[caption id="attachment_744" align="aligncenter" width="410"] Manimals Leather & Suede Fringe Clutch - Exclusive to BRIKA[/caption] Having worked with many, many creatives in the past, I know that they like to, well, create! However, when creating is also your business, sometimes the day-to-day tasks involved with running said business take over. And when you start to grow and see success, there is often even less time for the playful, creative process. This is one of the reasons why we (in addition to featuring a selection of beautiful products from Makers collections') partner with them to craft products exclusive to BRIKA. By putting our creative minds together, we are able to offer something special that you can't find anywhere else! Our most recent collaboration was with Monorail, who created this uplifting and inspiring 2013 calendar featuring quotes like "Create Your Own Luck" (their quote) and "Everyone Has a Creative Spark" (ours). Once a month is complete, you can cut off the calendar portion and post the print on your wall (At BRIKA, we will definitely be making a collage of all twelve months on our office wall). [caption id="attachment_728" align="aligncenter" width="512"] Monorail + BRIKA 2013 Calendar[/caption] Beth Mueller, a talented illustrator, created this beautiful set of notecards, based on BRIKA's values. The set includes two each of six original designs - my favourite is "Create Beauty". [caption id="attachment_729" align="aligncenter" width="531"] Beth Mueller for BRIKA Notecard Set[/caption] We are also so excited by our exclusive collection of necklaces from jewelry designers Courtney Webb and Deborah Rice. [caption id="attachment_730" align="aligncenter" width="512"] One of 5 Exclusive necklaces for BRIKA by Courtney Webb[/caption] [caption id="attachment_731" align="aligncenter" width="512"] One of 3 Exclusive Emerald Silk Dipped Necklace for BRIKA by Deborah Rice[/caption] Shop the Exclusives section on BRIKA, for more special pieces you can't find anywhere else!