Meet Marta Poynter - the first of our marketplace moms

Three words to describe your brand:

Modern, Sophisticated, Playful

You have so many gorgeous and unique pieces. Where do you get your inspiration?

I find a lot of my inspiration in nature, as well as contemporary design

Tell us a little bit about your process?

My process is similar to a tornado or a tsunami… I have a plethora of ideas that are constantly swirling around my head, so I simply start working, almost unconsciously, refining each piece until I am satisfied with the final product.

I have seen your home studio… is it always super organized?

No! Definitely not! You should see my studio when I am in the middle of creating a collection of pieces… It is in total disarray!

Where did you come up with the name Bright Little Island?

Bright Little Island is a metaphor for a child. I believe that all parents think of their child(ren) as the brightest, most special little entities in the universe.

I know you have fun making all your pieces but which one do you enjoy working on the most?

I would have to choose any of my pieces that are hand embroidered. I love the handmade look and feel of these pieces.

As a mom what is some of your favorite absolute must have baby item?

The Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper as well as gowns or sleep sacks were indispensible items for the first 3 or 4 months for me!

A few words of advice for new moms?

Don’t try to do too much! Even if you were superwoman before motherhood, you need to get your rest! Leave the dishes; when your baby/babies sleep, you should be too! Lack of REM sleep really catches up with you after awhile, trust me!