Hello! We are Kyra and Marian, the pair behind Sylvastine. Kyra designs and creates little wooden things, mostly spoons. She learned to work with wood from Marian, who learned to work with wood from his father, and besides spoons also has been known to make knife handles, salad servers, brunch tables, beds, chicken coops, log cabins, and even solar dehydrators. We both just really like making things. During the last several years we have been fortunate enough to split our time between two beautiful places: the lovely city of Vienna, Austria, and a farm in northern Colorado. Living in both places has inspired us to create and exist in a way that honors the cultural values of both the new and the old world. From Austria we bring faith in high quality materials and good old-fashioned craftsmanship, and the certainty that aesthetics and quality of design are just as important as functionality and efficiency. Colorado has given us openness to new ideas and a strong sense of adventure and entrepreneurship. When we are in Colorado, we get the feeling our ambitions will be met with enthusiasm and encouragement. For this reason we see Colorado as the optimal location for our ideas to materialise...who knows where these spoons and solar dehydrators could lead us! At the beginning of 2015 we moved our “home base” from Austria to Colorado, where we promptly bought a band saw and began creating things out of the garage. This is the beginning.