Prosper Design Studio – Two Women, One Vision
By Kearsten Shepherd
If you haven’t heard about Prosper Design Studio, you’re missing out! Officially launched this summer, Prosper Design Studio literally puts art on your table – and not just any art – but the art of the amazingly talented local artist Maren Conrad. Some of Conrad’s artwork is currently hanging in Sacramento’s City Hall and she is the artist in residence at the Andaz hotel in Napa, but more importantly, much of it hangs in the homes of families up and down the state. And it was this artwork that inspired the creation of Prosper Design Studio with Elizabeth Wood.
The two women, who met in 2013 became fast friends and found a common passion for beautiful things – art, fashion, and interior design. With Wood’s business background and Conrad’s creative art, they make a formidable pair – and over time a thriving business. Together the women take art off the wall – literally. The pair create table runners, place mats, napkins, dish towels, throw pillows, wine totes and zippered pouches printed with Conrad’s art. All products are hand made using organic material. The ladies also pride themselves on utilizing a facility that pays its workers a fair wage.
Since its launch, Prosper Design Studio and its amazing products have been featured on various local media including Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Shops” issue and Sactown Magazine’s Gift Guide. The pair’s fabulous dish towels were also recently highlighted in Time Out New York’s Gift Guide! In 2015, Prosper Design Studio will be adding eight additional artists in an effort to build a larger platform and audience for emerging artists. Through this effort, they hope to “create profit sharing for artists to be able to create some passive revenue streams so they can keep their creative careers afloat,” according to Conrad.
So, if you looking for a unique gift idea or in need of a last minute hostess gift, any and all of their products would be a great choice! The items featured here (and more not seen) can be found online at prosperdesignstudio.com or at the Parkside Pharmacy in Land Park (4404 Del Rio Road), William Glen in the Arden area (2310 Fair Oaks Blvd.) or Tea Cozy (1021 R Street). In addition, DISPLAY (3433 Broadway) is carrying items through the holidays!