Wednesday, January 26, 2011

alabama chanin

alabama chanin is a lifestyle company based in florence, alabama, that has always caught my eye.  local artisans create a variety of limited-edition products by hand.  alabama chanin's website is lovely and includes an online catalog of everything from handmade wedding dresses to books to diy kits from the company.  alabama chanin's style is original and thoughtful.

check out the style story and photo gallery that the new york times did on the founder of alabama chanin, natalie chanin's, home built by hand by chanin's partner, butch anthony.  it is lovely in all the right ways.
"my most important revelation was the realization that making something with my own two hands added substantially to the value of that object in my life," natalie chanin, ecosalon.

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