FOLLOW | ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA
Internationally renowned and recognized, Enrique Martínez Celaya is the first Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California, along with an extensive list of other accomplishments and skills. Artist, author, former scientist, Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College....not to mention having his work featured in multiple exhibits ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia to the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. There isn't much that Martínez Celaya hasn't done or isn't going to create. His next show is in Berlin, Germany and is a collaboration with the deceased painter and printmaker, Käthe Kollwitz. That's all a lot of information, so we would suggest starting by checking out his Instagram here and letting his art do the talking.
SHOP | CHELSEA MILLER KNIVES
Growing up in Vermont, Chelsea Miller learned the importance of natural resources, ingenuity and durable creations from her parents and the environment around her. Carrying this knowledge over into adulthood, she forged a new connection with her father as she learned metallurgy and woodworking from him. After his death, creating these beautiful and extremely useful pieces became another way to celebrate him, process loss, and express herself in new ways. Her knives (as well as cutting boards and other kitchenware) are utilitarian works of art, with crosshatched teeth that make them useful for grating as well as uniquely stunning additions to any kitchen. Buying one isn't just an investment in a quality product - it's an investment into an inherited passion and dedication to what we learn from our parents and in turn make our own. That in itself is pretty priceless.
BROWSE | BLK MARKET VINTAGE
Started in Brooklyn and by Brooklyn natives, BLK Market Vintage is a thoughtfully curated collection of artifacts and collectibles, some of which are even housed at the Brooklyn Museum and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Shopping through their collection of clothing, vinyl, artwork, home decor and more, you glimpse pieces of history and browsing their site oftentimes feels like a virtual museum tour. Be sure to check out their blog too and introduce yourself to creators and groundbreakers.
LISTEN | KIND WORLD
Hosted by Andrea Asuaje and Yasmin Amer, Kind World is a collection of stories about all the little acts of kindness we have experienced that made the biggest difference. Told by people like us from all over, these are experiences of connection, small gestures with big impact, lasting moments, and uplifting examples of compassion. When you need a boost or a positive story to lift up your day, put an episode of Kind World on and it's sure to remind you just how kind the world around us can be.
WATCH | TAIKA WAITITI READS JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Director of Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Conchords (just to name a few), chances are you've watched and very possibly laughed your way through something that Taika Waititi has written, produced or directed. Now you can watch him with your kids as he reads the time-honored Roald Dahl story, James and the Giant Peach, with all donations to the viewing going to Partners in Health. Oh, and he isn't alone in this 10 part series. He's joined by Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ryan Reynolds...the list goes on. So tune in and enjoy this timeless classic.
SUPPORT | SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA
Whether a student is looking at a university, vocational school or community college, Scholarships of America allows students to easily pursue their dreams. Since the 1950s, this nonprofit, private scholarship organization has been working with businesses, communities, students and colleges to make higher education more attainable, and a donation to them is an investment in the future and the next generation.