The visual and aesthetic quality of each piece is a mix of design, music, painting, drawing and memory fragments of our lives.
I Want my Hobo
We both born in Brazil. Living in Lisbon since 2007. She is plastic artist and I graphic designer. We travelled to Japan last year in christmas to find out more about Ayumi's japanese roots (Hobo). Mine roots comes from native brazilians indians and portuguese people.
We like cats, a lot! Actually is hard to live without them...
We live together since 2002 and are married since 2005.
What got you started crafting?
The possibility of blending music, design and arts in pieces that can be usable / wearable. Our jewelries are created as “micro-sculptures”, or at least is that the way we like to think about them.
What is your source of inspiration?
The visual and aesthetic quality of each piece is a mix of design, music, painting, drawing and memory fragments of our lives. Everything is put together to create a wearable three dimensional object: rhythm of colors, symphony of shapes, visual extravaganza of feelings and a twist of innocence and joy.
What have you made recently?
We designed a new line of brooches and a a new mix of brooches / necklaces called "Pafulinea".
Our brooches series is called Pafu, we designed a very light necklace that is great to mix with other pieces, either brooches or necklace. You can mount your own set of jewelry ad create a great look.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Our pieces are selling online on Etsy and Dawanda and locally in three portuguese stores: Evora Inn, Amores de Tóquio and Ivo Maia Designers.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
We believe in the power of human handcrafted objects. Not as a revival pre–industrial approach, but as a way to impress a human characteristic to our objects. Each one of them have a story and a concept behind.
All in all, it is a good consumerism. A lot of people work and a lot of people can get paid. It is not a big corporation where just a few earn milions.