Saturday, 20 December 2008

Ugly Dolls


I have a little black book (a tiny Moleskine that Mathias once gave me) that I always carry with me, together with my black Filofax-ish calendar. The little black book is my idea book, where I write down whatever catch my interest.

uglydolls.com is one of the things I wrote down a while ago. I know the dolls, not well, but they are cute looking. I just checked the website the other day, and it's really worth checking out. I'm sure it will put a smile on your face, just like the dolls do to me.

Here's the Ugly Dolls' "about":

From the creative minds of two love struck artists David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim emerge the Uglydoll family! What started as a drawing of a playful orange character known as Wage has turned into a whole new world of fun! In 2001, when David's soon to be wife and creative partner Sun-Min had to return to Korea, he sent her many "I miss you" letters with his little Wage character drawn at the bottom. Sun-Min sewed Wage into a plush doll and sent him to David as a surprise gift. David asked Sun-Min to sew a couple more for the Giant Robot store in Los Angeles and they sold out in one day! A very excited Sun-Min sewed many more and those sold just as fast! Sun-Min and David then began to pull more characters from the Uglyverse, a universe where UGLY meant unique and special, to translate into plush Uglydolls. They both met again at their very first Uglydoll Toy Fair booth (a small 6x6 booth made of felt and wood) in New York, where they would go on to win Toy Of The Year 4 years later!

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