“I started my company by designing the very first lille huset for my daughter for her 8th birthday. ”
“Little houses all over the world that people live in and love inspire me. ”
Walk me through your production/design process.
When I first start designing I usually look at the products I have already produced… I use these to help as a starting point. The main design constant for me is making things that engage kids in an hands on creative way. I love to make things that are colorful and that kids want to touch and start playing with. I also love to create things that are made from materials I love. If I start making something, I have to get my hands on the material I want to use and I usually head to a laser cutter to start prototyping. After I prototype, I put all of my things together and start photographing them. After I photograph them a million times looking for the right lighting and scene, I finally put them on my web site. I am currently working on a décor line and with that I was anxious to get them into a scene.
Who or what inspires you to do the work that you do? Why?
My kids inspire all of the work that I do. I create things that would make them happy and think about ways that they learn and how they see the world. I am also very inspired by cities all over the world. I love seeing the beautiful things that people make to put into the world for others to experience.