About

WELCOME TO A CURATED WORLD BY KAY MCGOWAN
Kay has always known it was her life’s plan to shop the world and search for truly stunning handcrafted gems. And she wanted a way to bring us all along! A Curated World is an innovative way for us all to discover and access a vast global community of exceptional designers who are tapping into the aesthetic roots of where they live and work.

A Curated World travels to fascinating international destinations, where Kay McGowan finds an exclusive selection of lifestyle and home goods being created by authentic and amazingly skilled local trendsetters and artisans.

We highlight the cultural and historical influences on design, and the relationship between high quality handcraftsmanship and the finished product. Don’t be surprised when the handbag or tunic we see in Marrakech shows up walking down the Champs Elysees.

Each item Kay selects from a region is then available to you.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
It means we do not stock or pre-make any item. Each piece is made-to-order for you specifically.

Using the power of video, we create intimate travel experiences by piecing together a mosaic of personal stories, images, and anecdotes that come directly from the local craft community. You can enjoy these unique insights from home, or use them as exciting city guides when you travel to these far-flung destinations!

And don’t forget to purchase the piece you fall in love with. We hope you explore and shop with us and enjoy the process as much as we do!