"the cost of a product is not merely in the computation of the supplies used in the end result… the cost is so much higher… countless hours designing and perfecting an item, searching and sourcing the right materials… I make things to create and share a memory with you, to create an experience you will remember. To bring things and people together. And I’m so blessed and lucky to be given the opportunity to do that. And I hope that when you buy something from me, that connection is felt. Even though time does not always allow me the opportunity to respond fully to every question or to say yes to every request, I hope that the objects I make celebrate a moment for you."
These are quotes I wanted to share from some reflexions I read in Sarah Neuburger’s steno pad (you can read the whole post following the link to her name). It somehow reflects the way I feel about our art work. We have so many ideas we’d like to share. Sometimes we make what we like, sometimes we make what we think people would like. It’s a hard line to walk on. We don’t consider ourselves product designers, although we have good ideas, but we like to think of what we make as one-of-a-kind art and keepsakes. Sometimes we make toys for children, sometimes we make things that look like toys but are too delicate to play with. The latter, can be admired and displayed with the same amount of love and enthusiasm children have for their toys. We’ve learned to somehow capture children’s imagination in some of our creations, we are grateful to have the ability and opportunities to do so.