Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Delicious Whimsical Inspiration

Working with such an array of talented designers, we aren't surprised when their work inspires others. Kim, one of our customers from Arizona, recently visited KIN on Kloof and so loved the illustration Tamus in Flight by Deziree Smith, that her magnificent, multi-layered birthday cake this year was inspired by Deziree's illustrations for her Whimsical Collection range.

Tamus in Flight from the Whimsical Collection
 The cake...
Kim's baker re-interpreted Deziree's illustrations to create a bright, charming multi-tiered cake
 Kim is a Medical Anthropology Doctoral Student and after we had emailed back and forth a bit, we could completely understand why she connected so whole-heartedly with Deziree's work - even her email signature made us smile with these beautiful words by Emile Zola :
 “The fate of our fellow animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.”

This is exactly the sort of happening that we love here at KIN - when something is made because it comes straight from the heart, it sends a whole lot of love into this world and people from all over the globe who visit our beautiful country can connect, support and spread that bubble of happiness. And a huge birthday cake is just about as happy as you can get :)

The Whimsical Collection prints and cards are available at both KIN on Kloof and KIN at V&A.

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