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  • Tracy Freese
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Vintage Minimalism - Oso + Bean

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Where new meets old with a distinctly minimalist aesthetic, Oso + Bean brings a new flavor to eCommerce. Featuring vintage inspired flasks and decorative pillows, Oso + Bean is open to wholesalers and private label orders. Award-winning designer, Maureen Smullen's unique gifts and home decor mixes insect and animal patterns with historic images that would make most people say, " I remember that from when I was a kid!"

Making the first, several hundred pillow covers, Maureen hit juried maker fairs and started to sell her “goods”. The first sales were to small boutiques looking for unique items for their shops. As more and more stores sought out her unique and high-quality pillows, she tried her hand at gift and decor trade shows. Now, primarily focusing on wholesale and custom orders, Oso+Bean pillows are still lovingly hand made in the USA.

Inspired by her grandmother's vintage spirit, which can be seen in the opening slide of her website, Maureen has made a name for herself and carved out an interesting niche within a cluttered industry. In a true minimalist spirit, Maureen now plans to KickStart her efforts through crowdfunding and expand her line of products. Oh, and we cannot forget to give credit where credit is due - Oso and Bean, Maureen's two rescue kitties, have been so kind to lend their names to her lovely brand of high-quality home decor. Kudos, Maureen from Home of Wealth as we watch your progress and applaud your minimalist lifestyle and incorporation of traditions passed along by time well spent!

  • Tracy Freese
  • aestheticartbeautiful free experiencescustomentrepreneurminimalist designminimalist lifestyleminimalist livingstart up