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We at Studio Early Birds are dedicated to projects that improve our community’s well-being - physically, mentally and spiritually.

Our founding is based in this philosophy.  During her own healing journey, our founder Chinatsu Kambayashi discovered a deeper sense of purpose when she realized that the experiences of those in need of healing could be helped with design.  

Design as a trade is fundamentally linked to every field of business in that it determines how we perceive and interact with our environments. No one industry stands on its own. For instance, within design itself, the fashion industry relies on graphics for marketing and interior design to make the audience feel the right way. The same logic can be applied to design for another industry. Studio Early Birds wants to work with do-gooders in benevolent industries who want to spread their healing to others.

  • Original products, Eat Sleep Sun Mug, and message print, collaborated with Lookout & Wonderland for Tsutaya book store's pop-up event.

  • Company's logo, branding, their promotion photo & video shoot and graphic design

Studio Early Birds is beginning a new outreach project to collaborate with our local healers and health and wellness providers by showcasing the design tools we have to offer.  If you are in an industry related to well-being, let us know! We are looking to connect with those in professions like reiki healing, yoga instruction, massage therapy, physical, cancer support, and traditional medical work. We are happy to use our experience to spread public awareness of your work. While sidelined by the current pandemic, we also have resolved to accommodate our plan to the expectations and needs of health facilities. We as a community need to be aware more than ever of how important it is to keep ourselves calm and healthy. That’s why it is our duty to help those with that power spread their influence and effectiveness as best as we can. We as a global community will be stronger after the Coronavirus, and as we restart our lives, we will progress with new knowledge and resolve about how to value our health and wellness through action.

  • Cancer treatment product's logo, booklet, Illustration, editing, graphic design

  • Slow Flower Life project for Green Wise. Creative direction and product design

Learn more about our company policies through our website and older posts, and don’t be afraid to shoot us a message on how to spread love and healing!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Studio Early Birds wants to spread the love with our new Valentine's Day cards. Because we love practicing yoga to keep our hearts happy, calm, and healthy, we decided to reach out to our yoga-loving friends in the nearby area with this original playful design. We wanna spread the passion that yoga-lovers have to their own loved ones and the yoga community as a whole. Enjoy your Valentine's Day, everybody!

If you'd like a copy of our card while supplies last, or want to commission/collaborate with us, please reach out at hello@earlybirdscalifornia.com and say hello!

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Slow living is an international philosophical movement that advocates for long term goals and practices as both consumers and creators. These choices are to offset harm that large-scale industries create through compromised and rapid production, which may come back to harm us, as both consumers and inhabitants of this earth.

Consumers and creators alike who opt for slow living do so through a wide variety of focuses catered towards their individual sustainable happiness: environmental health, spiritual growth, physical health and societal well-being. Slow Food, for example is an increasingly famous culinary philosophy for slow living, and even more recently, Slow Flower has joined the slow living movement as a campaign to appreciate locally-based and organic flower gifting.

We at Studio Early Birds lead the creative direction for Slow Flower, a campaign for the oldest Japanese gardening nursery in 2017-2018. We believe that when we take it slow, we see the world differently. We might then remember that we coexist on a beautiful world of living things and loving people.

Slow living is a way to appreciate the beauty in this world by taking the time to notice positive aspects, big or small. From the kindness of other people, to nature, to ourselves, there is much in this world to be proud of. That is what life is all about! We design based on this philosophy:

Take it slow.

As designers, we realize that our current industry is often at odds with the principles of slow living- but we don’t think they have to be. That is why we are working to find the right balance between creation and sustainable living. When things are made quickly for a fast profit, they often haven’t been through the best design process, and are therefore bad designs. We work to avoid that by designing for longevity. Often, that means designing for minimalist lifestyles, or with larger intentions in mind. By the latter, we mean that we aim to design in ways that connects individuals to communities and other environments to create meaningful experiences.

From the Tesla to artisan jewelers, high end responsible consumerism appears to be a strong incentive for people to make positive and ethical investments. That’s why it’s important as a consumer to choose the companies whose actions and values align with yours; in a way, it’s like casting a vote for their way of progress. This can mean supporting artisan designers directly, or working with the right organizations to find your perfect designer.

Innovation does not necessarily need to be harmful, and we as a people have the power to elevate our society to a newer level of quality of life for everyone. We just have to be mindful of how we view progress.

Photo : Slow Flower decoration at Artisan Table by Dean and Deluca

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