Anna Balkan uninhibited use of color and bold innovation come from a lifetime of seeing beyond limits and following the signs of her own journey. Balkan grew up in the Chernobyl area of Ukraine, when the culture was grey and the resourcefulness was a necessity. She learned to knit and crochet, making the things that were needed from whatever was on hand. The circumstance proved to be the perfect training ground for this inspirational designer. She designs each piece as a reminder to celebrate life and its beautiful moments.