As an aspiring tree-hugger, I’m always excited to learn about companies who are working hard to provide unique, sustainable products. So, when I heard about Red Clay Home, I was intrigued. The company’s online store features ceramics, art prints, and textiles in eye-popping, modern colors and designs – a far cry from the normally neutral/muted color schemes that most “green” products wear in an attempt to reassure the consumer that the product is, in fact, green.
Red Clay Home’s approach to providing home decor is unique as well. They hold open contests for designers to submit their work; the winners see their submission turned into a limited edition collection or piece offered for sale on the site. Red Clay Home staff work with the artists to produce these pieces right here in the USA in the most sustainable way possible, using earth-friendly inks, dyes, and clay. I love the “community” aspect of this company, and the fact that they are paying less attention to brand names and “green marketing” and more attention to talent, design, AND actual sustainability.
So, Red Clay Home has given me a $59 gift card to use in their store, and one to give away to one of you lucky readers (details below)! I have had a really difficult time trying to decide what to get from their collection! I love these two Art Prints:
The detail on the “Original” print at left really draws me in – it’s a great color pallet and fun to look at, although I’m not sure where I would put it in my house. It would make a fun gift though! The print at right would look great in my kitchen, which is severely lacking in decor. I like how the font is made up of food labels, but the message is my favorite part. Both pieces of art work are printed on archival quality, 100% post-consumer waste paper with soy based ink.
I’m also really digging these “Incline at Sunset” Bowls. I’m in the process of moving my office furniture up out of the man cave in the basement to a sunnier, more centrally-located spot upstairs. I think the striking blue (my favorite color) would really pop against my black office furniture, and the bowl could serve some function too, as a place to corral important items that I don’t want to lose into the chaos that often overtakes my desk. At $49 each, they’re certainly more than I would normally pay for a decor item, but I love the story behind the bowl, and that’s what gift cards are for – to indulge – right?
So, ultimately, I decided to not make a decision, really. I purchased the blue Incline at Sunset bowl and an 8×11 of the “Original” print, which I plan to use as a gift. I can’t wait for this package to arrive!!
Now, the fun part. I have a $59 Red Clay Home gift card to give away! Here are the ways to enter:
- Visit Red Clay Home’s online store and have a look around. Leave a comment below telling me what you would buy with your gift card and who you would give it to (it can be yourself!).
- “Like” Instead of the Dishes on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me that you have done so. If you already like Instead of the Dishes on Facebook, just leave a comment telling me so.
- Follow @FawnRech (that’s me) on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me that you have done so. If you already follow me on Twitter, just leave a comment telling me so.
- “Like” Red Clay Home on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me that you have done so.
- Follow Red Clay Home on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me that you have done so.
- Share this post on your facebook or twitter stream(you can use the buttons below). Leave a comment telling me that you have done so.
Contest closes at 12 midnight Central on Friday, December 16th. Winner will be chosen using randomly on Saturday, December 17th and will have 24 hours to claim their prize via phone or email. The winner will receive their gift card code via email on Monday, December 19th. The gift card value is $59. It cannot be applied to tax or shipping costs.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias However, all opinions and content were created using my very own brain cells. I was provided a $59 gift card to use for myself at RedClayHome.com, and a $59 gift card to give away in exchange for this blog post.