meet lana of lana's shop
WHAT DO YOU MAKE?
At Lana’s Shop, we make beautiful, hand-illustrated stationery products and paper goods. Our first love, and where we really got our start, was greeting cards. I am and always will be a huge believer in the power of a hand-written note! We also do full custom stationery suites for events, and are always adding new products into our wheel house like art prints, note pads, and even gift wrap! We are lucky enough to work with individual clients, wonderful couples, and some awesome retailers across the country. And we are always dreaming and designing up something new!
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Originally, I’m a New Yorker! I grew up on Long Island and then lived in the big city for several years working in the art department at Vogue magazine. My parents retired to Colorado, and on a trip out west to visit them I met the mountain man of my dreams – and now husband! Since then, we all live in Colorado and I love and appreciate the mountains and this beautiful state more and more every day. But it’s always a treat to get back to (and eat my way around) New York!
WHAT HAS BEEN MAKING YOU EXCITED LATELY?
The anticipation of welcoming our first baby boy in just a few weeks! I designed, painted and printed my first wallpaper for his nursery (potential new product alert!), which was just the right finishing touch on what is now my favorite room in the house! My next project is illustrating a children's book for him. It’s just too much fun!
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR PRODUCTS?
IF YOU COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The skill of doing one thing at a time, does that count? I'm all over the place. But maybe that's just me, and life feels more exciting with lots of balls up in the air?! But yeah, I am always looking for and open to tips on time management.
COFFEE OR TEA?
Both, please! In our house we make french press coffee every morning and sleepy time tea every night!
WHAT DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN TO IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN YOU ARE MAKING?
We always have music (typically the 90's station) playing in the studio while we're packaging orders. But when I'm painting, I usually have my headphones in to focus and some sort of ridiculously awesome Netflix original movie on in the background. That’s the secret guilty pleasure, shh!
SHARE 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF
- I'm left handed.
- While working at Vogue I once shared an elevator with Vera Wang who stopped to compliment me on my shoes and it was absolutely EVERYTHING.
- Everyone in our family owns our own bowling ball and shoes.
- I’m allergic to/can’t be around unkind people.
- My cat's name was Pizza Party and our dog's name is Lox. I must have food on the brain a lot. Wonder what we'll name our son?!