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Mamas got a brand new homepage!

‘Tis the season…to show your appreciation for every mamabear, cool aunt, big sis, dog mom, and all the other mother figures in your life! Give them the hard-earned glory they all deserve. 

To celebrate, we recently rounded up some of our favorite arty gifts for the moms in our lives to create our brand-spankin’ new homepage image. In addition to prints, this vibrant array shows off a range of creative media that our awesome artists produce from ceramic hangables to wordy woodcuts. And of course, the public debut of our newest team member, Norman.  

Putting together these shots is one of the best parts of our job. On photoshoot days, we get to really dig into our collection and share what we love most about each piece of art and explore new and cool ways to transform our space. We had so much fun this time around, we wanted to take you all behind the scenes to join in! 

We started our day shooting the two gorgeous new Flower Stamped Linen Panels from Caitlin Parker, when our new Chief Nap Officer Norman wandered onto set. That silky orange coat was totally on theme so he was quickly hired to help model our signature sunny vibe.

As the day progressed we began to brainstorm ideas for a gallery wall filled with team picks of giftable items with mom in mind. The best gallery walls incorporate different media, sizes, and textures to create a cohesive vista that tells a story, your story. Building one can be intimidating, but it’s all about having fun. Here’s how we did ours!

First, we started with our larger framed prints to set a foundation. From left, we chose Praia Piquinia 28/08/11 15h24 by Christian Chaize, Ideal Bookshelf 974: Feminists by Jane Mount, and The Swan, No. 17, Group IX/SUW by Hilma af Klint.

Next, we added in a print (another Hilma because why not!) using an alternative hanging method to add some variety. We love these magnetic print hangers because they’re affordable, easy to use, non-damaging.

Then we added some chunky texture with two of Jennifer Sanchez’s new original paintings from her Rainbow Village series. These wooden panels are 1.5” deep with thick layers of paint adding some fun dimension to our wall.

Next, we added in some wordplay with Martha Rich’s Word Bubble Wall Panels and you are loved by Matthew Hoffman. Adding non-standard shapes helps bring some dynamism into our arrangement and break up the grid of rectangles.

Now we have a few smaller gaps to fill, which are perfect for smaller ceramic pieces like Jaime Keiter’s Number 71 and Kelly Shimoda’s Toothy Hanging.

And now that our wall is full, we added some fun tabletop art to bring it to life. Here, we used Cosmic Peace Studio’s Forever Flowers and Months & Days Perpetual Calendar (note the date!), and stacked some of our fave 20x200 artist books below.

And finally, Norman for good luck!