Summer Editorial

The Gift Edit Part 3: Ana Lisa Hedstrom + Sculpture Space New York


We're delighted to present our latest holiday gift guide for some last minute shopping. Given our love of textiles and all things ceramics, we're proud to the present the gift picks from amazing artists working in these areas: Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Andrew Kennedy and Magda Dejose of Sculpture Space NYC

We love to showcase beautiful textiles from international as well as local artisans in Vuela Boutique, so we couldn't be more excited to feature the renowned textile artist and educator, Ana Lisa Hedstrom. Based in Northern Cal, she has made amazing contributions to the field of contemporary shibori textiles. Featuring her innovative use of colors and patterns, Ana Lisa’s signature shibori textiles are included in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt, The Museum of Art and Design, the De Young Museum, the Oakland Museum, and the Racine Museum. 

Her work has been exhibited and published inter-nationally along with receiving two NES grants and is a fellow of The American Craft Council. She has completed public art commissions for the Emeryville Ca. city hall and the American Embassy in Brunei.  She is committed to education in her craft, as she has taught and lectured at SF State University , CCA , and numerous international conferences and summer art programs.  Ana Lisa's picks feature her love of fabric and graphic patterns as well as her background in ceramics.

Ana Lisa Hedstrom / "Lexicon" Resist Dyed Silk
Osei Duro Aburi Dress and Arca Jacket / Micaela Greg Spectrum Scarf / Tina Marie Ceramics
"I have been a textile dyer for over 30 years…and I love color and pattern! Before I became a “textilian” I studied ceramics and still can’t resist collecting pottery everywhere I travel. It is so easy to travel to Vuela Boutique! I love Tina Marie’s matte blue/green glaze on her bowl and pitcher. So simple and satisfying. Of course, I perused all the textiles on the site and was struck with the strong geometric patterns on Micaela Grey’s Spectrum Scarf. I can’t wait to see what arrives for Spring!"-Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Ana Lisa's Work via
I had the pleasure of visiting Romy's studio located in Sculpture Space NYC this fall. We have such a weakness for ceramics and thrilled to feature the founders of this wonderful space in New York. 

Since 2011 Andrew Kennedy and Magda Dejose have worked collaboratively on a variety of projects and founded Sculpture Space NYC in 2014.  The facility is a ceramics and sculpture center designed to foster creativity, concept and collaboration for artists and designers.  Sculpture Space NYC was designed and built by Andrew Kennedy. He studied painting at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, worked as an assistant at Richard Artschwager Studio and has been showing his work in New York and abroad. Magda Dejose is an American artist (born in Brazil) living and working in New York City. She has shown her artwork in Japan, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, and China. Andrew and Magda's have curated gift ideas highlighting the range of home wares we offer from ceramics to wooden objects.
Yoko Ozawa tea pot I Silvia Song wooden bowl I Tina Marie pourer I Romy Northover cups
Scuplture Space NYC provides space, equipment, advanced education, and opportunities for studio members to expand and develop their work. SSNYC's aesthetic is based on the principle that any element in the studio, as furniture, objects, and room’s layout, should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.
Sculpture Space NYC

And for other gift ideas, please check out our Holiday Gift Guide Series: Part 1 and Part 2
Photos of textiles and studio space courtesy of artists. 
Thank you so much Ana Lisa, Andrew and Magda for participating in our holiday gift guide! We're happy and humbled to share your stories of passion and contribution to your craft and the community. And of course, we really appreciate your help in curating gifts from our shop this holiday season! 

The Gift Edit Part 2: Artist Misato Suzuki and Chef Kuniko Yagi


Our part 2 of our holiday gift guide series continues as we present wonderful individuals in the community as they share their top the top picks from Vuela. 

Cold Picnic Hanging Planter / Cluse Watch / Forma Earrings / Tina Marie Vases

I've long admired the work of  Misato Suzuki and featured her work on our blog earlier on. And through our serendipitous connections, I've had the pleasure of meeting this talented sweet artist who produces some of my fave artwork. She was born in Aomori, Japan, acquired her MFA in Claremont University and currently resides in our old city of San Diego, California. Featuring pretty colors, beautiful patterns, and textures that communicate playful whimsical themes, her work has been featured in galleries worldwide and available in One Kings Lane and Artfully Walls. Misato's top picks include treasured finds from around the globe showcasing her love of travel.

Photo of Misato Suzuki's Paintings from One Kings Lane via

The Things We Keep Necklace / Cluse Watch / Romy Northover Cups / Bookhou Tote / First Rite Tank Top

Kuniko Yagi forged a unique path to a bright culinary career, growing up in Maebashi and then embarking on a route to finance. An untrained cook with a natural artistic drive and nurtured affinity for gastronomy, Kuniko trained and worked with Chef Myers of the Michelin starred Sona. Kuniko later served as Executive Chef of Myers’ brasserie, Comme Ça in West Hollywood and Las Vegas before heading up the kitchen of the award winning Hinoki & the Bird in Century City. She appeared as a contestant on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” and has earned a number of critical accolades for her work with Hinoki & the Bird including’s Rising Star in 2010. When not at the stove, Kuniko spends her time surfing, knitting and walking her German Shepherd in Venice Beach. Kuniko has chosen beautiful and versatile essentials that we hope will become well-loved pieces for many seasons. 

Thank you so much for participating in our holiday gift guide Misato and Kuniko! We really appreciate this opportunity to share your story as well as your lovely picks from our shop.

The Gifting Edit: Jen Szeto and Amanda Jane Jones


The holiday season is upon us and we're thrilled to share our gift edit! And for this season, we've reached out to some of our favorite inspiring individuals we admire to curate some holiday gift ideas.

San Fransciso-based Jen Szeto is a force to be reckoned with, not just for her stunning imagery through her Instagram account, Window of Imagination, but for her warmth and beautiful adventurous spirit.  Combining her passion for fashion, climbing, architecture and travel, she pushes the boundaries of styling and photography to create images with such visual eloquence. We're delighted to present Jen's top picks for this holiday season- pieces that feature her love of modern distinctive design yet versatile and hardworking.

We've long admired the work of graphic designer and art director, Amanda Jane Jones. As a founding Kinfolk designer and currently the founder of the beautiful new quarterly Define magazine, she is truly an inspiring lady in how she balances work, love and family. She has curated a collection of gifts from Vuela that embody her love for timeless pieces and beautiful simplicity.


 Jen's Picks: Lotfi tote / Oji Masonori bottle opener / Studio Joo vessel / Slow Studio mug

Amanda's Picks: Bohemia Design hammam towel / Slow Studio mug / Sayaka Davis Necklace / The Things We Keep Ring / Ellen Truijen Wallet 

Please contact us at for custom gift boxes! And stay tune for more gift picks soon!


Thank you so much Jen and Amanda for participating in our holiday gift guide! We're so grateful and blessed to know you and really appreciate your help and support of our small business always!

New Collaborations: Love Lynsey and Katrin Reifeiss


We're delighted to present two beautiful collaborations with amazing local designers and makers featuring the use of textiles and wood. They're beautiful designs a wonderful as a treat for yourself or holiday gift giving. We're  happy to showcase the hand-dyed textiles by Brooklyn-based Katrin Reifeiss.

Given our love for neutrals, she used a grey tone to form a lovely pattern for the versatile Moyen pouch she created exclusively for our shop. With a love for travel and colors, Katrin hand-dyes and crafts her textiles goods specializing in Japanese Shibori. She is also a painter and an instructor at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.

We love the modern vessel using the natural material of wood crafted by Utah-based woodworker Lynsey Schlegel of Love Lynsey. Featuring a simple shape and the beautiful detail of copper, our special collaboration maple bowl is an instant favorite!

Originally from Arizona, Lynsey attended Arizona State University and has a BS in Industrial Design. Lynsey developed her passion for building, manipulating materials and creating dimensional spaces while working as a display artist. She has taken her collective experience in design and display to form her own unique style and point of view to craft homewares and furniture in Salt Lake City. Lynsey's aesthetic is inspired by contrasts and the manipulation of honest materials to create a refined and modern result with a touch of the unexpected. 

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