Sunday, March 21, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Paloma's Nest.

The types of design I'm drawn to have one main word in common. Simplicity.  One of my favorite things is handmade pottery.  I chose to feature Paloma's Nest because the popularity of her eco-friendly and stylish heirlooms is just amazing!  The creative mind behind Paloma's Nest is that of Caroline Colom Vasquez.  Paloma's Nest is a company that focuses on a collection of hancrafted modern heirlooms that include bowls, tiles, ornaments and a variety of unique decorative items.  The products have been featured in numerous print publications, online and on television.   Caroline's claim to fame is that of the original Ring Bearer Bowl.   It was designed to replace the ring bearer pillow.   Custom engraving is stamped by hand, and you can put any text on the bowl. It can be a date, a favorite saying,  names, etc. This is one of my favorite things, and I can't wait to order one! It is a great idea as a gift for any type of celebration, not just a wedding!

One of my other favorites from the collection are the Egg Placecard holders. I love that they are gold, and they add a little bit of style and fun to a table setting.

 Lastly, a major aspect of Caroline's business is that she uses recycled, up-cycled, and biodegradeable products throughout the collection.  Here is a photo of the packaging, which again, is simple and natural.   It provides a "nest" so that your products get to you safely and in tact.  Speaking of being Eco-friendly, the Paloma's Nest studio is powered 100% by renewable wind energy.

I can't say enough about Caroline and the Paloma's Nest team.  Their products are handmade with the utmost care and authenticity.  There is an obvious care for the environment, but even more so, the client.   Spring and summer are upon us, and if you're getting married, looking for a hostess gift, have a birthday party to go to, or just want something for your own home, Paloma's Nest, is your new best friend!  Go check out the gorgeous website and get all your shopping done online!

****All photos courtesy of  Paloma's Nest.

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