Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Utopia Found - APAK

I love surfing around because it’s indeed “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. The thrill I get when I come across something that catches my eye is absolutely delightful! Writing Cookie Cutter allows me to do just that and to share these wonderful finds with you. Everyday I get to go on a little adventure, wandering out into the enchanted cyber forest! And hearing that you also love what I share is the icing on the cake for me :).

Today I'm going to share about APAK. APAK is a husband and wife team (Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland) from the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Their work largely features cute little beings, animals and nature. To say that I’m smitten by how cute they are is an understatement! What makes them even more special to me is their fantastical quality and portrayal of utopia. Enjoy and be transported to another world:

Kokeshi (traditional Japanese wooden) dolls :
[images: APAK on etsy]


  1. oooooh i loooooove this!!!! all so great. i really love the sculptures.

  2. That is such a cool shop! Thanks for sharing your finds with us! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    p/s: i hope this work...been having problems leaving comments using my typepad id. :(

  3. How did you come up with the kokeshi design? Looks simply amazing.



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