Thursday, July 28, 2011

Guatemala Bound!

A couple weeks ago we found out that we received a grant from the Guatemalan Exporters Association to travel back to Guatemala to work on some new product development. Today we made it official by booking our flights for September.

The goal of the trip is to visit with some new artisan communities as well as attend the largest craft fair in Central America. Above and below are a few pictures from our 2006 trip where we visited Antigua, Chichicastenango and several villages surrounding Lake Atitlan.

Needless to say, we are beyond excited and can hardly wait for September!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Grain Sale on!

Our first sale with will be live tomorrow Tuesday July 26th!

The three day sale will feature Grain personal accessories and home products at big discounts including exclusive colors (see photo below) of our Electric Love rings. If you don't already have an invite, email us at shop [at] and we'll see what we can do to get you one.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Welcome Nina + Robyn!

We are super excited to have two new interns with us for the summer. Nina and Robyn (pictured above left to right) are both Seattle-area natives, friends and sophomores at the Rhode Island School of Design. They will be working on a number of projects while they are with us, but they can't seem to get enough of making, so we are keeping them busy with lots of Electric Love ring production as well as Bound mirror wrapping starting next week.

Here are short bios that Nina and Robyn put together for us with links to their work:

Nina Raizel: "I am a rising sophomore at RISD, majoring in jewelry. When not making jewelry, I love beading, knitting, sewing, working with wood and metal, doing taekwondo, and baking cupcakes. I enjoy interning for Grain because of their innovative designs and their dedication to using sustainable materials. You can see my work on Etsy here."

Robyn Luk: "Having discovered an interest in woodworking and furniture design over wintersession, I will be studying Furniture Design when I return to RISD in the fall. My curiosities include the workings of sustainable design and business in this field, hence my enthusiasm about interning at Grain. During my spare time, I enjoys wildlife photography, woodworking, baking, and reading. Feel free to check out some of my work here."

Here's to a fun summer on Bainbridge!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Field trip to Selfridges!

On our recent trip to London, we checked out the Supermarket Sarah installation at Selfridges and found our Chi-Chi necklaces and Electric Love rings happily on display.