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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Etsy Love: Evolving Habitat

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm excited to feature a local Long Beach, NY artisan on today's Etsy Love post. Meri Vallo's company Evolving Habitat combines her passion for designing unique home goods and following sustainable practices to leave her creative mark in this world, which is exactly what I comb Etsy each week to find. It's an added bonus to find someone who lives right down the street to shine the spotlight on.

Evolving Habitat offers several unique treasures that breathe new life into reclaimed, salvaged and found materials. While Meri's creations continue to evolve, her core offerings include light boxes and pieces made from naturally shed antlers, with new lines in clothing and other home accessories continually added to the mix. Every Evolving Habitat piece harnesses the raw beauty of nature and the creative possibilities of re-use.

The softly illuminating "Birds of Snow" Light Box makes the perfect night light, designed to bring an imaginitive thought and a beautifull scene into your mind before you go to sleep at night.

Using naturally-shed white tail deer antlers from a Texas ranch mounted onto salvaged woods, Evolving Habitat offers these one-of-a-kind freestanding and wall-mounted decorative pieces that are beautiful on their own or can fulfill a limitless number of useful functions.

Clearly inspired by Meri's intimate love of nature and her life at the beach, she creates unique Cactus and Succulent Terrariums on a custom order basis.

An example of the new clothing line from Evolving Habitat featuring pieces hand-made by creative team member Jenna Derosa in natural, organic and salvaged fabrics, this Warrior Hood is a versatile poncho in 100% linen with fine burnt out lines running through it.

An Evolving Habitat logo tote bag and a shot of their regular weekend booth at Williamsburg's Artists and Fleas where this and all Evolving Habitat's offerings can be found in person.