Posts Tagged ‘News’
When Element Advocate Amy Purdy told us that she was going to be embarking on an adventure of a lifetime (which we later found out was “The Amazing Race”),we were in the midst of designing her newest LLG Collection. So when we heard the news, Amy and the Eden Designers scrambled to make magic happen, and alas, our very own amazing race had begun.
After countless cups of coffee, and days blending into nights, it all came together, and just in the knick of time… Amy was heading out the door to compete, half-way around the world, in… China?! What?! Needless to say, we are on the edge of our seats, and cheering her on. Amy is an inspiration, and with her story of endurance and strength, she truly knows how to overcome any obstacle.
“Get outside, smell the trees, and take in the fresh air…” – Amy Purdy, Element Eden Advocate
“I feel very privileged to be creative for a living…. I get to delve into little aspects of life that most people rush past on their frantic hurry to be somewhere.” -Amber B Dianda
This is one of my favorite images of Amber B… she stares strongly with an intense acceptance that shows the warmth of her heart and equally deep power within her abilities.
Handmade, homemade, crafty crap is top of our list… our palms start sweating and we get shaky when someone even begins to drop those three precious letters… D, I and Y.
When we got word from our friend Jenni that she compiled 30 creative DIY projects into a one-a-day crafting book spectacular… balloons filled the air and confetti began streaming from the ceiling (we can pretend, right?).
Jenni, you have the hearts of the entire Element Eden family, thank you for creating a gem of a book!
This woman amazes me…
Artist and Advocate Brooke Reidt rarely makes it to her bed every night, as she’d rather be putting her creative mind to work with projects, commissions, collaborations and exhibits. While catching up with her over dinner the other night, she just throws into the conversation the fact she is also creating a tee pee for a friend’s back yard party… “no big deal”…
What a beautiful “side project”… I’ll say it again, this woman amazes me!
This craft is SO GREAT! For so many reasons. So easy, cheap, and looks so professional when your done with them. They really do make great personalized gifts for people.
What you will need:
Blank tile coasters
Decoupage or Modge Podge (greatest stuff on Earth in my opinion)
Sponge brushes or paint brushes
As for the images you wish to decoupage onto the coasters, we found that decorative napkins work great. One of my best buds printed out some pictures of his girl friend and her sisters on to printing paper and used those and they turned out awesome. Any thin paper works well.
1. Cut your paper into the same dimensions as your tile coasters
2. Using your sponge brush or paint brush apply a thin layer of decoupage to your coaster, before that layer dries lay down your square of paper and smooth out over your coaster.
3. after that has dried, apply a few more layers of decoupage over the top of the paper you just applied.
Our girl Miya is in town and spreading the Color of Light!!
Please join us for the opening of steel artist and Eden Advocate Miya Ando’s exhibition The Color of Light on December 10th at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica!!
Can hardly wait to see you there!
Kyleigh Kuhn‘s name is recognized strongly in the fashion industry as a model gracing the pages of Vogue, Who What Wear and various other style hubs… but few know this woman’s beauty truly runs much deeper in spirit and heart.
With a mother as founder and key operator behind the non-profit organization Roots for Peace, a seed of philanthropy and selfless care towards those in need was something instilled in Kyleigh since day one. At age 13, she took her first trip to the Balkans, helping Roots for Peace in it’s mission of replacing the deadly minefields with prospering farmland. From there, this seed took strong root, growing a heart of graciousness towards the issues within this world and taking strides to solve the problems of those considered “less fortunate”.
Since graduating with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Kyleigh has not only continued on in her strong modeling career, but also managed to begin TWENTY FOUR SUNS. With a vision to set up sustainable business models within war torn villages, Kyleigh has begun collaborating with designers and high end retailers to utilize and grow the skills of artisans within rural Afgan, to help build their resources towards a more prospering community for the future.
The Element Eden family couldn’t be more inspired to not only hear Kyleigh’s story, but get to know this woman on a personal level.
Thanks so much for chatting with us Kyleigh, we can’t wait to one day travel with you and start getting our hands dirty!
Your life is a true and beautiful example of what it means to live, learn and grow… so grateful to walk this path in life with you!
Much love from all the Element Eden family, Advocates and friends!
In this shot: Eden Advocates Amber B and Amy Purdy
Element Eden Advocate and artist Brooke Reidt seeks her individual style through exploration of life’s journeys.
Win Brooke’s favorite coat for the holiday season, the sherpa lined Chesapeake wrap coat. Adventure out and explore nature in full embrace!
Roses, mushrooms and rainbow bass… oh my!
Hooked on the pairings behind Kelly Allen’s works.