the original, which many will try to imitate; a perfect model; a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology
The Grandiflora Logo
The grandiflora, our logo, represents a magnolia seed pod. Magnolias are ancient, with some plants and fossilized specimens dating to nearly 100 million years ago, predating pollination by bees. Being pollinated by beetles, the structure of the flower is extremely tough. They are evergreen trees with large, beautiful flowers, that emit a delicate, sweet scent.
Magnolias represent an eternal perseverance, beauty, dignity, strength, and a love of nature.
The Archetypes Consortium
My Personal Bazaar
Archetypes is born of my insatiable love for stories. There’s something mystical about memories we keep, whether they’re held privately in your mind or publicly as a keepsake object, everything has its own life. There are so many ideas and stories we’re too afraid to share, for the fear of being derided or mocked or thought of as lesser. The consortium has become an outlet for all of those thoughts that rattle around in my head, begging for a chance to be realized. From the organic, unruly nature of the results of dyeing textiles in nature, to the cathartic, uncensored feelings I share in the blog, to the shared experiences I have with the fair trade artisans around the world, to the awestricken perspective of the vastness of the universe and the realization that we all live under the same sky, every thought, every dream, is just as impactful and vivid as the next. The Archetypes Consortium is a documentation of allowing my dreams to each have their own happy home in the real world. I hope that you’ll explore this journey with me.