You’ve stumbled, digital wanderer, upon our happy nook of the web.
‘Round here, artistic intention + deep love of connection
weaves its way into everything we make.
Welcome here. Welcome home!
A stationery + lifestyle brand, blog, and love story between words, images + play.
Simply put, we’re in the business of making days all over the planet –
for customers, virtual visitors, creative clients, and everyone in between.
With heart-crafted brush strokes + splashes of bright colour,
we create F R E S H, one-of-a-kind-designs that capture smiles + imaginations.
We’re also a petite design studio, offering branding, hand lettering, ebook design
and special commissioned pieces, found HERE.
I’m Emma Kate – designer, storyteller and adventurer.
I’m a bitesized renegade, rebelling against the 9 to 5 world.
Heart first, one artful brush stroke at a time.
Someone important in my life once called me espiègle (in French).
It means playful, frolicsome, rascal, clever. He told me it fit my rogue adventurer mould.
I’m a garden dweller. D A Y D R E A M E R. Treading lightly through this planet, with feet
on the earth and head in the clouds; petite-but-fierce frame, flighty but dependable nature.
I’m a mischief maker, all for messy hair + early rising + flower markets + coffee.
I hail from a long line of seekers. W A N D E R L U S T is in my bones.
I’ve designed my life in watercolour and ink, brush on page.
Two steady hands + wide open heart.
I paint happiness (sunshine yellow) and questions (prussian blue)
and mystery (violet) and joy (vivid orange).
And I colour outside the lines. On purpose.
My work is playful. It’s strong, with a touch of whimsy.
And I’m in this industry because I want complete, utter immersion.
When not tapping away on my laptop, you can most likely find me brunching,
or cross-legged + barefoot on a plane, daydreaming about how deep down,
I really wish I lived in Paris.
Nothing makes me happier than a pink-skied sunrise,
getting/sending prettily packaged mail, flying on a plane
bound for new adventure and loving with abandon.
In the power of D E L I G H T.
In unbridled freedom + exploring every corner of this ridiculously beautiful world.
In practicing kindness. The backward-bending, overdelivering, always-there-for-you type.
In sending out love freely, with wild abandon.
My work inspires:
Happy, comfy sighs.
Compassion, brought into sharp focus.
Long overdue, i-miss-you phone calls.
I tell stories with paint, pen, texture + script.
And I love every second.
To me, design is alchemy. It comes as naturally to me as breathing.
I feel a pull, an instinctual need to create.
If I don't, it feels like looking through a telescope backwards.
Everything is fuzzy and disorientating. My sense of purpose erodes away.
The world needs more love. Art brings lightness + warmth + meaning.
And everything I craft is a vehicle for the thing I value the most: C O N N E C T I O N.
In other words, making people’s days — making your day — is my specialty.
With unabashed C L A R I T Y + H E A R T + S O U L + G R A C E.
So, welcome here, dear heart. Do stay a while.
+ I spend more money on flowers than food. But, seriously.
+ I studied Japanese for eight years.
Then, moved to France without speaking a word of French. C’est la vie.
+ I love coffee. And I've got a thing for baristas. Always have, always will.
+ I put confetti in all of my mail. Even Especially the corporate stuff.
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"I LOVE it. Words to ignite inner-wanderlust AND set your daily compass by
- a definite hang-on-the-wall Manifesto." - Bec
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