When I was an editor at FamilyFun magazine, I put together a few "product roundups" for the crafts department. Mostly, this entailed looking up companies I already knew about — Crayola, Faber-Castell, Plaid, Martha Stewart, etc. But I also looked at art stores and more boutique-like crafts stores, to find smaller companies to promote. (I am a staunch egalitarian. Size doesn't matter, the quality of the thing you produce does.) That's when I came across eeBoo.
That photo is from the showroom in their office, which is breathtaking, and filled with the sort of stuff my house is filled with, or should be.
(Let me say right now that eeBoo has no idea I'm writing this. I am merely a fan, and not posting this for compensation.)
Anyway. Besides games and toys, eeBoo makes the most delicious, high-quality craft supplies. Every package is illustrated so beautifully, it elevates what's inside, and makes you somehow appreciate it more. This also means their products make really nice gifts for kids.
I love their retro design sense, the quality of their products, and their sense of color. eeBoo often sells materials grouped by color family, but instead of calling a collection of pipe cleaners "light blues" or something, they call it "Maryland crab." And instead of "oranges," a pom-pom set is named "sun colors," and includes pops of blue, pink, and magenta.
Their other products are just as gorgeous and well-designed. I think I might have a crush on this company. Go check them out!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.