Ali & Chris
Ali and Chris have been friends of mine for many years and they are quite the power couple- both so sweet, driven, kind beautiful, creative, generous and such an inspiring duo. I first met Chris in college back in 2007 when I was living in Bend, Oregon, finishing up my art degree. We were both taking art classes, had mutual friends and would see each other in between classes. He was always so kind, with a welcoming and gentle spirit. I went to one of his art shows during this time and was blown away by his talent. The intricate details of his art are mind-blowing. He has a clothing line called Rythamatix, handprinted designs for both men and women, adorned with his beautiful patterns of sacred geometry.
I met the magical Ali a few years after I met Chris through similar, mutual friends. We would often see each other at the same events and festivals and were very much in the same circle. I always noticed her from afar and was drawn to her immediately- she has that effect on people. She is an illuminating force of creative wellness and an absolute magician in the kitchen. She has many gifts, one of my favorites being her innate sense of creating art and harmony with anything she touches- mostly food and her spiritual wisdom she shares. Ali has an incredibly inspiring blog, WuHaus, and social media presence, Alison_wu. She reminds us to live a healthy and balanced life with an emphasis on heart-centered, self care and implementing mindful and healthy diets with a holistic approach. She shares her recipes, her wisdom, her heart and her vulnerable and inspirational spirit and her perspective is so special. I'm so honored to call Ali and Chris friends of mine.
When I first started Be With Heart, Ali was one of my most encouraging friends. She made me feel really good about my work and graciously commissioned me to refurbish this beautiful Danish, cord chair she found on Craigslist. It was a special piece for Ali and their precious cat, Rue, had taken a liking to the woven seat and it was time for a update. I had never worked with a chair before so I was really excited for the challenge. I made this with 1/4" thick cotton cord and used the Buddhist Treasure Map pattern. There's about 1,000' of rope used to create this chair. Rue loves it, clearly ;)