An elk, a deer, and a bear walk into a bar. // NinjaDiva Design Studio
I’m always on the lookout for practical items with a clean and crisp design sense. That’s how NinjaDiva Design Studio got on my radar. I’m a sucker for Smart Styling, which is how I see NinjaDiva’s selection of quality, every day items with exceptional design.
Jaime, the designer behind the brand, spent many a year behind an accountant’s desk. That’s a hard place to sit when you’re a creative soul. When her arty-heart just couldn’t take it any more, she sent herself back to school, training in graphic arts. "In my thirties I realized that I was the only one in charge of my life. I just needed the backbone to take a risk and to trust in myself." Take charge she did, launching her brand with conviction, courage and creativity. Ninja Diva: Kicking Ass and Looking Good.
While her artistic abilities and interests have her in a constant state of experimentation, her primary focus is silk screening. She loves natural images and materials, and playing with patterns and textures. Her casual décor line is the happy result.
Jamie creates the artwork from scratch,
and each piece is handmade in her studio.
Let me repeat that: HAND-FREAKING-MADE.
Throw pillows, tea towels, fabric flower pots, cosmetic bags… style and function perfectly matched in everyday items.
If you’ve got out-of-valley company coming this summer, check out her collection of Okanagan themed tea towels and other Canadiana.
Where can you get your hands on these delightfully different, locally made pieces?
Ninja Diva will be featuring her goods at the Sunshine Festival in Vernon on Saturday, June 17th.
Or at these fine, local retailers:
Rustic and Refined (Summerland)
10109 Main Street
438 Lawrence Ave
Artful Hand (Orchard Park Mall)
Fresh from the Farm (Kelowna)
3790 Casorso Road
The Hand Made Shoppe (Salmon Arm)
2090 - 10 Ave SW
I hope you pick up an item or six from NinjaDiva – where practical items put a smile on your face and style in your day.