LilleputtStudio

Scandinavian Inspired Design Handmade for Baby and Home

Portland, Maine | 898 Sales

LilleputtStudio

Scandinavian Inspired Design Handmade for Baby and Home

Portland, Maine 898 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(204)

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Note from shop owner Closing shop temporarily. Follow us on instagram @lilleputtstudio, and if you need to reach me sooner, please email me directly at annika [!at] lilleputtstudio.com. Thanks for stopping by!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 1, 2018

Closing shop temporarily. Follow us on instagram @lilleputtstudio, and if you need to reach me sooner, please email me directly at annika [!at] lilleputtstudio.com. Thanks for stopping by!

Annika Schmidt

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Printing up a bunch of red poppy mugs, as well as a new style of poppy mug in orange
Summer might be over here in Maine, but we still offer our summer designs all year long!

About

Scandinavian Inspired, Maine-based Textiles

I draw a lot of inspiration from my mother's homeland, Sweden; from the summers I spent there as a child, to the year I spent studying design at Ölands Folkhögskola at the age of 18. I am inspired not only by the stark and beautiful simplicity of Scandinavian design, but also by the lifestyle. Through my designs I hope to help foster traditions, new and old, from holidays and special occasions down to the smallest daily rituals. My emphasis is on simple, thoughtful designs, incorporating bold pattern and cheerful color.

All the prints are my own illustrations and patterns; the fabrics are printed here in the USA and then sewn here in the studio, the mugs are also USA-Made and printed here in the studio. All other ceramic and glass items are printed locally, here in Southern Maine.

How it all started:

Lilleputt Studio began in 2011 when we moved to Maine, in pursuit of a more simple and considered life. After earning a degree in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, I wound up in Brooklyn, NY. There I interned with Jonathan Adler in product and textile design, later worked as a textile designer with a small company, served as an artist's studio assistant, all the meanwhile freelancing in web design and upholstery, and meeting a great many wonderful people while waitressing in a popular Montreal-style Jewish Delicatessen.

I began to realize that I had gotten caught up in the fast-paced lifestyle, without time to reflect on how I was passing my time. I felt I had lost touch with the values and life-style I so admired, so my boyfriend, our alley cat and I packed up on a whim and settled down in Portland, Maine. I set up my studio in a small room in our apartment and got to work. I soon began referring to my space as Lilleputt Studio, named for it's small size and some of our intended customers ('lilleputt' is Swedish for 'peewee').

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Shop members

  • Annika Schmidt

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    From Cambridge, MA, I studied Furniture Design & Textiles at RISD. Having lived in Sweden, Rhode Island, Brooklyn and now Portland, Maine, I continue to work in textiles, drawing inspiration for print and color from all these places.

  • Ryan

    Assistant, Shipper

    From Detroit, Ryan spends most of his time in his studio (the kitchen), but is my right hand at Shows and Sales, and is often making trips to the Post Office to mail your packages.

Production partners

  • Glass&Tile Printers

    ME, United States

    Thanks to Tim and Donna, and some handy equipment, we are able to offer our designs printed on a variety of ceramic and glass items. Printed locally in Maine. Our mugs, however, are printed here in our studio.

  • Paper Products Printer

    Providence, RI

    Our greeting cards are digitally printed on sustainably sourced paper stock, by a lovely little company in our former hometown of Providence.

  • Digital Fabric Printer

    United States

    We outsource the printing of our fabrics to a domestic fabric print company. Digital printing is an environmentally-friendly process, using eco-friendly, water-based inks on natural fabrics. All fabrics are designed, cut and sewn here in the studio.

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