HOLIDAY SHOW SEASON!

new patterned pillows

Fast approaching is the holiday's and with that comes travel and show season for us! Our first show is with Renegade in Chicago, IL on Dec. 3-4th at the Bridgport Art Center. Then we'll be heading to Portland, OR for Crafty Wonderland Dec. 9-11th at the Oregon Convention Center, and finishing up in our hometown of Seattle, WA with Renegade again on Dec. 17-18th at Magnuson Park.

We can not wait to get on the road and bring our prints and goods to you! Hope to see you at one of the events! Above is a preview of some pillows that will soon be in the shop and in stock at the shows!
 

NEW IN THE SHOP: 18" PILLOWS

We are excited to share two new 18" pillows we've been working on! One is an illustration of a jumping deer and sun and the other is a sweet bison illustration. Both are on our organic linen/cotton blend fabric with a hidden zip closure and we now have them available as covers only if you already have a pillow at home to swap out. 

NEW WORK: COMPASS ROSE

Compass Rose logo

We worked with Compass Rose, a store, to give them a new logo and store branding. The Olympia store first opened its doors in 1998 and with the opening of the new store in Tacoma two years ago and a complete remodel for the Olympia store, they were ready for a change that reflected both the stores current customer and where the brand is going.

They wanted something completely different from their original logo. Below is a little behind the scenes look at the (many) ideas and variations we came up with and the work that went into crafting their logo. 
 

The logo will be used throughout the store on signage, merchandising, shopping bags & boxes, and in-house designed products. Can't wait to share all of that with you soon too!


LOOKING AHEAD

illustratoin, drawing, posters, design

2015 was an incredible year. We launched a new home goods line and made the commitment to use only organic fabrics, we painted a mural in downtown Tacoma, we did our first trade show in NYC, we worked with some pretty amazing people and projects, Scott rebuilt our Toyota chinook camper and we hit the road for work and play and we couldn't have done a much of this without you. We thank everyone who has supported and helped us along the way. You mean a lot to us.

As we look ahead to 2016 there are so many things we're so excited about, we're practically bursting at the seems with delight and anticipation, but that will come soon enough. One thing for sure is we will continue making and creating. 2015 was a year of keeping our heads down and working hard, so hard we felt like we lost a bit of why we started our business in the first place. Connecting with people, whether in the creative community or with those that admire our work has always been a priority; right after making what we believe in and feel good about.

During the past few months we've realized we'd like to put our focus on producing smaller quantities of goods then on wholesale (with a few exceptions for our favorite shops!) and the production and loss of personableness that comes with it at our small scale. We really love the stores that have shown their support, but we want to keep it simple this year and possibly even travel more to destinations near you. This means we may return to online and in person sales only, but for you that means lower prices for the things you love (check the shop and see!) from us without hurting our return to make a living. For us this also means we get to play with more ideas and have new things revolving in and out of our shop more often. We also want to hear from you! Is there something you'd love to see in a particular color or size? Do you want some of the posters we make made into a tote or pillow? Some of these things may be possible, you just have to ask and we'll see what we can do. We're still only a two person operation, so while it keeps us busy with every aspect of owning a business, it also allows us greater flexibility. 

We currently have a few design collaborations in the works that we'll be sharing over the next couple months. If you'd like to work with us for branding and/or design work please send us an email. We'd love to hear from you and are taking on new clients for the next year. Here's to a great new year!