The Lupine Cottage Artisan Kirstien Davidson, Zo Pi Designs
Kirstien Davidson, Zo Pi Designs
My company name is inspired by the two little ladies that are giving me the opportunity to create pieces for you; my daughters, Piper and Zoey. As a stay-at-home mom, my life revolves around them, so having this creative outlet is amazing for me! I love having time to create beautiful pieces and bring them to you!
My logo is also a symbol of my life, as a merchant mariner wife. There is a legend that when sea captains of New England returned from trading among the Caribbean Islands and took care of the crew and cargoes of spices, rum and fruit, they would head home and spear a pineapple on a fence post to let their friends and neighbors know they returned safely from the sea. It was also an invitation for them to visit and listen to stories of the voyage. My husband currently works on a ship with routes in the Gulf of Mexico for several months at a time, so being able to display our pineapple is always special.
I love creating pieces that remind me of Maine, where I grew up and moved back to. I am especially connected to the sea, growing up near Bar Harbor and attending college at Maine Maritime Academy, spending as much time on the water as possible.