Born in2009 after the purchase of a letterpress between two friends, One Canoe Two is an illustration company based in Missouri. Each artwork is hand painted before being produced onto greetings cards, art prints, notebooks and journals. The name, 1 Canoe 2, represents the sense of adventure and spirit of friendship in the founders trips along the Missouri streams with ‘one canoe, two girls’. All designs and products are produced from a desire and curiosity for wanderlust, and an appreciation of life’s natural beauty.
Emily McDowell is a US greetings cards company with a very special story behind them. After her own personal battle with cancer, Emily officially launched the company in 2003 with her unique range of empathy cards. Cards which were created to give people a different way of communicating in situations when finding the right words to say became increasingly difficult. In their own words;
“We make cards for the relationships we actually have, not the ones we wish we had, and we’ve made it our mission to help people connect when they don’t know what to say”
Emily McDowell produces a range of products, including greetings cards, mugs, gift bags and journals.
Rifle Paper Co. are a US stationery and gift company who produce a premium range of gift cards, notebooks, wrapping paper, phone cases and other related goods. Based in Winter Park, Florida and founded by husband and wife team, Anna and Nathan Bond in 2009, Rifle Paper Co. has since grown into a worldwide brand on the strength of its timelessly whimsical designs, exceptional quality, hand crafted authenticity and its commitment to environmentally responsible production.
All of the Rifle Paper Co. products are illustrated by Anna Bond, who uses gouache as her primary medium. All of the paper goods are printed in the US and assembled by hand in the Rifle Paper Co. studio to ensure that every product is inspected before packaging and shipping. Rifle Paper Co. use FSC-certified paper stocks with recycled content, environmentally responsible printers, and select high quality materials that allow for products that are both well made and beautiful.
Created in 2010, Pop Chart Lab was the brainchild of a book editor and graphic designer who joined forces in order to render all of human experience in chart form. Their beautifully rendered info-graphics cover all interests and hobbies, from food and drink, to weightlifting and music, there’s something for everyone, and they make a great gift for ‘that person who has everything’.
Having now grown into a small team including everyone from researchers to designers, Pop Chart Lab continue to arrange, sort and soft through massive amounts of cultural data into meaningful and attractive posters.
Klippan’s enduring success is based on the combination of the best of Swedish design with an extensive knowledge of textiles and materials. Klippan also has a strong environmental ethic which allows them to trace the provenance of all the Lamb’s wool throws and blankets back to the individual New Zealand sheep farmers.
Established in 1879, Klippan, are a family run Swedish company producing, not just throws and blankets, but carious other homewares such as cushion covers, fabrics and kitchen accessories. Klippan only use natural fibres in their products, many being produced from eco wool, organic cotton or Oeko-Tex certified printed textiles and their designs are manufactured in their own textile mill in Latvia.
The result of this acute attention to design and detail is a portfolio of beautifully crafted, ethically sourced and manufactured products that are inspired by organic patterns and motifs from nature. With new designs and ranges each year to cater to new trends.
The Swedish design duo, Lotta Glave & Bengt Lindberg formed their partnership whilst studying Art & Illustration at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Bengt and Lotta are inspired by animals, nature and folklore. Everything that comes from their fantastic imaginations is designed to make you smile, with the collection including items such as ironwork, woodwork, home accessories and jewellery. Today, Bengt & Lotta’s designs have an enthusiastic and discerning following around the world, not least in the UK and Japan.
Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef the founders of House of Rym blend the traditional with the modern, contemporary Scandinavian design with timeless Tunisian handcraft.
House of Rym work with several well known Swedish designers to bring together sustainable materials, intriguing aesthetics and ancient craft skills in their collection of porcelain, textile and olive wood products. With many of the products being hand made or hand painted they have an intrinsic uniqueness to them.
The House of Rym designers are each inspired by Scandinavian nature and a common theme in all of their design work is a playfulness, warmth and curiosity.
Pluto Produkter is a Swedish gift and home ware brand. Hans Hallberg is the designer of the collections and is greatly inspired by Scandinavian nature. The Pluto Produkter designs are as functional as they are intriguing and as striking as they are endearing.
Pluto Produkter are perhaps best known for their extensive range of the original Rotary Candle Holders but their collections includes Christmas decorations, door hangers, ceramics, bird feeders, napkin holders and textiles. Which further collections of popular story characters such as Miffy, Pippy Longstocking and most famously Moomin. The Pluto Produkter collection is a combination of traditional thinking and bold, modern and playful design particularly popular at christmas.