|(You may remember this shop from a previous post about Asparagus or you may remember them as the featured sellers in December of 2008)|
This week there is a $20 Ahpeele shop credit up for grabs - but - before we get to that let's get to know the creative minds behind this original and quite successful shop!
Meet the husband (AdAm) and wife (Hiromi) team behind the 5 year old Etsy screen printing shop, Ahpeele. Are they not the cutest couple you've ever seen?!
Ahpeele is based in Raleigh and I am just loving the design this hoodie!
This duo is a true team: Hiromi picks out clothing, develops concepts, and handles the business end of things; while AdAm is the artist and printer. Just because I think it is super sweet, please take a moment to visit their shop profile and read the awesome story of how the couple met...
The spider mum design is a favorite of AdAm...
AdAm discovered screen printing in the 9th grade and fell in love! He then pursued a degree in graphic design in college, this degree took the couple to Tokyo. The frustration and realities of the big business design spurred the couple to have the idea to do something on their own. Ahpeele's designs are inspired by Asian Art and Culture, Nature, and Positive Vibes.
Hiromi loves the blooming wrap!
Ahpeele is quite a successful Etsy shop and I asked Hiromi and AdAm to share their secrets... "No real secrets. You have to be in Love what you're doing and love to work. You have to do it everyday without the expectation of big $$. Imagine yourself as your customer and go out of your way to please. All the extra effort pays off in time."
When you put on these pants you'll be the best yogi in world!
Ok, so maybe not, but you'll have the best looking yoga pants around!
In the summer time this successful duo enjoys eating the veggies from their garden and playing with their dog NiNa (who, if you look closely appears in many of their Etsy listings!)
Asian Poppy Print is simply beautiful!
Now that you're acquainted with Hiromi and AdAm you probably want to fly out to Raleigh and take them to lunch. Before that, you probably want to sport some of their beautiful products so you can talk shop during your lunch! Well, here's your chance to win a piece of Ahpeele!
For your chance to win $20 to Ahpeele this is what you can do:
- There are chances to enter -
*Please, Please, PLEASE post each entry in a separate comment...
1) Follow This Blog, mention in comment.
2) Go to Ahpeele and pick out your favorite item, heart it, then post the item here.
2) Follow the brand new Ahpeele blog, post here.
3) Tweet about this giveaway, post link to tweet here.
4) Blog about this giveaway, post link to blog post here.
6) Purchase from Ahpeele's shop, post transaction here (receive 3 entries)
This giveaway will begin at noon 6/28/2010 and will end on 7/4/2010 at noon. The winner will chosen from a random number generator and will be announced in a post Sunday evening (or Monday morning as I will hopefully be at the lake on the 4th!).