Designer Crush

At Pink Olive we are working very hard to find the best independent designers, the handmade, one of a kind, the clever, the innovative and the classic. This month, we are introducing Beth and Carrie of 1canoe2.

Beth and Carrie, designers at 1canoe2, met as fifth graders in a gifted program that let their creative sides run free. Many years, and many miles later, the two settled back home with their respective families and got back to their creative roots. Two girls, sharing dreams about art and design over a campfire and while floating in a canoe (get it, 1 canoe, 2 girls!), eventually led to a full time career getting their hands dirty creating colorful paper goods.

1.Where did you grow up? 

Beth: Callaway County, Mo

Carrie:  Callaway County, Mo

2.What made you want to start 1canoe2? Is it what you've always seen yourself doing?

Beth:  I never knew what exactly it would be, but I always knew I would someday own my own art business.

Carrie: I like making and creating things, and I feel like it's what I'm meant to do.

3.What inspires you each day?

Beth: I have this overwhelming drive to make something.

Carrie: I have a need to create, and if I don't do it for a long time, then I feel the need to make something.

4.What is your favorite place to go to in NYC? Or your hometown!

Beth: NYC: ABC Carpet and Home

Carrie: NYC: Central Park


5.What is your favorite gift you have ever received?

Beth: The letterpress my husband gave me as an engagement gift.

Carrie: The easel my great-grandfather used given to me by my grandmother.


6.Do you have anything in the works that you would like to share with our fans?

Beth and Carrie: Our 2013 calendar (similar in style to our 2012 calendar) with all new drawings.  They'll debut at the National Stationery Show in May.
Their charming prints and goodies have been featured in everything from various blogs and magazines to Food Network and the 2011 movie Smurfs! Check out our selection, coming soon!