Friday, May 22, 2015
I love stationery. There's something so fun about having cute fun pieces to write with or writing on beautiful notebooks. When I heard that Swedish design stationery brand kikki.K opened their first shop, I decided to ask founder Kristina Karlsson her thoughts on HK and what she spent her prize money from a business award on.
Hong Kong Fashion Geek: What is on your lust list?
Kristina Karlsson: A renovation at my Swedish kitchen! I absolutely love cooking and would like some more space, to learn how to play the piano properly and a ring by Swedish designer Efva Attling.
HKFG: What’s your favourite thing about Hong Kong?
KK: It would have to be the beautiful food! I’m an absolute foodie, and love discovering new places to eat wherever I’m travelling. I also love the endless options for shopping, which is why I’m so excited to have kikki.K in Harbour City!
HKFG: Tell us your secret ambition?
KK: I’m not sure it’s much of a secret now, but I cannot wait to have beautiful kikki.K stores in all my favourite cities right around the world! It’s so exciting to have opened in Hong Kong – now I can’t wait for London, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Copenhagen, Tokyo… it feels like we’re just getting started!
HKFG: Your ultimate indulgence food or go-to food when you’re stressing out?
KK: I don’t really have a go-to food when I’m stressed, but perhaps my little indulgence which I absolutely love – Wine & Cheese. There’s nothing like enjoying a beautiful glass of wine and some delicious cheese!
HKFG: What is your biggest investment purchase?
KK: I absolutely love Swedish design, so I spend on beautiful Scandinavian designer pieces. I’ll always remember one of my favourites - my Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair – because I spent the prize money from a business award on it many years ago. It was such a lovely reward.
HKFG: What is your worst nightmare?
KK: My worst nightmare is anyone being sick. Life is short & health is so, so important.
HKFG: Last thing you think about before going sleep?
KK: I think about all the things I’m grateful for. My family, my home, the warmth, the bed, my children being asleep, a business that I love. The list is endless; there are so many things to be grateful for.
HKFG: What is your favourite phone app?
KK: One of my favourites would have to be Instagram – there are so many inspiring people to follow, and it’s also a great way to create a visual record of special trips and adventures while you’re on the go. I absolutely love printing my Instagram photos too (with Create with kikki.K – create.kikki-k.com). You can check out the kikki.K Instagram account for lots of inspiration too – it’s @kikkiK_loves.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Every year, I say I won't lust after their collaborations and each year I admit defeat and end up buying pieces. I'm just throwing in the towel early this year and saying that come autumn, I'll definitely be trying to get my hands on this collection. <3