‘Sometimes you will never know
the value of a moment until
it becomes a memory’
Finding time to slow down and take a moment for oneself is something that a large number of us find pretty tricky. There is always something to do, somewhere to go, something to text, someone to email…
Kristina Karlsson, founder and super sonic brains behind aspirational brand kikki.K, knows this only too well. Kristina adores Swedish design, has a love for beautiful stationery and these things, combined with her desire to do something meaningful resulted in her gorgeous stationery brand, kikki.K being born.
‘Through beautiful Swedish design,
we inspire and empower people the world over,
to live their best life, every day.’
The stationery is the kind of stationery you want to eat. Or hug. You feel like you want to have some kind of physical connection with it.
As soon as you see it, you know that it’s going to make your life better. Which sounds trite, but actually, we’ve all had a favourite pen, a favourite diary, a favourite mug… we don’t know why these things speak to us, but they do. And they make us feel happier in the tips of our toes.
Every item from kikki.K carries with it a message of some kind, to inspire, motivate or celebrate… The words are always simple and will, I’m certain, brighten your day in some small way…
kikki.K takes the simple things and turns them into something special – Kristina believes that your daily mug, notebook or pen don’t have to be ordinary… on the contrary, they can make you skip and smile… inspiring you to make each second, moment, minute and day count.
What more could you ask for in a Christmas present?
A few of my friends will be receiving kikki.K deliciousness this year, and I’ve so enjoyed wrapping them – even kikki.K wrapping paper is gorgeous!
I’m so thrilled that kikki.K have finally opened their first ever boutique in London – right in the heart of Covent Garden…
The boutique is designed by Dalziel & Pow, a London based design agency, and is the latest one in kikki’K’s portfolio of over 80 retail boutiques across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore… and of course their website, which sells to customers in almost 140 countries worldwide. It is well loved, there is no doubt about it. And it’s obvious why.
The boutiques are Scandi havens of wonder. It’s stationery porn. Stationery addicts (mum, I’m talking to YOU) will NOT be able to leave. You will want everything you see. Which actually is no bad thing, especially since the prices are so reasonable. I’m having a full on stationery love affair and I challenge you to not fall hook, line and sinker.
Paper Lover’s Christmas Book
2016 Diary – Make it Yours
Live What You Love large leather planner
Words to Inspire book
Thank you Notes
Covent Garden is already one of my favourite places to go in London, and now with the arrival of the kikki.K pop up and gorgeous kikki.K boutique, it’s taken my Christmas shopping to a whole new level…
And when I say Christmas shopping, I mean for me.
kikki.K Covent Garden Boutique
5-6 James St, WC2E
Hej London – kikki.K pop-up boutique (until April 2016)
8 Royal Opera House, North Piazza, Covent Garden
This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)
//Written in collaboration with kikki.K