Hi there, welcome to the Little Korboose Blog: The Journey Home.
If you have been following my journey, you know at least one thing: I care. Deeply. I care about every one of you and this land I am lucky enough to lay my feet on. I believe you are a part of me and I of you.
If you are just being introduced to Little Korboose for the first time: Welcome. Let me tell you a bit about the journey to bring you the brand. From as far back as I can remember, I had art. The act of creating art has a way of seducing me into complete immersion, unlike any other thing I experience in my life. Time does not exist and every care in the world goes out the window. Art runs through my soul.
Growing up, I was surrounded by art. My mother and grandfather were artists and we created together. I studied every line on their faces daily in order to paint or draw their reflection just right.
I was fortunate enough to be raised by forward-thinking parents who reject the norm and who care deeply about others. Our house was a commune for friends, children and companions alike. They were welcomed as family and part of our modest tribe.
My parents continually fostered our growth and in the process, taught me compassion. I was also taught to understand the value of experience and curiosity. In fact, curiosity took us all over the globe to discover new places. We traveled often in search of the next new experience. I remember my mother saying, “Always go.”
We knew we could build a nest wherever we landed, whether it be in a bustling metropolis, next to a calming brook in a national forest or in a remote area of the peaceful California desert. So the word “Home” has always had an unconventional meaning to me. It is more than just a house. It is a feeling. It has to do with people, the community and the connections you make along the way. It has to do with the land and nature that surround you.
Home is made up of artifacts from travels and experiences. Every single item in my home has a story. Each time I use an item in my home, I think about where it came from or who gave it to me…and I am able to feel. The same is true for everything I create. When I make something, it is drenched with my experience, memories and good vibes—and I want to pass it on.
That is why in the summer of 2008, I founded Little Korboose. Little Korboose is a reflection of my true passions around conservation, sustainability, compassion for all living things...and of course helping to create "home" for others.
Today, our goal with Little Korboose is exactly what we have always tried to do as a brand: Create modern minimalist home goods and accessories compassionately hand-crafted in the USA, with Earth and people friendly materials. All of our materials are carefully sourced to guarantee the highest quality and lowest impact.
With all of this in mind, we decided to call our (soon to be released) documentary series and blog, The Journey Home. In simplest terms, this title was derived from my core belief in the idea that life is a journey. Deeper than that though, I believe in being in love with living life.
Throughout my experiences, I’ve found four running themes; design, lifestyle, explore, and collabs. These themes will serve as the foundation for The Journey Home blog, which will give a behind the scenes look at Little Korboose, my inspiration and everything in between.
Thank you for helping to make my journey through life feel like “Home.” Exciting things to come, I can’t wait to bring you all along for the ride.
Barbara Matthews says...
Can’t wait to continue reading more…
October 17, 2018