"Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works." ~ Steve Jobs
I am passionate about many things in my life (my children, my home, the environment, politics, dark chocolate, Venn diagrams, taking risks, avoiding risks, olives, Scrabble, Norway, writing long lists...) but one of my favorite passions is design. Really good, really useful design. Being surrounded by good design, whether it is in the tools we use, the clothes we wear, or the rooms we live in, can transform our mood. It can, in fact, transform our lives.
Early on, I began working as a freelance artist, picking up work here and there in both illustration and web design. In 2006 I opened my first shop here on Etsy, crafting handmade notecards and envelopes with my own original designs. As my business began to grow and my design sensibilities evolved, I longed to take those same designs to a wider audience. And so EscapePod was born.
Today, EscapePod allows me to combine many of my passions -- creating the type of clean design I love and doing it on a very human scale. I love working one-on-one with my customers to create something they are excited about having in their lives. I enjoy bringing my small, local business to a worldwide audience. I work in the most environmentally conscious way possible, and constantly strive to reduce my impact even further. But most of all I love having the chance to explore new directions and have my work change and evolve, becoming a better artist because of it.
Here at EscapePod, we love to create functional design that keeps you warm and beautiful in a sustainable, responsible way. We're devoted to creating products that emphasize the basics of great design and an eco-friendly attitude, and we're passionate about helping you to live a smarter, greener life!
OUR MISSION: We love to create things that let you live a little smarter, a little greener, and a little planet-friendlier!
HOW WE DO IT: There are lots of things we're doing to ensure that our products live up to the hype. Whenever possible, we use reclaimed materials. We use water-based inks exclusively. We minimize our packaging and shipping materials.
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We reserve the right to cancel any order if payment has not been received within three days of purchase.
Because everything is lovingly handmade, please allow five to seven business days for your items to be packed and shipped. When in doubt, we use the address listed on your PayPal account as your shipping address so please be sure that's where you'd like your shipment to go.
Whenever possible, we make every attempt to minimize packaging and shipping materials. We love the planet and want to do our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle!
PLEASE NOTE: We are happy to ship internationally. For all countries which fall into the "Everywhere Else" category, there is a $12 shipping fee. However, this is a maximum fee and only the actual shipping fees will be charged -- any amount above the actual shipping fees will be reimbursed to the buyer.