"One sits more comfortably on a color that one likes."
My name is Becky, and I'm just a girl who's out to add some color to the world.
My background reflects my love of both academics and artistry. I have a B.A. from Yale University in American Art & Material Culture, and a Master's Degree in American Material Culture (think Antiques Roadshow).
I worked as a Display Coordinator for Anthropologie for nearly two years before leaving the company to pursue creativity on my own terms.
I firmly believe that everyday life can be made better by creating playful and beautiful spaces in which to live and work. And I believe in curating an everyday life filled with everyday goodness--from the meals on our tables to the colors on our walls to the voices of our friends. It's my hope that this website can be a place to share some of the goodness of my life and hopefully extend it to yours.
I recently did an interview with Etsy.com. You can read that here.
Or, just drop me a line here. I'd love to hear from you (yes, you).
dirtsa studio was born accidentally.
Many people think my previous job -- a display artist for Anthropologie -- is a dream position. I loved being creative every day, but I found many aspects of the job and company restricting and unsatisfactory. So I took a bold step and quit.
While I looked for a new job I started designing some homewares as a creative outlet from the stress of being unemployed. I posted some of my creations for sale online and they quickly sold. I posted more, and more sold. Within 3 months I had so much business that I realized I had not only created products, but I had created a new job for myself.
I named my business after my Swedish grandmother, Astrid. She was an amateur painter and humorously signed many of her works under “Dirtsa” — her first name spelled backwards.
When I was young, I could never have dreamed of such a fun and fulfilling future for myself. I'll be honest that if staying in fourth grade forever had been an option, I would probably have chosen that. But creating mindful and playful products with a school-age nostalgia is not a bad second choice. Grab a piece of the fun here.