Brian and I are incredibly excited (and nervous!) to introduce you to our latest project. We have been toiling away for days (in my in-laws basement no less) and are finally ready to share our latest “baby” with the world. Here she is:
(click the image to visit the shop)
How the shop was born
As we travel around this big, beautiful world, Brian and I have been continuously struck by how unique the handicrafts and art are in each country we visit. In Peru, we fell in love with the hand-knit llama hair hats and recycled-fabric mochilas (backpacks). In India, we found ourselves swooning over the brightly-colored yak blankets and intricately beaded bedspreads. But we travel on a tight budget and can’t purchase the things we would love to bring home: paintings, wooden masks, artwork and more.
Until one day we had an idea: What if we bought the most beautiful and unique things we came across on our travels and then offered them to you?
The So Many Places SHOP was born.
This is an experiment. The shop could fail and it could suck. But we’re trying. We’re trying everything we can to build the sort of life we want to live. That means a shop which, if successful, will allow us to travel and earn an income at the same time. The shop is essentially Brian’s baby, something for him to manage while I pull my hair out writing.
Right now, the shop is in its infant stages. At the moment, we’re featuring a few items from Nepal like these intricate, hand painted mandalas:
In most cases, we only have one of each item.
About the shop
As we continue to travel to different parts of the world (next up: SE Asia in October), we will update the shop with items we find in the countries we are visiting. If you’d like to receive an email when the shop is updated (this email will be sent infrequently- no more than once a month) you can sign up for shop updates here.
You can visit the shop at anytime by clicking on the shop tab on the homepage of So Many Places or the shop button on the So Many Places sidebar.
Please visit the shop, take a look around and purchase what you love. We’ve hand picked everything ourselves and have priced our items to suit any budget.
Help us spread the word
To enter, simply share this blog post on Facebook or Google+ or tweet one of the items in the shop and you’ll be entered to win. Make sure you leave a comment at the bottom of this post so I know you’ve helped spread the word. A winner will be selected at random on Friday, August 9, 2013.
Thank you so much for your support as we continue to explore ways to make a living doing what we love!
Kim + Brian