As the adorable image above suggests, sisters Nina and Bek of Leafsmith & Kin are as lovely as their luscious planty products. You may remember Leafsmith & Kin‘s super sweet debut stall at our Sydney market last year, it was practically a sellout! You can expect to see more stunning ceramic planters from this duo at our Sydney AW16 event. Read on to discover more…
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label?
LS&K is the project of us, Nina and Bek –a Sydney-based sister duo who shared a joint love of all things green and beautiful objects – hence the tag line ‘wild green things, domesticated’.
We wanted to create vessels that would enhance internal spaces but be flexible; that would work equally for renters (who can’t put hooks in walls) or homeowners. Our ceramics can be hung off picture rails, sat flat on tables, exist in pairs, bunches or individually. And we love having fun with the up-cycled pieces. We adore traipsing antique stores and op-shops and gathering our friends to write entertaining stories around them, for example, meet Mary.
We are just five months old – we participated in our first ever market in November last year. It was a great market test and we got awesome feedback that we’ve taken back into our business.
What would be one piece of advice you would give a first time seller at The Finders Keepers?
Allow plenty of prep time and try not to be anxious – you’ll be amongst one of the most supportive communities we’ve encountered. On a practical level – get the Paypal handset – so simple and transacts directly via your phone. We couldn’t have lived without it.
Tell us something exciting that you have planned for Leafsmith & Kin this year?
Figuring out the next level of logistics – going online! We’ve also got a few product ideas that are sitting at the concept stage that we’re keen to realise.
Name one resource that your label could not live without.
The creative people around us. So fun to bounce ideas off.
Tell us about your favourite product from your collection.
That’s hard – overall the diversity of application – the ability to sneak a cheeky pot in any space, whether that be on a window sill or hanging from a picture rail.
Having said that we both love the story-telling aspect of the Will & Blanche series – we only had a handful at the last market but we’re planning to have a lot more for this next market.