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Our Makers


Daisy Thirteen


“Our stories are what connect us.”

We didn’t realize the impact that your stories would have on us when we started.

The idea came to us in 2014 while building our house. We saw all of these off-cuts of framing lumber, and wondered what happens to them. Upon finding out that most of them end up in the landfill, we started experimenting with painting or staining them and then using an ink transfer technique to put words onto them.

We thought it would be cool to make something that could be given as an affordable gift and be personalized if desired, without breaking the bank.

And it could be free-standing, so that you don’t have to commit to putting a hole in your wall.
And some of them would be those hilariously inappropriate things that people think but don’t say out loud. (Right?!)
And some would be inspirational, to help people going through a rough time.

And Daisy Thirteen was born.

But it was only later that we realized that these little blocks of wood become part of your story, and that these stories are what connect us all. Whether you give a block to that special someone to let them know how much you love them, or order a personalized block to remind your loved one to take their meds, or gift a block to that friend who has always shared in your love of sarcasm… we are all connected. Our story is really your story.

We are Ang & Ingmar, the slightly snarky yet kind duo behind Daisy Thirteen.

We love to travel.
We homeschool our son.
We love our cats.
We’ve lived in 3 different countries.
Ang has 2 different coloured eyes and hates cheese.
Ingmar hates the cold and eats enough cheese for both of us (he is Dutch…).

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