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Valfré is a LA based women’s apparel and accessories brand that was founded by Mexican-born artist, Ilse Valfré. The brand launched in late 2013 and has quickly become a global source for the creative and wild-at-heart.
Valfré’s mission is to bring her art to life by creating unique products that are a direct reflection of the psychedelic world that she has created. Her work explores the poignant tension between vulnerability and confidence as she transports her audience into the hearts and minds of the characters that she creates.
Explore the Valfré Dimension at Valfre.com
Meet the Maker of our August enamel pin! Bri Bulski is an illustrator and product designer residing in Eugene, Oregon. She founded Little Arrow in 2013 after she left her job as Art Director at a nationally recognized greeting card company. She did not attend college but instead learned the graphic design trade on the job. The name Little Arrow is significant on a personal level, and reminds her to always move forward no matter what, even if she’s scared of the future and what she’s trying to accomplish seems impossible. She does her best to pay attention and follow her internal compass, the “little arrow” inside her heart.
Bri’s parents own the local flea market where she grew up helping out. Lovingly called “The Flea”, she’s scored a ton of fun and weird vintage prize possessions over the years and to this day it’s her favorite way to spend a Sunday morning. Her cheery design studio is decorated with bright colors and items she’s found thrifting. Her designs are heavily influenced by toys and memorabilia from her childhood and vintage clothing and costume jewelry. She loves unicorns, rainbows, and anything that symbolizes positivity. She loves to design products that make people smile and laugh when they see them.
When she’s not in the studio she’s lifting weights at the gym, having a cocktail with her gal pals, or exploring Oregon with her husband and 2 dogs. Her most favorite meal is a cheeseburger and a chocolate milkshake and her favorite album is a toss-up between Post by Björk, Singles by Future Islands, and Hounds of Love by Kate Bush.
This month’s pin is brought to you by the artist Kristin Carder. Kristin is an illustrator and graphic designer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her instantly recognizable aesthetic utilizes bright bold colors, magical characters, and chill vibes to add a little joy to the everyday.
When she isn’t creating wearable goods for her own line, she can be found creating art for the likes of other creatives such as musicians, authors, toy brands, and more.
Kristin spends her downtime wondering what the perfect shade of millennial pink truly is and trying to manage her existential dread in a galaxy print.
You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about making, doing, or just saying something fun.
We are super excited to announce @battlebornpins has hopped on board to be our 1st featured pin artist! Although we still want to keep it a surprise, here's a hint... June's box will feature one of the designs above! Sign up now to receive June's Quirky Crate featuring Battle Born Pins!