Loved the work by Opiary, a Princeton-based green design studio which makes planters, furniture, green walls, and other accessories that integrate green plants with various materials coated in cement. Each object has a piece of landscape inserted in it. And Bambu makes bowls of soft cork
One of the materials that will be remembered as representing the design of the epoch is acrylic, which together with various variations of resin represent the synthetic materials that emulate natural materials. Rock crystal and antler on the other hand, represent a direction towards natural, traditional materials.
With the rediscovery of the crafted object at the turn of the 21st century, craft has come to define contemporary design. Handmade, or a combination of advanced technologies with handmade are employed by creators worldwide.
Since 2004, Creative Women has provided job opportunities for Ethiopian artisans without access to formal employment. The weavers and spinners they employ, create textiles that express their national identity.
Aid to Artisans create economic opportunities for artisan groups around the world where livelihoods, communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk. It brings a passion for the deep-rooted cultures and handmade traditions of the developing world with a commitment to building profitable businesses.