Introducing our Sweetest Collection Yet

Find beauty in the little things with the sweetest, unique hand-illustrated designs in our Sweet Collection. In a soft colour palette of blue, grey, peach and mustard, this gorgeous range features everyday notebooks, stationery and accessories to bring a little joy to your days.

Fall in love with the super sweet illustrations featuring the cutest cats and dogs, alongside all your favourite things, in beautiful textured designs.

We asked our Designer Katie to tell us more about the design process of this gorgeous collection…

What inspired you?
When designing our latest Sweet Collection, I really wanted to tap into the simplistic beauty and organic, imperfect textures found in nature and our everyday life.

Inspired by the little moments, I tried to develop graphics and little characters to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and joys – cosy living spaces, gardening, our furry pets and their unique and quirky features, camping, the outdoors or baking in the kitchen. There’s something so sweet and enchanting about these simplistic yet familiar images. I really wanted to capture that feeling of nostalgia surrounding life’s little moments – the ones we sometimes take for granted.

Many of us have our favourite cat or dog from childhood – or adulthood! – with funny little characteristics that make them so unique and lovable. I tried to represent these furry little friends of ours with the characters I created, keeping them all a little different, with their own individual quirks.

What I love is that everyone at kikki.K now has their favourite graphic they can relate to – whether that be the dogs or cats or the other lifestyle illustrations. There’s really something for everyone!

How did you illustrate the graphics?
To create the illustrations featured in this collection, I used a tablet to digitally draw each graphic. I chose to use watercolour effects and digital brush strokes in order to capture the soft lines and imperfect nature of our everyday lives. Using a sweet colour palette of mostly blue, grey, peach and mustard, the graphics – when combined with creamy textured backgrounds – were designed to keep the end result as natural and hand-drawn as possible.

What’s your favourite piece?
When it comes to my favourite product in this range, it’s a difficult choice – I love them all! But it is hard to look past the porcelain cat and dog figures. Whether you buy them as a pair or separately, their lovable little characteristics give them so much personality – perfect for adding a little cuteness to your home or office. Their sweet little faces are so adorable – it’s impossible not to smile when you look at them.

Discover our new Sweet Collection and embrace small wonders today.

How to Decorate your Planner with Jordan Clark

kikki.K Own Your Story Planner

We love seeing how kikki.K fans are using their planners so we asked the amazing Jordan Clark to get creative using our new Own Your Story Collection. Jordan has built a passionate community who love seeing her bullet journal ideas, letter art and organisation tips. Find out how she is using our newest planner to plan her dreams and goals in the process of living her best life.

Jordan used…

Leather Personal Planner
Planner Lover’s Kit
DIY Sticker Book
Coffee Notepad
Leather Stickers
Coffee Keyring
Everyday Gel Pens

Here’s what to do…

Start with a gorgeous dashboard
Jordan used the dashboard from our Planner Lover’s Kit and decorated with Leather Stickers. Creating a beautiful dashboard in the front of your planner is a great first step and means you have an inspiring place to start each and every day.

How to decorate your kikki.K Planner with Jordan Clark

Create your calendar
Starting with a blank calendar means you’re able to create a set up that really suits your style and daily needs. Jordan used Printed Paper Tape from the Planner Lover’s Kit and stickers from the DIY Sticker Book to express her personality. Don’t be afraid to get creative by sketching some little motifs for yourself.

Dream big
Your planner comes with blank tabs so you can create whatever sections you like. Jordan created a Dreams tab so she has a space for all of her dreams and goals. Add in a gratitude list, bucket list or anything that fills your heart with joy. Jordan got creative by sketching her own headers and so can you.

How to decorate your kikki.K Planner with Jordan Clark

When it comes to creating your dream life, you really are in the driver’s seat. Don’t hold back. If you can imagine it, you can make it happen. This gorgeous planner is a great tool to help you put these dreams and goals to paper. Good luck!

Shop this gorgeous planner here.

Introducing our New Leather Essentials with Street Smith

kikki.K + Street Smith

Get ready to embrace this season’s must-have shades with our newest Leather Essentials Collection, featuring classic accessories and stationery, perfect for taking on-the-go.  Embrace form and function in must-have shades including navy, lilac, mint and more. To celebrate the launch , we asked the inspiring Liz Sunshine (Street Smith) to shoot them on the streets of Melbourne.

We caught up with Liz to find out more about one of our favourite photographers…

kikki.K + Street Smith

Can you tell us a little about how you got started as a photographer?
I became a photographer in 2010 – because I couldn’t paint, had no attention span for making clothing and needed to be part of a creative field. Photography was something I was introduced to in my late teenage years and I loved for it’s instant gratification, even though I was working in film (not digital) at the time.

I fell into shooting street style when commissioned by a brand to create content for their then Blog/Instagram in 2012 and in that same year started Street Smith. I quickly became obsessed with being outdoors, working with natural light and increasingly curious about the concept of photographing strangers, which I started to do on a daily basis, as well as continuing to create content for brands.

kikki.K + Street Smith

kikki.K + Street Smith

What’s your favourite piece from the new collection and why?
The envelope clutch. I will often take a small clutch with a wrist strap to an event so I can keep have two hands free to use my camera.

What’s a styling tip or trend you think will be huge this year?
I think colour blocking will continue to be a strong trend for 2018. Colour makes such a statement, especially when your clothes, shoes and accessories are all in the same shade.

kikki.K + Street Smith

What’s an organisation tip you swear by?
Pre-planning. I write lists of everything I need to pack for a shoot day and make sure I’m packed the night before. When I’m not working for a client I break my day down into smaller increments on my calendar and assign tasks so I stay productive and get a lot out of my day.

What’s a dream that you’d still love to achieve?
I have so many dreams I would still like to achieve, I’m really only just getting started, but right now I’m working towards being a recognised documentary portrait photographer within the fashion industry. Not a far stretch from where I am, but one that gives a completely different meaning to my imagery.

Be inspired to take your look to the streets with our new Leather Essentials.

Study Tips using your kikki.K Planner

Whether it’s a new year or a new term, this is your chance to truly make it matter. By approaching your year with a clear vision of what you want to achieve, you’re giving your study efforts purpose and setting yourself up for success.

That’s why we’re excited to share some of our favourite study tips, using our new Study Planner! Watch our video for more or read on for tips…

We used…

Study Notes Pad
Study Stickers
Adhesive Notes
Printed Paper Tape
Lunch Box Notes

Set Goals

It’s important to set goals so you know what you’re working towards and you can study with purpose. SMART goals help you develop a clear idea of what you want to achieve and how best to do it. SMART means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

Don’t Multitask

When it feels like we have 100 things on our to do list, it can be tempting to switch between them constantly. Multitasking reduces the effectiveness of your study. Focus on one subject at a time to learn the most and be clear on your priorities by writing them down.

Back to school planner | Study tips

Have the Right Tools for the Job

Showing up to class without at least a notebook and pen is a recipe for disaster. How can you remember your lesson if you don’t make notes? Give yourself the tools for success by having a notebook per subject, as well as using a planner or whatever else helps you record deadlines and exam dates.

Be Mindful

Be aware of your energy and stress levels. Take time out when you need it and try to be present when studying. Set yourself rewards for difficult tasks and take a moment to celebrate every small accomplishment.

Study tips using your planner

We hope these tips inspire you to have an amazing school year! Discover our Study Planner here.