03.07.15

SNUG.BROOCHES

Summer mood with our wooden brooches. Have a look in our shop for more colours!

01.07.15

SNUG.VASE / How to assemble it

We made an attempt at being filmmakers and created our first little video: The construction of SNUG.VASE. If you have so far wondered how to put up a cardboard vase - that's how! Have a look and fun :)


  

17.06.15

SNUG.GROW growth chart



SNUG.GROW, how tall are you ?
With this growth chart that looks like a big ruler, you can measure exactly how long it still takes until you grow tall.
The design of SNUG.GROW offers a lot of room for dates, small notes and sketches and is an eye-catcher in every kid’s room, on the door or on the wall – just anywhere you want to take measurements. Thanks to the classic scale of the growth chart you can enter one child or more and have them grow up together.
Comes in a nice little poster tube – perfect as a baby shower or birth gift!

Get it: FREE SHIPPING on your SNUG.STUDIO order. Promocode: SNUGGROW
Valid until June 23 midnight.

Thank you to our retailer Rimini for giving us some kids goodies to make this nice photo shoot with little Luc / jumping jack from zenzi design, cushion from Donna Wilson.

15.06.15

SNUG.STUDIO in Red Dot Shop

We feel honored! Our VASES and MAGNETS are available in the Red Dot Shop!

 

09.06.15

Summertime with SNUG.CHEVRON


I was having a nice chilling time in Bettina´s garden! It is like a green oase in the city! So peaceful!
By SNUG.STUDIO, Bettina takes care of our dear customers from all over the world. Maybe you already have exchanged with her  :)

21.05.15

SNUG.VASE is nominated!

We are happy! Our SNUG.VASE has been selected for the German Design Award 2016. Jury's decision will be notified after the summer break. Fingers crossed!


30.04.15

PF Candle Co. and SNUG.STUDIO


Some time ago we started to exchange ideas with other small and medium-sized companies all over the world. We believe it is the best way to learn from each other and to support each other. Actually no pioneer work in the age of Instagram, Facebook and Blogs, etc.
It is great to bring our products together and see how well they fit together!  It's fun to make new photos of each other’s products and to interview the other creatives and business owners.


Today we are pleased to introduce you P.F. Candle Co.
P.F. Candle Co. is a small candle company based in Los Angeles, founded by Kristen Pumphrey in 2008.
From 2 people, P.F. Candle Co. has grown to a big family with 11 people and a dog! All the work is done manually in the Los Angeles Arts District, where the studio is located.
At SNUG.STUDIO, we have been following P.F. Candle Co. for a couple of years. We actually have a lot in common. Even if our products are different, they are really complementary.
 


We both focus on quality products by creating clear, minimalist and classic items. The materials are simple and pure: paper and wood for SNUG.STUDIO, domestically grown soy wax, cotton core wicks and fine fragrance oils for P.F. Candle Co.
By the way - our favorite scents are hill country and sweet grapefruit – it feels like summer and we are waiting for it! At the moment it smells so good in our studio – and we love that natural scent!
1.     Kristen, how do you feel when you are looking at your success so far?

I feel very lucky and also excited for what the future may hold. We're excited to not only create a great product for our customers, but to create a good place for our crew (and ourselves) to work.      

2.      We have something in common: Your husband joined your company in 2013, five years after you founded it. SNUG.STUDIO was founded in 2010 by Berit and Kerstin – this year Berit’s husband came aboard. What is it like for you to share both private and business life?

At times it can be challenging - we don't spend a lot of time apart! But ultimately, it has strengthened our personal relationship. There’s no time for game playing - clear and honest communication must be had in both business and personal.  It’s been really rewarding - as somebody who has made their job their passion, it often doesn’t feel like work, and even more so when I get to spend my time with my best friend.

3.      What are the major obstacles you have overcome as a company?
We had a very rapid growth over the past year, and continue to grow. It was hard to get distributors and manufacturers to take us seriously. Often, our distributors would be sold out of our jars, lids, fragrance - and we had nothing to do but wait or scrap something together. What we’ve really learned is to never settle for too long - you have to always be on your toes and ready for possibilities. We never assume that someone will be watching out for us and have exactly what we need - we work for it and ensure there are backups each step along the way.

4.      What is your daily office routine? Which tasks consume most of your time?
Every morning when I come in, I burn incense or sage and light some candles. I check on my plants and then prep for the day. A lot of my day is comprised of emails and boring office tasks: accounting, doing our books, checking our social media, and running payroll. But I do get to do fun stuff every day: shooting photos for our social media, working on creative projects like new scent or product development. The tasks that consume our time the most are larger projects that can’t get completeled quickly. Larger projects, like collaborations or large orders from our national retailers, often involve several different companies and it will take a while to get everybody on the same page. It’s the time when it would be easier to have everybody in the same room.

5.      How do you get inspiration and ideas for new scents?
We like scents that are inspired by places and memories - or sometimes both. Scent is such a powerful trigger, it can transport you, not just make it smell good! Our most recent release, Hill Country, was inspired by the area surrounding Austin, TX - cedar, sage, and a hint of yellow rose. Our business was founded in this area, and Tom and I met there, so we wanted to pay homage to that special place for us.

6.      What are your wishes for 2015?
We are excited about releasing a few new scents and products, but we are very excited about moving in to a new studio facility. We are hoping that this will allow us to release new items and collaborations much more easily because of the larger space. We will finally have room to store product, raw materials, and have a workspace.

7.      What is your favorite item by SNUG.STUDIO?
I love the beachwood candle holder, of course! The design is so sleek. The Chevron cutting board is also a favorite.

8.      Have you ever been in Germany?
I visited once when I was 17, but just passing through, so I would love to visit again for a longer time (please give me your tips!)

Thank you very much for this very nice collaboration!

23.04.15

SNUG.CLOUD in Restaurant Pierre Reboul

Have a stop in the star-awarded Restaurant Pierre Reboul in Aix-en-Provence, in the South of France. The bread is set on our SNUG.CLOUD breadboard - so that is just one little reason, we would like to eat there :)
Thanks also to Alice from Le souci du détail She made this nice collaboration possible!

16.04.15

SNUG.BUTTON in "Schöner Wohnen" Magazine

Our SNUG.BUTTON trivet in the newest "Schöner Wohnen" Magazine via Foundforyou!

09.04.15

18.03.15

MilK Japan - press release

In the latest issue of MilK Japan, our SNUG.SONGBIRDS mobile is featured as one of the recommendations from the MilK store, which has just opened in Tokyo! We are so proud of it!!

16.03.15

New* SNUG.NEST Set of 6 cardboard pendants


Spring is yet to come? That’s why we brought it in ourselves!
Pendant set of six pieces, suiting the spring branches in you vase, but also looking good as a mobile on a stick or small branch. For your living room or the little ones’.
Feather, egg and nest – reduced and poetic symbols for the life returning in spring…
The proportions and colors of the pendants enter into an exciting relationship. Filled and outline, big and small, geometric and figurative, light and dark.
Available in our shop now!

06.03.15

Cloudy press releases!

We are happy to present you our SNUG.RAIN cloud sponge and our SNUG.CLOUD breadboard in the latest issues of Brigitte and Eltern family magazines! Have a look in our shop and you will find a special offer if you order both of the clouds.

SNUG.NEST cardboard pendants... coming soon!

Working on new pendants... in search of the right colors, we also found some new shapes - that's design life ;) So our new cardboard pendants SNUG.NEST will be available very soon!

05.03.15

Set of 2 Vases

A new set of SNUG.VASE cardboard vases is available in our shop now! Take two and get a better price!!

13.02.15

Little preview

Some new pendants in the making. Oval geometric shapes! We are still working on the colour palette. What do you think? We would love to hear your opinion! If you like, you can give us a comment on Instagram.

SNUG.STUDIO & Varpunen

Thank you, dear Susanna from Varpunen for this beautiful product presentation with our chevron breadboard and Iittala tableware.

11.02.15

Petite Mila & SNUG.STUDIO



Caroline is the owner and designer behind Petite Mila. Created in September 2013, the French label provides tote bags, notebooks, pouches with both feminine and graphic eye. Her universe is close to the SNUG.STUDIO one.
We virtually met some months ago. She bought our SNUG.CLOUD breadboard and used it to present her notebooks on her e-shop.
What a great opportunity to contact her and say that we really like her designs !
Both of us were also part of the lovely Advent’s calendar organized by the wedding organizers Cocottes and the Blogzine Hello-hello - 
In January, we decided to move further and share our universe by mixing our pouches and our vases. It is a hard but fruitful  exercise for designers to open their universe and minds to other products. It requires inspiration and humility ! It was a  pleasure to do it ! Let’s hope you like it !
We definitely want to repeat this experience and present you brands and products we do appreciate.

04.02.15

nohomewithoutyou

Thank you, dear Kaisa | NHWY from Finland for these nice pictures you made with our SNUG.TRIO pendants. Have a look in her shop and you will find wonderful delightful prints.
We wish you all the best for you and your baby :)

02.02.15

Boutique `IGLOO

We love to present you one of our newest retailers L'igloo in Aix-en-Provence, France. Such a lovely shop. Find very nice pictures alsoat instagram.