What is Ideal?

Ideal is a carefully curated shop composed of unique, design-conscious gifts and accessories. The objects we choose are creative, authentic, and refined. They are inspired by the vision of talented artists and designers from around the world.

Our store was formed with our own ideal in mind: that shopping should always be a personal and thoughtful experience.

Enjoy our blog and please come visit our shop in beautiful, downtown Bellingham. If you can't make it in, we take orders over the phone - just call (360-752-5522) or e-mail info@anidealshop.com.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Art Walk Friday! Trunk Show and 20% off klt:works!

This Friday, October 1 is Downtown Art Walk. We will be open until 9pm, featuring a trunk show of designs from Kristin Loffer Theiss of klt:works. Enjoy 20% off Kristin's wonderful creations for the evening. She will bring a wide range of pieces, from plush toys and mobiles to letterpress prints and screen printed t-shirts. Don't miss this opportunity to see a large selection of her work and nab it at a discount! Plus, Kristin will be here to answer questions about her work and inspirations. 
Dewey Long Legs, $40

Slug Lovey in Use

There is no shortage of sweet, soft plush toys for babies and kids. But Kristin's work stands out from the crowd in its elegance, bold design, and amazing use of fabrics. Kristin is passionate about fabric of all kinds - she even has a feature on her blog called "Fabric Friday" where she talks about the special fabric she's using or inspired by that week: http://kltworks.blogspot.com/search/label/Fabric%20Friday 

The chewable (and washable!) Slug Lovey, $25

Kristin is a wealth of knowledge about kids' products and it's always fun to hear about what she's discovered. She is a very busy person, somehow managing to make all of her wonderful creations, run her business, write insightful and frequent blog posts, keep up with all of her social media sites, and be an active and involved mother to Sayer (pictured in the owl hoodie, below). We aren't sure how she does it all, but are fortunate that she does! Hope to see you Friday night for this special event.
Sayer modeling an Owl Hoodie

Letterpress prints based on Kristin's drawings in thread

Louise the Snail, $40

Thread Drawing Mobile


  1. I love KLT designs so much! They're all wonderful, modern and fresh! Such a pity I can't come to finally meet sweet Kristin! (5,500 miles over the pond :)

    Wish you all a good time Friday evening! :)

  2. Hand-made, attention to detail and quality can all be found with Kristin's products. We are lucky to have 'Dewey' adopted to our family and my 5yo loves him to bits! I only wish I could walk in to your store to meet Kristin in person. She is a wonder-mompreneur! Have a great evening everyone.

  3. Ah, a little late to comment here (better late than never) :) This was so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity. Wish Daria & Chantale could have seen your beautiful store in person! :)