By Alyson Megur
An Art Director and her TV Producer/Actor/Screenwriter husband team up to make modern, attractive lifestyle products with messages of happiness and respect.
Married for 10 years, Olivia Haviland and Freddy Deane thought they knew everything about each other. That is, until the day Olivia peeked over Freddy’s shoulder, as she had done thousands of times before, and learned something that would change their lives. Amazed, she turned to her husband and said, “It’s as if you spoke Russian and I never knew it.”
He wasn’t speaking a foreign language, but rather the language of art. Combining Freddy’s whimsical drawings with Olivia’s business drive, they created Smiling Planet. Smiling Planet’s products include bedding, apparel and books that carry with them a modern aesthetic that appeals to multiple generations. Their earth-friendly messages are mirrored in the use of organic, recycled, and sustainable materials.
To read more about Olivia, Freddy, and Smiling Planet in the May/ June issue of Natural Child World Magazine click HERE.