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DesignerTalk series v.1 - Nest Shanghai

Our Nest Forums begin tonight at NEST in Shanghai. These are Last Wednesday events taking place on the last Wednesday of the month. This month we have Trine of JooiDesign, Sherry Poon of Wobaby Basics, and Grace Liu introducing her company Asianera. Wine and nibbles will most certainly be served in the loft above Taikang Lu. On July 30th, we'll...

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Proudly Made in Vietnam - our recent visit

 We always enjoy visiting Vietnam. Over the last 12 years, Vietnam always shows us something new and wonderful with each visit. Hanoi has been a favorite city for years. We visited the village where our Double Wall Nesting Baskets are woven. The picture above captures a basket in progress. It takes Thao Nguyen about 20 minutes to weave a single...

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A week in Vietnam

  We're off for another visit in Vietnam and we'll be there most of the week. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to go to Vietnam as frequently as we do, and work with the rural people of Vietnam. The Vietnamese are wonderful people. Warm and generous, and prideful in their work. We work directly with the craftspeople that...

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UPS - A Brilliant Green Idea

We've been following the Sustainable Brands 08 conference - from afar naturally. It's the type of event we should really be at, I know. Anyway, Andrew Winston, co-author of the book Green to Gold, kicked off Day Two at Sustainable Brands '08 with an update on green marketing and innovations across various industries. One of the examples he cited was...

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