“Founded in 2007 by Stephanie Housley together with her husband Chris Lacinak, Coral & Tusk embodies the spirit of luck and good fortune. Inspired by a love of animals, travel and adventure Coral & Tusk invites you on a journey past hungry whales in the ocean depths all the way to mustachioed tamarinds smiling in the treetops. First enchanted by the natural world during childhood trips to the Eastern seaboard, Stephanieï¿½s frequent travels now span the globe. Magical experiences everywhere from Wyoming to Nepal inform the imagery and humor behind Coral & Tusk’s designs.
A RISD-trained textile designer, Stephanie first creates her cheeky scenes and irreverent characters as original pencil drawings before she painstakingly redraws them stitch by stitch using special computer software. Finished by hand in Coral and Tusk’s Brooklyn loft, every machine-embroidered pillow, doll, napkin and artwork retains the story-telling spirit and hand-drawn allure of the original illustration. A mix of smart design, magic and mischief is at the heart of every Coral & Tusk embroidery”. [From the artist’s website/ Du website de l’artiste].