Travel Log

Elephants January 24 2014

It’s no secret how much love we’ve got for elephants. From our block printing experience to the beautiful statues we came across during our trip in India, the elephant became a symbol that inspired our Elephant Pendant!

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Impact Report January 17 2014

We’re happy to report that after 5 1/2 months we’ve donated a total of $3,600—an accomplishment that has provided 6 months of aftercare support for 6 girls!

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A Week of Thanks November 27 2013


We’ve been blessed to hear from the girls at Freedom Firm about what they are thankful for. Their thanks for life and freedom--everyday things we often take for granted--stand out so beautifully. Read More...

Taj Mahal November 18 2013


When we visited the Taj Mahal, I was personally blown away by the amount of time it took to build the mausoleum—19 years. The details are hard to wrap your head around.
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DIY Lace Candleholders November 01 2013


Our love for lace-inspired trinkets could not be more transparent. So this weekend, we thought we’d try this super easy DIY to create a little holiday decor!

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Henna October 25 2013


In India, I had the pleasure of getting my Henna done! What amazed me the most was how quickly the artist worked, and how the intricate detail of her art was so fluid and precise. Read More...

DIY: Block Print Napkins October 11 2013


We found a way to recreate the block print look! So sit down, uncork a glass of wine, and create a block-print inspired napkin of your own! Read More...

Iced Chai October 04 2013


While summer warmth still lingers, and little pockets of cool, fall air tease, it’s the combination of both that has us craving the cozy delicacy (cooled down a couple notches, of course).  The perfect summer-into-fall beverage, Chai!

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The Sari September 19 2013


I'm still amazed by how lucky we were to get “wrapped up” in the beauty of India, and this is especially true of our experience with Saris...

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A Matterial Fix Snapshot September 12 2013

Sharing some of our favorite Matterial Fix moments from our first month! From shipping out orders to little bouts of design inspiration (plus mini-experiences in between), our August was quite the whirlwind...

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Harvest India July 25 2013

Not too long ago, we found ourselves traveling to India to serve with Harvest India (www.harvestindia.org), a great organization dedicated to providing shelter, health, and education to those in need...

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Block Printing July 06 2013

The moment I saw their vast collection of crafted blocks, I was just flooded with inspiration...

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Girls' Education July 05 2013

The cuteness was almost unbearable: girls in matching uniforms and braided ponytails, laughter shrieking from the playground, vibrant songs (kind of like skipping rhymes) sung to the clanking of sticks...

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Culture July 03 2013

Have you ever taken a deep breath inside a spice cabinet? Well, technically, I haven’t either, but our experience in an Indian spice market felt just about the same...

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