22 July, 2012

Finishing Touches

by Lauren Setum, Allied Member ASID
Today's Look of the Day features beautiful products with a great story behind them.

"House of Talents was established by Kate Herzog in June, 2009. Kate is originally from Ghana, West Africa and taught herself how to read at the age of ten. She dedicated herself to achieving an education and earned a degree in Economics from the University of Ghana Legon, which led to a career in consulting and luxury resort management. Kate met her future husband, Phil, an American working with the Peace Corps and they moved to Minneapolis, MN, where they currently live and are raising their three sons. Kate has always had the desire to give back to her community in Ghana, and after completing her MBA at the University of St. Thomas, was finally able begin bringing this dream to reality by founding House of Talents. Kate hopes that through this work, her journey will come full-circle and those she helps will lend a hand to others they encounter.

House of Talents seeks to empower the talented poor through the sale of high quality handmade artisan products. We are currently working with artisan groups in Ghana, West Africa to promote self-development through economic and social advancement in rural communities and cities." houseoftalents.com