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TED, Ideas Worth Spreading.  Ideas that can change the world. 

Usually we talk about handmade furniture or sustainable forestry or home decor or Vermont in this blog, but once in awhile I like to mix it up. 

Have you ever heard of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design)?  It's a series of conferences hosted by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, to disseminate "ideas worth sharing."  Ideas that can change the world.

Invited speakers are given 18 minutes to present their ideas and they compete for the best one. Speakers include Steve Jobs, Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners. Million dollar prizes are awarded and winners use them to help realize a chosen wish to change the world.

I know you don't have a lot of time to watch videos online but maybe sometime when you're in front of the computer and you start zoning out you might want to have a look.  You can sort through the topics by newest release, most viewed, and those viewers rated most: jaw-dropping, courageous, fascinating, inspiring, beautiful, etc.  Take time out to watch a TED video some day or just go out and change the world with your own ideas.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

 

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Flowers are always great for Mother's Day, but if you're looking for something a little different (and perhaps more extravagant) this year, how about something handmade in Vermont?

 

We're running a special for Mother's Day on Ken's handmade cutting boards (small and large), chopping blocks and wooden drink coasters.  These are gifts Mom can enjoy for many years!

 

If you think Mom should be relaxing instead of preparing and serving food, maybe you'll want to check out some of our new all weather patio, pool and deck furniture by Polywood

 

Whatever you think would delight Mom on this Mother's Day, it's probably time to get going on it today if shipping is involved.  At Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture, we're at the phone now and ready to help.  Give us a call!

 

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What mother wouldn't enjoy relaxing by the pool or at the beach in this all weather patio, pool and deck furniture by Polywood?

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Wwf_valentines_gift Is your Sweetheart a wild one?  The World Wildlife Fund is our very favorite charity here at Vermont Woods Studios, not only because they have been working for over 45 years to preserve nature and wildlife but also because they work in a way that is designed to involve and respect indigenous people who share habitat with endangered wildlife.  This year, for Valentines Day, WWF is promoting Wild Animal Adoptions.  For $50 you can select an endangered animal to adopt and  your beloved will receive an adorable plush likeness of it sent in a festive, red Happy Valentine’s Day bag.  “Like to monkey around?  Adopt a monkey!”  Or a polar bear, tiger, panda, snow leopard, chimp, sea turtle and the list of endangered species goes on.  Do it today for a better tomorrow!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.