Heartshake Studios

Art, vintage, and handcrafted goods for the curated lifestyle. Handpicked and handmade in Ojai, CA by Julia and Christopher Hutchinson.

Our Story

Julia and Christopher began their story at Bard College in 2006, where we met and fell in love; after graduation, we promptly started a business buying and re-selling vintage and mid century modern goods in Massachusetts. As our love, blog on thrifty living (alivingspace.com), and shop (formerly alivingspace, now found at heartshakestudios.etsy.com) blossomed, we began to get back to our artistic roots. Julia is a well studied studio artist, and Christopher is a fine art photographer, and while cultivating their shop and space was enjoyable, it didn't fulfill our need for a more artful pursuit.

In 2013 Christopher got a job in Ojai, California teaching art history, film, and photography, so we packed up the dog, cat and all of our stock and possessions, and moved across the country. As we settled in, we realized it was time to reassess our business and make a change. Julia had been creating more and more handcrafted goods for the shop, and our vintage items were becoming progressively more curated as well. Our shop was even the featured shop on the Etsy Blog in July 2014.

Heartshake Studios is our new beginning, and with it comes a myriad of new and exciting products: notepads, cards, art prints, photographs, and more!  

You can purchase a selection of our handmade products on our shop page, or find our full line of vintage and handmade goods in our Etsy shop:

Julia's Art and Handcrafted Goods

Julia's handmade products include hand-felted wool wrapped antlers, handmade pillows using vintage fabrics, prints from original gouache paintings, greeting cards, and notepads.

Original Photography by Christopher

Coming soon! Christopher's original photographs are either single edition polaroids or limited edition archival prints.


Our handpicked vintage goods are curated from Southern California's flea markets, thrift stores, and estate sales. We focus on mid century and southwestern accents for the modern lifestyle.