Hutch Studio is not a design studio per se, but more of a creativity boutique, with a little trinket and a little pretty knick-knack for everyone. Their Etsy shop sells virtually anything you can dream up, from ‘Do-It-Yourself’ creativity kits to vintage toys, fabric bundles and books. They also sell the wonderful concept illustrated in this post, which can basically be referred to as a paper lantern bunch of houses put together to… magically light up your house. Beyond the design, which is at once spectacular for its richness of detail and endearing in terms of concept, the Paper House Lights have something poetic about them. They are fragile, delicate and translucent. They remind one of the warmth of home. They tell us that homes are lit from the inside not by electricity, but by love.
Hutch Studio is the lovechild of Chris Theiss and Krystal Kirkpatrick. Their Etsy store sells the creations of Chris and Kristin Loffer Theiss. Their blog is all about repurposing, recycling, upcycling and beautifying items that might otherwise be discarded as redundant. Self-styled curator Chris Theiss, born in 1967 formulates his artistic mission as a series of questions: “What leads the mind and heart to produce works of originality? Can you do what you love? Is it realistic to think you could actually make a living doing that?” And the beauty of art is that it will not provide any resolute answer to any of those questions, but simply strive to keep the dream alive in each of us.