Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day from Anthropologie

Last Earth Day, I had the pleasure of being a Visual Display intern at Anthropologie, where we used recycled corks to create eye-catching displays in our stores and windows (I helped make the one in the Chicago store, which I wrote about here.)

While our displays last year were mostly understated and organic, this year's are beautiful, stunning, and realistic.  Yep, we made coral reefs.  
Can you identify some of the everyday items we used?  Coffee filters, food coloring, and Q-Tips are just a few that went into this project- by the thousands!

And it's for a good cause: sixty percent of coral reefs are expected to either vanish or suffer major damage over the next 30 years, so Antho partnered with the Wyland Foundation, a non-profit working to promote ocean stewardship, to raise awareness of the reefs' vanishing beauty.  My store (at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois) made reefs, but some other stores around the country had their own whimsical takes on ways to promote saving the ocean...
 Leave it to Anthropologie to be creative, amazing, and proactive all at once.


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