Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jill of All Trades

We are just back to Portland from Jill of All Trades in Santa Barbara, CA.
Jill of All Trades is a once a year event in our friends Presidio Motel (http://www.thepresidiomotel.com/).
The event was great: good music, good energy, good food, live paint, all kind of vendors, etc. And 9-kei was there with our 2008 line... I have to explain here that we will always have only one line a year. The craft thing is great and we have lots of fun making everything, but it takes a lot of time... So, we will start working now for our 2009 line that, hopefully, we will launch in 2009 Jill of All Trades. :)
But if you missed Jill of All Trades, it is not too late for you to get some of our cute/cool stuff. There are some stores in LA and SB that will carry our line: Sirens and Sailors in Echo Park (http://www.sirensandsailors.com/), Lab 101 in Culver City(http://www.thelab101.com/), and Insole Kicks in SB... also, you can contact us through our website (http://www.9-kei.com/).
I wish I had more pictures, but there were so many things going on that it was hard for me to remember to take pictures. Here are some...

Friday, September 19, 2008

9-Kei 2008

Finally, a 9-Kei blog...
It's been almost 1 year since our first T-shirt line.
The first line was sold at the first Jill of All Trades in Santa Barbara, at Munky King and Lab 101 in LA.
Since, we moved to Portland, we added some new items like hats, bags, decorative pieces, some robots etc....
For those who don't know, 9-Kei is pretty much a collaboration between JShea9 and Keiko Okuda.
Joe is a full time artist, and I consider myself a to be ceramicist.... but also, I'd always loved to knit, sew and crochet...
if you are curious to see what we made for this "what we call second line" please check our website at http://www.9-kei.com/. It is kind of in construction now, but we will post more and more pictures as time let us.

Thanks for checking our blog,
K & J