We were featured in an article about the up and coming area of Flamingo Heights along side some other hip & happening spots like La Copine, Giant Rock Meeting Room, and Flamingo Heights Movie Nights! Kristin Scharkey is great at getting to know everything going on while its happening in the High & Low Desert! Here is a little snippet of her full article which can be found here : Full Article
"Fashion designer Mieka May and her partner Prescott McCarthy were visiting a local permaculture garden when they stumbled across a vacant building just down the street from La Copine, "It was like we were being called to take this property and do our thing,” explains the soft-spoken yet infectiously determined May, who opened Moon Wind Trading Co. in the space in April 2017.
Moon Wind Trading Co. owner Mieka May :: (Photo: Sami Lane/DESERT magazine)
Now, the trading post hums with local artists and makers, a collection of antique wood shelves and tables displaying their wares. May’s own clothing designs, made out of all-natural and repurposed materials, hang on racks above worn kilim rugs. A tumbleweed chandelier glows in one corner.
“I really am bothered by consumption today, and the way people buy things constantly without much consideration of where it is coming from, where it is ending up,” May explains of her curatorial approach. “The store embodies everything I think we should be thinking about when consuming things … for ourselves and planet.”
There’s Snakeroot Apothecary tinctures from herbalist Rachel Burgos and Aphrodeedee soaps made by DeeDee Tierney. Plus, macramé cuffs from jewelry artist Esther Kim, Urthen pottery by ceramicist Caitlin Deane and sculptures by artist Angel Chen. Amid the New Age crystals and potions, it’s not unusual to find older residents telling stories from back in the day." - Kristin Scharkey
Read the full article here : FULL ARTICLE