Good bye, for now.
As of fall 2012, CIRCA TRADE has wrapped-up its web sales and general on-line being.
As of late fall 2012, CIRCA TRADE, and I, are now Indigo & Ochre Design - an interior design studio located in brownstone Brooklyn NY.
To read about Indigo & Ochre daily, we even have an Indigo & Ochre BLOG.
The HISTORY of....CIRCA TRADE began in India in 1998 with pieces from my travels across South East Asia, Sri Lanka and to India's far corners: Lao fishing baskets, ikats from Cambodia, a rosewood campaign chair...
During the in-between years, lots changed (I moved back to New York, re-started the store in Hudson NY) but my collecting ethos (spirit?) hasn’t really. I’m a braver purchaser perhaps, and a mostly better-versed and wiser one, but I am still in search of beautiful forms, faces and spirits and pieces with an inherent integrity – whatever on earth that might mean.
There's little room in the densely-stocked retail and on-line spaces we move through, and the babble of judgments we heed, to exercise personal taste and go with gut. I would like Circa’s collection – offerings of my personal choices – to motivate you to observe with all senses.
(A SLIDESHOW of sourcing journeys and TALES of travels.)