March 12, 2009

Binth {via Modern Karibou}

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING makes me happier than NEW original design!!! Whilst surfing around the Modern Karibou “whats new” section, I happily (and I mean VERY happily) stumbled upon Binth.

What the heck is a Binth? A derivative of Terebinth?

“a Mediterranean tree, Pistacia terebinthus, of the cashew family, yielding Chian Turpentine."

HUH? Actually, they just made it up.

I love the fact that all of their screen print designs are created based on collaborative efforts, there is no 1 person responsible for 1 design. Community and the environment is their priority, from in-house, to outsourced suppliers, Binth makes every effort to work with family-owned businesses run by traditional craftsmen that share their passion for detail and quality. Helping the environment along the way always helps as well.

All of their colours are mixed by hand using only water-based inks (wow!), and all their paper stock is of course recycled. This is so important people!!!!! We must all make more of an effort to recycle!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Binth, some are available here in Canada via Modern Karibou, or you can visit Binth online to check for other retailers.

1. Ocotpus Cuddle Pillow, 16" x 16", $72
2. Rooster Cuddle Pillow, 16" x 16", $72
3. "XOXO" screen printed cards, box of 6, $14.50
4. "Suitor" screen printed cards, box of 6, $14.50
5. "Awaiting Spring" ltd edition print, 16" x 20" matted, signed and numbered, $85
6. "Mum" screen printed cards, box of 6, $14.50
7. Thorn Notepad in brown, 100 sheets, $15.50
8. Numbers poster, 18" x 24" unframed, $55

all images from Binth

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