River Ridge, LA Custom Artists
- 3156 CASTINE STREET New OrleansLA70119
Handmade, Modern, Bohemian Designs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As a small child, I was fortunate to spend some time living with my grandparents in a tiny village in the Greek mountains. Compared to my life in America, it was like going back in time 50 years. We didn’t need a refrigerator because the meat was bought daily and freshly butchered. The fruits and vegetables were grown in my grandmother’s garden. And the bread was baked in our wood burning oven. My grandmother sewed, crocheted, and knitted our clothing and linens. My grandfather had a side business cleaning wool flokati rugs in a basin fed by a natural spring on our family property. Goats were herded in the streets, children played in the town square and old men gathered at the coffee shop to talk and play cards. I couldn’t have hoped for a more simple and beautiful childhood. Hard work, good food, and close family were the holy trinity. As an adult, I have realized that that tiny Greek village knew the secret to happiness. Every homemade meal I cook and every stitch I sew or weave connects me to my grandparents and a simpler, happier way of life. Modern designs, traditional craftsmanship - Lemon Cucullu.
- 4201 Canal Street New OrleansLA70119
Goods that Matter creates everyday design goods, with extraordinary impact. We provide a trusted home for eco-conscious consumers to purchase the highest quality, eco-friendly, handmade-in-America goods for everyday use. Each Matter product is handmade in the U.S., of eco-friendly materials, & gives back to unique social and environmental causes. 10% of all proceeds flow to causes that impact the health, happiness, and sustainability of our communities both locally and for our neighbors around the world. We are proud to be the first Benefit Corporation in the state of Louisiana and to have donated $30,866 to date to our partner causes! Goods that Matter works to make the world a better place by creating products and collaborations that matter.