Mindful and Playful Home Goods

New Jersey, United States · 5309 Sales


Mindful and Playful Home Goods

New Jersey, United States 5309 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Rodriguez

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Rebecca Rodriguez

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State Pillow - Case + Insert
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5 out of 5 stars
Jessica Albert

Jessica Albert on May 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super proud of this pick. I will be giving it to a friend who is moving to a different state for a librarian job she has always dreamed of! Couldn't ask for a better quality and cute gift! Thanks a million!

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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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  • Becky Garcia

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Becky Garcia 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.

  • 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.


Find dirtsastudio at the following upcoming market!

  • Country Living Fair

    Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave

    Rhinebeck, NY

    Jun 3–5

    Great shopping for antiques, furniture, “Made in America” crafts, art and artisans, vintage and upcycled goods, home and garden decor, plants, and more. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine, attend seminars and how-tos, see artisan demonstrations, shop the Specialty Food Market, and the Country Living General Store.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 6, 2015
Thanks for checking out the shop! dirtsa studio delights in creating mindful and playful home goods with a nostalgic bent.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Orders will not be shipped until payment has been received in full.
I ship via United States Postal Service.

I am amenable to international shipping, please contact me if you live outside the U.S. and would like to buy one of my products.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please be aware that packages can take several weeks to arrive (and longer in certain countries). The USPS provides tracking for certain countries; if tracking is provided, you'll receive an email with your tracking information. Buyer is responsible for all custom fees and other taxes.

It is illegal for me to state that your merchandise is a "gift" on custom forms.
Refunds and Exchanges
I love my products and hope you will too! But I know things don't always work out perfectly...

Returns will be handled on a case-by-case basis. In general, I am happy to accept returns on unused items that have not been customized or personalized to a degree that would make them unsaleable to others. Please contact me within 21 days of receiving your order concerning any returns/exchanges. Return shipping is the burden of the buyer.

I do not accept returns on most custom-ordered items.