Meet The Face Behind

MOBILHOME

A BRIKA maker story

Yvonne Israel O’Hare

"I believe real connection starts the moment we disconnect."
“Attention to detail is the essential focus in my crafting process.”

“Mobilhome was created out of my love of crafting as well as my desire to combat the digital device dilemma.”


“The inspiration for my design came out of my desire to find a simple yet elegant solution for putting phones away.”


“Mobilhome was created out of my love of crafting as well as my desire to combat the digital device dilemma.”


Nobody wants to be the bad guy. Yvonne certainly didn’t. But she was frustrated at having to ask friends and family to put their mobile devices down so that they could connect—so frustrated that she was determined to come up with a solution that might help. Having often travelled to Hawaii with her family, Yvonne remembered the simple signs posted at the entryway of many homes: a crossed out pair of shoes and the word Mahalo (thank you). She liked this gentle way of asking people to leave their shoes at the door and wondered could there be a similar reminder for mobile devices.


“I had some felted wool laying around and one night I fashioned a very simple design with pockets just big enough to tuck away a phone.” Friends and family encouraged her to take the idea further. With her eye for detail Yvonne got busy perfecting her design, sourcing her material and pulling together her support team. “At the very least”, muses the former photo stylist “I’m thinking mobilhome could be a great conversation starter”.

Q+A

I believe…

That good things happen to those who are patient.

I love it…

When magic happens.

There is no replacement for…

Being resourceful, observant and curious. 


“My goal was to make a product that was easy on the eye, useful, biodegradable and well-made.”
PRODUCTS BY MOBILHOME
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