The company was founded by husband and wife team Victoria and Richard Mackenzie-Childs in the early 1980s. They're no longer involved with the brand, although it still bears their name and trademark patterning. Their current venture, I think, is truer to their original, wilder whimsical spirit. Anyhoo, so grateful that I got to re-visit the original headquarters. Being on the farm, in the studio, and chicken palace (Yes, chicken PALACE, although a goat lives there too.) is like stepping into Alice in Wonderland. Someone needs to drive up to my house with a dump truck full of money, stat.