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November 24, 2010

Crafting Modern Art From Retro Heirlooms

Nobody wants to be forgotten. Whether it’s the girl who always had a smile on her face, the doting dad, or the compassionate entrepreneur. We all have an innate desire to be remembered; my wife’s grandmother, Mama Kaye, is no different.

This holiday season, she brought over several items used to entertain guests in the ‘60s, hoping her children and grandchildren could do the same. For better or worse, you’re never going to see my wife, Sharilyn rocking an apron around the kitchen. What we were able to do though was take something that was meaningful to Mama Kaye, remix it, and make it meaningful to Sharilyn.

First, we took several pictures of the apron bringing them into our image editing software. Then, we isolated the essence of the design, the center tree and surrounding birds. Once isolated, we used a combination of software and hand drawing to “re-create” the design in a format that could be engraved onto one of our Panda Cases.

After some tweaks and touch-ups, we were able to create a retro-modern case, incorporating a piece of nostalgia into our day-to-day.

Buy Mama Kaye’s case.

Sharilyn And Mama Kaye

Retro Modern Apron To iPad Case Diagram