Vendor Spotlight: Catstudio
This week we wanted to share a little bit about one of our favorite vendors: Catstudio! Catstudio is a brand based out of Petaluma, California that aims to create unique and thoughtful designs that capture all the highlights of your favorite places - from your hometown to where you honeymooned to your alma mater. Their glasses, dish towels, pillows, and pouches make a beautiful gift for a loved one or a sweet reminder of your fondest memories in your own home. Keep scrolling to learn more about the brand and to see what we love!
A BIT ABOUT THE BRAND
"Starting with just 2 designs—Atlanta and Georgia, to celebrate the 1996 Olympics—we now have over 300 of your favorite geographical locales and universities, and many more in the works.
At the heart of catstudio are its founders: Carmel and Terrell Swan, creators of Swan Magic embroidered t-shirts. The first letters of their names—C and T—form the “CAT” of catstudio, and their love for hand-craftsmanship, their passion for geography, and their sense of adventure and fun ring true in everything we create.
Each piece of art is lovingly drawn by hand, on paper. We spend countless hours researching, sketching, chatting with locals, and finally bringing the art to life with as many as 30 colors with one big goal in mind: illuminating YOUR special place with love, joy, and an insider’s perspective."
If you're just starting to dip your toes into the world catstudio, their glasses are a great place to start! Catstudio glasses make a wonderful gift by themselves or gifted as a pair, trio, or set of four! These 15oz frosted tumblers are great for going-away gifts to commemorate a friend's hometown/home state and the new place they will be calling home. The collegiate glasses make the perfect gift for your college friends when you see each other next! The military collection is a fantastic way to honor a loved one's service. These glasses also make a beautiful collection in your own home to be displayed or used to entertain! We love collecting all the places that are special to us - where we were raised, where we went to college, special trips with loved ones, where we got married/honeymooned, and where we have called home over the years! With Colleges, World Destinations, Branches of the Military, U.S. Cities, States, and Regions, you can't go wrong!!
Insider tip: We have been loving using the collegiate collection for college football game days!
Featured above (from left to right): Florida Keys, Clemson University, Israel, Navy, and Kentucky.
The dish towels from catstudio feature unique designs silk screened on a 100% cotton towel with a hand-embroidered, cross-stitched outline. These towels look great hanging on your stove or anywhere else in your kitchen, as well as a guest towel in the bathroom when entertaining! They also make a gorgeous accent to a bar cart or bar area in your home! Like the glasses, the dish towels make wonderful gifts for housewarming parties, moving away, or just because! With so many designs, you can't go wrong.
Insider tip: These dish towels also make a great art piece when framed!
Featured above: England, Virginia Tech, Delaware, Army, and Roma.
These pillows are hand embroidered on 100% organic cotton. They are also unique in nature since each artisan incorporates a certain flair and signature to his/her work. These pillows make a great focal point in any room - living rooms, bedrooms, man caves, and she sheds alike! The pillows feature Colleges, Cities, States, Regions, International Destinations, and Military, as well as Holidays!
Insider tip: We love displaying a catstudio pillow featuring the place that means the most to us!
Featured above: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Penn State University, North Pole, Mississippi Coast, Birmingham, Louisiana.
The Collegiate pouches from catstudio are colorfully woven handy-sized zip pouches - perfect for toting your keys, valuables, art supplies, cosmetics, and more! They make the perfect gift to send to your child at school or to carry around to remind you of your days in college! These pouches are so gorgeous and will stand out in any collection of collegiate of apparel.
Insider tip: We love sending this as a special treat in care packages to college students!
Featured above: University of Oklahoma, University of Washington, Ohio State University, Texas Christian University.
We hope you all enjoy catstudio as much as we do! Start your collection today in store or online with free shipping!
- Kaylee Osborne