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December Artist of the Month: Little Lark


Our December Artist of the Month is Christy Nyboer of Little Lark!  Little Lark was created in 2006 when the birth of her son inspired Christy to supplement the lack of non gender specific baby clothes in the market. What started off as a simple hobby has steadily grown over the years to now include a wide range of products in stores all around the world!

Little Lark sells unique apparel for all ages that isn’t limited by traditional colors and motifs, and offers a beautiful selection of greeting cards, toys and gifts appropriate for any occasion. Christy creates designs that are modern, hip, non-gender specific and exhibit simplicity and style with a sophisticated edge.

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See what Christy had to say about her work and style:

What is your favorite TV show, music, or podcast to have on while you work?  
I am in my office Monday through Friday, so I get pretty bored listening to the same stuff all the time.  My favorite podcast to listen to while working would probably be This American Life, but I also listen to quite a bit of OPB since I never make time to read the news.  When I have tons of work to do and need to keep moving, I love to listen to 80’s music and anything funky with a good beat.  I really enjoy listening to classical, old singer-songwriters, electronic ambient, instrumental and old jazz.  I appreciate silence in nature, but not in my office… it keeps me awake.


Where do you find inspiration?  
Most of my inspiration comes from science and nature with a focus on what is beautiful, mysterious and optimistic about our world.  Being a mother of two boys, I am very interested in how beauty and wonder is seen through the eyes of children and their natural, unbiased desire to learn and discover.  Many of my ideas and images have blossomed from old educational books, nature walks, and my many fond memories of growing up in Alaska.

What is your astrological sign?  

Do you have any pets?  Please describe, if so.
I have an almost 18 year-old grey cat name Frida (named after Kahlo, of course) and the star of my much-loved Cat design!  She always brings out the best in me and is always there when I’m having a bad day.  We have a very strong bond and it will be a very sad day when she leaves.


What is your favorite food?  
Japanese food!

Where do you most like to work?  
I have a hard time getting anything done at my house, so my office in NW industrial is where I do most of my work.  If I have only computer work to do, I often enjoy working at a local coffee shop.


How do you reward yourself for a job well done?
This January I am planning on getting lots of massages! The holiday season takes an especially huge toll on my body and mind, but I usually try my best to not work in the evenings and weekends so I can spend that time with my family.



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