About Us

Curtis Emde & Silmara Emde

Silmara and Curtis are both partners in life and projects. They are married and live in Vancouver with their baby George.
Silmara is a Graphic Designer and photographer, Curtis is a teacher and writer. They are both Geminis and share, among many other things, the tendency to dream up ideas for projects and to work on a half dozen of them simultaneously, together or separately.
Because of the urge to make art, create and match up their talents as well as learn from one another, they started The Orange Lamphouse Studio. Not only does the studio provide them with an useful, colourful umbrella with which to group together their many ideas and projects, it also lets them expand their range of services to clients by combining the strongest of their respective skills and points of view.
Their mission is to tell stories inspired by and to inspire their little portion of the world, in their our own unique way.
They also realized that their abilities complement each other in ways that add to the quality of their work and make clients much happier. As a couple, they are always on top of ideas, clear with communication, on the ball with deadlines, mindful of quality and, not least, ready to have fun together. They work with light hearts, flexibility, and always with determination but still with smiles on their faces.
They share a love for the retro and the vintage, such as vinyl LPs, rotary phones, typewriters, snail mail letters and can't resist antique and thrift stores.
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