Music is a powerful thing. It inspires and moves people. I’m incredibly inspired by the music of Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney. Their music paints beautiful pictures of people living soulful, free-spirited, beach lifestyles - which I love. Boats are often the central theme in many of their songs. Jimmy sings about “Changes in latitude… changes in attitude”, “Follow the Tides”, and one of my favorites, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Boat”. In Kenny’s song, “Boats”, boats are perfectly described as, “vessels of freedom and harbors of healing”.
My good friend Justine, and her mother Augusta, gave me this set of alphabet boat flags, which were in their family for years. These flags provide a universal maritime language by which the boating community communicates. I'm so honored to have them and absolutely love creating designs with them.
My Summer 2018 design collection coming out soon is called “Language of Boats”. It pays tribute to songs about boats - the stories the songs tell, the adventures they create, and the island places we dream they'll take us to. I look forward to these designs making it onto products for boat lovers everywhere to enjoy.