Global Inspiration

AN & ANGEL Riga, Latvia


Riga, Latvia’s capital, and the crown jewel of the Baltics, is located on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. With over 600,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city. Riga is a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town. The pedestrian-only Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  has many shops and restaurants and is home to busy Livu Square, lined with bars and nightclubs. The Latvian National Opera and Ballet brings together world-class artists and pop-up art galleries abound.










ANDINA
Gran Chaco, Argentina

The Gran Chaco, or Dry Chaco as it is called, is a largely uninhabited, arid, subtropical natural region of the Rio de la Plata basin. Characterized by low forests and savannas, it is traversed by two permanent rivers and practically unmarked by roads or railway lines.  The Gran Chaco runs along four countries including Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.  The Argentinian Gran Chaco is found in the province of Formosa. It is one of the last true agricultural frontiers and boasts floral and faunal diversity.  









 

ANTOMOON Bologna, Italy

Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in Northern Italy. Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures. Known as the “culinary capital”, its legendary food is arguably Italy's best. The Piazzola Market, a tradition for hundreds of years, features over 400 designers and artisans.

 

 






ANVI GLASS STUDIO 
Lancrans, France

 
The village of Lancrans is located southeast of France, in the region of Rhône-Alpes, one of the most prosperous regions of France, famous for its Alpine ski areas. Lancrans stretches from Lake Geneva to the Cevennes and Provence. Nestled between Geneva Switzerland and Lyon, Lancrans is situated at the beginning of the Jura Mountain, within sight of the Mont Blanc Alps. The tiny village is just 3.73 square miles, with a population below 2,000. Anvi Glass Studio is located in an old, picturesque elementary school.     

 











BILLYBELT Bondues, France

Bondues is situated in the Northern region of France, just minutes from the heart of Lille. The quintessential “small, picturesque town”, Bondues was shaped by centuries of farmers and landscapers. It is brimming with rustic beauty and steeped in history, being home to the Musee de la Resistance, the beautiful Chateau du Vert-Bois, and the sculptures of Eugène Dodeigne. It is a region of rustic beauty and rich cultural life.













CASA NATURA Marbella, Spain


Marbella is one of the best-known resorts of the Costa de Sol, the Spanish Riviera, in Spain’s southern Andalusia region. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, at the foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains , Marbella is a haven. Miles of sandy beaches, hotels, villas, golf courses, nightclubs, upscale boutiques, impressive estates and the famous Puerto Banus marina, filled with luxury yachts, make Marbella famous. It is one of the most important tourist cities of the Costa del Sol and is an International tourist attraction, due mainly to its climate and tourist infrastructure.










CARRE ROYAL 
Paris, France
COUSU DE FIL BLANC Paris, France  
MIRAVIDI Paris, France                                                                              
SYLVAIN LE HEN Paris, France 

Home to iconic global and groundbreaking fashion brands, and the world’s finest interior design and architectural houses, Paris is the quintessential style destination. The City of Lights, with its countless landmarks and centuries-old magnificent buildings, is a beautiful, history-laiden, pulsing city. Nestled between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements, The Place de la Republique, named for the First, Second and Third Republic, is an iconic Parisian destination.

As Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Paris is always a good idea.”










CREATED BY THE RIDLEY'S Darlington, UK

Darlington is a market town in the borough of Darlington, County Durham , England. The River Skerne flows through the town; it is a tributary of the River Tees. The Tees itself flows south of the town.

In the 19th century, Darlington underwent substantial industrial development, spurred by the establishment there of the world's first permanent steam-locomotive-powered passenger railway: the Stockton and Darlington Railway. Much of the vision (and financing) behind the railway's creation was provided by local Quaker families in the Georgian and Victorian eras.











DUDUBAGS Pordenone, Italy

The province of Pordenone is located in the western area of ​​Friuli Venezia Giulia, on the border with Veneto, surrounded by mountains, rivers and valleys. Pordenone, in the territory of Prosecco DOC, is the most famous sparkling white wine region in the world.  Tracing its roots back to Roman times, it was once ruled by the Republic of Venice and the Habsburg monarchy, giving it a Central European feel. Home to many palaces, porticos and frescoes, It has recently become a dynamic industrial and economic center.












EVOLVE Kyiv, Ukraine
ROUSSIN Kyiv, Ukraine 

Kyiv, the capital metropolitan city of the Ukraine is infused with a dynamic and vibrant culture.  Kyiv is home to theaters, museums, religious sites, ancient ruins and modern buildings.  Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chernobyl and Soviet rule, today, Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe.  Home of high-end tech industries, higher education institutions and historical landmarks, Kyiv is a port on the Dnipro River. Bursting with museums, contemporary art hubs and a burgeoning design scene, Kyiv designers offer a clean, modern and incredibly fresh aesthetic.







FAKUI Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a city of thrilling contrasts! Laden with spectacular, futuristic skyscrapers, a pulsing, vibrant food scene, and an exhilarating nightlife, Tokyo is a shot of dazzling adrenaline. The city is expansive and filled with a rich and diverse cultural tapestry. Serenity from the shiny, fast-paced, modern life can be found in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist temples, vintage teahouses, and calming gardens - a reminder of the city’s ancient history.














FLAMINGO CANDLES South Wales, UK

South Wales is a region of Great Britain lying west of the Bristol Channel. It contains the Welsh capital Cardiff, whose landmarks include Cardiff Castle and the striking Wales Millennium Centre arts complex in Cardiff Bay's waterfront development. The Taff Trail walk/cycle path links Cardiff to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Tracing Welsh history, St Fagan's National History Museum is northwest of the city.














FLAMINGO EYEWARE Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain’s central capital is a cheerful and vibrant city, famous for museums, busy streets dotted with all kinds of shops, restaurants and unbeatable nightlife.  Madrid will surprise you with its tranquil historic spots that charm with authenticity. With elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks, it is  renowned for its European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters.














FLECK Uttar Pradesh, India

Uttah Pradesh, also known as Sanskrit City, is famous for its ghats, temples and the Banaras Hindu University, as well as more than 110 Sanskrit schools. With over 200 million inhabitants, the state, in Northern India, is the world’s most populous. Home to national parks, architectural marvels, massive forts, and a scenic beauty rich in color and texture, it is also a destination site for millions of pilgrims annually who come to bathe in the holy river Ganga.










FLON Stockport, UK

Stockport is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, 7 miles south-east of Manchester city center, where the rivers Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey. It is the largest town in the metropolitan borough of the same name.

















SOULBOTTLES Berlin, Germany
GAZUR STUDIO Berlin, Germany
FUNDAMENTAL. BERLIN Berlin, Germany

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany and highly cosmopolitan. An International city of culture, politics, media and science, its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a range of creative industries. Berlin is a continental hub for air and rail traffic and the metropolis is a popular tourist destination.  It boasts a burgeoning design scene with a reputation as one of Europe’s most important fashion centers. Berlin is home to world-renowned universities and its Zoological Garden is the most visited zoo in Europe. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, and contemporary arts. 








HADAS SHAHAM CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY Tel Mond, Israel

Founded over 80 years ago, Tel Mond, Israel, has developed into an intimate suburb.  Located east of Netanya and approximately 30 minutes outside of the bustling city of Tel Aviv, it offers the best of all worlds. Residents benefit from being a stone’s throw away from the tech world, shopping centers and the beach, while being able to enjoy the calm and luxury living of suburbia.  Over the last decade, its community has grown from a small town to a self-sufficient mini city and is expected to have a population exceeding 25,000 in 2030. 













HÜBSCH Herning, Denmark

Herning is a Danish city in the Jutland peninsula. Established in the 1790s as a commercial center, it remains a booming industrial market today and has twice been awarded the title of Danish City of the Year.  Known for its many small furniture and textile businesses, Herning is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition center in Scandinavia, which hosts many International trade fairs.  The city also boasts a robust sporting life including a professional ice hockey team, soccer team, and is the hub of Danish cycling. It has hosted many professional sporting events including World Championship events..












JAMIDA Oland Island, Sweden

Öland Island off the east coast of Sweden is rich in history and largely uninhabited. Eighty-five miles long,
the island of Öland is Sweden’s smallest province and has few permanent inhabitants. In the summer months Öland attracts a large number of tourists and is home to Solliden Palace where the Swedish royal family spends summer holidays. At the very north of Öland is the tiny island of Stora Grundet with an historic 1845 lighthouse. Just south of Färjestaden, the biggest village on the island, is the famous runic stone from the Viking Age.  The island has been called a biking and camping paradise due to its flat topography and ample hours of sunshine. Beaches abound and it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. 







KLASSE 14 Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong has one of the world’s most thriving economies and is a hub for international trade and investment. A cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong weaves Western and Asian influence into a world-class center of business, culture, and trade. Floating islands, one-of-a-kind skyline and delectable foods are just some of Hong Kong’s enchanting features. It is unique with traditional Chinese architecture and serene gardens set on a backdrop of urban sprawl.











LINDASIETO
 Budapest, Hungary

A city in a stunning natural setting with the majestic Danube in the middle, Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the ninth largest city in the EU. The Danube divides it into Buda, with its romantic sweeping panoramas on one side, and Pest, a dynamic cultural center on the other. With strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, technology and education, Budapest was recently ranked as the second fastest developing urban economy. It offers a rich architectural history and an unparalleled combination of culture, cuisine and spas.











LOOM WEAVING Yerevan, Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is a land-locked country located in the Armenian Highlands of Western Asia. Armenia is known for its beautiful landscapes, its cuisine, culture and history. The first country to officially adopt Christianity, Armenia is home to some of the world's oldest churches and monasteries located in the extremely beautiful natural settings. One of the first wine producing countries in the world, Armenia is situated in the fertile valleys of Mt Ararat. A developing country with a burgeoning design industry, Armenia is rich in natural minerals. 











MAMY BAG Tbilisi, Georgia 

Georgia, formerly of the USSR, is a country located between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Georgia is bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey and Armenia. It has a population of approximately 4 million and Tbilisi is its capital city. Considered an underrated and mysterious destination by many, Georgia is known for its charm and beauty. It has a lot to offer including ancient cities, Unesco World Heritage Sites, snow capped mountains, and delicious wine. Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of winemaking, producing wine as far back as 8,000 years. 










MARIA LA ROSA Milan, Italy

 
One of the world's fashion capitals, Milan is a gem of a city in Italy’s Northern Lombardi region. Legendary design houses like Prada, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Moschino are established in Milan.  Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. From the iconic Duomo di Milano, the world's largest—and perhaps most stunning—Gothic cathedral to the impressive museums, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera, there is culture everywhere one looks. Not to be missed, a performance at the iconic, opulent La Scala opera house.









MILLISIMO London, England

At the top of King’s Boulevard, on the banks of Regent’s Canal is Granary Square. This magnificent public square is the heart of King’s Cross. Built where barges once unloaded their goods, the square is animated with over 1,000 choreographed fountains. Wide, south-facing steps sweep down to the canal from the square. Carpeted in green during the summer months, this is the ideal spot to relax and watch the boats slip by. A social hub filled with cafes and bars, kids running around and lounging sophisticates, kick back and take in the world renowned design school of Central Saint Martins and the ongoing seasonal events ranging from  Fashion Week shows, film festivals, markets, concerts and more. The square’s everchanging art installations are another reason to visit. 








MYCHA IBIZA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths. One of Europe's most open-minded cities, Amsterdam offers an array of LGBT-friendly accommodations, bars, and festivals, as well as a thriving cannabis culture with over 200 coffee shops in the city center.








NIMA Xanthi, Greece

Xanthi, a beautiful, historically rich city is located in Northern Greece. Once home to Greeks, Bulgarians, Turks, and Armenians, Xanthi is an amalgam of peoples and cultures, a veritable melting pot. From a great food scene to eastern influenced architecture, to the University of Thace, the wonders of Xanthi can be enjoyed year round. Art galleries, lakes, rivers and festivals abound in this high-spirited city. 













PEPER HAROW Burgess Hill, England

Burgess Hill is a town and civil parish situated in the midst of the beautiful West Sussex country-side, within an hour’s train ride to the city of London and to the beaches of Brighton.  Here one finds the burgeoning cultural scene of Burgess Hill, complete with sport, arthouse film, the Sussex Band, a symphony orchestra, a pantomime theatre and outdoor nature preserves. It was recently named a Fairtrade Town and is the quintessential picture of an English landscape.












Perle d'Arte Monastier di Treviso

Monastier di Treviso is a municipality in the Province of Treviso in the Italian region Veneto, located about 16 miles  northeast of Venice.



















PINK STORIES Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany

Murnau am Staffelsee is a market town located on the footprints of the Bavarian Alps, settled on the motorway that connects Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Bayern region. Murnau (as it is known) became world famous by the Russian painter Wassily Kindinsky, who lived there in the early 1900’s. Inspired by the diverse picturesque landscape, numerous works of art have become famous here. Murnau is a charming old town where culture meets natural beauty. From hiking, to museums and castles, to shops to cafes, it’s a thriving destination.









SAPONISPHERE Neidernai, France

Niedernai is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It is located 16 miles south west of Strasbourg, 14 miles north of Sélestat and 31miles north of Colmar on the main A35 road. Niedernai dates back to pre-Roman times.















STUDIO JULIA ATLAS Cape Town, South Africa
TASSYL Cape Town, South Africa
 
Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city and is one of the most beautiful in the world. It is flanked by jagged mountain ranges and boasts miles of pure white pristine beaches, botanical gardens, a vibrant harbor, an amazingly cool urban edge, sprawling Winelands, nature reserves and Two World Heritage Sites. A melting pot of color, culture, creativity and cuisine, it’s situated at the southern tip of Africa and has been receiving foreign visitors since 1400. A mix up of African, Malay, Dutch, French and Portuguese culture is reflected in the fabric of the pulsing city. 








THORNcph Kolkata, India

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.









Tobmarc Ekarakara, KENYA

Ekarakara, Kenya is situated in the Machakos Region. It is a short distance from the country’s capital city of Nairobi. The Kenyan basket weavers are almost all from farming communities, which are situated in South Eastern Kenya. Due to the arid climate and frequent droughts, many weavers grow their own sisal. Machakos is known for its open air markets which run on Mondays and Fridays, and are filled with artisanal creations blooming with color and creativity.  










WELL KEPT Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theater and music scenes. With plans to become the “greenest” city in the world, Vancouver is one of the most livable, yet expensive cities globally. Vancouver has hosted countless International Events, from the 1954 Commonwealth Games, to the Women's FiFA World Cup in 2015. Interestingly, in 1969, Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver and the city became the permanent home to TED conferences in 2014.










ZERO 15 Biella, Piedmont, Italy

Biella is the largest town, and capital, of the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is located a short distance from both Turin and Milan. It lies in the foothills of the Alps, an area rich in springs, lakes and mountain pastures. Biella is an important wool and textile center. In 1695, a silk manufacturing company was established there and by 1835, the town at the forefront of the industry.