Unearthed Film

posted on: May 25, 2016

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I’ve had this roll of film floating around for over a decade now. I finally had it developed and I was thrilled to find some real gems. It makes me want to revert to film immediately. There is a quality that you can’t touch with digital. This roll also benefited greatly from age—I’m so in love with the tints that snuck in. I also had a moment looking through the photos wondering if it was myself or my mom who took the photos. It made me happy to reflect on the similarity of our vision.

 

Mother Earth Mixtape

posted on: May 22, 2016

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This mix is inspired by a dream I recently had which carried the full weight of the hurt we’ve caused Mother Earth and ourselves due to the disconnection from her and a sense of oneness. Sometimes I feel like our dreams allow us to feel the full breadth of our emotions and situations when it’s too much in waking life. Climate change is a huge emotional burden to take on and it’s overwhelming and hard to know what to do—I struggle with feeling small against the enormity of the problem. This dream was a wake up call for me. I’m still not sure where it will take me but I’m going to stay awake and listen. I chose an image by Georgia O’Keeffe because when I look at her paintings I instantly feel an embodied connection to the feminine and Mother Earth. Listen here!

Playlist:

1. Shake – Shook Twins

2. My City Was Gone — Pretenders

3. Big Yellow Taxi — Joni Mitchell

4. Hello Earth — Kate Bush

5. (Nothing But) Flowers — Talking Heads

6. Where do the Children Play — Cat Stevens

7. After the Gold Rush — Neil Young

8. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem) — Neil Young

9. Society — Eddie Vedder

10. Medicine Wheel — Kate Wolf

Everything Golden x Wilder Goods

posted on: May 20, 2016

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For those of you who don’t already know, I want to share some very, very exciting news. I’ve joined forces with a fellow jewelry designer/vintage collector/style goddess—Jennifer Tap of Clyde to create a new shop called Wilder Goods, still with the same vintage and handmade goodness and so much more. For you Bozeman folks, you can visit us in the Emerson Galleria (suite 107c) or visit us online at shopwildergoods.com. From here on out, Everything Golden will be selling exclusively at Wilder Goods and will have the capacity to offer a much broader selection of thoughtfully curated goods. Thanks so much for following along on our journey!! xo Mariah and Jen

Don’t Delist the Grizzly!

posted on: May 4, 2016

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I’m all fired up about this current proposal to remove Yellowstone-area Grizzly bears from the endangered species list. Removing them from the list would allow for a hunting season—exposing these magnificent, sentient beings to trophy hunters—it’s beyond my comprehension. Prominent biologists have made it perfectly clear that the Yellowstone Grizzly population is still at significant risk due to climate change. As history has proven with wolves and other keystone predators, handing over management to Idaho, Wyoming and Montana is a very bad idea. Just look at this billboard that recently went up in Cody, Wyoming. This is the kind of mentality we’d be exposing the bears to. For sure, Grizzly bears can be dangerous. I live near and hike in grizzly country and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I revere their presence and find it humbling to live in an area where we are not the top predator. With a little bit of mindfulness and planning, we can co-exist with Grizzly bears and other predators. If you have any feelings at all about this, please speak up now. These bears need our voice. Here’s what you can do…

1. Submit your comment to the USFWS and let them know that you oppose delisting. Comment period ends May 10th. Here are some suggested talking points I’ve gathered from The Center for Biological Diversity, and Heart of the Wild Yellowstone.

– Prominent biologists have made it clear that the Yellowstone-area Grizzlies are still at significant risk due to climate change and other human caused pressures. Grizzlies are losing 3 out of 4 important food sources (whitebark pine cones, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, and winter-killed ungulate) Grizzly bears occupy less than 5% of their historic range in the western lower 48 states.

– Idaho, Wyoming and Montana have a track record for setting objective population goals for the minimum target, which has led to the slaughter of thousands of wolves in the northern Rockies. Trophy hunting of the grizzly is not sound management of the species. There should be a three to five year moratorium on even considering hunting as a management tool.

– The majority of citizens support protections of these animals. A recent poll by Wyoming Wildlife Advocates and Humane Society of the United States found that 55% of Americans oppose delisting, while just 26% support it.

– The Yellowstone area population gene pool is too small and is disconnected from populations to the north. There are no plans to provide opportunities for the grizzlies to reach other bear populations to allow for biological diversity and dispersing individuals are subject to persecution, making connectivity all that much less likely.

2. Sign petitions, here, here and here

 3. Read this well-crafted letter, written by Doug Peacock and signed by many prominent biologists including Jane Goodall. Write to President Obama expressing your support for this letter.

We’re open!!!

posted on: April 8, 2016

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I woke up at 5am this morning bursting with excitement. It’s opening day!! I can hardly believe it. During my morning ritual of burning sage and taking a moment for meditation and prayer, I reflected on the overwhelming amount of love and energy—way beyond just Jen and I—that has sustained us and carried us to this point. My Grandma is my rock and she was here spending time with Ember and helping in the shop and my mother’s spirit is an unwavering presence that I feel deeply when I’m engaged with what I love. I couldn’t do this without my husband, both for the financial support and the emotional support. He asks hard questions and helps me use that other side of the brain that I often ignore;) And the encouragement that we have received from friends, family and the community brings tears to my eyes. I’m also, so thankful to have found Jen, my shop-soul-mate. I love how we work together and how our seperate visions come together seamlessly. Like it was always one vision. So, that’s that. We’re open!!

Almost There!

posted on: April 7, 2016

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We’ve been workin’ hard, getting stinky and loving every minute of it. We’re opening tomorrow! My grandma is here to help us out. She’s an angel. Spending time with Ember and helping set up. I’m so grateful for her presence during this time. Our friends and family have been so generous with their time and support. We couldn’t do it without them!! Please excuse the poor picture quality, these are all quick shots from my phone. I’ll have some more quality photos of the finished product to show very soon.

 

Wilder Goods – Day 1

posted on: April 5, 2016

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We’re having way too much fun!! More photos to come!

New Arrivals

posted on: April 3, 2016

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 Check em’ out!  Also, Wilder Goods is taking shape this week! I’ll try and take some photos along the way and share our process. Setting up shop is a dream come true and it’s really happening!! Somebody pinch me!

The American Edit

posted on: March 10, 2016

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A friend recently told me she heard my name on a podcast and being the podcast freak that I am, I got really excited. Turns out, the podcast was an interview with Susan Connor and she briefly spoke about our collaboration ‘Art on Denim‘ - a collection of vintage denim picked by me and printed by Susan. I so enjoyed the podcast and became an instant fan of Rita and The American Edit. I’m always looking for new podcasts and Why Do We Have Things? is right up my alley and speaks to me on so many levels. Being in ‘fashion’ or as I prefer to call it ‘style’ I have always struggled with the vanity of it all—the mindless consumption of things we don’t need—or don’t have a connection to. Rita, touches on all of this and with her guests, explores the range of why we make things and why we are drawn to them, as well as the identity questions around being a maker/artist/business woman in this day and age. You can listen to all the podcasts here.

Introducing Wilder Goods!

posted on: February 20, 2016

Introducing Wilder Goods

I’ve been wanting to scream this news from a mountaintop for some time now. Now it’s time to reveal the very, very exciting news!! Myself and my shop-soul-mate Jen Tapp of Clyde are opening a shop in Bozeman! For you Bozeman folks, we’ll be taking over the existing Tart space and will continue to represent local, handcrafted goods as well as fresh work from makers across the US. We are scheduled to move in April 1st and will open our doors shortly after! We’re so excited to create a cozy little nook for all the friendly folks of Bozeman to gather. Hopefully, all of you from out of town will come visit us as well! Now, let me tell you a little about Jen and our synergy…

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I met Jen at the Bozeman Flea last summer. She was selling her wares and I was instantly drawn to her. I kept noticing her from the corner of my eye and thought, I need to know this woman. We started talking about our shared dream of opening a store and quickly learned that our aesthetic was so similar. We also share a deep love for this land and for wild animals. So over the months our connection to wildlife, the mountains and our love of art and style took form. Fast forward to now and Wilder Goods was born. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to take over the Tart space and realize our dream in the beloved Emerson. Check out our new website and sign up for more good news to come!