I often find myself lusting after things… When I say often I actually mean constantly, like, ALL the time.
This one is a slightly strange tale (well, to me it is anyway!) and is the first blog post dedicated to artists/crafters/designer-makers I love the work of! (I intend to do a few of these kinds of posts)
……Whilst studying at Staffordshire University (I graduated this year from 3D Design in case you didn’t know) I often walked past a lovely display cabinet in the Dwight building (unfortunately this building was not named after Dwight Schrute however much I lol-ed to myself it should be). All over Dwight they have display cabinets full to the brim of local ceramic artists work, but the one that constantly caught my eye was a collection called ‘Pepe and Friends’. It was a cute collection with a very Japanesey kawaii feeling to it. I even went online to research the artist and sent an email saying how much I loved the collection….
About a year ago a mutual following on Twitter occurred between myself @Hello_TerriLowe and a tweeter named @CamiBami I thought nothing of it and we exchanged general niceties…. THEN a few week ago, she unveiled her new products…. having no idea what type of designer-maker she was I clicked on the link and LOW AND BEHOLD…. It was her! The mother of Pepe and his friends!
The past few weeks her range has undergone a bit of rebranding and pretty much relaunched. She’s causing an absolute design storm on websites like Pinterest at the moment and I am certain this time next year she’ll be a Millionairre (read in the tone of Delboy but not intended as cynically!ha!)
Anyway, feast your eyes readers. FEAST.YOUR.EYES.
My personal favourite; BIG POPPA! (£12)
Lucky Egg Head (£25)
Tootsweet Figurine (£15)
You can find all these products and more at http://camilaprada.com/
Absolutely full of win & once I quit being a pauper I am definitely investing on some of these treasures!
I also love the narrative of the site and the product description taglines, have a look to see what I’m talking about…..!
All photographs courtesy of http://camilaprada.com/