Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Asian Kitsch


You know instantly when you arrive at the Wu & Wu website that you are somewhere fabulous. Illustrator Fiona Hewitt, and expert in Asian kitschology, Andy Tainton, have wowed the world with their Dumpling Dynasty range. Now they are adding the intricately-decorated Cotton Candy collection, and it is stunning! I WANT  I WANT  I WANT!

Cotton Candy Sugar, Coffee and Tea Tins and Cotton Candy Baking Set
New products from Wu & Wu

“Our products are a labour of love. Sought-out from lesser-known parts of Asia, we strive to personalize and re-create the sweet sentiment and attention to detail found in vintage Asian packaging design,” says Fiona Hewitt.

Fiona and Andy lived in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong for some years, and during that time trawled flea markets and junk shops for inspiration. Clearly, they found plenty!

Cotton Candy Cookie Tin
New product from Wu & Wu

It's easy to see the care and hard work that has gone into the range, with every piece thoughtfully constructed to create a unique gift that is as functional as it is beautiful.

Dumpling Dynasty Alphabet Stamp Kit
Wooden Blocks and 4 colours of ink 

Dumpling Dynasty Sewing Kit

Dumpling Dynasty Star Gazer Kit

Sailing Coin Purse

Pop over to the Wu & Wu website to see the full range, and while you're there, it's worth taking a quick look at the Wu & Wu blog too. Read about a Hong Kong restaurant that serves its meals in miniature toilets (!!!)

The inspiration for this post comes from Babyology who took an exclusive sneak peek at the new products Lark will be unveiling at Kids Instyle, in Sydney this month. I am disgustingly envious of all the lucky people heading that way! Ah, maybe next year...

Thank you to Wu & Wu for allowing Kitty as a Picture Kids' Design Blog to publish these images.

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I love all these kitch things, the colour combination especially the cookie tin and canisters, I will have to pop over and take a closer look, thanks so much for sharing.

    Suise
    ijustlovethatfabric.com.au

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  2. Yes, I am loving the tins and canisters too! Mmmm they will look good in my kitchen!

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