May 17, 2008

Deasigner Feature: Urbanknit

London-based Dolapo designs fun and funky fashion accessories for people who want to express their individuality and style. Her gorgeous products include beautiful clutch bags made with geometric design fabrics, funky tote bags that turn your grocery shopping into a fashion statement and knitted ribbed scarves that are so yummy, you’ll want to wear them whatever the weather!


Here’s Dolapo’s Q&A answers:

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
London

WHEN DID YOU FIRST START BECOMING INTERESTED IN CRAFTS?
When I was about 7 or 8 years old

GREATEST INFLUENCES?
Way too many but a few are art, colour, architecture, TV, travelling and animation.

GREATEST PROBLEM YOU’VE OVERCOME?
Milk-free ice cream that actually tastes good. Not that I created it but whoever did is a star in my books.

WHAT PIECE OF WORK ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
The hint clutch and the button scarflette

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE JUST STARTING OUT ON SELLING THEIR GOODS?
Each day, experience, event good or bad are all learning opportunities.

WHICH 4 PEOPLE (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE AS WEEKEND GUESTS – AND WHY?
Jaydee- just because.

Samuel L Jackson- sesems like he'll be funny and interesting

Chris Rock- to see if comedians are normal in real life

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED?
hmm

WHAT’S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
Half read books

HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU?

Oh dear, errmm...giggly, short, silly, a bit loopy

NEW YORK OR BARBADOS?
NY NY NY NY NY!!

FERRARI OR MINI?
Ferrari....never. Mini...yes!

EASTENDERS OR HOLLYOAKS?
Eastenders

CHOCOLATE OR CHAMPAGNE?
Chocolate

IF YOU COULD ONLY ACCESS 3 WEBSITES, WHICH WOULD THEY BE?
cnn.com
etsy.com
urbanknit.com



2 comments:

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

It's great to find other London based artists and crafters!

Can't wait to go to the show and maybe next time hire a stall if possible?

Beat Black said...

her clutches are fantastic and i like the questions you've asked :)