A little Color on a Grey Day

October 19, 2011
Vida La Viva Bags

How can you not smile when you see this?

Here we go again, manic fall weather. 80 degrees and gorgeous one day, grimfully wet and grey another. Like today. Sneezing and coughing surround you. Ill humor lingers dangerously. What do you do, where do you go?

First things first, make sure you are getting enough sleep and are drinking enough water. Also make sure you wash your hands kinda like a mad person. The flu bug is going around and doing these things can help you ward it off.

Bags perfect for shopping around town!

Vida La Viva Bags

Attach this colorful basket to the front of your bike and fill it up! photos: carmen artigas

Now here’s my own personal secret to keep the mood and health up – introduce a little color into your life! We have all heard of color therapy. Something yellow easily cheers us up, a little bit of red cranks up the passion. Why not use this tactic on a grey day?

Carmen Artigas, founder of Viva La Vida is responsible for today’s dose of happiness. A Sustainable Design Consultant, Carmen’s background is deeply rooted in fashion with a great concern for green design and sustainability. Viva la Vida is a collection of bags, baskets and such that are handcrafted and built to last from 100% non-toxic polyethylene by Mexican prisoners in a craft program. The the original intent is to teach these individuals a skill that they can use later in life, keeping them out of trouble while getting paid and raising their self-esteem. Even reading that last sentence made you smile, didn’t it?

Carmen is a girl after my own heart. Today, she’s making it skip.

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