Home Interviews Who are the designers behind the Lucky Dip Club + Folksy Box? {Part One}

Who are the designers behind the Lucky Dip Club + Folksy Box? {Part One}

by Camilla

 

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Now the cat’s out of the bag about our amazing Lucky Dip Club + Folksy Box we can reveal five of the 15 amazing Folksy makers involved. Each of these designers is making a *brand new* design especially for this limited-edition box –and if you’re quick when they go on sale at 7am Friday 5 June, you might be one of the lucky few to get one. We can’t say exactly what each designer is making (that would spoil the surprise), but we can drop a few hints and tell you a bit more about them…

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Hello Dodo, Lucky Dip Club

 

hello DODO are printmaking duo Ali and Jam from Brighton. For the special-edition Lucky Dip Club + Folksy box they have created an original screen print with a bright and tasty summer theme. 

What inspires you?
Bright colours, bold shapes, silly puns, lovely animals and seaside living. Oh… and Pinterest, of course!

Fave product?
We’d usually say our bestselling Nice Lion screenprint but we’re pretty fond of our brand new design, Pigeon & Tonic! {You can see it being printed at the top of this post} An animal pun AND our fave drink, perfect.

Dreams for the future?
To keep growing our little hello DODO empire and hopefully make lots and lots more people smile with our work. We’d love to have a big ol’ happy exhibition of all our screen prints too!

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Frilly Industries, Lucky Dip Club

Frilly Industries are Adrienne Frances and Kirsty Hillyer, who make illustrative jewellery and other curiosities in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. For the Lucky Dip Club + Folksy box they have created a deliciously retro brooch.

What inspires you?
Adrienne: angry (and/or disgruntled) female singer songwriters, stories about unrequited love, foreign language films, Louis my Boston Terrier, learning new things (lampworking is our next milestone), bold design statements, things that are handmade, coffee.
Kirsty: Iris Apfel, strangers on the street, obsessive collections, challenging questions, toys, eye candy on Instagram, Georgian ruffs, indie comics, being told something is impossible and doing it anyway, coffee.

Fave product: Adrienne’s favourite product so far isn’t yet available (though will be soon) and is a giant chunky wooden chain. Kirsty’s favourite product is part of our faux taxidermy range, and if the very first fox she made (which no other can quite compare to in her eyes).

Dreams for the future:
We’d LOVE to be able to take over the space below us so that we can a) get a brother or sister for our laser-cutter Bertha – speeding up productivity, and b) have a mini gallery/shop space in the Jewellery Quarter.

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Kate Broughton, Lucky Dip Club, Folksy,

Kate Broughton is an illustrator/designer/maker based in Otley, West Yorkshire. She is inspired by nature (and cocktails!) and for this box she has sprinkled her adorable illustrations on a fun accessory.

What inspires you:
I’m inspired by nature and wildlife and things I enjoy doing: walks in the countryside, holidays I’ve been on, cooking and cocktails.

Fave product:
I love my bird seed cards and really enjoy making them. They have a little packet with a handful of birdseed inside and I punch a little circle out of the card, which acts as a little window to see the birdseed.

Best thing to happen so far:
Being able to go full time with my business in 2011 was the best thing ever. I love being my own boss!

Dreams for the future:
We’re looking to buy our first house at the moment, so I’m really hoping to find the perfect home studio space and maybe a bigger garden full of birds to draw.

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Kayleigh O Mara, Lucky Dip Club, special edition box, Folksy

Kayleigh O’Mara is an artist, illustrator and maker based in London. For the special edition Lucky Dip Club + Folksy Box, she has whipped up a necklace good enough to eat :)

What inspires you:
I suppose I’m inspired by everything I see around me, and living in London there are so many inspiring places to go – from stunning outdoor spaces like Highgate Woods to the fab Childhood Museum, which is right on my doorstep in Bethnal Green. Also, I’m travelling to Japan in November and I can’t wait to see what ideas this inspires. I should probably also mention the hours I spend scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram.

Fave product:
My favourite product changes all the time, but at the moment I’m really pleased with my new acrylic fruit necklaces. My favourite piece by others designers would probably be between Hello DODO’s Nice Lion screen print and Lucie Ellen’s ‘Speckles and Spots’ beaded necklace.

Best thing to happen so far:
Being involved with Lucky Dip Club is pretty damn special in itself, but I was also really excited when the National Portrait Gallery first got in touch asking me to make some items for their gift shop.

Dreams for the future:
My dream has always been to make my passion for making things a full-time job. I’m gradually getting nearer and I’m hoping that within the next couple of years I’ll be able to make it a reality.

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Bread & Jam are Catherine and Jamie Douglas from Alston in Cumbria. For this special edition Lucky Dip Club + Folksy Box, they have made the prettiest of paper goods. 

What inspires you:
We live high up in the north Pennines. It’s not difficult to be inspired by our surroundings, even the solitude gives your mind enough space and clarity to come up with fresh ideas. We do love to travel, so we take inspiration from all the places we’ve visited. Our last trip was to India and it was the most full-on place we’ve been to so far, inspirational indeed. Our girls also give us lots of ideas, wonderful drawings and paintings; they have a unique and funny way of looking at the world which somehow gets lost in adults.

Fave product:
It has to be the Random Notes of Appreciation; it’s where it all started. We love the idea of someone getting home after a rubbish day at work and finding a little note someone has slipped in their bag to let them know they are appreciated. It’s not much, but it might just make their day or at the very least make them smile. It was also the first product that really made a difference to our business, and ultimately led us to where we are now.

Best thing to happen so far:
There have been many great things that have happened over the last three years but seeing our work in lovely shops such as Anthropologie is pretty special. Anthropologie first made contact with us after seeing our work on Folksy. We now supply them not only in this country, but across the pond in the US as well. {Read how that happened here}

Dreams for the future:
It’s quite simple, we love making happy and humorous things to make people smile and as long as people still want it, we’ll keep designing and making it. We love working together and being around to watch our girls grow, long may this continue too.

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3 comments

Ruth Petersen May 14, 2015 - 10:17 am

All these makers and more! I think I shall be setting my alarm clock for sure.

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