Design Highlights

Design Highlight: Our Zodiac Collection

It’s Tuesday morning, and every week you’ve come to expect us to highlight one of our recent yoga mat designs (or two, or sometimes even three). You expect us to tell you a little bit about the designer, something about the inspiration for the mat, maybe a bit of history behind it. Last week was all about our Donut Worry, Be Happy yoga mat design. Well THIS week we’ve got something REALLY exciting for you: An entire COLLECTION of new yoga mats! Introducing our new Zodiac Collection! We’ve created individual mats for each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac,...

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Design Highlight: The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr I had a poster of the Serenity Prayer on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager. I think it was nestled in between my Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA and my Charlie’s Angels posters. Back then I was attracted to the artwork. It was various shades of pink with gold lettering and captured the beginning of a sunset. I bought it at the local Ben Franklin five-and-dime because I thought...

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Design Highlight: Moon Mats

This week we’re highlighting a whole passel of designs. A couple of weeks ago we were looking through our back catalog of yoga mat designs and noticed just how MANY of them featured or were named for the moon. A lot of this can be attributed to our most prolific designer, Karla, who loves being outdoors and laying on the beach under the night sky in her native Philippines, but I think it’s true that the moon seems to appeal to us yogis in general. As a result, all of the designs we’re highlighting this week are associated with the...

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Design Highlight: Capitol Peak and Kindness

This week we’re highlighting two designs by our second guest artist, Lisa Martin of Paint the Mountain. Lisa is a super-amazing Colorado-based painter and muralist. (We’ll have more on her tomorrow when we post our next Yogi Highlight!) Lisa first reached out to us in August in response to a small Google ad we ran regarding our ability to create custom yoga mats. Unlike our friends at places like Lululemon and Jade and Manduka, we have the flexibility to create mats in small, affordable batches with quick turnaround times. As I’ve discussed in the past, most yoga mats are made...

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Design Highlight: Prayer, Praise and Pose

This week’s Design Highlight is a first for us, in that it’s our first overtly religious design (though some might consider our earlier Buddha design religious as well). As for myself, I was raised in the mild Minnesota Lutheran tradition but have found that I’m spiritual and believe that something is out there, but I’m not yet sure what. We welcome all religious points of view here at Big Raven, and we’ve found ideas of value in every major religion we’ve come across. Regardless of what you may personally believe, for example, I think we can all agree that the...

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