28 Mar 2011
I am back from vacation, sitting in a new house, and feeling pretty damn fortunate.
Like most of you, I can’t turn on the news without feeling completely heartbroken by what is happening in Japan. I have never been to Japan, but it has always been on my travel wish list – for obvious design related reasons and well beyond.
So, if you’re like me, living half-way around the world and want to help, here are some creative options.
Corter “For Japan” Bracelet—This leather bracelet has a hand-painted red snap. 100% of proceeds will go to Red Cross.
Remember Print. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this print will be donated to The American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
W+K Japan Relief Poster. Net proceeds will go towards Red Cross.
Help Japan poster by James White. 100% of proceeds are donated.
If you want to donate money directly, Shelterbox is another organization that is bringing relief. Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters. I learned of this organization through the site For Japan With Love.
Thank you to Refinery29, Emmas Blogg, and other great sites for highlighting some of these ways to get involved.
18 Mar 2011
I’m not sure whose idea it was to take a vacation one week after moving in to our new place, but we’re off. I’m leaving boxes, unwrapped items, pictures to be hung, and heading to the beach.
Then again, maybe this is the perfect time to go.
I’ll be posting again after the 28th. Until then, have a wonderful week.
Photo from Conde Nast Traveller