SHIT WE LOVE | Flower bulbs, Thundress + Choochie Friendly Underwear, Porto Rico Report + Butterflies in Mexico.

SHIT WE LOVE

In these current times, there is an even greater need to stay AWAKE, INSPIRED and JOYFUL. We are paying special attention to people, places, and work that lift our spirits and we wanted to share some of them with you. Here are just a few of many...

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Spring is arriving here in NYC. We made it!  The very first flowers to show their little heads are the Crocus and Snow Drops and you can find them already blooming in these first days of March. Daffodils and tulips are not far behind. Although it's too late to plant these spring-flowering bulbs, now is a great time to order summer bulbs. Summer bulbs include tropical garden additions, flowering onions, and the most wonderful lilies! We like to source our flower bulbs from our friends at Brent & Becky's Bulbs. They are a family-owned, over 100-year-old biz located in VA and their bulbs are wonderful. Check out the selections on their website

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Tylea is a crucial - though behind the scenes - member of the Design Wild team. You won't see her out in the garden, but she is busy keeping our books and dollars in order. For this we are wildly grateful. But she is so much more than that! Tylea is the Founder and Chief Executive Shit Talker of an amazing company called Thundress.They make awesome 'choochie friendly underwear.' She believes that 'what is good for the cha chas is good for the planet, and visa-versa'. How cool is that? So visit Thundress and buy some awesome undies for the health of your coochie (or a coochie you love) and our planet!

One of our lifelong friends and amazing women in the world, Zoeanne Murphy, collaborated on this story, Sin Luz: Life Without PowerThe piece shows some of the deep realities and personal stories in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Zoeanne's work reminds us that climate change and its effects are not a distant idea that the next generation will battle; it's a very present and devastating reality for people across the globe, as well as for our very own American citizens. Read and Watch this story online. I am endlessly proud of this spirit sister and the work she is adding to the world.

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This month, Kate from Design Wild went on a pilgrimage to see the Monarch Butterfly migration overwintering spot in Michoacan, Mexico. These incredible creatures fly over three thousand miles south every autumn, completing one of the longest and most miraculous migrations in the world. We have so much to learn about resilience, the beauty of migration, stewardship and environmental justice from these wise, winged friends. Read more of Kate's reflections on the story of the monarchs and why we need it on our WILD Log.