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Fall Intern Miller Marcus

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

2015-04-02 11.29.41My name is Miller Marcus, and I started my internship with Casart Coverings last week. I am currently enrolled as a freshman at American University in Washington D.C, majoring in finance with a minor in marketing. I am originally from California, but went to high school in Switzerland. I love traveling, volunteering, sports, and photography.

At Casart Coverings, I am a marketing intern, responsible for, research, designing a new catalogue, creating advertisements, social media, and any tasks that suddenly arise. Even though I have just started, I have already gained new experiences and knowledge through this internship. The CEO, Ashley Spencer, is a extremely nice person and great boss. I knew I wanted to work for Casart Coverings after 10 minutes into the interview.

The picture to the left was taken on a two week long volunteer trip during the end of last March in Zambia and Botswana. This trip was sponsored through my school, The American School in Switzerland, and was completely paid for by donations from alumni. As I mentioned earlier, I love photography, and I wanted to show a few of my favorite pictures from the trip.

The Classic Rainbow

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             A Family of Baboons                                                                                             The Baby Elephant



The trip to Zambia and Botswana was 2 weeks of volunteer work with a 3 day break for a safari in Botswana. In Zambia we arrived in Livingstone, which is the capital, and worked with a few schools and orphanages. We just played around with the children, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. My group would walk down the street and at least 30 children would run up to us saying “Mzungu”, meaning white people. Zambia has 78 different tribes who all speak different languages, which was a cultural shock coming from an American. Volunteering with children who treated you like a celebrity was an amazing experience. I had so much fun and the kids showed a great amount of appreciation. After Livingstone, we went to a small village a couple hours away called Mawandi. In Mawandi, we built houses out of mud, which is a strange concept but it was extremely creative. The locals would take materials from termite mounds, mix it with dirt, and then add water. Termites scat is very similar to concrete, so by taking materials from the termite mound, and mixing it with water, the locals created a very basic version of concrete. We constructed a house in only a week, simply using those materials and a lot of hard labor. This part of the trip was full of mud fights, arguments over exhaustion, a ton of hard work, and very dirty clothes. But in the end, it was a memorable trip that I will never forget.

Now that I am done showing off a few photos, and my volunteering experience, I look forward to sharing more blog stores!

Hope you enjoy. — Miller

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Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Like millions of other Americans  we’re on break but will be back soon. Don’t you love these made up holidays?!

Actually, Labor Day was created to honor the worker and give them a wall deserved break so gotta take advantage of this opportunity, particularly before things tend to get hectic in the fall.

back soon post-it-note on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Without this break, any one of these visuals could have been used for this week’s post.

gone crazy via back in the saddle, seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

ebay - happy place, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Beach-sign via Lou Lou Loves Vintage, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

It’s always hard to come back and then get right in gear, so hope you enjoy your Labor Day!

Gone Fishin’ with Gulf Coast in Mind

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Casart coverings has gone fishin’. Literally! We’re taking a much-needed summer vacation — before Labor Day break to get new designs and exciting announcements ready.

gone fishin via writing on the sidewalk, on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

We’ve already “caught” these!

1_casart_Catfish wallcovering panel for Gulf Coast Recovery_casartblog on Slipcovers for your walls

2_casart_RedFish_Bass_wallcovering for Gulf Coast Recovery_casartblog, Slipcovers for your walls

3_casart_Tuna_wallcovering for Gulf Coast Recovery_casartblog, Slipcovers for your walls

4_casart_Tarpon_wallcoverings for Gulf Coast Recovery_casartblog, Slipcovers for your walls

Meanwhile in light of the 10th year anniversary since ‘The Storm,’ Hurricane Katrina, devastated Gulf Coast region, if you want to help with ongoing Gulf Coast Recovery efforts, all these wallcoverings, as well as our Casart Carryalls and Totes give 10% for this cause with every purchase.


Casart coverings Gulf Coast Recovery Carryalls side A

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Casart coverings Gulf Coast Recovery Carryalls Reverse Side of above photo


Happy (non) Labor Day, last week before “school” restarts!


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