Colorful & Clever Handmade Home Goods

Somerset, New Jersey | 8828 Sales


Colorful & Clever Handmade Home Goods

Somerset, New Jersey 8828 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Rebecca Rodriguez

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Rebecca Rodriguez

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New colors in bloom! These limited-edition Spring 2019 library card pillow colors are available in small quantities now. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
New release: Favorite Food Flags! There’s one very important one missing from this collage. It may or may not involve pepperoni...thinking_faceheart_eyespizza
I just had to design something with this great line from the musical Hamilton, to celebrate my hard-working immigrant husband and all the other immigrants out there getting the job done. heart️ My new go-to grocery tote and beach bag for the summer!
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If it had been an option, I would have stayed in 4th grade forever. But designing products with a school-age nostalgia isn't a bad second choice.

dirtsa studio was born accidentally.

Many people think my previous job -- a display artist for Anthropologie -- is a dream position. I loved being creative every day, but I found many aspects of the job restricting and unsatisfactory. So I quit.

While I looked for a new job I started designing some products of my own, just for fun. I posted my creations for sale online and they quickly sold. I posted more, and more sold. Soon I had so much business that I realized I had created a new job for myself.

I named my business after my Swedish grandmother, Astrid. She was an amateur painter and humorously signed many of her works under “Dirtsa” — her first name spelled backwards.

Today, dirtsa studio delights in creating mindful and playful products with a nostalgic bent.

I firmly believe that everyday life can be made better by creating playful and beautiful spaces in which to live and work. I know cute housewares will never change the world, but they may change *your* world just a bit (I know they've changed mine).

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  • Rebecca Rodriguez

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Rebecca Rodriguez is a graduate of Yale University and the American Material Culture Program at Winterthur, the foremost museum of American decorative arts. Prior to starting dirtsa studio, she worked as a display artist at Anthropologie.

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  • Fabric Printer

    United States

    A small percentage of my products are created with the help of a U.S.-based fabric printer. I create digital designs that the company custom prints on fabric. All final cutting and sewing is done by me in my studio.

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