After carrying Big White Yeti's locally beloved soy candles for the past 3.5 years, Olson House now has our own custom-scented Yeti candle!We first welcomed Big White Yeti to our shop for our first cozy party in 2016. Katie Daly Weiss has become a dear friend and this collaboration was loads of fun. The Olson House candle is an elegant blend of white birch, rosemary and blood orange. How did we even go about creating a custom scent that represents our store? We want to take you behind the scenes of our process.
Mum's is a sustainable Finnish design company that combines art and ethical production wonderfully. What started as an art project grew into a recognized brand bringing wool rugs, wall hangings, cushion covers and blankets to loving homes. The Mum's collection is fairly traded, eco-conscious and ensures sustainable incomes to artisans in South Africa, Cambodia, Bolivia and India. Outi Puro, the mum of Mum's, prides herself in making beautiful things with a beautiful story. Read more of her story in this interview.
The interior design project for Golden Rey Energy Center in Shorewood, WI involved complimenting the original architectural elements such as the woodwork and footprint of the existing rooms with new paint colors and furnishings. The goal was to make the character of the building shine while creating a healing environment on a restricted budget. Accent colors were inspired by select Finnish textiles and locally made accessories that also worked with their intended logo colors. All in all, this working relationship with Kristen Reynolds of Golden Rey was inspiring and we were able to support her vision of creating a healing oasis for all who enter her space.
We celebrated 4 Years of Olson House during the month of June with joy and gratefulness. Our main midsummer-themed event was on June 28th. Many friends and customers stopped by to partake in the fun! Here are some pictures and a recap to give you a glimpse at the food, drinks and decorations.
Meet Daniel J. Wolf, a friend and art contributor of Olson House. He specializes in fluid art which is a form of abstract art whichuses acrylics with a runny consistency to create psychedelic-type paintings. Daniel's vision for his pieces are to show nature in motion. His inspiration comes from the natural world and he creates out of a love to express all that he has learned and experienced. To put it eloquently, Daniel says " nature, a vivid imagination and tinkering around is my informal education." Read our interview with Daniel J. Wolf below and get to know this curious and talented artist we love to showcase at Olson House.