October 22, 2012 / Featured Vendor
Featured Vendor of the Month, Imaginary Animal and a Giveaway!
Congratulations Grace! You are the winner of the handsoap! Please contact me with your mailing info to receive your gift!
Yes! My website it back up and running and I am ready to go with my October vendor!
Today I am featuring the amazing duo, Marie Gardeski and David Birkey, who make up Imaginary Animal. First a little bit about how this duo came about and how we (my husband Tim and I) know these two fabulous artists. Tim and I both met in grad school, at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where we both met Marie. Tim has been friends with David for many, many years. Tim and I got married, oh about 6 years ago and invited both David and Marie to our wedding. I think they pretty much fell in love at first sight, or at least that’s what I like to think, and they dated for a while and then decided to tie their own knot as well! Ah, the romance of it all! They live now in Fort Wayne Indiana (where David and Tim are from) where they live amongst their art (their apartment is like a piece of art itself) and come up with some of the most wildly fantastical creations! Please read the little interview I did with them and be sure to visit their shop, Imaginary Animal. If you are looking for super creative favor or gift ideas, this is the place to go! Also, after you read the interview, please leave a comment below because one random person will be chosen to receive a satchel of their signature handsoap! They are super adorable!
How long have you been in business?
What inspires you?
David Byrne’s “True Stories” or anything by Wes Anderson. We’ve recently been re-watching Hitchcock movies and Buster Keaton’s earlier work. We’ve also watched and enjoyed most of Werner Hertzog’s films.
Nope, that’s everything. :-)
*All photos taken by Marie and David.
Don’t forget to leave a comment! And please do so before 8:00AM Wednesday morning!
Their products are so unique and great to give as a gift when you don’t know the person very well. I was given the hand soaps as a gift and think they’re so creative.
I just love hand soap! I have one piece in my kitchen right now and its little fingers are getting stubby. Looks like you’re making tons of neat stuff, Marie and David. :)