How I Banish Boredom

How I Banish Boredom

January 23, 2018

It’s takes a lot of energy – creative, emotional, physical – to create something out of nothing, and I spend a lot of time working on business growth, expanding the reach of my community, and designing ethical jewelry pieces. As a result, sitting still hasn’t felt good in a really long time. Here's a spin on banishing boredom.

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Travelling Through India -- The Sivananda Ashram in Varkala

Travelling Through India -- The Sivananda Ashram in Varkala

January 16, 2018

The first time I went to this ashram, I arrived ready for a change. I was 25, and had just been released from the hospital. I needed to recharge. Over the following years, I looked back on this experience with many fond memories. Five years later I returned with my partner.

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Get Intimate with Devi. Feature #4. A Letter to a Younger Self

Get Intimate with Devi. Feature #4. A Letter to a Younger Self

January 09, 2018

I’ve put this series together for my community – all of you who love and wear my designs; my peers, who are also in pursuit of an ethical lifestyle; those who’ve stumbled upon the collective, and want to know more about me, the designer and founder. 

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My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

January 02, 2018

Reflection is an act of self-care. Balance, challenge, and gratitude are a few of the qualities I hope to bring into 2018. Here’s why…

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A Look Back on 2017 – the Lessons and Surprises

A Look Back on 2017 – the Lessons and Surprises

December 26, 2017

It’s been an incredible year, and I feel very excited and optimistic about the direction my life and the collective have taken. I'd like to share some of this year's biggest victories with you.

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Get Intimate with Devi: My Favourite Christmas Traditions

Get Intimate with Devi: My Favourite Christmas Traditions

December 19, 2017

Growing up, my family celebrated a pretty traditional Christmas – with little hints of our Ethiopian heritage coming through in some of the dishes we served, and in how we opened up our doors to include those from our community in the celebrations.

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Watching the Collective Change and Evolve - My Partner's Perspective

Watching the Collective Change and Evolve - My Partner's Perspective

December 12, 2017

Together for almost 16 years, Chris and I have been through a lot together. The Devi Arts Collective is something he’s supported me through since its inception. I asked him to answer a few questions on what it's been like watching the business grow. 

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I Turned 33 This Week! Here’s What I’m Grateful For…

I Turned 33 This Week! Here’s What I’m Grateful For…

December 05, 2017

My birthday was this Saturday. I don’t really like to make a big deal out of it, but I do see it as an opportunity to practice gratitude. 

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What I’ve Learned from my Ethiopian Heritage

What I’ve Learned from my Ethiopian Heritage

November 28, 2017

I’m Ethiopian, but I was born in Swaziland. This is what I've learned from my heritage.

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Inside the Devi Studio: Cleopatra Necklace

Inside the Devi Studio: Cleopatra Necklace

November 21, 2017

The delicate and somewhat methodical pattern that features prominently in my Cleopatra necklace is inspired by Egyptian mythology.

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Introducing Our Brand New Look

Introducing Our Brand New Look

November 14, 2017

Over the last several months, my team and I have been hard at work designing a brand new website that better showcases the Devi Arts Collective brand. 

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Get Intimate with Devi. Feature #3: Deciding to be an Artist

Get Intimate with Devi. Feature #3: Deciding to be an Artist

November 07, 2017

I’ve put this series together for my community – all of you who love and wear my designs; my peers, who are also in pursuit of an ethical lifestyle; those who’ve stumbled upon the collective, and want to know more.

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