Category Archives: Product Design


RaindanceRight now umbrellas are the farthest things on our minds here in California. However, the print designs on these umbrellas are so unique that we had to share. RainDance is a London-based umbrella design company founded by Sujata Sagrani, who started the company because she couldn’t find an umbrella she liked in a country where the climate is predominantly rain. We’re anxious to see new designs from this recently established company.

Images: Courtesy of RainDance.

Anna Lindsten

AnnaLindstenLove these patterns and products created by Stockholm-based illustrator and designer, Anna Lindsten. She works with various tools in her work but the paper cutting probably gives us the simple shapes we at Cari Mateo so admires. Here’s what we know about the artist from her bio:

“Anna likes the forest so there are lots of trees, woodplants and characters – imaginative or not – in her work. Her work is colourful and playful, inspiration come from popular culture, comics, art, fairy tales, fashion, vintage children books, magazines, children’s art, folk art, the Swedish landscape of Småland that has a big influence on her since she was a child.”

Images: Courtesy of Anna Lindsten.

Leonardo Fortino

LeonardoFortinoCoveting these Land Lamps created by Italian designer, Leonardo Fortino. This series of lamps uses three dimensional characters and objects to relate a story. The fiberglass lamps can be purchased individually or in groups. Particularly liking the house on top of a hill-shaped shade.

Images: Courtesy of Leonardo Fortino.