Year in Review: 2021 Highlights!

Thank you for another incredible year! Today we’re sharing our 2021 highlights all of which were made possible by your continued business and enthusiasm! Thank you so much for your support! Here’s what we accomplished this year and what we’re looking forward to in 2022.

Spring Coral & Tusk 2021
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The beginning of the year marked the launch of our Spring collection! This year we brought blooming flowers, sweet Easter bunnies, baby animals, and colorful songbirds into your homes. To celebrate our new designs we donated a portion of weekend sales on two different occasions to City Harvest and Black Girls with Gardens, and we spent some time researching pollinators and how we can help protect them.
 
In May, we started a donation pledge, committing 1% of 2021’s sales to pandemic relief efforts and humanitarian causes in India. Now at the end of the year, we’ve donated $9,000.00 to Covid relief funds on Give India, India’s largest and most trusted fundraising platform.  We also contributed $9,000.00  to Project Nanhi Kali, one of India’s largest programs that enables underprivileged girls to complete 10 years of schooling.

We wrapped up Spring with new Mother’s Day designs and another donation pledge! In May, we pledged to donate 10% of 2021 profits from our Songbirds collection to the National Audubon Society.
Summer Coral & Tusk 2021
Summer Coral & Tusk 2021
To usher in summer we added our Behind the Design videos to our website and shared the inspiration for our Coastal collection! Stephanie filmed the videos in the place that inspired her designs, the beach!
 
In July, we launched new additions to our Nekomura san collaboration! The collection included a new pillow, pouch, badge, apron and more! . Each piece featured original illustrations by Yoriko Hoshi with embroidered stitches drawn by Coral & Tusk designer Stephanie Housley.
 
Then in August we donated $10,000 to Women for Women International in response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Women for Women International has been involved in Afghanistan since 2002, providing support and healthcare to 127,000 women in five provinces.
 
A major highlight for our team this summer was participating in a 10K run as part of the Pinedale Half Marathon. Our entire Wyoming team completed the run, including Stephanie who ran the full half marathon! We’re so proud of them!
 
As fall set in, we wrapped up September with a special hat collaboration with JW Bennett, an independent hatmaker based in Jackson Hole. Our feathers appear on hatbands in their newest artist exclusive collection, available here!
Fall Coral & Tusk 2021
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Stephanie designed our fall collection in the spring and our Brooklyn team photographed our designs in the summer, by fall the new collection was ready for YOU! This year’s collection included our first ever Halloween series, pocket pillows that celebrated Autumn, and our merriest Christmas collection yet! Thanks to everyone who purchased a new fall design and made this one of our favorite collections to date.


In October, along with the launch of our first Halloween collection, we were lucky to collaborate with Vintage by Crystal, a dream come true! After admiring Crystal’s work for years it felt so special to collaborate with her on Halloween pieces.


In November, Stephanie realized a long-term goal of creating large scale embroidered textiles! Her two pieces, Great Grey Owl and Roseate Spoonbill, were part of an exhibition at Roll & Hill in New York City, they are on view through 2022! Read more about the textile pieces here and schedule an appointment to view them with Roll & Hill.

 

Winter Coral & Tusk 2021

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This December we collaborated with Vintage by Crystal on a Christmas collection and Stephanie’s home was featured in Sunset Magazine’s Winter in the West issue!


For Giving Tuesday we fulfilled our Songbirds pledge and donated a total $2,500.00 to the National Audubon Society. We recapped all of our donations on Giving Tuesday, read more about them here!


Next year we look forward to bringing more cheer to your home and continuing to contribute to causes and organizations in line with our values. We can’t wait to see you all in 2022! 


Happy New Year!

 

 

Sunset Magazine tours Stephanie's Wyoming cabin!

This month, Coral & Tusk founder and designer Stephanie Housley was featured in Sunset Magazine’s winter issue. Writer Christine Lennon interviewed Stephanie and covers everything from finding her dream cabin to bird watching and volunteering for her local fire brigade. The print edition includes Stephanie’s top Wyoming travel must see’s and do’s!
 

 

I love the wide open spaces. There's more sky than you have ever seen. Mountains suddenly emerge from the valley floor and the air smells of sagebrush and pine.” 

 

Surrounded by trees with views of the Wind River mountain range and ample bird watching opportunities, Stephanie draws inspiration for Coral & Tusk designs in her Wyoming cabin and studio. Click below to discover where Stephanie's love for Wyoming started and how she weathers the long winters!

 

 

Stephanie's art studio

Stephanie's Inspiration

 

“Nature has always been the main inspiration behind our designs, whether that’s a depiction of an animal, its habitat, or general botanical themes.” 

Stephanie enjoys bird-watching while on hikes and in her own backyard. Being able to observe new birds, learn their names, migratory paths, habits, habitats, nest types, egg colors, tree and food preferences has been a source of inspiration for Coral & Tusk designs. 

 

 Stephanie's dining table

Dining alfresco

When the weather is warm, Stephanie and her husband Chris love to entertain outside, enjoying the views.

These special, one-of-a-kind bison plates were created with ceramicist Nicolas Newcomb and hand drawn and painted by Stephanie. Orange enamel lamps compliment her custom Tumbleweed Vermilion table runners and Partridge Eye napkins. 

 The main elements of Stephanie’s cabin home decor include bringing the outside in using nature inspired designs and graphic geometrics for layering.

Stephanie's cabin and the Wind River Mountain Range  

Stephanie's Wyoming Travel guide

There are too many incredible things to explore and see in Wyoming, so it's hard to include them all here! For a detailed list, pick up a copy of the Winter in the West issue of Sunset Magazine, on newsstands now through January 2022. 

For an amazing place to stay near the Grand Teton National Park, I love The Cloudveil Hotel on town square in Jackson. Their guest rooms even feature Coral & Tusk pillows!

To eat, visit Persephone Cafe on East Broadway for delicious baked goods as well as their sister restaurant Picnic serving the perfect hearty sandwiches to fuel a nearby hike or bike ride to beautiful Jenny Lake! See more hikes the Coral & Tusk team took when they visited on our blog HERE.

For shopping, we love our friends at Workshop in Jackson. They carry Coral & Tusk pillows, table linens, and gifts as well as local artist's jewelry! Just a few blocks away is hatmaker JW Bennett who creates incredible hand made cowboy hats. They have Coral & Tusk custom embroidered hat bands of stitched feathers and fox designs HERE.