These Chinese kits definitely brought back the memories of my childhood. In the early 80s in China, the similar style packages were everywhere. The stuffs inside the kit feel both familiar and unfamiliar to me. They are familiar because I had used or seen most of them When I was a child. They are unfamiliar to me because they are old and already out of date. It is fun to bring them back and gets me a strong sense of nostalgia.
My favorite kit is Pigtail kit. I almost ensure I owned the same kinds of hair accessories when I was five.
The design carries the strong Chinese 80s style but is reinterpreted and recreated by the scotland illustrator Fiona Hewitt who had lived in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong for many years. She and Andy Tainton, an expert in Asian Kitschology co-created the brand Dumpling Dynasty, and they took inspiration from trawling the flea market and junk shops for years in China.
Sewing kit is another practical one, and a great gift choice for the holiday.
The first Aid is so glorious! must have….
The following is what the two creators say about Dumpling Dynasty
“Our products are a labour of love. Sought-out from lesser-known parts of China, we strive to personalize and re-create the sweet sentiment and attention to detail found in vintage Asian packaging design,” says Fiona Hewitt. “It is our hope that these products will make your life a little sweeter every time you use them.”