Katherine Rasmussen, a graphic designer who owns the Brooklyn-based company, Reiter8, spent the idle summers of her youth in Cape Cod. It was there she fell in love with the ocean and learned how to sail. Years later, she began an eco-friendly business using recylced sails from boats to make various nautical-inspired objects--she calls this process "upcycling." From luggage tags to pillows, Rasmussen has been able to bring the beach into peoples' homes. Rasmussen joined Tim McKeough from the New York Times on a shopping trip to look at ocean maps, compasses, and maritime inspired dishes.
If you want to decorate your home with objects from the sea, why not bring it into your wardrobe, as well? Qi's Spring 2011 was inspired by water and the ocean. Go for a relaxing cruise in our Celestial Dress:
Or stroll on the beach in our High Tide shorts and Tied To Shore halter:
The end of summer may be nearing, but you can keep the ocean close with sea-inspired styles.