Catstudio

July 29, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Catstudio is one of those companies where the founders have been able to take what they love and turn it into a very successful business.

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 Terrell and Carmel Swan have been able to combine his love of drawing and design with her love of art and textiles with their combined love of travel and create something fun and beautiful.

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Inspiration for their products comes from vintage souvenir pillows of the 1930’s and 1940’s that people once collected on trips.  Catstudio’s Geography Collection of goods covers all 50 states, many cities, regions, national parks as well as foreign countries and major cities overseas.  In addition to their popular pillow, Catstudio also produces dishtowels, totes, trays, aprons and drinking glasses. T-shirts and beach towels were recently added to the mix and there are plans in the future for stationery and rugs.
All the pillows are hand embroidered and it can take up to a week to complete one pillow.  Lead free paint is used on the drinking glasses, dish towels are hand embroidered and the t-shirts are all organic cotton.

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Catstudio products make wonderful gifts in bright amazing colors, they’re a great way to remember that special trip you took.
 Wouldn’t a collection of pillows look amazing, each one representing a special place and time in your or someone you care about’s life?  I think I’ll start with an Oklahoma pillow then London, then Paris, then NYC……..

All photos were courtesy of Catstudio

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