WHAT’S IN A NAME
An inkling of a name began one rainy garden afternoon in 1995 with a demure Venus de Milo figure sporting two snails—her defiant fashion statement for the wet day. The juxtaposition of lovely and creepy created an attractive combination. Eighteen years later the name “De Milo Design” still seems to fit as I continue to find interesting juxtapositions of vintage letterpress printing, new papers, recycled materials, and modern design. Within this mix lives a desire to connect with other creative women around the world—joining my ingredients with theirs to see what cooks up. Sustain & Heal, developed by De Milo in 2007, is a line of fair trade certified and eco-friendly papers and products that marries our many and varied artistic talents.
If you are still reading this and actually want me to yammer on more about myself you could read the Boxcar Press interview
. Or you could watch this 5 minute movie
about the studio and the artisans. Thank you for visiting De Milo and I hope we can join your ideas with my materials soon.