Pretti.Cool was founded by a group of creatives who wanted an excuse to collaborate on well made, fun & beautifully designed products for the home.
You can find us in Houston, Texas.
Kari Breitigam is a multidisciplinary artist, dyer, and jeweler whose current studio work focuses on fiber/textile art. She launched an accessories line in 2013, creating limited edition designs which explore the use of fiber, clay, and metal. Breitigam studied painting and textiles at the Ohio State University and received an MFA in Painting from Indiana State University.
Kathrine Zeren Gilmer
Kathrine is an apparel designer and owner of her namesake brand, Kathrine Zeren. A supporter of ethical fashion, she produces her line exclusively in the USA using sustainably sourced fabrics. She loves working with other creatives because she thinks that the best ideas are a result of collaborative thinking. Kathrine has a BFA in Apparel Design from The Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston.
Wyatt Little is a Texas based product designer specializing in creating works with whimsy and wit. He takes an unorthodox approach to designing new objects - starting with a unique circumstance, and then translating it into a physical product that everyone can relate to.
Mike honed his artistic eye while earning degrees in fine art and architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He believes that creating furniture is the perfect balance between art and architecture. Sometimes simple is just better. Garman's designs pay homage to basic geometric shapes, seamless surfaces and clean finishes -- celebrating natural beauty, fine craftsmanship and contemporary design. Each piece is hand-crafted by Mike in his studio using natural woods and eco friendly materials.
Erick Sandlin is a painter who works exclusively with spray paint to create contemporary abstract art. He does not use brushes or other traditional art supplies. He paints in his backyard, so the humidity, the wind, paint mixture, and other variables all affect what happens on the canvas. Each painting has a life of its own, and Erick lets the process dictate where each painting goes.
Jeff Gilmer is a wedding and portrait photographer who has a passion for capturing intimate moments in a unique perspective. He believes this can only happen by first truly connecting with the people he is documenting and getting to know them on a personal level. His wedding photography is heavily influenced by his many prior years of shooting action sports, street photography, and commercial work. He is based in Houston, TX. but loves shoots in far off destinations.