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Mark Jenkins Shoes

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Mark Jenkins Shoes

The Mark Jenkins Brand Story Holding various positions in his 40-year career in the footwear industry, Mark Jenkins is one of the most distinguished footwear executives in the country. It all began with his recognition that there was a need to fill a void in the women’s shoe market. Realizing that the combination of fashionable styling and superior comfort were obsolete in women’s footwear at the time-- Mark Jenkins set out to craft his own shoe line. The Mark Jenkins brand is designed specifically for women who need fashionable footwear versatile enough to wear to work or on weekends. But...

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Metal Drum Art

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Metal Drum Art

When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The...

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Unique and Artistic Gifts

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Unique and Artistic Gifts

Arts Uncommon  recently added the artwork of Michel Keck, mostly her dog prints that are so fun and unique.  Internally driven, and emotionally charged, Keck's original abstract art and mixed media paintings have been described as "dark yet uplifting simultaneously". Keck works in a wide variety of mediums. When viewing Keck's portfolio for the first time one is under the belief that the works presented are the creations of several talented artists. The diverse collections however are the efforts of just one. Explosive abstract art paintings, contemporary mixed media collage art, recycled art, dog portraits, spiritual paintings and her intricate...

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Tea Kits, Sugars and more!

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Tea Kits, Sugars and more!

Hailing from Connecticut are our Trio Artisan teas and sugars along with a few other fun food/drink kits. The designer of these interesting teas and more is Sally Ahearn Effman and she says that her products are handmade essentials for home, garden, weddings and life!  We think they are delicious blends and packaged in lovely kraft boxes with little touches like a wooden teaspoon or a loose leaf tea infuser. The sugar cubes and loose sugars are flavored to blend with the teas and add to the fun and relaxation of a nice afternoon tea.  We hope to add more...

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