Photography by Angelina Aragon
The Compulsive Traveler brings goodies from around the world to your home.
Her shop is in North Scottsdale, but Natalie Rathman’s heart is scattered around the globe. The photographer travels the world shooting wildlife, nature scenes and people, bringing back interesting, often handmade home goods to sell under her The Compulsive Traveler label, donating 5 percent of each sale to the nonprofit Charity: Water. Rathman corrals a few of her favorites.
The bold blues and hint of bright yellow on Rathman’s “Blue Parrot” is enhanced by its printing on 100 percent cotton Hahnemühle rag paper. Prints are available in three sizes: 14 inches by 24 inches, 21 inches by 36 inches and 28 inches by 48 inches.
Desert Star Kilim Pillow
Crafted from antique, handmade Turkish kilim rugs, this rustic pillow is composed of pink, brown and blue wool.
These wooden handicrafts bring life to any room. The United Kingdom-based company Wedgie ships plain doorstops to Sri Lanka, where rural men and women paint them to earn a flexible living. Each Wedgie has its own distinct personality: Mahatma is the “peacekeeper,” Albert is the “respectable bather” and Cher is the “shopping addict.”