Friday, August 2, 2013

Featured Member: Bulla Designs

Boutique 208 is proud to introduce our current featured member - Bulla Designs.  We hope you enjoy reading a bit about them, in their own words:

Bulla Designs is a collaboration of Tanya & Ivy.  We are 2 girls from Wilmerding, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. We have finally found a creative outlet that allows us to share vintage and new designs with everyone. We believe in reusing, recycling and upcycling everything we can. We love to find one of a kind vintage items, and give them a new life.   Vintage material is one of our favorite items.  We use this to create our handmade bags, then often times we hand silkscreen a Bulla design on the bag.

Our products have evolved over time, and still continue to evolve as we learn and try new techniques and applications.  Our shirts, baby one pieces and bags are picked by us, often times handmade by us, then a design is carefully picked out and applied by silk screening or hand printing techniques of many kinds.   Our interests in the creative process keep expanding, as do the products we create.  Recently we added guitar straps,  plush pillows and greeting cards.

We take our inspiration from anything and everything! If we find something we like, we find a way to create it ourselves, and improving upon it in the process, adding character and uniqueness that is otherwise lacking in the mass produced products consumed on a regular basis.