Mindful & Playful Handmade Home Goods

Somerset, New Jersey · 6045 Sales


Mindful & Playful Handmade Home Goods

Somerset, New Jersey 6045 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Rodriguez

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Rebecca Rodriguez

State Pillow - Case + Insert
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Bethany Horstmann

Bethany Horstmann on Apr 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The page arrived on time and in great condition. It's so therapeutic to color! I'm using it to track sales for my business. It's a fun way to engage my online customers who have gotten excited and helped me color in more states. I did not read the warning about only using dry media and colored it with marker. The black outline smeared a little bit, but wasn't horrible. If I had it to do over again, I would have used colored pencil, but I still think it looks beautiful.

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Just in time for finals and graduation season: blue book exam pillows! You get to pick the grade and teacher's note, so good grades are guaranteed. A perfect gift for your favorite student, graduate, or teacher.


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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