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Table of Contents

There is no place more delightful than one’s own fireplace. - Marcus Cicero

Roman Philosopher, 106 BC - 43 BC

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States (Yup, all 50)

22

Cities (Many)

35

Regions & Resorts (Take a look)

46

Fantasy Lands (Holiday)

48

Ski Resorts (8)

51

National Parks (10, so far)

54 Icons 56

World (Well, part of it anyway)

66

Dish Towels & Glasses

68

Hand-Guided Machine Pillows

72

XL Pillows

73 All about the ‘cats’ 74 Index

Romancing the Heyermann’s fireplace with a NY state of mind.


We don’t know who’s cuter in this photo!

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Daboo & Meera Dewan (our agent extraordinaire) with C&T, enjoying a glowing sunrise in at the Dewan’s charming cottage in Mashobra, located in the Himalayan foothills of Shimla district


Three of the beautiful homes featured in this catalog... see page 74 for more details!

Yes, dear friends, it’s great to be home from being on the road so much! We take great joy in being in Petaluma, waking to the clucking of chickens in our neighbor’s backyard, smelling our roses, & catching up on our DVR movies. Being home has also allowed us to go back to the drawing board (our favorite place!) and focus on creating a BUNCH of new geography designs celebrating even more of your (and OUR) beloved land. You’ll see a few new ones in the pages to follow, but check back soon, as we are also working on a LOT more; which include: • Alexandria, VA • Cincinnati • Colorado Springs • Daytona Beach • Denver • Finger Lakes • Hilton Head • Hudson Valley • Kansas City • Kauai • Little Rock, AR • Memphis • Mississippi Coast - Terrell’s old stomping grounds! • North Coast, CA • Oklahoma City • St. Louis • Sweden • Tulsa, OK

T&C&S with Cheryl (Carmel Vall Heyermann ey, CA)

kman Stef Wor th Jef &lley, CA) i w S & C & T Va (Carmel

Stay tuned...and be sure to follow the adventure on Instagram @catstudiodesigns for the latest news and fun travel pics! We wish you all the comforts and love a home provides,

Terrell, Carmel & all of us at catstudio

Peta]uma, California

T&C&S wit h Deb (Carmel orah & Kerry Le Valley, e CA)

All Designs © 2017 catstudio. All Rights Reserved.

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How the

Geography Collection Came to Life...

Once upon a time C(armel) A(nd) T(errell) – the ‘cat’ of catstudio – fell in love and discovered that they shared anthropological backgrounds and a thirst for travel. They also had a joy & deep appreciation for art, design and craftsmanship. Thus, they decided to put their interests together and design a timeless ode to geography & craftsmanship – the catstudio Geography Pillow. To begin to realize a collection, they had to climb 5 big steps: 1. Research – using maps, the internet, and conversations with many locals, they logged in 1,000’s of hours. 2. Design – drawing and drawing, 1,000’s more hours. Hopefully you’ll notice their obsessive attention to details! They believed every aspect was important. They sent drafts to savvy locals - the toughest critics, to help invoke an “insider” feeling of each place. Then re-draw & re-draw! 3. Color – more research hours spent to get the balance of colors pitch perfect….not an easy task! In some cases up to 30 colors adorn each pillow!

4. Artisanship – to get samples made, Terrell & Carmel went off in search of those craftsmen they so admired. Through serendipity, a trip to Hong Kong and Bali, they came upon a textile queen who introduced them to one of the world’s treasures: Indian hand embroiderers. (They presently employ over 1,000 artisans.)

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5. Production – they and the textile queen knew this was going to be a challenging project: the extensive training time, the use of up to 30 thread colors per design, the realization that it took a week to embroider one pillow, and then, getting each word & icon correct! Finally, after all these hours (did we say 1,000’s? Ha!) of joyful work – trumpets sound - the unique inimitable catstudio hand embroidered pillow collection became a reality!!! Each pillow is unique in that every artisan’s work has its own “signature” and is one of a kind - like a snowflake. catstudio is constantly adding more designs and re-designing our current ones. Many are in their 3rd edition, which doesn’t even count the endless revisions and tweaks that take place in the life of a design! Now 12 years of work. The many joyous hours have paid off in producing these exquisite pillows as they’ve turned up in movies, magazines, graced beautiful homes (even the White House), are owned by Senators, Governors, Celebrities, and Terrell’s cousin in the hollows of Kentucky.

Each one, signed by the artisan (care label), will surely stand the test of time and become a future heirloom. That’s the story, and it’s only the beginning...


Our pillows looking quite stately in the Heyermann’s family room. 07.


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Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas


California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

number 09.


10.

Florida

Florida

turquoise piping

Georgia

Hawaii


Illinois

Indiana

Idaho

Iowa

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Kansas

12.

Kentucky


Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

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Michigan

Mississippi

14.

Minnesota

Missouri


Montana

Nebraska

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16.

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico


We can see Niagara Falls with only 1 eye! Carmel with Nancy & Larry (Yala) getting extremely wet.

North Carolina

New York

North Dakota

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18.

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania


Rhode Island

South Dakota

South Carolina

Tennessee

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20.

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia


Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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Mid-Century charm at The Workman’s festive dining table.


Atlanta

Berkeley

Austin

Boston

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Brooklyn

Charlotte

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Charleston

T&C at Earthbound Farm in Carmel Valley, CA. Our Pillows are Hand Embroidered on 100% Organic Cotton!!!


Chicago

Cleveland

Coronado*

Dallas

*Available in Pillow & Dish Towel Only

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26.

Fort Worth

Hollywood

Houston

Jacksonville


Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Malibu

Miami

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Minneapolis-St. Paul

Nashville

New Orleans

New York City


Newport

Oakland

Palm Beach

Petaluma

Sample - the magic is coming

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30.

Philadelphia

Phoenix

Pittsburgh

Portland, OR


Richmond

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

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Santa Barbara

32.

Santa Cruz


Relaxed, cool & hip are what you’ll get on the patio of the Workman’s Carmel hideaway.

Santa Monica

Savannah

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Seattle

Tampa-St. Pete

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St. Augustine

Washington DC


California chic outdoor living at the Lee’s Carmel Valley abode.

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Berkshires

Block Island

36.

Big Sur

Cape Cod


Carmel

Central Park

Catalina Island

Sample - the magic is coming

Chesapeake Bay

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38.

Door County

Emerald Coast

Fire Island

Florida Keys


Golden Gate Park*

Golden Isles

Great Lakes

Hamptons

*Available in Pillow & Dish Towel Only

39.


Hill Country

Jersey Shore

40.

Jackson Hole

Lake Tahoe

Sample - the magic is coming


Kentucky Derby

...And they’re off! We teamed up with the Kentucky Derby to create this original, officially licensed design. Cheers!

Long Island 18 x 24 in.

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42.

Marin County

Martha’s Vineyard

Maui

Nantucket


Napa Valley

New England

Oahu

Orange County

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44.

Outer Banks

Palm Springs

Route 66

Sonoma County


Summer Colorado

Virgin Islands*

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. - Albert Einstein

Taking our glasses for a spin in the 50’s original vintage “POD-space racer” pedal car, lovingly restored by our pal, Jef Workman (jef@reddotmedia.us).

*Available in Pillow & Dish Towel Only

Physicist & Philosopher 1879 - 1955

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Night Before Christmas

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North Pole


Nutcracker

South Pole*

With the world population at nearly 7 billion people, Santa needs more help! One day little Petie the Penguin found himself caught on an iceberg that had floated all the way to the North Pole! Petie was fascinated by Santa’s workshop, and upon learning that Santa and his elves were having a hard time keeping up, he graciously volunteered himself and his feathered friends to help out!

Transylvania*

As a thank you, Santa got in touch with us - his old friends at catstudio - and asked us to do a special design to give the penguins a little PR. Dear customers, now you know the true story. And guess what? You too are helping to get the word out about the kindness of the sweet, little penguins who help to make Santa’s job a little easier. Merry Christmas to All!

*Available in Pillow & Dish Towel Only

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Ski Aspen

Ski Colorado

Ski Sun Valley

Ski Tahoe

49.


Ski Telluride

Ski Vail

50.

Ski Utah

Ski Vermont


Acadia

Adirondacks

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52.

Big Bend

Glacier

Grand Canyon

Grand Teton


Great Smoky Mtns.

Yellowstone

Yosemite

Zion

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54.

Fun in the Heyermann’s twin’s room…we ♥ young and old!


Empire State*

Eiffel Tower**

I’m the type who’d be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn’t going to. I’m the type who’d like to sit home and watch every party that I’m invited to on a monitor in my bedroom. - Andy Warhol

Lady Liberty*

*Available in Pillow & Dish Towel Only **Available in Pillow Only

American Artist 1928 - 1987

” 55.


There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits. - Robert Southey English Poet 1774-1843

The 56. Lee’s living room is their sanctuary.


America (“18 x 24”) sitting proud and regal in the Heyermann’s great room.

United States of AMERICA,

A few notes about our wonderful country... As of June 2013, our population is 316 million. We’re living on 3.5 million square miles of mountains, plains, valleys, and seacoasts with 500,000 earthquakes in California each year. Interestingly, we’re the 3rd largest country in both size and population. We're 2 1/2 times the size of Western Europe, slightly larger than China, and 1/2 the size of South America. One thing we've got plenty of (in some places) is water! The Great Lakes contain about 1/5 of the fresh water on Earth! Most of that fresh water ends up pouring over Niagara Falls at the rate of 750,000 gallons per second. You might be interested in knowing that Annie Taylor (& her cat) were the first in 1901 to go over the falls in a device (a homemade wooden barrel) and survive.

From Cold to Hot. The highest point is Mt. McKinley, Alaska at 20,320 feet and the lowest is Death Valley at minus 282 feet. What a country! We have cacti growing over 50 feet tall and weighing 10 tons! Birds with wingspans of up to 9.5 feet! Canyons a mile deep and rivers over 2,500 miles long. We've got trees over 4,600 years old and another tree that's 36 stories tall! And by the way, two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four. One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. One acre of trees removes up to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide each year. It seems like it's not a bad idea to hug a tree. Now after talking & thinking & planning & drawing & redrawing, we've squeezed America into 432 sq. inches (or 18" x 24")….and after a supercalifragilistically HUGE amount of blood, sweat, & embroidery we've got a masterpiece just for you!

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Canada 18 x 24 in.

Australia

58.

Bermuda


France

England

Europe

18 x 24 in.

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Germany

Ireland

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Greece

Israel


London

Italy

Mexico 18 x 24 in.

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- Twyla Tharp

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Original art on the wall is part of the Heyermann’s home collection; original art on the pillows is by catstudio.


Terrell & his mom, Dorothy taking a stroll in jolly old London, England.

Paris

*Available in Pillow Only

Ottawa*

QuĂŠbec*

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Rio de Janeiro

Scotland

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Roma

Carmel & Joy on a bumpy ride through the Rajasthan desert towards the glorious setting sun.


Switzerland

Vancouver*

*Available in Pillow & Dish Towel Only

Ah, back in the day at St. Andrews... a warm welcome greets you in the Heyermann’s vestibule.

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make the everyday special

A peek into our pals Kerry & Deb’s kitchen in Carmel Valley, CA.

Not Just a Dish Towel...

A tea towel. A hand towel. A bar towel. A guest towel. The perfect towel.

Voted “The Best Hostess Gift” by an unofficial poll of admirers, our dish towels have our signature touches of handcraftsmanship with unequaled quality and unrivaled creativity!

H Hand-Loomed Cotton H Hand-Screened Design H Hand-Embroidered Border H Hand-Dipped Rick-Rack Trim Each dish towel comes wrapped ready to give in a fabulous organdy gift pouch.

Cheers & Bottoms Up!

Highly collectible. Mix & match - you can’t just have one! Our 15 ounce frosted glasses are on the forefront of glass decoration - unlimited colors (plus silver & gold!) & dishwasher safe.

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Our dish towels and frosted glasses are available in all our geography designs unless otherwise noted.


dish towels

frosted glasses

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Looking trés moderne in the Workman’s 50’s modern chair. Using vintage sewing machines (they don’t build ‘em like they used to) the fabric is turned this way and that way allowing the straight needle to swerve and criss-cross the many patterned play of our designs. Only specially trained artisans can handle the quick movements needed to create such masterpieces! Ours are on an ivory linen-cotton blend, with spelling errors guaranteed to enhance their charm and one of a kind workmanship.

America 68.

Austin


Boston

Brooklyn

California

Canada

Chicago

Colorado

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England

Italy

Los Angeles

Mexico

Miami 20x20

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Michigan


Minnesota

New York City

Oklahoma

Paris

Texas

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Our XL Paris & Eiffel Tower pillows loom over the unsuspecting “mini-me” Paris, who holds her own in the Lee’s living room.

Extra-Large, Extra-Special Our XL pillow takes 2 weeks (80+ hours) with 2 artisans working on it - just to make one! Measuring in at 30x30 inches, they are a breath-taking piece of skilled artisanship. The XL pillows can be ordered in any of our geography designs.* *Lead time is 90 days. Please contact us for more details.

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Meet the ‘cats’ in catstudio... Terrell Swan

Carmel Swan

Born in Santa Barbara, CA; reared in Texas and Mississippi. Economics, Law School & Graduate school in Anthropology. Wakes up with new ideas every morning. Would love to do a photo book on athletes’ tattoos and their meanings. Wants to perform magic tricks. He’s the gas pedal.

Born in Hawaii, then California, then Hawaii, then California. Would love to write and illustrate a book of original faerie tales. Started as a ballerina and now takes flamenco dance. Role model is Pollyanna. Finishes Terrell’s projects and sentences. She’s the brake.

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Acadia..........................51 Adirondacks...................51 Alabama...........................8 Alaska............................8 America......................57,68 Arizona.........................8 Arkansas......................8 Atlanta......................23 Austin.....................23,68 Australia..................58 Berkeley......................23 Berkshires....................36 Bermuda.........................58 Big_Bend.....................52 Big_Sur........................36 Block_Island...............36 Boston.......................23,69 Brooklyn....................24,69 California...................9,69 Canada.........................58,69 Cape_Cod.......................36 Carmel.............................37 Catalina_Island..........37 Central_Park.................37 Charleston....................24 Charlotte.....................24 Chesapeake_Bay...........37 Chicago.....................25,69 Cleveland.........................25 Colorado......................9,69 Connecticut.....................9 Coronado...........................25 Dallas..........................25 Delaware........................9 Door_County.....................38 Eiffel_Tower...............55 Emerald_Coast...............38 Empire_State...............55 England.......................59,70 Europe.............................59 Fire_Island....................38 Florida............................10 Florida_Keys.................38 Fort_Worth......................26 France............................59 Georgia...........................10 Germany........................60 Glacier..........................52 Golden_Gate_Park.......39 Golden_Isles...............39 Grand_Canyon..............52 Grand_Teton.................52 Great_Lakes.................39 Great_Smoky_Mtns........53 Greece...........................60 Hamptons.......................39 Hawaii...........................10 Hill_Country................40 Hollywood.....................26

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Houston......................26 Idaho..............................11 Illinois...........................11 Indiana..........................11 Iowa................................11 Ireland.........................60 Israel............................60 Italy...........................61,70 Jacksonville................26 Jackson_Hole.................40 Jersey_Shore................40 Kansas............................12 Kentucky.......................12 Kentucky_Derby..............41 Lady_Liberty...................55 Lake_Tahoe..................40 Las_Vegas.......................27 London...........................61 Long_Island..................41 Los_Angeles...............27,70 Louisiana......................13 Maine...........................13 Malibu............................27 Marin_County.................42 Martha’s_Vineyard.......42 Maryland.......................13 Massachusetts...............13 Maui...............................42 Mexico.......................61,70 Miami.........................27,70 Michigan......................14,70 Minneapolis-St._Paul...28 Minnesota..................14,71 Mississippi...................14 Missouri.........................14 Montana............................15 Nantucket.........................42 Napa_Valley...................43 Nashville........................28 Nebraska.......................15 Nevada............................16 New_England....................43 New_Hampshire..............16 New_Jersey.......................16 New_Mexico......................16 New_Orleans.......................28 New_York_City..............28,71 New_York_State..............17 Newport.............................29 Night_Before_Christmas...46 North_Carolina..............17 North_Dakota....................17 North_Pole.........................46 Nutcracker.......................47 Oahu..............................43 Oakland...........................29 Ohio..................................18 Oklahoma.......................18,71 Orange_County.............43

Oregon...........................18 Ottawa............................63 Outer_Banks...............44 Palm_Beach....................29 Palm_Springs..............44 Paris.........................63,71 Pennsylvania.............18 Petaluma....................29 Philadelphia................30 Phoenix..........................30 Pittsburgh....................30 Portland,OR.................30 QuĂŠbec............................63 Rhode_Island.................19 Richmond........................31 Rio_de_Janeiro................64 Roma................................64 Route_66..........................44 San_Antonio....................31 San_Diego.......................31 San_Francisco...............31 Santa_Barbara...............32 Santa_Cruz.................32 Santa_Monica.................33 Savannah........................33 Scotland......................64 Seattle..........................34 Ski_Aspen......................49 Ski_Colorado..................49 Ski_Sun_Valley.............49 Ski_Tahoe....................49 Ski_Telluride................50 Ski_Utah........................50 Ski_Vail.........................50 Ski_Vermont..................50 Sonoma_County................44 South_Carolina................19 South_Dakota..................19 South_Pole.....................47 St._Augustine.................34 Summer_Colorado...........45 Switzerland....................65 Tampa-St._Pete...............34 Tennessee.....................19 Texas...........................20,71 Transylvania................47 Utah..................................20 Vancouver.....................65 Vermont.........................20 Virginia........................20 Virgin_Islands..............45 Washington_DC...............34 Washington_State............21 West_Virginia.................21 Wisconsin.......................21 Wyoming.........................21 Yellowstone.....................53 Yosemite........................53 Zion...................................53

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catstudio: the original geography collection  

Retail Pillow Catalog, 2017