Oakland based Woodworker, Aleksandra Zee builds large and small scale intricate wooden wall hangings, headboards and table tops. With a degree in Fine Arts, Zee has built a full time career in making art as a living.From trips to the desert, spending time in front of the ocean, and being out amongst the trees, Zee draws her inspiration from travel and being heavily rooted in the past.
Heather Day is an artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her background in travel and culture encouraged her to see more of the world, where she discovered a connection to nature—her main source of inspiration. Day’s art is a form of visual storytelling interested in conveying moments of interactions. She works primarily with paint and non-traditional materials, and is known for her murals. The philosophy that everything is a product of an experience frames each work, conveying stories of movement and ideas of color through seams,lines, and layers.
We can’t get enough of her work and we’re so honored that Heather travels with her studio in the Sand backpack.
Tim is a professional photographer based out of San Diego. He was one of the first male fashion bloggers and was around before #menswear. Prior to his style transformation he was a California skater and in a metal/punk band and his style reflected that. After a move to New York, he felt inspired to better himself and style was a part of that.
Julie Ann Art is straightforward sentiments for people who just don’t give a f*ck. Julie, the artist behind it all, left her day job to pursue Julie Ann Art full time. She started making greeting cards because she wanted to be able to create something that held a purpose. You can now find her cards in stores such as Urban Outfitters throughout the U.S.
We’re excited to have Julie Ann travel with the Minmalist Backpack in Ink.
Illustrator Kelli Murray created a children’s line inspired by her own little ones. Rylee and Cru merges art and imagination, offering unique and artistic clothing for the modern child. The collection consists of quality basics that are each hand garment dyed, giving them a soft vintage feel right out of the box. The shapes are comfortable and the fabrics are soft, making dressing easy for baby and mama.
We want one of everything from her line and love that the Copper backpack goes with her on her travels.
Mary Lauren is the curator and author of Headed Somewhere. She live on a winding country road near the ocean with her growing family. They spend our days dancing in the kitchen, collecting rocks & chasing each other on the back lawn.
Hoodzpah is a branding agency with moxie. They relish in creating things that delight the senses and serve the purpose. Branding hundreds of businesses, they have also designed on campaigns and projects for cultural pillars like Google, Disney, Vox Media, and Target.