We're all connected
by what we choose
ONCE UPON A TIME when we were single-digit years old,
Mid '80s, America, advertising was bold.
We’d been sold a dream - "Be all you can be!"
Don’t be just anything and don’t ever just be...
EVERY DAY we chased bright dangling carrots,
Turned glittering corners to a life full of merits.
So what if the sidewalk was rocky and rough?
That's the price that you pay to feel you’re enough!
AS A RESULT, dissatisfaction: chronic and low-grade.
How many corners were there until we had it made?
How many more baubles and bangles and shoes?
They were fair trade and foo foo but we couldn't shake the blues.
ONE DAY in our 30s, after more failing and more trying,
We woke up just knowing someone had been lying.
They'd sold us a pipe dream, and it stank - rank and funky!
Would our kids be the next-gen Perfection Junkies?
BECAUSE OF THAT we rolled to a stop. (Drops the mic).
From here on walk barefoot, no Just Do It, no Nike.
Choose to be imperfectly perfect, the rest is just gravy.
That's the real choice to be made, not fuchsia pink or navy.
BECAUSE OF THAT our next round of struggle was easy.
One of us sailed through another pregnancy.
The other walked upright when the diagnosis was cancer.
We knew pursuing perfection could not be the answer.
UNTIL FINALLY, we launched this small creative house.
Our mascot: a bright-eyed, 3-legged mensch of a mouse!
With a mission to free kids from mindless consumption.
And not disconnect from self worth and compassion...
Rhymed verse not your thing? that's cool. Read on...
If you’re like us, you’re tired of hearing how humans keep junking up the planet and you'd rather focus on what we can do to make a difference instead.
Just like kids, we ask a lot of questions: Where do things come from? Who do they affect along the way? Where do they go when we longer need them? Perhaps most important of all - how much do we actually need?
COMING SOON: On our blog you'll find practical answers to these questions as well as emerging solutions that go beyond 'carbon footprints' and limited individual efforts. Because the only way this'll work is if we do it together.
Inbar Lee Hyams, Co-Creator: Author, Blogger, Content Strategist and radical decluttering warrior.
Yael Nahum, Co-Creator: Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, and Cradle to Cradle enthusiast. Watch out for her sharp eye and sharper tongue.
Editor & Illustrator
& House Model ;)