June 10, 2020
As we begin to return to posting interior design content, it is by no means business as usual. It’s our responsibility now more than ever, to continue to use our platform to promote equality. One very important avenue of doing so is by promoting inclusivity in business. We have rounded up five of many businesses (more to come) that we drew such inspiration from. See our list of some accounts we are loving below.
Ronni Nicole is an artist that works with plaster as her medium. She calls her work “Floral Inspired Fossils” and we adore them. Featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Martha Stewart Home and many other publications, Nicole’s preservation of flowers is unlike anything we’ve seen.
Sika is a (new to us) clothing line filled with bold colors, striped pieces our favorites) and stunning prints. Sika is “inspired by the rich and diverse culture of Ghana, West Africa.” All of the fabric used for their designs is selected in Ghanaian markets.
Shopping is made that much better when you are supporting a cause. Per thewebsite, “Sika was founded in 2005 by creative director Phyllis Taylor with the vision that fashion has the power and potential to make a positive contribution to society. For SIKA that means paying fair wages, creating employment and making a meaningful difference within the Ghanaian community.”
The vibrant colors and prints are to die for. The fact that through their designs you are able to have a piece sourced in Ghana is simply amazing.
These silhouettes are absolutely divine.
“The concept for the Paris-based Madame de la Maison is three-fold: one of a kind antique place settings are available for rent for special occasions (Aki also produces events), there’s an online shop (with etched crystal champagne coupes and toile patterns aplenty), then there’s her own line of linens. The last of which she manufactures locally using 100 percent linen to create natural-fiber napkins and tablecloths dyed, embroidered, and monogrammed in the most pleasant of shades.”
Another business recognized in Vogue and Domino Magazine, among others, it is a new discovery for us and we are smitten.
The brand is centered around sustainability with all of the linens being ethically-produced with a biodegradable fiber.
Aki has a vast background in fashion and her interest in history and the arts are what culminated her brand. “Of Nigerian descent, Aki grew up in Austin and moved to New York after college, where she steeped herself in the fashion world with a couple of magazine editing jobs. She then developed a taste for academia, studying decorative arts at Bard College before working at the Met’s Costume Institute and the Museum of the City of New York. It was fashion history that brought her to Paris, where she currently resides.”
Brooklyn Blooms is a New York-based florist that is known for “creating beautiful things out of beautiful things.” Brooklyn Blooms is not your run of the mill florist though, drawing inspiration from fashion, nature and art while using flowers as the medium.
In addition to creating fabulous arrangements, Brooklyn Blooms produces florals for weddings, events and is even available for travel for events.
This arrangement is what multi-colored dreams are made of..
This is as chic as chic gets.
Brother Vellies is a stunning line that we just recently discovered via may accounts on our feed. It is another company rooted in history which makes it that much more special. “Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe.”
These neutral pumps are as classic as it gets.
We are in love with this mint green color story.
These mules would make such a statement with any bridal look.