Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Check us out at Anthropologie!


I have shopped and admired and been so incredibly inspired by all things Anthropologie for many years now and we are so so incredibly thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to work with the amazing people at Anthropologie to create a collection of ornaments for their stores.  We designed 6 characters with an arctic theme: Eskimos riding a snow leopard and narwhal, a snow bunny, a ball balancing seal, a squid couple and squirrel couple (ok ok...the squirrels are more woodland than arctic, but who's really paying attention, right?).  About 8 months ago I made one of each and sent them to Anthro headquarters, where they then worked with people in India to hand make thousands of them for the 175+ stores world wide.  I've never much liked the idea of my work being reproduced, but knowing how much Anthropologie cares about the artists and the producers it works with, it was an easy decision to say yes!  The finished pieces have a wonderfully primitive charm and it was so exciting to see them in person. 

And what's more...they made an incredible stop motion animation starring our designs.  Click here to see it on our website or Click here to see it on their website.  It's brilliant and so well done...you HAVE to watch it!

I love the catalog photography...it makes me want to buy them myself so I can put them in my own little snowy wonderland!

 Or log cabin wonderland...
 Eskimo on snow leopard.

This is the display at Anthro in Manhattan on W 16th. 

Olive found them charming too I think. 

I have to admit...it's kinda pretty awesome to see my logo and signature there...

Fuzzy and cute and waiting for homes!

They'll always have eachother. 

He's in a blizzard!! 

Anthropologie will always be one of the most inspiring places to visit for me (one of my favorite compliments is when people come to visit me and say that my house reminds them of Anthro!) and I'm so happy to have been a part of their holiday season this year!!  :) 


Anonymous said...

Congratulations having your wonderful work of art at Anthropologie. Love the store; love your masterpieces.
Happy Holidays to you and your family:)
Francesca A.

Anonymous said...

This is very exciting! Congratulations! Adorable photo of you and the baby, too. Barbara at oodles and oodles

Mary said...

You are amazing! I can't believe how you are able to create so many wonderful things AND be a mom AND all the other things you do.

Being featured by Anthropology is so exciting! Congratulations!!

Jenny Slingerland said...

I bought the little bunny! He’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you. Anthro is amazing!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I wish you could see the grin on my face while I watched the video. Darling and so,so proud of you! You are a crazy talented woman!

Carol T said...

Wow - that is really something. I'm going to the mall today and will definitely be stopping at Anthropology!

Lisa W. said...

That is great news ! Anthropologie has been one of my fav stores for many years. They did a nice job reproducing your ornaments and the video was adorable ! By the way - my best friend picked up some December British magazines last week and one of them featured your rabbit ornament in its Christmas gift section ! I think it was British Period Homes . I was so excited to see it there! Good for you Crystal !

jone hallmark said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, Crystal. It was thrilling to see your goodies atbAnthropologie in Santa Barbara, CA!

Vintage by Crystal said...

Thank you so much everyone! It has been wonderful working with Anthropologie. None of this would have ever happened if it wasn't for all of the support that you have given us throughout the years. Many thanks to each and every one of you!! :-)