The Story of Stuff

I discovered The Story of Stuff today and was mesmerized by the message that Annie Leonard has to tell about the process of production and consumption in America.

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

I like how Annie breaks it down into manageable chunks of information, and there’s also the great animation that goes along with it as well that illustrates her points so well. Watch the clip over here.

Studio Violet: New items

I was coveting some items from Studio Violet for some time now, and while I was waiting for a few more weeks (I had to wait for the piggybank to fill up!) Camilla and Elisabeth has restocked the shop with wonderful little goodies! I snapped up a pair of prints of Mr Mustache & Headhunters and four stamps of Manager Katta and her assistent Mr Mustache.

Here’s Studio Violet’s main site and here’s their delightful blog.