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My name is Mari ("Mar-ee"), but most people pronounce it ‘Mary’ or ‘Marie’. To this day my step-mom can't say my name correctly and calls me Marty. Go figure.

Born in Central California, I spent a good chunk of my adult life having lived in different parts of the world working as a fashion model. I grew up loving art and design and have tried my hand at abstract painting and various degrees of accessory design. I started i.e. CULTURE with the idea of creating something new, hip and sustainable. This idea flourished into the i.e. CULTURE CORK CUFF. I make my home in Los Angeles, CA.

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I have a simple yet great life. I live in sunny Southern California, although I'm a Nor Cal girl at heart. I've worn many hats in my lifetime and have experienced things that as a…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 16
  • Joined August 2, 2011

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anything made out of wood, silver, recycled materials, glass

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About

HEY THERE!
My name is Mari ("Mar-ee"), but most people pronounce it ‘Mary’ or ‘Marie’. To this day my step-mom can't say my name correctly and calls me Marty. Go figure.

Born in Central California, I spent a good chunk of my adult life having lived in different parts of the world working as a fashion model. I grew up loving art and design and have tried my hand at abstract painting and various degrees of accessory design. I started i.e. CULTURE with the idea of creating something new, hip and sustainable. This idea flourished into the i.e. CULTURE CORK CUFF. I make my home in Los Angeles, CA.

MORE ABOUT ME
I have a simple yet great life. I live in sunny Southern California, although I'm a Nor Cal girl at heart. I've worn many hats in my lifetime and have experienced things that as a child, I only used to dream about. The glamorous parts are having traveled the world, experienced great jobs, ran marathons, developed meaningful and profound friendships, and found love and peace within myself. The not so glamorous bits are having had crappy jobs, starting over as a single mom, the loss of meaningful friendships and the passing of my mother after a lengthy illness. I've had many ups and downs through life and all of that put together has made me the woman I am today.

Today, I am a mom to two amazing, energetic little boys. I have two dogs and a charming house in a peaceful neighborhood. I have a man who I get to wake up to every morning who inspires me to do great things. We, as a family, start our day by making green drinks. We do our part for the planet by "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down". We reduce, reuse AND recycle. We do our best to feed ourselves nutritionally and spiritually, despite a little indulgence here and there.

Here's the end result - I've turned all that life experience into producing unique accessories - cuff bracelets made out of sustainable cork. Accessories are a big part of my make up. I love anything unusual, especially if it is earth friendly. I combine cork with recycled or re-purposed glass and stone tiles and create jewelry that represents me and my mood for that day. Each piece is handmade, one-of-a-kind. And, at no extra charge, each cuff comes with 100% love and gratitude!

I have come a long way to get to here. I have combined my creative side with my business side to create something fulfilling. I've never felt happier or more complete. Thank you for sharing in my passion and for visiting my website!


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Contact me at: info [!at] ieculture.com

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