Shopping for Luxurious Decorative and Lifestyle Accessories Combines With Inspirational Messages at the New On-Line Store

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A content-driven website and on-line store opens on November 1, 2012, at aimed at offering an unprecedented value-added shopping experience for boomer women. California designer and strategic vision consultant Barbara Bacigalupi combines her luxurious gemstone jewelry for the home with inspirational messages that focus on human values in order to envision a bright future.

TRULYHUMANmedallions for Prosperity, the hallmark product line featured at

"If your home is your sanctuary, then it needs to offer objects of meaning and depth so the mind and spirit may flourish." Barbara Bacigalupi

On November 1, 2012, a new website store which will serve as the one and only place to find all of the designs from Barbara Bacigalupi, opens at her namesake website The site focuses on responding to the needs and interests of boomers, and perceptive, on-the-go women of all ages who will not compromise on the quality of lifestyle accessories and who seek to find greater meaning in the objects they purchase.

“Time has come to directly recognize that women of style, who purchase excellent quality goods and services, do so in great part out of their deep appreciation for nature, humanity and core human values,” says Bacigalupi. “I intend to offer all of my designs in the value-added context of having substantive meaning by virtue of the inspirational messages that I write,” continues Bacigalupi. “Shoppers will not only have unique collectibles that can be passed from one generation to the next, but also the potential for spending time at the site learning, relaxing, and thinking more deeply about the future vision they hold for their lives,” concludes Bacigalupi.

The content-driven approach is expected to respond to the well-documented preference among Boomers for exploring and learning, as opposed to the more limited practice of “get-in” and “get-out” shopping. A learning center which articulates the genesis and purpose for each product line in the context of cultural heritage and personal growth techniques, is complemented with an easy to use on-line store that offers all the conveniences of advanced shopping cart technologies.

Bacigalupi began designing some ten years ago and her efforts created a unique product line for home decor, often referred to as “Jewelry for the Home to Inspire the Spirit,” has enjoyed limited exposure at high-end, boutiques, spas and design studios.

Bacigalupi began designing some ten years ago and her efforts evolved into a unique product line for home decor, often referred to as Jewelry for the Home to Inspire the Spirit, has enjoyed limited exposure at high-end, boutiques, spas and design studios.

Called TRULYHUMANmedalllions, each style centers on a medallion depicting Eastern or Western symbolism. Most often carved by hand from new jade or serpentine stone, the medallion is surrounded by semi-precious gemstones, each has a beaded loop for hanging on door handles, looping over drawer pulls and armoire keys, and slipping onto candles and napkins, and so much more. For the first time, the entire collection of this hallmark line will be available directly to consumers at the site, along with Bacigalupi’s other product lines including her extensive collections of wearable jewelry, new lines of silk pillows, and limited edition re-designs using vintage Japanese Obi (kimono sashes); all of which will roll out and expand over the next few months. In celebration of the launch, shoppers will be offered special value pricing for all items.

ABOUT THE COMPANY is sponsored by its parent company UMANO, which was founded in 1997 and named for the Italian word meaning human, humane and compassionate. As a concept-driven company, its purpose is to serve as a vehicle for the publication of both Bacigalupi’s motivational writings (including her book Truly Human) and the production of her design lines. Products are made by hand in Northern California using components collected from around the world, and all include learning messages, written by Bacigalupi to encourage the achievement of positive human values.

UMANO is inspired and guided by a vision of our world in which we become ever more human, humane and compassionate. We are dedicated to participate in this vision by combining works of nature with the work of the human hand to create products accompanied by learning messages which bring consumers closer to their personal humanity and individual giftedness within a framework that affirms positive and worthy human values.

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