14 Aug 2016

Home Grown Books x Wangechi Mutu

I've long been a lover of arts, creative-types, abstract ways. Having a child no where near changed that. Since before he was born, I hoped he would be a happy open minded child. And while it's still early to tell who he really is or will become, I appreciate his acceptance of my unorthodox ways, old school play, and artistic inspiration day-to-day.

I was recently approached by Home Grown Books (an independent publishing company based out of New York and devoted to organic-creative learning) regarding an upcoming launch. Seriously, I'm in love! It's not everyday that ideas which resonate so much with my own, cross my path in business ventures. Together with world renowned artist, Wangechi Mutu, they created a book for the curious and creative at heart. We were lucky enough to receive a copy before public availability and what a treat that was.

The story is a hard-covered board book full of compelling collages done by Mutu encouraging children to exercise their imagination, while taking in objects that are not what they seem at first glance. What Do You See, is just one of the releases within an artist series featuring professionally recognized contemporary art, made in tiny hands size with inquisitive hearts at mind. Not only is the book super beneficial to your own home and experience, but it's printed in veggie ink, on 100% recycled paperboard with a portion of the profits going towards Every Mother Counts. The book will be available for pre-sale, costing only $9.95 (USD), starting August 15th. You can find it and so much more through Home Grown Books' online shop.

 
 

Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.
So let them wonder, dream, believe - and tell me, what do you see?

XO, Olivia Murray.
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