Notes From the Road / China and Vietnam

Our product design team recently spent almost two months in Asia scouting amazing new products and meeting with favorite partners to bring our newest home décor  collection to life. In Vietnam we found extraordinary hand woven baskets and furniture, as well as a very a unique collection of bamboo products that we can’t wait to show you! Much of our time in China was spent exploring new glazes, painting techniques and finishes that will enhance our rapidly expanding ceramic offerings. Even with a packed schedule, the team always has their eye out for inspiring sights while traveling. Our next collection could be inspired by something found while taking in a vibrant city scene, walking through lush local flora, or exploring bustling local markets. Though, we have to say, one of the most welcome sights we did see was a very familiar one that always means a good cup of coffee is close at hand.

Beautiful stack of clay pots.

Getting ready for the oven! The beautiful traditional pots will all look very different once they are glazed and fired. It is always inspiring to see the craft behind these ceramics.

Notes from the road product design team for Creative Co-Op in China and Vietnam

Rush hour! We head out for a long day among the hustle and bustle.

Gold fish and blue patterned bowl.

A few fishy friends. We can think of a few bowls from our indigo collection that would look awfully pretty with a floating lotus flower.

Early morning in Vietnam. The city at dawn.

A view from our hotel in Vietnam at dawn. The city is so peaceful at this time of the day.

Interesting lighting.

Interesting lighting.

Starbucks! A very welcome familiarity in this part of the world.

This is always a welcome sight when working abroad! Tamra and Cindy getting a little pick-me-up before heading back out on the road.

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