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Monday, November 26, 2012

Global Style with Novica and a giveaway!

Are you familiar with NOVICA, the on line retailer of artisan wares? Until recently I was not, but after being contacted by a NOVICA representative and reading a few articles around the internet, I can now tell you how impressed I am not only with the products available on the website, but with the mission of the organization:

We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.
We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.
In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together.
NOVICA. The World is Your Market.

 I have always believed in the idea that traditional arts and crafts are incredibly important to the survival of cultures around the world, but also to the well being and livelihood of individuals and families within those cultures. The premise that these people have another opportunity to sell their products in a more global way through their affiliation with NOVICA, while allowing the purchaser to know about the artist, is fantastic. The artist is able to display their products on the NOVICA site for free and the company makes money only when a product sells. In an NPR interview, here is what NOVICA's Catherine Ryan (aptly named "The Wander Woman") says about the connection between the artist and buyer:

  "If you go to a chain store world-art mart, you can buy a gorgeous piece of decor for your home, but it's just a pretty piece – whereas if you buy a piece from Novica, you know about that particular item, you know who made it, where they made it, how they made it. You've actually seen pictures, usually of their workshop, and certainly pictures of the artist. And you’ve read something they've written about – their dreams, their hopes, their goals, their history, their family."

The NOVICA site offers an amazing array of wares for the home and individual from scarves to jewelry, rugs to champagne flutes. Unique and intriguing pieces not found elseware.  Here is a sampling of the home decor pieces I am smitten with, items which will add a Global Style to any room:
NOVICA


Click on the icons below to go to the link on the NOVICA site:
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Amazing right? Well today is your lucky day, because I have a wonderful GIVEAWAY for you!!!
After you have gone on NOVICA's site to see what inspires you, I want you to come back here for a chance to win a
$75 gift card to NOVICA.

Here is how to enter:

1) Leave a comment below about what you love on the NOVICA site.

2) Become a follower of Room Rx

for additional entries:

3) like Cathy Wall Designs on Facebook

4) like NOVICA on Facebook 

5) Follow Cathy Wall @ Room Rx on Pinterest 

6) Follow NOVICA on Twitter

7) Follow catwdes on Instagram
Instagram

Come back and comment to let me know you have done each of these!

The giveway will be open until midnight on Thursday, November 29th and I will announce the winner in a post on Friday November 30th, just in time to get some holiday shopping done on the NOVICA site!

Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Room Rx.

53 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i would love an alpaca throw!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i like you on fb!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i like novica!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i follow you on pinterest!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

and i follow you on instagram! thank you so much for the chance.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love the mirror, but the basket and cube are a close second.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I liked you of FB

My Crafty Home Life said...

I am following you on Pinterest

My Crafty Home Life said...

I am a follower of your blog

Cynthia said...

LOVE the glass tortoise shell tumblers! Great site!

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway ~ love the summer sun mirror!

pam {simple details} said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog!

pam {simple details} said...

Followed you on Pinterest! :)

Melody said...

I like Pearl Flower Ring 'Love Moon'

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Melody said...

GFC Follower.

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Natalie H. said...

What I love about Novica-unique products with the artisan's touch that benefit the artisan directly. A chance to buy globally and benefit the artisan locally. I've already followed Room Rx on Pinterest and liked Cathy Wall designs on FB/pinterest (confession-I more than "like" Cathy Wall Designs) will go like Novica right now on FB. Not on instagram and twitter just yet. Thanks for promoting such a worthy business!

Jenn said...

What a wonderful organization (I love National Geographic anyways) and a great giveaway! Their baskets are gorgeous, and there is a pair of rhino bookends that are calling my name :)

Holly said...

We need a few more cozy blankets in our house for the cold months that are coming, so I would go with a nice blanket/throw. Thanks Cathy!!

Eligonma said...

I like the Mohena Mirror 'Inca Sunburst'.
I follow Room RX via Google Reader.

Eligonma said...

I Like Cathy Wall Designs on Facebook.

Eligonma said...

I Like Novica on Facebook.

Eligonma said...

I follow Cathy Wall @ Room Rx on Pinterest.

Eligonma said...

I follow Novica on Twitter.

Eligonma said...

Following catwdes on Instagram.

Lynda Del. said...

I'd love the Cotton beaded shoulder bag, 'Tropical Bouquet'
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Lynda Del. said...

GFC Follower. ID: Lynda Del
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Lynda Del. said...

I LIKE Novica on Facebook. ID: Lynda C.
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Lynda Del. said...

I LIKE you on Facebook. ID: Lynda C.
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Lynda Del. said...

I follow you on Pinterest. ID: Lyndadawinda
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Lynda Del. said...

I follow Novica on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
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Ashley said...

I like the cuff bracelets.

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Ashley said...

I'm a follower.

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Ashley said...

Like Novica on fb.

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Ashley said...

Follow Novica on twitter.

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miss flibbertigibbet said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm following you back! I am a design addict and this is perfect for me!

Elena said...
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Elena said...

I love the Murano handblown vase, 'Magnificent Blue' by Murano Artisans of Brazil.
I am a follower of Room Rx via GFC (Elena Shkinder-Gugel).
elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

Elena said...

I like Cathy Wall Designs on Facebook (Elena Shkinder-Gugel).
elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com






Elena said...

I like NOVICA on Facebook (Elena Shkinder-Gugel).
elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

Elena said...

I follow Cathy Wall @ Room Rx on Pinterest (Elena Shkinder-Gugel).
elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

Elena said...

Follow NOVICA on Twitter (@spelena).
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AubreyLaine said...

I love the Caladon Ceramic Vase "Valley Lotus"
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AubreyLaine said...

i follow via GFC :)
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AubreyLaine said...

I like you on fb as Alaine Elise.
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AubreyLaine said...

I like Novica via fb
family74014 at gmail dot com

AubreyLaine said...

i follow novica via twitter @family74014
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AubreyLaine said...

i follow you on pinterest as aubrey
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Karen Albert said...

I adore Novica and all they do for communities around the world!

Love the pashimas and shawls!

xoxo
Karena

Karen Albert said...

I am a follower via GFC!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Karen Albert said...

I Like Cathy Wall Design on Facebook!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Karen Albert said...

Oh and I also Like Novica on facebook!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Karen Albert said...

I Follow Cathy Wall Room Rx on Pinterest! Yay!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Karen Albert said...

Oh and I already Follow Novica on Twitter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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