We are a vernacular research & design house focused on creating futuristic vernacular crafts from synthetic waste and biomaterials.

We envision a world where our work supports a healthy planet & is truly regenerative for the people and places that are a part of what we do.

Here's how we make that happen.

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Create futuristic vernacular art and designs

We are committed to making exquisite goods that reflect the art & culture of the communities of Las Californias in the 21st century and beyond! 

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Business isn't as usual when it comes to our supply chains. We source our materials seasonally & locally and employ local artisans throughout the design & production process. This means our products may not always be available, but we guarantee the highest quality and care — from concept all the way to your living room.  

Build regenerative supply chains

Industry of any kind should be treated as an ecosystem. Nature doesn't create waste, it creates nutrients for other organisms. We view our products like living organisms that reflect the biodiversity of our planet. Sourcing local, seasonal materials mean we can develop products with as little carbon footprint as possible. By using upcycled waste, we clean up our communities, helping create a beautiful & healthy future. 

There is no such thing as waste. 

Invest in heartfelt collaboration

Working in a region where the Global North and Global South converge, we live between two different realities when it comes to labor. We don't believe borders should decide what is minimum wage. We see the work we do as a platform where we can connect two worlds that exist side by side, and invest in a more equal and healthier planet for us all. 

Equipo

 
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Itamar Lilienthal (Ita)

Founder + Research & Design

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Kelsey Bair

Operations + Communications

Passionate about merging the world of art & science through sustainable design, Ita uses his background in art to create the engaging inventions at the heart of Casa Tamarindo.

A visual storyteller with an affinity for science, Kelsey brings her experience in operations, sustainable agriculture, and marketing to the Casa Tamarindo universe.

 
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Made in

Las Californias

Las Californias spans the State of California in the U.S. and the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. It is home to the most crossed land border in the world, where two mega-cities (San Diego and Tijuana) exist side by side, making it the second-largest trans-border conurbation in the Americas. While they may only be a 15-minute drive apart, these two cities mirror each other in dramatically different ways.

Not only is this region rich in biodiversity due to two climatic pressure systems converging, but it's also a meeting place where two rich cultures overlap. We celebrate this unique space through the work we do and the partnerships we create. Our goal is to create a bridge between the Global North and Global South through art, sustainable design, and heartfelt collaboration.