At Home With Artist, Activist, And L.A. Mama Carolyn Suzuki
Written by Erin Feher
Photography by Photographed by Nicki Sebastian
Carolyn Suzuki is a lot like the art she creates. Cute and cool may be the initial adjectives that come to mind, but look for a few minutes longer and you quickly get a sense of something else: Strength, wisdom, and a refreshing point of view. As founder of Carolyn Suzuki Goods, her modern illustrations grace everything from greeting cards to wallpaper to children’s books. And yep, there are lemons wearing party hats and dogs with punky hairstyles, but mostly there are women, of all shades and sizes, speaking their minds, showing support for other women, and making clear, insightful statements about everything from abortion to immigration to gun violence to LGBTQ+ rights. Her collaborations span major fashion and design brands (Kira Kids and Chasing Paper), and world-changing nonprofits (the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, RAICES, and the Purple Purse Foundation). So, of course we jumped at the chance to hear more of what Carolyn has to say. She invited us over to the classic L.A. ranch house that she shares with her two sons, aged 11 and 6, her husband, and their mini, rust-colored pooch. Click through the slideshow below to get a look inside her creative home and studio, and learn more about this mega-talented mama.
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Love love Carolyn and how freaking real her home is. This is wonderful.