KIKKERLAND BLOG

The Kikkerland Shop NYC Tattoo Parlor Deemed A Success!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

On a hot summer Sunday, Kikkerland Shop NYC transformed into a temporary tattoo parlor featuring tattoos based-off of Kikkerland’s most iconic products. The non-toxic tattoos were custom-printed by Brooklyn-based company, Tattly with vegetable-based inks.

Kikkerland’s Tattoo Parlor charmed customers into the store with its exciting amenities: fresh popcorn, goodie bags, and a free tattoo (of course!). Inside the shop, Kikkerland held a photo shoot for anyone who wanted to show off their new Kikkerland ink, as evidence from the pics above, we think everyone had a good time!

Kikkerland Shop is not only a place to view and purchase the whole Kikkerland collection; it also features unique and interesting gifts for the whole family and aims to provide fun events to gather like-minded New Yorkers.

If you haven’t stopped by yet, swing by the Kikkerland Shop NYC to learn more about what we do!

Join Us At The Kikkerland Shop NYC Tattoo Parlor – Aug 16

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Have you ever wanted to have a Queen of England tattoo but felt you couldn’t commit? Or how about a tiger butt? Well, now you can! Kikkerland has designed 7 custom temporary tattoos of their most iconic products. Produced by esteemed Brooklyn brand Tattly, these unique tattoos are non-toxic and use vegetable-based inks so now you can have a Critter running all over your arm, or a Luchador Bottle Opener wrestling around your wrist.

Save the Date:
Sunday, August 16
2-5pm
Kikkerland Shop NYC
493 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY

From 2-5pm, Kikkerland’s flagship shop will be transformed into an adult and kid friendly tattoo parlor with great giveaways. Visitors will receive one free tattoo from our selection of seven exclusive designs, get a goody bag, eat free fresh popcorn, and can even model their fresh ink in Kikkerland’s photo booth (with props)!

Join Kikkerland at the Shop for some summer fun!

Letters To Chico The Inventor Of Kikkerland Critter Windups

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Last spring, we received a bundle of letters written by five students from Pierce School in Massachusetts. These adorable letters were not actually addressed to us, but to our designer of the Critter wind-up’s, Chico Bicalho. The teacher, Gretchen Adams, utilized the Critters as a tool for inspiration in writing prompts and other activities in class. They loved explaining the intricacies and robotic movements of our jumpy wind-up toys. So much so that the kids were pleading the teacher to buy more!

The students decided to mock up their own designs inspired by Chico’s wind-ups, and wrote letters to him with a detailed picture of their wind-up. They entertained inventive ideas for their wind-up designs; some that made us feel inspired! Kailyn’s wind-up included an alarm clock function, named “Setter”, where it rings like an old telephone and jumps around to wake you up.  Or Rigoberto’s “Tanki”, a wind-up based off of an actual tank with treads and an advanced navigation system!

Kikkerland is overjoyed to hear stories like this one. We love to hear that our products are used as inspiration. Our goal is always to challenge the boundaries of design, and make you look twice and smile. Chico happily wrote back to each student, encouraging their creativity!

Check out the letters here..

ICFF NYC And The Bed Bath & Beyond Design Challenge

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

During the ICFF 2015, we featured fifteen of the most remarkable and creative design items from the Bed Bath & Beyond Design challenge. Many customers stopped by to check out the unusual booth made with white milk crates, designed by Jan Habraken of FormNation.

The booth helped highlight the students’ raw but fresh ideas for their storage solutions. Some designs from this challenge will be added to the fall collection. Stay tuned!

For more information on Kikkerland’ s seventh design challenge, please visit kikkerlandbbbdesignproject.com



Journey To The West – Celebrating China Design Challenge

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Pictures From Our “Journey To The West Party” At The Kikkerland Shop NYC
Celebrating The China Design Challenge

On May 16th, Kikkerland introduced for the first time in the US the 16 finalists of the China Design Challenge. The “Journey To The West” party was hosted at the Kikkerland Shop. Mr. Liu, consul at the New York Chinese consulate, Mr. Yao, VP at Lenovo, Winnie Gao, Beijing Design Week Project Coordinator and Zhou Yi, Design Challenge walked the red carpet along with long time friends designers and students. Many products are under development for an introduction in the Chinese and Worldwide Markets for the Fall 2015.