Happy Earth Day Posh Pals!
As great lovers of nature and all its inspirational beauty, one of our desires is to be responsible stewards of the Earth. A very wise Native American sentiment states this perfectly: “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”
Being able to come to work on a tall grassy hill beside a pond is such a joy for us. What is your favorite thing about the Earth where you live?
Did you know?
- More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day in 1970. The celebration grew to more than one billion people in 192 countries in 2012.
- Earth Day is held on April 22 because that is considered the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
- 11% of the Earth’s surface is used to grow food.
In honor of Earth Day, we want to introduce you to one of our newest “green” designers. It is said that Mother of Necessity and we recently met the Brother, Vincent!
Architect Vincent V. describes his work as Nature-Inspired-Kid-Approved-Sustainable-US-Made-Earth-Friendly-Non-Toxic-Colorful-Exciting-Cool-Creative-Fun-Smart-Modern-Designed Children’s Furniture. (We agree and think you will, too!)
After seeing that his two young sisters had to do their homework at the kitchen table, the architect was inspired to create a compact desk and chairs for them. His goal was simple – create unique, modern furnishings inspired by organic shapes found in nature with a sustainable and Earth-friendly approach to construction and materials. This started Vincent down his new design path, which brought him straight to PoshTots and we couldn’t be happier!
“I thought to myself, ‘I can design something better, inspired by nature. I was on my way to designing a unique product that mattered to my family, and, I hoped, to many others who felt as I did.’ ” –Vincent V.
This super-talented designer/craftsman truly believes and practices conservation and preservation. Each sheet of material is plotted to maximize the pieces cut from it, allowing up to 97% of the material to be utilized to craft furniture.
So why waste that 3%? Don’t worry, he wouldn’t dare. Vincent created a line of Second Life products to make use of that small bit of extra material. These include Standard Puzzles, Custom Puzzles, and Wall Art – mobiles will be added soon! Stay tuned; all of Vincent’s ingenious offerings will be available on poshtots.com very soon.