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The Weekend Guide

vanishing cultures project!

Be culturally significant.

SUPPORT
The Vanishing Cultures Project

What: Indigenous lifestyle preservation. A photographer-journalist team travels the globe to document ways of life (such as that of the Mongolian pastoral herders) disappearing due to globalization.
Why:
Support their efforts by pledging funds ($10-$1,000) and get beautiful prints, books, and more. Future subjects include the Moken of Southeast Asia and the Amazon tribes of Brazil.
Where:
Online at vcproject.org.

TREAT
Baxter & Birdie
What:
Handcrafted pet collars ($35) made from factory scraps and overstocked fabrics. Don’t see what you need? They’ll make custom goods for your furry friend.
Why:
For every product bought, a shelter animal gets food for a week.
Where:
Online at baxterandbirdie.com.

HANG
Stampa Prints
What:
A rotating collection of archival, limited-edition prints, each available for only four weeks ($100-$800), from top illustrators, designers, and artists. First up are Bo Lundberg, Sara Singh, Sirichai, and Alli Arnold.
Why:
It’s not fun unless it’s exclusive.
Where: Online at stampa.us.com.

DECORATE
Organic Shine Society
What:
Unconventional textured throw pillows ($58-$298) made from vintage Turkish kilims.
Why:
Since buying a full Turkish rug may entail a second mortgage, consider these a wonderful compromise.
Where:
Online at etsy.com.

READ
The Last Nude
What:
This is sexy historical fiction ($15). An American in Paris models for art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka in the glory days (ahem, before the stock market crash of 1929).
Why:
A passionate lesbian affair, calamity, and artistic expression make your indoor time this winter a little more intriguing.
Where:
Online at amazon.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Vanishing Cultures Project