I met Melanie when we were both in the International Language Program, teaching English in Voronezh, Russia. As much as I wanted to vollunteer for another semester with ILP, I couldn’t. Mel and a few of the other girls did though – going back to Russia, and then to China. Melanie in particular always had a knack for finding _the_ coolest stuff, and now she’s sharing her awesome talent through her company, BasketRack. Check it out for cool home decor – trunks, frames, vases, and of course baskets, at prices less than you’d pay at Pier I.