Tag Archives: business

London Christmas fairs 2016

Posted on December 22, 2016 by Toothpicker

 
Left: Selecting products for the Christmas fairs; Right: New postcards with info of the Christmas fairs
 
Since our e-shop first started 5 years ago (I can't believe it has been 5 years already!), we have participated in different pop-up Christmas fairs around London. They serve as our opportunity to meet customers/ potential [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Business, Designers at work, Pop ups and was tagged with London, business, Christmas shopping, pop up shop, Christmas markets


Our 4th theme: Read

Posted on November 22, 2016 by Toothpicker

Charlene's initial draft of the home page
 
The initial idea of selling art books and zines emerged about 2 years ago, stemming from my passion for printed matters and reading. Having launched three themes focusing solely on products, it seems like a change of direction to sell books, magazines and zines. Yet I [...]

This post was posted in Business, Graphics & illustrations, Read & write, Designers at work, Publishing, illustrated books & zines and was tagged with business, illustrations, illustrated books & zines, publishing, magazines


Our new retail stockist: Anthropologie

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Toothpicker

 The facade of Anthropologie store on Kings Road
 
We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Anthropologie, one of America's most popular retailers this autumn/winter. The company is our first major retail outlet, which is a big step forward for us. It is exciting to see Gongjang's eco balance monthly [...]

This post was posted in London, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Business, Korean stationery, Visual merchandising and was tagged with London, architecture, Korean stationery, business, Gongjang


A new year, a new direction

Posted on January 6, 2014 by Toothpicker

 
2014 will be an interesting year for us as we have entered our third year in trading, and I have been told that year three is the make-or-break year for business. We are grateful that despite the unsettling economical period, we have been growing steadily and our Christmas sales have been our [...]

This post was posted in Business and was tagged with business


Hong Kong's Business of Design Week 2013

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Of all the cities in Asia, I find Hong Kong and Singapore to be the best representations of the term 'East meets West', this is partly due to their historical backgrounds and links to the British. Even though in recent years, the world's focus has turned to Chinese cities like Shanghai and [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, British designs, Travel, Business, Talks, Hong Kong design, Design and was tagged with Hong Kong, architecture, talks, Hong Kong design, British design, business, BODW


Our new theme: PLAY

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
In the past few years, I noticed a "back to basic" trend happening in the developed countries, and even in product designs, many designers have opted for less decorative style and creating products from natural material. Simple wooden toys also seem to have made a comeback, which I am quite happy to [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Business, Paper craft, Anything Japanese, Taiwanese design, Designers at work, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, paper craft, Taiwanese design, business


Make, do & meet workshop

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
We have been selling on Notonthehighstreet.com for almost one year now, and it has helped us to grow our U.K. market. And as Christmas is approaching, we are anticipating our busiest Christmas yet.
I have never attended their events or workshops before because they are usually sold out early. I registered on the [...]

This post was posted in London, Business, Talks and was tagged with London, talks, business, Notonthehighstreet.com


Retreat aftermath

Posted on August 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

Stunning scenery from the train journey between Edinburgh and Newcastle
 
It has been about 5 days since I returned from Scotland, and I am still feeling slightly disorientated ( which seems to always happen after a week-long retreat).
I remember on the day of departure, some retreat friends and I had some spare time [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Business, Britain, Transport and was tagged with meditation, business, Scotland, retreats


Navigating through the social media world

Posted on August 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

This entry is all about social media because I want to share my journey/ experience with those who are as overwhelmed, confused and sometimes fed up as me.
When this blog entry is being published, I will be 'unplugging' from the internet for a week in a remote and scenic part of Scotland [...]

This post was posted in Business, Read & write and was tagged with books, business, social media


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