group of 18 design students to collaborate on projects with local artisans in a huge variety of materials including leather, wood, totora reed, alpaca yarn, bamboo... more new ideas than we could begin to explore in such a short time. With the help of our new artisan friends, however, we worked with lightning speed to develop a wide range of products by the end of the trip. We are all so pleased with the results and are many of us are making plans to return for a second dose as soon as possible!
Right now I'm working on getting myself back into the rhythm of life back in the States, unpacking (still), and working my way through hundreds of photos. Soon I will have plenty of stories and images and new products to share. Hang in there, dear readers....
In the meantime, get to know my dear friend and classmate Laurel (www.alaurelborealis.com) who is responsible for the above photo. She is amazing.