Studio Portmanteau is happily based out of my home studio in Oregon's gorgeous Rogue Valley. A passion for the simple things in life - stargazing, beachcombing, gardening, reading, cooking, the great outdoors - plus a fascination with tiny things and an obsession with all things golden led to the idea behind this design studio specializing in matchboxes, and more recently delving into a broader range of other thoughtful objects for the home and special occasions.
As a lover of all things vintage, I see the matchbox itself as a tiny little piece of a bygone era that still resonates with us today and reminds us to sit down, light a candle, and spend the evening catching up with friends or devouring a good book. I love bringing materials to life with my unique perspective as a trained designer, intrepid explorer, and avid maker. Most of my items are hand-pressed with metal dies on a vintage foil stamper that is the mainstay of my studio. My work embraces rich topics like botany, astronomy, and cartography through my own contemporary aesthetic lens.