We're very happy to see that this collaboration is still going strong! CB2 (Crate and Barrel's lower price point brand) is once again teaming up with Creativity Explored (a local nonprofit center for artists with developmental disablilities) to help bring the work of their artists and the mission of the organization to a wider audience. This time, they've developed a tote bag featuring a view of San Francisco's Victorian row houses as envisioned by Creativity Explored artist Antonio Benjamin.
Now all you Berkeley kids have another place to find inexpensive home furnishings, without having to schlep across the bridge for them. CB2 will be opening its second Bay Area store at 1730 4th St. this January the 29th. Expect to see oldies but goodies (like the phantom lamp) and new styles for 2009 (including the teepee dining table and spindle chair, both of which j'adore very much).
This is an exciting pairing: the recently opened CB2 in Union Square will be hosting a benefit for Mission staple Creativity Explored this Thursday, December 11th. The event will feature six window seat chairs up for auction that have been decorated and painted by artists from the organization. Plus, 10% of all proceeds from purchases that night will go to Creativity Explored and their mission to enable adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves through art.