I mention Swoon a whole lot on this site, but for mighty good reason. I just came across a great little treat that she’s pulled together, releasing a print, where all the proceeds, yes, 100% of them, will go towards the Konbit Shelter Project in Haiti.
The buildings they’re constructing over there aren’t even just “refuge” centers that are tollerable of natural disasters, but housing that I am jealous, because I don’t get to live in them.
Found on Friends we Love
“New York based artist, Swoon, has teamed with creative lifestyle brand, Upper Playground, to release the limited edition Walki print – 100% of the proceeds from the print will go towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project.
The Konbit Shelter Project was created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources and time to make a lasting difference in post-earthquake Haiti. Konbit Shelter is a rebuilding initiative, which uses dome-style structures and the super-adobe technique of earth bag architecture to create sustainable, inexpensive and dependable housing for the people of Haiti. While the structures are extremely resistant to natural disasters, they also have the major benefit of being comprised of 90% earth and requiring no specialized scaffolding and understructure to build – making it a viable option for the people of Haiti to continue building on their own once they learn the method.”
Now that was a good read.