Posted by linnea gits on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
For 50 years Crate & Barrel has been delighting us with essentials for our homes that are as useful as they are beautiful. Their early embrace of European design showcased a very elegant practicality that helped change the way Americans thought about modern design - clean lines took on warmth, housewares became as playful as they were useful and the spirit of discovering something unexpected and wonderful became as magnetic for their customers as the affordable prices they offered.
This passion for discovery resonates not only in the products and companies they choose to work with, but in the imaginations and curiosity of the people who work for the company itself. Who would have guessed that our small design studio, Uusi would have been on the radar of their Senior Art Director, Karen Gaebe?!
Fearless and impressively decisive about what she likes, Karen is one of those people who happily searches among the chaos to bring out a focused gem. Enter Kickstarter! When Karen first discovered our Blue Blood deck on Kickstarter she immediately became a backer. This fall she backed Uusi again for our Bohemia deck and shortly after the project closed contacted us to ask if we would be interested in letting her use our playing cards in a photo shoot she was working on for their January catalog. Um, YES!
It was fun to be included in the Crate & Barrel photo shoot and see our work beautifully shot by the wonderful photographer, Laura Dart, whose work can also be found in the gorgeous lifestyle publication, Kinfolk. Can't wait to see all the images in the January catalog!
* All photos above by Laura Dart for Crate & Barrel.
Posted by linnea gits on November 23, 2012 0 Comments
To celebrate the joy of the winter season ahead and just for the pure pleasure of creating something special in the studio with one of our favorite and inspiring artists, Anna Kunz, we collaborated on a small series of studio pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. Anna's refined sense of color and painterly hand along with Linnea's inventive use of found materials give each piece a fantastical quality and enigmatic personality of their own. Humble, yet magical, these pieces will please the style-makers, art lovers and designers on anyone's Christmas gift list.
Posted by linnea gits on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
We discovered our Limited Edition Architectural Storage Boxes on the insanely smart design blog, Minimalissimo this morning and our jaws dropped. Seeing our post placed between the stunning work of Berlin-based photographer, Matthias Heiderich and the remarkable work of legendary artist, Ad Reinhardt was beyond thrilling. We are honored to be on the discerning radar of this international blog!
Posted by linnea gits on October 17, 2012 0 Comments
Yesterday, after an incredibly sad morning saying goodbye to our beloved cat, Gunky, we discovered we were posted on one of the biggest design blogs out there - Design Sponge! Grace Bonney is one of the original pioneers in the blogging world and to have her choose our playing card deck, Bohemia for Design Sponge was a complete thrill and a wonderful, happy gift on a very sad day. Thank you, Grace! And thank you Gunky for whispering in Grace's ear :)
You can check out the post on Bohemia right here . And while you're there we highly recommend listening to Grace's interview with the always inspiring photographer, Todd Selby - another pioneer and a true Bohemian!! You can find the podcast here or on Grace's blog...right above Bohemia!