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We are the Kuumba Collective, a group of progressive artist and designers who would like to introduce a collection of gift ideas and novelties for you, your family and friends. Start your shopping off with a local communitybased design organization. Know that the money you spend is going to fund local initiatives in graphic design. We will be teaching local high school students formats, layout and the production cycle to creating documentaries about Kenya’s largest refugee camp. We all joined back up in 2004. Four years later, we are launching a joint venture: The Kuumba Collective. So, this holiday season, begin down a path with us, a few creativetypes( Kuumbas), who dedicate their craft and passions to help fill in certain artistic voids the spaces with initiatives that they can see, touch and feel within the communities.
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to some of the areas (worldwide that is) profound designers .
We are led by a group of young African American chandlers
Raheem DeVaughn, vol5 to kora Master Diali Djvmc
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placing one of our scented soy tea lights inside.
Around the world
Fostered by artist from all over the world, these posters explore the many ways of approaching a 18”x24” space. From typographic treatments,
Konyate and all in between.
Barack O-Lantern Meditation Stools Tuff Credits + Order
your home. Lighten it up by
Ever wanted to always know
tion. From local artist like
kitchen back in 20004.
you can use to add decor to
The founders of Kuumbaa Collective Abadeu + Gabriel + Jabari + Team
be in every music collec-
area that started out in the
Make the Most of It.
Music for Life
about top artist that should
from the Richmond and DC
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All the money in the world couldnâ€™t buy her style, for she had an element somewhere somehow that always allowed her to know how wonderful and beautiful she is. She wore L-beado As she ran, as she worked,
loved, cared and grew, her character was founded in a style of her own sometimes she showed, others she kept it inside, but all the while she came to find her true love, her love of self. L-beado Luxury Jewelry by Ciara Arnise Calbert Available online at lbeado.net
Start your orders here, and
(2) Tea light LT_RF (3) Filled to LT_BR
A mix of sandalwood, patchouli and cedarwood essential oils, this blend is an excellent warming scent for any area. Let the subtle woodsy aroma make any occasion a blissful event.
(1) Lanterns, LT_LT
Not only did we think outside the box, but we thought inside the box, around the box, and we actually thought about the box—all this to give you a lantern that provides a relaxing lighting system. Let us help you find release from the high impact world. The lanterns (1) are powered by our scented tea lights (2), or filled (3) with one of a wonderful array of scents. With over 20 color and stencil combinations, these personalized solutions work to fit a variety of decors. T hese creative lighting solutions also work well when you need a desk organizer, pencil holder, or a coin collector… whatever you like. You see, every product we make is handmade, packaged, shipped, opened, and enjoyed.
refills $2 the Brims
(4) Soya smell SO_YA
Possible Color Combos
Yellow on Green Brown on Orange
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About Us Pasquales Amore is a small firm dedicated to producing natural holistic products that promote positive energy and living. We use our knowledge to create healing spa packages and materials for all types of living areas: The bathroom, bedrooms and spiritual areas. Our goal is to create products that cover a selected range of energies, as well as enhance the night with a touch of creative spark.
Above: Tea lights drying after a pour, Middle: get any or all your lanterns filled for a more long lasting experience.
Love Spell Lavender
Take one whiff, and you’ll see why this high and soft blend of two mellow scents is a staff favorite. Jasmine will lift your heart and spirit. Honeysuckle invites you to be fully present, enjoying the wonder of Now.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please use wisely, because the name says it all. Taking in just a hint of this tangy floral scent can spark a frenzy. Prepare your senses for the whirlwind of love .
Let this warm scent soothe your mood and lighten your thoughts. Add balance to your home and spirit. Gentle lavender is known for its seductive aroma. Relax and Enjoy…
Ahhhh sweet Vanilla…It just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t come up with our own rendition of this well-rounded classic scent. Its warm presence will light up and cool down any area .
Possible Color Combos
Possible Color Combos
Possible Color Combos
Possible Color Combos
Purple on Yellow Blue on White
White on Red Orange on Yellow
White on Purple Yellow on Purple
Brown on Brown Brown on orange
The Buildsâ€“ Watch this video online at studio3wd.net and pasqualesamore.com
The Lantern With over 20 combinations, you will definitely find a design that adds distinction to that dinning set, that vase, plate or bedspread. You use it, so you choose; we’ll do the rest. Our lanterns are crafted from high temperature-resistant paraffin wax, which prevents it from melting when used properly with Pasquales Amore’s Scented Soy Tea lights.
Twins Why not have two? These candles make a perfect pair. When you purchase them in large quantities, they will light up your nights. As night turns to day, they will add feng shui to your desktop or working space—just right for any small or medium area. We take our time to hand craft every candle to perfection. Get a pair of each décor!
Big Rooms Add our Soya Smell Good Travel Tins to your twin set to give that extra kick of aroma. These tins are perfect for people on the move so take them with you while you’re on your next vacation or business trip. Decorate your desk and spread the love to your coworkers and colleagues. They’ll love them.
(1) 4” x 4” x 4.5” Pariffin Lantern (3) Scented soy tea lights Burn 12hr
(2) 4” x 4” x 4.5” Paraffin Lantern (3) Scented soy tea lights Burn 12hr
(1) of the Above (1) 4 oz Scented Soy Tin Burn 40 hrs
Looking for that perfect home set? Well here it is. Now that you’ve gotten the vibe going with the candle sets, set it off with our Reed Diffusers! The diffusers let you expand the experience into new areas round the house.
(1) of the big room set with (1) reed diffuser 1 mnth arome
Spa Package This ultimate package comes with an extra lantern. We feature hand made soaps by my best friend, whose company is in development. This will add perfection to any night. So, when you want an intimate one-on-one; or want to just cool down from a day’s work; treat yourself to a helping of Pasquales Amore’s splendid array of relaxation products. And when you order a Spa Package, you can recieve a FREE Poster from pg 10-11.
(1) of the above
(1) extra Lantern
Designed by artist from around the world and who go around the world, we bring you the world, on paper. Studio3wd.net and jreamn. com, led by two of the areas distinguished visual communicators teamed up with illustrators and typographers from around the world to produce a series of posters. This yearâ€™s theme: Community and Cultural Expression. Take a dive into a small piece of the creative presence that continues to inform and engage people through the visual basics of Graphic Design Weâ€™re visual communicators and what we love about posters is how the mix of shape, colors, picture, form and text, make a profound and resounding message. We use our talents to help fund and foster the youth of today, who will become the leaders of tomorrow. We teach design education and this just so happens to be our class project for our middle (3)
school students. We let them create their own posters using The design development process. Stay tuned to our blog online at studio3wd. net to see updates on our creation process and make sure you catch our latest artist posters, the following are a few posters, we have more posters available online. You can log onto
What Makes Art? Is it the relationship of something else, anything else? Is it just an expression, in any medium, on any platform? Really, what is Art? This is the queston asked for this years poster contest four our students in the foundation program. We provide a 18â€? x 24â€? blank canvas for the students and they can present anything from an essay, a quote, a colage, photograph, or anything else in relaion to what art is. To them.
Man, (2)Sunrise, (3) arp. (4,5) Scent posters.
We are selling our inauguration
Produced by the other half of
Thought Process is a poster
Another print by Noah Wil-
design as a product of a pro-
the brother team, Jreamn—
designed to function as an
liams. IT signifies the source of
cess we developed to improve
Noah Williams, Wise Man is a
abstract interpretation of the
energy and process of energy
our design practice, called,
story of strength, struggle and
thought process. As one thought
here on Earth. Maintaining a
“1-a-dé” (one-a-day), where we
starts in the lower left corner,
calm and peaceful position
spend at least fifteen minutes to
serenity and peace throughout
it grows and changes. In the
helps maximize he energy we
a half-an-hour a day designing
the steps and stages of life
original process, as it grows,
encounter on our day to day
anything… from anywhere…for
prolongs the lifetime of a Wise
the intensity of that thought
life. The original artwork is
anything. It is an idea-sparking
man. Williams’ influence is
decreases = the thinning of the
acrylic painted on canvas.
session experimenting with
the work of John Biggers,
line as well as the length of time
the various mediums used in
an artist known for his large
= distance of the line increases.
every day design. As you can
depictions of hand sand faces.
expect, the act of regularly
Williams’ original artwork is
sharpening our skills has carried
acrylic painted on canvas.
1-a-dé (One-A-Day) studio3wd.net
over to the wonderful solutions
presented in this project.
(1) 18’ x 24” Poster Use code under poster
Launching Feb 09
(2) Poster Framed add _FR after code
$10 $20 Free
(3) Order a Spa Pack And recieve a poster (pg 7)
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Jreamn and the candles guys
Afrikan Refugee Project (arp) is
Celebrate this upcoming
Designed by Gabriel Williams,
a documentary film and produc-
year with a studio3wd.net
half of the Jreamn.com team,
inform people about the condi-
“Action Calendar” poster. The
one of his many depictions of
tions and actions of members of
poster/Calendar is to act as a
one of Africa’s largest refugee
reference in places that a ca-
camps. We attempt to cover the
lander is needed, but just might
reasoning for and the reality of
not look right. Available in all
this situation. The Poster was
the colors from the studio3wd.
designed to show that one issue
net brand book. Give it as a gift
happening in one part of the
to those who are around the
continent affects the continent
world and across the world.
Jreamn.com + studio3wd.net
teamed up to create a series of posters that accent the scents and style of Pasquales Amore’s 2008 Fall line of Fine Natural Hand-made products. The posters are in a set of five—each with a theme and color that complement the original candle lanterns and soy tea lights.
You can view them all online at kuumbacollective.net .
Jreamn.com + studio3wd.net
tion designed to educate and
as a whole, as well as the communities of African descendants throughout the Diaspora. Launching Feb 09
designed this poster to show what our “Inner Energy” looks like. It is a celebration of life, because it represents the universal spirit that is present in all things. IT is goes by a few names, Kundalini, Chi, Ra, and Life Force. This work was inspired by the late Maury Deillars, an artist known for his lively colors and blend of different shapes. Original art was created using color pencil and water color on paper.
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you know a group of progressive designers, looking for work, and that they have a proven
and every project unique. From to motion graphics and film
grading, even to brochures and catalogues like this one here.
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About the group PRINT / WEB / MOTION / GRAPHICS / NEW MEDIA / SEO / HTTP / FLASH / XML + PHP studio3wd.net began with a
mission to serve the customer
unique and innovative designs. We are free thinkers and begin every project that way. Watch
us this year as we become one of the areaâ€™s premiere design
groups. They have been working together since 2004 and have over twenty years of design
and art direction experience.
Abadeu Madyun Design and Direction
Gabriel Williams Design and Direction
Illustration and Film Director
Chris LeCount Illustration
Noah Williams Illustration
Ciara Calbert Copy Editing
John Henderson Project Management
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Barack O-Lantern In light of the results of the 2008 Presidential Election, we would like to celebrate the newly elected President with a candle lantern themed in his honor. In light of the results of the 2008 Presidential Election, we would like to celebrate the newly elected President with a candle lantern themed in his honor: Barack O-Lanterns. Messages of hope and change have invigorated us this political season, illuminating a common thread: the desire for something Better. May you continue to let hope radiate from within.
Burn the midnight oil. Seek your own enlightenment. Manifest your Brilliance. At this momentous time and place in history, Pasquales Amore honors President Barack Obama. And Pasquales Amore honors You. In the words of Mr. President, “We are what we’ve been waiting for.” Shine On.
(1) Barack BR_LT
(2) Tea light BR_RF
(1) Meditation AUM_MS
Meditation Stools Three reasons to relax on our traditional meditation stools: Improved posture, focus, and over-all joy (and longevity).
When you sit on a stool, your pelvis is tilted at the correct angle, which allows the spine to assume it’s natural lordosis. Sitting this way can help to prevent backache and ease existing pain caused by poor posture.
Circulation to the legs is unhindered. Weight is relieved from the knees, making the meditation stools the most comfortable way to kneel on the floor. In the kneeling position the spine is effortlessly poised and the lungs are able to reach their full capacity; breathing happens naturally from the lower diaphragm.
FOCUS With the added comfort you will receive from sitting on our stools, you will increase your ability to focus during your meditation while keeping the proper posture. By maintaining the natural curvature of your spine (lordosis), you help open up the energy channels known as chakras (located about three inches in front of your body) and the main Meridian of your spine, known as the “triple warmer”. As the entire body is already pure energy, it is these energy centers that have the greatest
potential to assist in your endeavors. So, while sitting on the stools, focus on these central locations. It is always good to focus on the fourth chakra (heart center) first.
LONGEVITY With the ability to focus and maintain comfort, you will also achieve the ability to extend your meditations. By extending the length of meditation and improving your concentration level, you will be able to get more and more out of your meditation overall.
Other uses »» As a chair for a low tableJapanese dining »» To enjoy your favorite book or film »» To sit on while weeding your garden »» As a small desk to write in your journal, in bed or on the couch.
When ordering replace the number sign above (#) with your selection
(1) “Lost and Found”
(2) “Break The Soil”
Genre: Jazz – Hip Hop
Artist: Matt Grason (Motel Project)
Artist: Bambu Station
Artist: Will Smith (Quartet)
-Featuring: Hueman Prophets,
-A classic taste of the Bambu
-The best selling album for the great
-The long awaited debut album
Dirty Water, Opus Akoben, Priest Da Nomad
Saxophonist, Will Smith
Y.U., and John Moon
from DC’s own Afi, mixing soul, jazz, and hip-hop
vibes that feel so good.
(5) “Sing if you want it”
(7) “Khabila” Family Lineage
(8) “The Lotus of….”
Genre: West African
-Grammy Nominee w/ hit single featuring: Angie Stone
-Debut album solo from the
Producer, Singer, MC extraordinaire from the Hip-Hop Group Opus Akoben
Artist: Djimo Kouyate -An oral history sung over traditional Mandingue Kora and voice
-Hip-Hop meets Taoism / Buddhism and sounds like this…..
(10) “The Old Souls Mix Album”
(11) “Mr. Moov Sumthin”
Artist: Hueman Prophets
Artist: Preist Da Nomad
Artist: Mello-D and the Rados
-Featuring: Immortal Technique and
-A non-stop rush and seem-
-Explosive production and
-2nd album from the
some other phenomenal MCees.
less flow of Hip-Hop, exploring many different sides of
explosive rhymes (nuff said)
the Hueman Prophets’ imagination
(13) “The Street Experience: Vol. 5”
(14) “Only the Water Separates Us”
Genre: Soul / Hip-Hop
Genre: West African
Artist: Raheem DeVaughn
Artist: Farafina Kan
-This just some incredible
-Acoustic. Live, Beautiful,
music point blank….
world renowned Mello-D, featuring: KRS-One
Genre: Poetry / World Music
Artist: Black Notes
-A royal smashing of world
-An experimentation of poetry
play and imagination
set to rich live instrumentation
Founded by Jabari Exum, Congos Square is a Catalogue of Independent
Other ArtistS available Thru Congos Square:
Music that is dedicated to collecting the most prolific and progressive artists who have emerged to raise the consciousness of the planet. Congos Square functions as an Online and physical Mobile Store. For more info about available titles and artists e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
W. Ellington Felton / Bilal Salaam / Ayanna Gregory / Dirty Water / Green Tea / Mustafa Akbar / Akshun / 5th L / Ras D / Brother Ah / Tamara Wellons / Asheru / C Love/ .......and / Many / Many / More
Order Form NATION HOUSE Design Lab
Afrikan Refugee Project (arp..)
studio3wd.net began recently offering design theory and action method classes to a group of wonderful students over at 770 park road otherwise known as Nation House. Our goal is to raise funds for the development of a Mac based design lab and to acquire 15 iMac stations with the Academic versions of Adobe CS4. If you would like to contribute directly to this cause, or can offer any suggestions that you think will make this process flourish, please e-mail
Afrikan Refugee Project (arp) is a documentary film that is currently in production. It is designed to educate and inform people about the conditions and actions of members of one of Africa’s largest refugee camps. We attempt to go indepth, and cover the “Why? ” with regards to this situation. We are raising funding for post productions of the documentary as well as promotion. We currently have over 18 hours of footage that was taken during a recent trip to Kenya.
us at email@example.com .
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Please refer to this page to find out how to order your lanterns and lantern
sets: 1) First select which scent you would like for your lantern, 2) Choose
which color combo you would like, 3) Finally choose a stencil. Use the order codes for the items listed below as your reference. If you have any ques-
tions, please feel free to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Products
LL Lantern + Light
AS Antiqui SandalWood
FB Filled to the Brime
BR Big Rooms
LS Love Spell
ST Scented Tea light
SS Soya Smell Good Tins RD Reed Diffuser
TB The Basics
SP Spa Package
HJ HoneySuckle Jasmine VA Vanilia
Brown | Orange | Red | Yellow | Purple | Cream | Green | Blue Brown Orange Red Yellow Purple Cream Green Blue
(1) Hearts on Vine
(2) Lavender Flowers (3) Sankofa Heart
(4) Jasmine Flowers (5) Honey Suckle
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IS Our ultimate goal
more stencils available online at KuumbaCollective.net
Providing a collection of gifts from “Our Family”, for your family. Give a gift that was hand-crafted right within your own community, and help support those who push forward every day making this world the blessing that we all see it to be. Kuumba Collective’s roots began on Rhode Island Ave and Ninth Street, where a couple
NATION HOUSE Design LAB What does a Design Lab consist of? Find out at KuumbaCollective.net
of four and five-year old creatives began plotting their twenty-year billion dollar plan. This is the season in which we planned for it all to begin! We would like to introduce you to the Creatives -- the works they have for sale and the missions they support. Enjoy.