Meet The Face Behind

MEERA LEE PATEL

A BRIKA maker story

Meera Lee Patel

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
"I can't stop creating because I don't know how."
“I can't stop creating because I don't know how”

“I love it when I feel small but special inside this complicated and wonderful world.”


“To be honest, most of my work is trial and error. A lot of my finest design moments have been accidents”


“I love it when I feel small but special inside this complicated and wonderful world.”


Meera Lee Patel spent her childhood playing in the nearby Cherry Blossom trees until she was old enough to draw them. Today, her vibrant illustrations—found on pillows, prints and tea towels—add a little bit of magic to the everyday. The cheerful, standout color palette is inspired by both her hometown (she was raised by the New Jersey shore) and her mother (a gifted seamstress, knitter and all-around creative soul).


Often, Meera Lee’s design ideas come to her subconsciously—in a dream or an abrupt thought—and she proceeds in an organic, trial-and-error way. In fact, many of her favorite design moments were a happy accident, while others begin with a series of pencil sketches.


“I love it when I feel small but special inside this complicated and wonderful world.”
PRODUCTS BY MEERA LEE PATEL
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