The Beauty of Ritual RSS



RITUAL 5: Self-Love in Hibernation

  Winter is always a challenging time for me, as I know it is for many. The shorter days and gloomy weather can often distract me from my routines, and make me want to put things off that I would normally do. I’m always a big advocate for self-love, but I find it extra vital to my happiness during these colder months. Here are a few ways I help practice self-love in the winter: 1. STAY ACTIVE Exercise not only helps me de-stress, but it also pulls me out of the house. I tend to gravitate towards yoga in the winter months to stretch out any tight muscles and keep me feeling balanced. I also try and walk more in the...

Continue reading →



Inspired By: Sculptor, Nicole Cherubini

  For our next ‘Inspired By’ series, we highlight the work of notable artist and sculptor, Nicole Cherubini. Nicole’s work references traditional ceramics and sculptures, but it is her unique use of objects and unexpected bases that modernizes her pieces. Her ingenuity in combining old and new makes for a collection of distinctive abstract pieces. Nicole is known for blending the line between craft, decor, and art. Her work uses techniques of ornamentation, assemblage, and coiling to meld the visual aesthetic of modern sculpture while keeping the historical use of the materials intact. The layers of texture, color, and forms come together to make one singular art form - which allows viewers to reconsider the traditional use of ceramic sculpture....

Continue reading →



RITUAL 4: Living Consciously

Occasionally I get a little bit of a lost feeling, or feel out of focus. Most people feel a sense of ‘unconscious living’ at some point - whether that’s finding ourselves in a job that isn’t fulfilling, filling our days with busy work instead of working towards a goal, wishing we could spend more time with loved ones, or simply feeling stuck in a rut. It’s these moments that make me reset and focus on living consciously.Living consciously can mean a variety of things to different people, but what is truly boils down to is making conscious choices rather than doing things without thinking. That can be anything and everything from making better eco-friendly choices adding ritual into parts of...

Continue reading →



Inspired By: Artist, Lynne Golob Gelfman

 One of the most constant sources of inspiration for me when developing MAVE was art. In this 'Inspired By' series, we will be sharing people, places, and things that inspire us here at MAVE. It was Constantin Brancusi's Bird in Space that inspired the design of MAVE's first product: The Razor. The streamlined, sculptural design of the razor mimics that of the slender sculptures. Not only is the sleek design beautiful, but it also lends itself ideally to the function of a razor handle.    One artist that continues to motivate me is Lynne Golob Gelfman. She is most notable for her un-conventional technique of beginning her pieces on the backs of the canvas. This allows the paint to seep...

Continue reading →