Hey all, Teresa here. This week we thought we would give you a tour in pictures of my recent trip to Finland, where I met with brands and artists, saw new AW18 collections, and vetted potential new companies to carry in store. Here's a quick glimpse into the trip!
Meet Ruchita Varma, the passionate woman behind Peepal Tree. Multi-cultural trained architect turned mom & small business owner, Ruchita loves the flexibility of Peepal Tree and loves learning and creating every day. Her block printed fabrics are one-of-a-kind!
Finarte is the leading design house for Finnish rugs. We were fortunate enough to connect with Larissa Immonen, founders' daughter & CEO of Finarte. Despite being a strong visual and ethical leader, Larissa is very down-to-earth and relatable. Her passion and love for her work is inspiring!
You definitely want to read about the power couple behind Saana ja Olli. Saana & Olli share about their business journey and lifestyle. Their designs are not only seen in their own textile shop, but also in collaboration with international brands in tile to glass and rugs to journals. To top it off, this post also includes a home tour that is sure to inspire you.
Duane Rice is a local maker supplying gorgeous one-of-a-kind wooden pieces to Olson House. He has even done custom pieces for some of the staff. His work is unique and yet looks seamless next to our Scandinavian sourced pieces. Read all about the genuine maker's woodworking process in this post!