Popup Shop: Art Heals The Philippines
On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, cutting a brutal path of destruction through six islands and effecting the lives of over 12 million people. A month later, the extent of the destruction is still unclear, but one thing is obvious: we have to help.
Philanthropists from around the world have stood up and started giving back, and today we want to highlight one particularly innovative project: Artists Heal PH. Created by sisters Nancy Mungcal, Michelle Mungcal, and Neysa Bowers, this is a pop-up shop that features works donated by talented artists and craftspeople. All proceeds will be donated to benefit The International Rescue Committee.
Only open from November 28 - December 31, Artists Heal PH is a wonderful example of what happens when trendy do-gooders combine their talents (and the ever-popular concept of a pop-up shop) with the urge for altruism. Browsing through the online shop, one thing immediately stands out, and that's how many great works have already been donated to the cause. Pretty paintings by Clare Elsaesser sit alongside crafty animal prints by Taylor Dunfee. Whether your apartment needs a cutesy new print or an inspirational message, you'll find something to adorn your walls here.
Or perhaps art really isn't your bag. That's okay—we can't all be Monets. But perhaps you'll enjoy the creative jewelry for sale. From delicate pendants to statement pieces, there's a wide range of styles available. We're particularly taken with this architectural necklace, made by Sarah Safavi. Pretty and tough at once, it would make a great accessory come summer months.
Oh, and did we mention these good would make a great holiday gift? So what are you waiting for—get shopping.