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Retro-inspired giftables that inspire adventure, encourage play, and celebrate simplicity.

As a kid growing up in the 80's, times were simpler. There was a freedom to play and imagine without boundaries. Adventures were had riding bikes, climbing trees, and finding trouble to get into. Neighbourhood kids turned to friends the minute you moved in. This was all before cell phones and the internet took hold. Before bills, work, and never-ending to-do lists were part of the every day.

Don't you yearn to go back that? If only, to have a piece of that fun and simplicity again. I know I do! But because Doc Brown has yet to invent a REAL time machine, I’m left to bring a little bit of that back into my every day—and into yours—through design and illustration. This is “design at play” and the reason for doing what to do.

Adventure allows us to explore new things that enrich our lives. Play allows us to enjoy life without inhibitions and expectations. Simplicity gives us space to breathe and appreciate the beauty in the small things that money can't buy. These are the design principles that guide me and my work so I can not only live my best life, but inspire that for your lives.

By using design inspirations from the past, I'm able to evoke nostalgia and give people a unique way to share these memories, experiences, or passions with the world in a classic, expressive way.

My work is influenced by themes of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s where colour was playful and typography was whimsical. Design back then evoked feelings of freedom, was wildly experimental, and full of imagination, which is why I love it so. My work is also heavily influenced by my own personal adventures which includes travel, being among nature, and living life to the fullest.


Stockists

Shop local and support some amazing businesses in your area by buying my items through them!

CANADA

BCIT Bookstore, Burnaby, BC
Cheerfully Made, Almonte, ON
Handworks Coffee Studio, Burnaby, BC
Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, Port Hardy, BC

USA

44 Degrees North, McCall, ID
Adventure Standard, Denver, CO
Apple Blossom Mercantile, Houghton, MI
The Closet Shopper, Santa Cruz, CA
Commerce and Craft, Salt Lake City, UT
DNA Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK
Form & Function, Solana Beach, CA
Great Basin Cafe, Baker, NV
The Gypsy Wagon, Multiple Locations
Huckleberry Mercantile, Meridian, ID
La Chic Boutique, Sandpoint, ID
Luxe Apothetique, Austin, TX
MADE, Jackson, WY
Magical Scraps, Breckenridge, CO
Huckleberry Mercantile, Meridian, ID
MOSS, Port Angeles, WA
OB People’s Organic Food Market, San Diego, CA
Ooh la la Boutique & Gifts, Yellville, AR
Paisley Boutique, Soldonta, AK
Rebel Reclaimed, Grand Rapids, MI
Relics, Peoria, IL
Spa Moab, Moab, UT
Seaside Station, Bainbridge Island, WA
Sparrow Collective, Milwaukee, WI
Uncle John's Cider Mill, St. Johns, MI
Vida pour Tea, Greensboro, NC


Other Features

2018 Buzzfeed
2017 Redbubble.com
, (Happy Camper)
Father's Day Gifts  
Feature Blog Post
2017 Curioos.com, Colourful Kitchen
Online curated collection
2016 Curioos.com, Foodie collection
Email promo
2016 Curioos.com, Top 10 Shop (Oct 17-23)
Blog

Selected Exhibitions / Markets

2018

21st Century Flea Market, July 8, Vancouver
East Side Flea, June 2-3, Vancouver
Woodwards Market, May 24, Vancouver

2017

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair, Nov 25, Vancouver
Eastside Flea, Oct 21st & 22nd, Vancouver
West Elm Popup, Oct 7th, Vancouver
Etsy Vancouver Summer Popup Market, Aug 5-6, New Westminster

Cotton Bureau, 'Happy Camper', 'Road Tripper', 'Trail Blazer'
Online

Carded, Hot Art Wet City
Vancouver, BC

2016

Hot One Inch Action, Hot Art Wet City
Vancouver, BC

Eat Yo Self (Group Show) Hot Art Wet City
Vancouver, BC