The Italy Collection
Over the years, I’ve shared Italy with loved ones and explored it on my own. In this collection, I’ve tried to capture the blissful feeling of the Italian coastline, from Cinque Terre down to the Amalfi Coast. This is what I see when I close my eyes and remember long Italian summer days spent by the Mediterranean sea. Italy is the country that calls me back over and over again, and leaves me wanting more each time I leave.
The Montreal Collection
This collection is dedicated to Montreal, the place I am lucky to call home. Inspired by the energy, creativity and skyline of Montreal, this design features the city’s most iconic details—from STM subway arrows and cracked icy sidewalks to colourful Plateau roofs and street art featuring local legend Leonard Cohen. Every element somehow all fits together in an eclectic, diverse and vibrant mix—just like MTL.
The Portugal Collection
The Portugal collection is inspired by Lisbon, Porto, and everything in between—the mix of old and new, heritage and modernity, delicious sardines, vibrant art & design, and sublime sidewalk mosaics. It is a compilation of drawings and notes from my travel sketchbooks, and features hand-painted and hand-drawn designs I recreated during my long walks along Portugal’s hills, streets and sidewalks.
The New york Collection
Whenever I need a shot of creativity and a reminder that anything is possible, I go to New York. From the Art Deco architecture, historic buildings and modern street art to the hot dog stands and disorderly chaos of people hustling through the well-ordered street grids, this is my love letter to the city that never sleeps. The New York collection tries to capture that energetic jolt of adrenaline I had when I set foot in NYC for the first time. That feeling hasn’t changed in over 20 years.
The Dreamer Collection
The Dreamer collection was inspired by travels in the sky, and was hand-drawn with pen and ink on paper over many years and continents. It is about having your head in the clouds, dreaming up stories, ideas and adventures before you make them a reality. This imaginative collection is about all the amazing possibilities that exist just beyond the comfort zones of our imagination.
The Spain Collection
The rolling, ebbing Spain collection is a visual memoir of my first-ever sailing experience in the Canary Islands, from the stormy seas, motion sickness and sleepless nights to the region’s incomparable shorelines and natural beauty. I quickly discovered that I was totally unprepared for life at sea! But even though it wasn’t all smooth sailing, the magic of the sun rising from the sea at dawn is something I’ll never forget.
The France Collection
Over the past few years I’ve explored France with the best tour guide: my French boyfriend. He has made it his mission to show me his beautiful country, from the glamorous seaside destinations to the lesser known nooks and hidden crannies. The French collection was inspired by the South of France, and was illustrated by hand while drinking lukewarm Pastis in the sun, staring at the sea.
The Sailing Collection : Coming Soon
My boyfriend and I set off on a sailing trip in the Atlantic Ocean with one of his friends who gave up piloting planes to sail a boat around the world. On our adventure in the Atlantic ocean we encountered seasoned sailors, magical landscapes, blue skies, storms, and a simpler way of life revolving around the cycles of the sea. This collection is my homage to sailing life, and to a unique travel experience I will treasure forever. This one goes out to all the explorers out there who roam the planet, their way.
The Mosaics Collection: Coming Soon
I’ve been obsessed with mosaics since as far back as I can remember: the intricate art of bringing tiny shapes perfectly together to form something bigger. Before Facebook and smartphones, before I became a designer and before I knew how much of the world I would later discover, I went to Rome, where I fell in love with the art of mosaics. This collection is inspired by the Roman, Sicilian and Pompeiian palazzos and ruins I’ve visited over the years. I wanted to create something unexpected with mosaics, so I thought: “Why not make them wearable?”
The Copenhagen Collection: Coming Soon
Growing up reading Hans Christian Andersen tales, I always dreamed of visiting Copenhagen. So when I had a chance to travel there for a Scandinavian-inspired work project, I was ecstatic. Not only did it far exceed my already-high expectations, it fed me with enough creative inspiration to last ten lifetimes. Copenhagen, to me, represents living by design: seamless simplicity with endless craft and authenticity.
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