Meet Nick Pennington, the friendly face behind Sugarhouse Leather Goods based here in Milwaukee, WI. Nick picked up leather good crafting as a creative outlet inspired to take the creation of leather goods back to a traditional artisan approach. Rather than relying on the precision of machines, Sugarhouse Leather products are hand-cut and hand-stitched, yielding subtle imperfections that make each piece unique. He makes leather goods ranging from wrist cuffs to journals and bar accessories all for sale at Olson House. Read about his process and favorite thing to do in Milwaukee in this feature!
Meet Emma Daisy Gertel, a maker, illustrator and designer living in Milwaukee, WI. We admire Daisy's curiosity in navigating the world around her and how her experiences have shaped her artwork. Undertones of identity with a celebration of femininity as strength are characteristic of her work—created with playful charm in an attempt to bring joy and connection to others through beauty. Select originals and prints of Daisy's work are available to buy at Olson House. We talked with Daisy to learn more about her work and lifestyle.
Big White Yeti is a well-known and beloved Milwaukee brand for good reason. The candle brand is lively and fun, not to mention, incredibly well-made. Big White Yeti candles are produced with 100% soy wax, pure fragrance oils and undiluted essential oils, and cotton wicks. That's it; pure, long lasting candles that the owners take pride in. The wife & husband duo behind the successful brand are Katie Daley Weiss and her husband, Cody Weiss who each exude enthusiasm for the local community and the entrepreneurial spirit. We love keeping Olson House stocked with Big White Yeti candles and connected with Katie to get the inside scoop.
Meet Annette Boas, the friendly and joyful illustrator behind Boas Grafik. Annette lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her detailed characters are sparking joy in homes across the sea and here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We connected with Annette over email to learn more about her inspiration, process and dreams for Boas Grafik. Read about this fun artist and shop her prints in various sizes in store and online at Olson House!
We are thrilled to announce that Olson House is now carrying select products from the iconic Finnish brand, Marimekko online and in store. We believe that this partnership will open doors for new opportunities, relationships and ultimately, more beauty at Olson House. Many of our customers are familiar with Marimekko from their childhood or travels. Read on for a brief look into the beautiful lifestyle brand and why we welcome their product into our shop with excitement.