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I am Pius and I am one of the co-founders of craftoak.com; our mission at the company is to create the world’s most loved custom art. Of course we started this journey to focus on what matters a lot to people: Places.
I grew up in Vienna and my co-founder, Humphrey, grew up in the South Bay of San Francisco. We could not be more culturally different, but what unites us is that we both care about certain places and moments.
Therefore, we want to allow people to connect with their most important places and times, which could be anything from a trip to Thailand to just the neighborhood you grew up in.
To me this is a very important topic, since I have lived in 7 countries over the last 7 years: Australia, France, Germany, Austria, England, Ireland and the United States. Being in all these places making new friends is very exciting, but of course, missing home or the home I have been in last is sometimes challenging- especially after the honeymoon phase in a new country.
This is also where the idea was born of creating custom printed city maps; soon we learned that people loved our custom art.
Kimmie with her 4 custom maps – one of London, Sydney, Croatia, and the coordinates of her college apartment.
At this point, we count more than 10K customers and we wanted to do make it even easier to connect the favorite places and memories of people with our custom art.
While cities are still one of our most wanted products, we are constantly thinking of new ideas that can help people to create a unique connection to our products.
Now, we are offering Star maps and Coordinate prints as well.
We are unique in this sense, since we are the only solution with this wide variety of products and color tones.
My personal journey is not finished – I am currently living in San Francisco, but who knows where I will end up next?! I chose a life of traveling abroad and constantly exploring new cultures.
Home for me is walking barefoot with a coffee in Manly Beach, Australia, drinking wine as a student in Angers, France, or looking at the stars with my best friends at Joshua Tree, in the United States.
I am wondering where will be my next home?
What are your homes? Write us with a nice image of yourself and one of our products and be featured with your story about your home.
To make that easier, use promo code “KIMMCONN” at checkout to get 18% off.
Thanks to Pius for the Guest Post and to Craft & Oak for sponsoring this post! I LOVE my posters and can’t wait to take them with me whenever I move somewhere new to remind me of the many places I feel at home.