We collaborated with artist Wendy Gold on the all-new Butterfly MOVA Globe. Wendy launched her company, ImagineNations™, in 2010 and has seen great success making one-of-a-kind decoupage globe designs and gaining popularity with people looking for creative upcycled items. When we first saw her amazing decoupage artwork, we knew it would be the perfect addition to our MOVArt line. We asked Wendy to tell us more about her design inspirations and how she started making her beautiful artwork.
Archives for June 2015
We’re excited to once again be working with artist Dick Termes to bring his amazing Termespheres® and unique artwork to life as MOVA Globes. We need your help to determine which of his brilliant designs should join our collection next. Please complete this quick survey and tell us which artwork you’d love to see rotating in a store near you.
July is Independent Retailer month, a promotional campaign to show your customers the value of shopping at independent shops and to celebrate the diversity and contributions of small businesses. The month-long celebration is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect consumers with your business and to highlight your story, values, and impact on the community. Here are some of our ideas for you promote the event next month and engage with your customers:
On June 21st, we celebrate and thank the fathers who have sacrificed so much to make our lives better. Working multiple jobs to put food on the table, helping others in times of need, supporting us even in our wildest dreams – these are just a few of the infinite ways fathers have greatly impacted our lives.
In our recent Father’s Day Contest, we gave you the opportunity to recognize your dad’s amazing contributions and to tell us why you think he deserves the world. We received many entries, all of which were incredibly thoughtful and heartwarming. Congratulations to Wendy S. for her winning contest entry! To continue the spirit of celebrating our dads, we’d like to share excerpts from some of our favorite entries to show how our fathers are so important in our lives:
This is a guest post from San Diego Architect Kevin Bussett.
I attended this year’s Dwell on Design as MOVA International’s Official Architectural Liaison (my request to be MOVA Style Ambassador was denied). As an architect, Dwell subscriber, mid-century fan, and amateur gardener, I took notice of several outstanding products this weekend including the Leggy Stands by Potted, the Boxcar Succulent Planter Set by Revolution Design House and Feltware’s playful and bright clocks, bowls, and coasters made from heavyweight felt and warm hardwood.
While there were many interesting products to view at Dwell on Design, there were a few products at this year’s show that embodied the spirit of Modernism. Modernism is not just a style characterized by clean lines, clever touches, and a minimalist aesthetic–it’s also a mindset that seeks out new materials and fabrication methods and allows that process of experimentation to create surprising, delightful products. Some of the standouts are old designs that remain fresh and relevant fifty years later, some are new products that pay homage to old techniques, and some aren’t designs at all but rather materials waiting to be explored by future designers.