You know how it goes. You're wandering through a market in the heart of somewhere - somewhere awesome, somewhere you want to remember. There are amazing, handcrafted things everywhere you look. But lots of them are stone. And stone is heavy. And the somewhere where you are is somewhere ... else.
But ... that stone really is beautiful. And it represents a tradition of craftsmanship that spans continents and centuries. And you just love it.
But it probably wouldn't work in your house anyway. Right? Right?
Actually, stone works with just about any style you might be curating. Take this selection of smooth operators, sourced by DIY Decorator, for example. Whether we're talking a trinket box for a powder room or a pretty paper weight for the study, stone fits the bill beautifully.
Or how about the kitchen? What else is as practical and stylish as stone? Check out these beauties found by DIY Decorator.
What's more, stone is totally cool right now. According to Sight Unseen, beauties like this sleek stone mirror are among the show stoppers at this year's European trade shows.
Martha Stewart has even come up with a make-your-own stone decor series.
But if you prefer something with a little more history, a little less work, and a lot less excess luggage charges, check out the stone treasures Wanderlust People have brought home. Handcarved by the artisans at Tara Projects in India, these gorara stone bookends are a case in point. The traditions of stone carving in India stretch back as far as Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who brought skilled stone workers to Agra under to build the Taj Mahal. And even better, Tara Project's artisan projects are helping provide craftspeople hone their skills and earn a fair income.
And these bookends are just to get you started. Check out all the stone treasures available this week and (wait for it...) rock on.