Artist: Emilie Eklund
Hand-printed items: linen tea towels, mugs, cards, prints
"LIEFdesign is a hand-crafted design studio that specializes in design, lettering and paper goods. We love to celebrate and delight in the everyday, and strive to be present in the small moments.
My name is Emilie and I am the owner and designer of LIEFdesign. My designs are rooted in natural, simple aesthetics, with an emphasis in hand lettering and illustration. I work out of my home studio with my husband and partner who stays up late printing, dreaming and turning stress into joy with his delightful wit.
The word LIEF (said leaf) comes from the Dutch language, meaning sweet, as an endearment. You might use it when talking about your best friend ("oh she is so LIEF!") or about that gift you received from the person who knows you so well ("what LIEF!"). As the daughter of a Dutch immigrant, this word has held a dear space for me since a young age and has guided the heart behind my work : to create art that aids in naming and cultivating these LIEF moments in our lives and in the world around us."
- Emilie Eklund