It’s here! Arguably one of the most anticipated seasons of the year, spring has finally (officially) arrived. A figurative light at the end of the tunnel, it represents the end of the cold monotony of winter and holds promises of sunshine, buds, blooms and an overall brightening-up of the world outside. Spring not only promises us growth and change but is the predecessor to the season of fun: summer.
Summer is the time when we can get outdoors and truly enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer us. But then again, summer only lasts a while before it gives way to the much-romanticized season of autumn. Another season of colorful changes where we look at our world in wonder and take in its beauty. And once the air grows crisp and the transformations of the trees have all taken place, we find ourselves in winter again, readying ourselves for the magic of the first snow and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
We believe every season is one worth celebrating. This is the reason we love our Four Season Locket Collection. We all have a favorite season, and this collection of handmade accessories allows us to keep that time close to our hearts all year long.Read More
It’s no secret that metallics are a big part of the housewares & home décor categories. A shimmering accent can effortlessly add an eye-catching pop to any space, or a large gilded furnishing can make a major impact. We see gleaming side tables, flatware, light fixtures, and even metallic fibers woven into home textiles. But, where is our current favorite location to add this twinkling trend? The kitchen.
Our metal of choice for the kitchen is copper. This is because it’s the most practical; it’s a durable conductor of heat and makes sense due to the utilitarian nature of kitchen design. But also because it’s the perfect kind of shine between silver and gold.Read More
March 8th is International Women’s Day—a day dedicated to coming together across the globe to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s a day to rally behind equality, support and encourage females, speak out for women’s rights, and take action to accelerate gender parity.
VivaTerra wholeheartedly stands behind the mission of this day in support of our artisans, our neighbors, our friends, our communities and our world. We take this time to celebrate and honor our female artisans from whom we source beautiful goods from across the globe.Read More
We love an opportunity to celebrate different forms of traditional artistry from around the world. Our new collection of handcarved décor and dining pieces does just that. From Thailand to Indonesia, India and more, this collection is a curation of beautiful handcraftsmanship from talented artisans in countries across the globe. These pieces are special because of their individuality and unique handcrafted qualities. But also, because of the meticulous nature of the labor that goes into making each one.Read More
The world outside our homes is full of irritants—seasonal allergens, standstill traffic, that one overly-talkative neighbor. And although our homes feel like refuge from external troubles, fumes from paint and other building materials, as well as from synthetic carpeting, fireplaces, mold, and any number of other toxins are regularly filling our living rooms—and the air we breathe. The Daily Mail reports that more than 900 different chemicals could be present indoors at any time, including the dangerous substances formaldehyde, trichlorethylene, and benzene. At their most innocuous, these agents are linked to itchy eyes and coughing, but in their more nefarious forms, they can cause cancer, heart disease, and other serious ailments.
That may be enough to put you into a cold sweat for sure, but luckily there is one thing you can do to purify the air in your home and keep your stress levels from sailing off the charts. Houseplants don’t just add a pretty note of color to your kitchen window, they also work hard to restore sanity and purity to your space. An often-quoted study from NASA showed that, in addition to adding precious oxygen back to the air, many plants do double duty, filtering out toxic chemicals to keep enclosed spaces healthier and cleaner. Of course, some species do more heavy lifting than others. If you’re looking to make your home a low-chemical paradise, these are your best bets for detoxifying.Read More
Eco-friendly material, artisan-made décor, and organic apparel—our new spring catalog and web collections have it all! All of your favorite things about VivaTerra with a bright & refreshing twist for the upcoming season. Naturally, we have a few favorites of our own, and we’d love to share!
Walk on the "wild side" with Lucky the Elephant, our newest favorite artisan-made design! Available in two sizes—accent table or tabletop sculpture—you’re guaranteed to find a space for this lovable, hand-carved accent in your home.Read More