TheAhlgrenCollage

Handmade housewares designed to spread color and cheer

Boston, Massachusetts · 213 Sales

TheAhlgrenCollage

Handmade housewares designed to spread color and cheer

Boston, Massachusetts 213 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(61)

Announcement   *** 20% OFF PILLOW SALE! ***
I'm busy restocking pillows now that I'm back from maternity leave and that means 20% off for you! Sale ends April 30, prices as marked, no coupon code needed.

Welcome to my shop! All textiles are designed by me; each tea towel and pillow is sewn by my two hands.

For behind the scenes photos of my process, inspiration, and maybe a cute baby photo or two, follow me on Instagram @TheAhlgrenCollage. Thanks for dropping by!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 24, 2017

*** 20% OFF PILLOW SALE! ***
I'm busy restocking pillows now that I'm back from maternity leave and that means 20% off for you! Sale ends April 30, prices as marked, no coupon code needed.

Welcome to my shop! All textiles are designed by me; each tea towel and pillow is sewn by my two hands.

For behind the scenes photos of my process, inspiration, and maybe a cute baby photo or two, follow me on Instagram @TheAhlgrenCollage. Thanks for dropping by!

Melissa Ahlgren

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Melissa Ahlgren

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Slooowly restocking my shop after maternity leave. These cactus-inspired pillows are 20% off till April 30, no coupon code needed cactusheartpulse
Maternity leave is over so time to restock the shop! hibiscus
Love the texture and vibrant color that comes from hand printing! Special edition of my popular Tile Pillows comes with a hand printed design on the back. Now available in my shop!
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About

Thoughtfully made housewares that spread color and cheer

Hello! My name is Melissa Ahlgren. I’m the artist, designer, and maker behind the Ahlgren Collage of Arts and Science. I design and create housewares with the goal of bringing color and cheer to your life.

Much of my inspiration comes from color and nature. A shock of bright fuchsia bougainvillea. The turquoise ombre of the ocean. A riot of coral and pink petals in a flower bed. Seeing bright, beautiful colors always thrills me whether I’m in a sacred space in nature or running errands in my neighborhood.

I highly value the environment and its inhabitants, which is why I strive to offer goods that are not only beautiful, but ethically made and eco-conscious as well. It troubles me that the earth and so many people in poverty are exploited in order to give us the cheapest products possible. I love that Etsy offers people an alternative. If you have any questions about my process, please feel free to contact me!

: : ABOUT ME : :
I am a graphic designer by trade but have always been an artist at heart. I originally started The Ahlgren Collage because my inner artist needed a creative outlet from my 8-to-5 design job. When we moved from Seattle to LA for my husband’s job in 2013, I left the corporate design world and happily began to focus my creative energy on this shop. I now spend my days wrangling my sweet, truck-obsessed toddler while squeezing in as much work as possible during his naps and evenings.

: : ABOUT THE NAME : :
The Ahlgren Collage of Arts and Science . . . whaaaa?! Well, my husband, Nathan, and I originally started this shop together. I am an artist; he’s a scientist (who happens to be pretty artistic) and works at a university. We are both inspired by nature and science. Our creative styles, however, are pretty different—my style is more graphic, while his is more literal—so combining them into one shop was like making a collage . . . which then became a play on the word college . . . and thus the name, The Ahlgren Collage of Arts and Science.

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  • Melissa Ahlgren

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Graphic designer by trade, artist at heart. Color lover. Proud native Seattlite. Wife. Mom. Wannabe break dancer.

  • Nathan Ahlgren

    Supporter, Adventurer, Occasional Art Contributor

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