ISSUE 25  |  Bright and Airy

Shopper’s Diary: Laviva Home

June 19, 2008 8:01 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Our latest online discovery: Laviva Home. Founded by Laura Aviva, a Travel & Leisure alum, the site features curated online trunk shows of products from around the world. First up is textiles, highlighting suzanis, cowhide rugs, Ethiopian blankets, hemp linen pillows, mohair throws. Upcoming shows will include “object” and “collective.” Sign up at Laviva Home to receive updates.

Below: Hand-embroidered Otomi Mexican Bedspreads; available in 8 colors; 6 by 5 1/2 feet; $325.

Below: Handwoven Mohair Throws from Swaziland; $185.

Below: Cowhide Rugs from Brazil; several shades available, about 7 feet long and $475 each.

Below: Hemp Linen Pillows made from vintage grain sacks. Thick stripe, $155; thin stripe is $145.