What I love about the internet and being a blogger is the constant discovery of creative people and young design from around the world. Maybe you remember my story about a young design couple from Israel recently - I backed their project on Kickstarter and soon I will own one of their design lamps. Things you can't buy in high street stores, design that have a true story and passion behind them. And these days I've discovered yet another fabulous design project on Kickstarter - this time from the other end of the world, from Chile. Meet 'Minka Inhouse'.
'Minka Inhouse' is the label of the Chilean creative Fran Aldea and was born out of her desire to understand and get involved in each step that goes into developing handcrafted products. Her brave endeavor started with the search of talented local craftsmen that help and teach her to work her two favorite materials - ceramic and wool. So, 'Minka Inhouse' was born in Santiago de Chile. Minka is a native word that describes a collective work with a social purpose and benefit for the community.
Her story is so touching, brave and wonderful, after watching her little video on Kickstarter I was sold immediately. That is how I became one of her backers. And I truly hope that some of you, my dear readers, will support this young creative woman in her pursue of sustainable, handcrafted and good design with a soul.
Here's to many more wonderful design project that will touch our hearts and make us smile with happiness. Like 'Minka Inhouse' does.
Happy weekend, my friends!
Photography via 'Minka Inhouse'