Every design starts with an inspiration. I work with my ideas through sketches, until I reach an intuitive knowing that the design is ready. I then create the final pattern through hands-on, old-school techniques.
You can VISIT MY SHOP to buy handmade housewares like screenprinted linens, pillows, and pottery. Here’s what you can always expect from a Doonyaya design: an inspired pairing (like street art meets Scandinavian design, or vintage patterns in mod colors), handcrafted from eco-friendly, non-toxic materials. I believe that our planet is important and to be handled with care – that’s why I also donate 10% of all sales to animal rights organizations. Making our homes and lives more beautiful should feel good in our hearts, too.
Because making, growing and parenting are all “try, fail, and try again” endeavors. I’m still seeing where that same creative process takes me in my art, too. I love experimenting with new styles and mediums because every “mistake” leads to something new – and the best part is sharing that endless adventure.
You can FOLLOW MY BLOG for sneak peeks into my creative process and my modern homesteader life in a farmhouse in upstate New York – everything from ongoing experiments in art & design, making my home more handmade, or growing my own food and getting my hands dirty in the garden with my son Lars.