We gather stones from private rivers and beaches, with permission. When a stone is collected, we want to make sure there will always be a replacement for future gatherers. So for each one harvested, a new stone (purchased from a quarry) is planted in the water. Over the years, the water tumbles the rough â€˜seed' into a smooth, rounded stone. In the same spirit, hardwoods are supplied by responsible sawyers committed to conservation and the future of our forests. We also plant 10 times the number of trees we use each year for our backplates. Bringing natural materials indoors as functional art keeps all of us in harmony with Mother Earth.