Based on a Hilton Head island and one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing companies, the accessory line Spartina 499 knows a thing or two about exporting a coveted lifestyle. They’ve also routinely worked with illustrators, so Karolin Schnoor was honored when they requested her distinct aesthetic for a map of Southern California, which now adorns beach towels, handbags, and other merchandise. (The project led to another collaboration… and another.) In addition to bright colors, hand-lettering, and the brand’s omnipresent mermaid, Schnoor researched the area’s prominent skate and surf cultures and included plenty of palm trees and cacti. Does she plan on visiting anytime soon? we wondered. “It certainly gave me a lot of travel inspiration, and looking up beautiful beaches on Pinterest was definitely a perk of the job!” See more of her work.