Meet our new fave DOMAKAYA

img_5584We are very excited to introduce you this talent hope you will have fun this Saturday by carrying one of this creative hand made products and maybe you already in fun so why not send us fun photos of you we will be very happy!!!

So let’s start our questions to beloved Karima and let her star her art.


Could you let us know you little bit?

My name is Karima. I was born in London and have lived there my whole life.

Domakaya was made up of the first two letters of all the girls in my family. My mother is Doris, older sister Maria, me and youngest sister Yasmina.


What did you study?

I finished my a levels and decided to take a gap year. I studied drama, sculpture and art as a levels.


Who, when and how you decided to be right now where you are today?

Domakaya was started up by me, my sister and mum in London in 2002. My mum had taught me how to knit and crochet from a young age and so when i decided to take a gap year but didnโ€™t plan any big trips abroad I started making hats and bags for some friends which they loved. Slowly word got round and friends of friends wanted them too! So me, my sister and mum organised a house sale. The rest as they say is history ๐Ÿ™‚


What are the most difficult and most exciting sides?

When you start up your own brand itโ€™s a big responsibility and a 24hour job because its all on you. Nobody is going to tell you what to do and when to do it. You have to make all decisions from labels to trade show organisation. It can be tough at times but always worth it!

There are many exciting times to this job. This company is so personal to me so the smallest thing can be extremely satisfying and exciting. From seeing a random person on the street wearing a Domakaya hat to seeing our products in Vogue photoshoots with Mario Testino. Each thing brings a lot of excitement!


If you have a chance to choose will you choose the same job same life and same you?

I wouldnโ€™t change a thing! it has all been a huge learning experience especially since i started this company when i was 19 years old. I have learnt a lot and Iโ€™m still learning today and its a great experience.
Thank you for excepting being here with our readers๐Ÿ™

Here you can have more of DOMAKAYA

creativeness, happines and fun dear readers until next keep well๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ‘’๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ

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LaBote: Fresh into and out of kiln!

We have been busy, as in busy like Santa’s workshop ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…

So we have been making a lot of items for our Christmas and holidays sale. Here is a glimpse of what’s going in and coming out of the kiln:
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Owls, butter dishes, and fun modern porcelain vases:
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Luminaries in making: just pop in a candle and watch it glow and cast shadows on your walls
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Interested in anything you saw here drop us a line: surprisesaffron@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“ฉ or visit us at our Etsy shop.
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Find something you love!

Surprise..surprise… not everyone is in love with their job. As a mentor, friend, colleague I always hear variations of:
‘meh it’s ok’
‘I just don’t love this’
‘it’s good money’
‘feeds the family’
‘it’s allright, like the people’
‘it’s just a job’
‘it’s convenient and pays the bills’
‘putting kids through college is not cheap and we are not in Sweden!’
‘ugh, got the golden cuffs on, addicted to my paycheck’
‘it’s boring but I am good at it’
…. and so on…

Reality is this: it is ok that not everyone is head over heels for their job. Yes, despite all LinkedIN articles and HBR catchy headlines, this is reality for millions of people. At some level it is ‘just’ a job and only ‘one’ part of your true life. So my response usually goes ‘ok, but find something you love to do. Not saying find a job … find something in your life that you enjoy doing’. This could be as simple as cooking, writing, jumping off planes, surfing, book club, spending time with your kids, bird watching, traveling, blogging ๐Ÿ˜‰ … you get the idea.

Recently in one of these sessions tables were turned… and I was asked ‘huh ok … so what is that something that you love to do, what is that for you?’. For a moment, which felt like an eternity, I was stumped… was not expecting the question. Before I could open my mouth, visuals of my pottery studio and things I have made popped into my brain. Told her ‘I love making stuff out of clay… oh let me show you’

Here is ‘shooting star’:
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Here is ‘fun’:
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Here is ‘hope’:
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Before boring her I stopped at showing her these 3 clay and porcelain ornaments. She got the point – and was surprised, said she expected that my thing would have been something more lofty or tied to work. Hmmm … Will probe on that next time, but for now let’s adjourn; I have a to run to the pottery studio!!!

So have you found something you love to do??