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!


METHOW VALLEY

Year Round Co. in methow valley

We've had this trip planned since the coldest nights of January, maybe even earlier if my memory is correct. We would have gone much sooner, but we were waiting on our 1974 Toyota Chinook camper that Scott and his dad were working to restore. So after months in an Idaho garage, it was time for her maiden voyage. Anxious and fingers crossed, we made the three day trip with only a few kinks to still work out mechanically, but at least we were stuck in some beautiful places.

We named her Ponderosa. August 1st was our five year anniversary; apparently the traditional anniversary of wood, and since we picked the truck up on the eastern side of WA where the Ponderosa pine trees are plentiful, it made sense.

Traveling up over highway 20 through the north cascades will make your eyes big and your head tilt up and out trying to take it all in. The hiking here is incredible and the Methow Valley area is exactly everything you've probably ever heard about it. It's probably no surprise, but getting out is our favorite thing to do. It re-energizes and resets us. We dreamed big dreams and small dreams. We lounged, we slept under the stars, we ate simply, we hiked daily; basically we roamed, wandered, and explored as I think we all should do once in awhile, if not daily. We are looking to get back again. We heard good things about this area in the Fall; sooner than later works for us. Here are just a few images from the trip, but really you should experience it for yourselves.

Year Round Co. in methow valley
Year Round Co. in methow valley
Year Round Co. in methow valley
Year Round Co. in methow valley