Holiday Collaboration: Made of Cloth
Celebrating, collaborating, encouraging, and lifting others up has been on our minds this year and so in that vein, we reached out to three artists and designers to team up and bring you our holiday gift packages that are a combination of each of our unique skill sets.
I “met” Marta in an online class about a year a half ago. It was a business class and when I went to her website to learn more about her business, I saw her organic, modern patterns and read about her commitment to living with purpose and was immediately smitten. Over the next year and a half we’ve been Insta-friends you could say, connecting over a shared bit of humor or design aesthetic. In the past eighteen months I have watched Marta’s work grow and evolve, I’m always looking forward to see where she is going to take things, she has an impeccable eye. So naturally, when I was thinking about working with some designers for collaborations, she was one of the first people that came to mind.
Marta is self-taught and believes in living with purpose and surrounding yourself with well designed, high quality objects that make a house a home. She hand draws and paints her designs and with sneak peeks of the process through Instagram, it’s always such a treat to see! What I really love about Marta’s work is that her designs mix effortlessly with other patterns in the home and she just recently launched her first line of fabric by the yard (so exciting!)….I’m already envisioning what upcoming interior design projects I can incorporate her textiles into.
Marta was born and raised in Poland; her European roots greatly influence her style and aesthetic. Her willingness to leave her home and move across the ocean to a different country AND pursue a challenging career in owning her own small creative business is incredible and admirable.
For our holiday gift set we decided that a pairing of a baguette board and set of hand-printed napkins would be the perfect gift for the entertainer or anyone looking to elevate their everyday rituals. Marta and I matched just the right patterns with some of our favorite woods for a perfect blend of wood and textile. The board is great for serving and makes and artful piece in your kitchen when not in use, either hanging on the wall or leaning against a cabinet or backsplash. The linen napkins are a great eco-friendly alternative to paper and wash up beautifully. We've been converts to everyday cloth napkins for years now in our home and find that they are so much more substantial than the paper style, and it's fun to have different patterns that you can mix and match. With Marta's versatile patterns, you know that's going to be a breeze too :) Our gift sets are available in limited quantities, so hurry and order yours today in our online shop. We'll be highlighting the rest of our collaborators this week in our journal, we hope you'll stop by to learn about their unique stories as well.