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Trove’s Designers and Artists from the Canberra region and all their gorgeous products are handmade.
Please meet Makiko from makico. happy creations. Originally from Japan, she lives in Canberra and creates origami inspired jewelry for women and men that reflect the connections between you and your happiness. “I create makico. happy creations because I believe that sometimes in life we can get a bit busy with study, work, and family commitments and need little things to remind us to be happy.” Makiko, that is the best reason ever, it makes us happy too!
We asked Makiko what she likes about Canberra: “I like living in Canberra. There is a lot of nature around Canberra. One of my favourite seasons is spring. You can see tons of colourful tulips blooming in Floriade. Being surrounded by beautiful flowers makes me smile and feel happy. I believe that flowers and nature help to make people happy!”
Completing our introduction to makico.happy creations, we have a peak into Makiko’s creative inspiration: “My creations are influenced by the beauty of Canberra’s natural environment where I happily live now, and the Japanese culture I grew up with. My inspiration comes from:
• Japanese art and culture
• Inspirational quotes
Why origami?- because it’s where I find my happy place.”
Thank you Makiko, it is truly fascinating to learn. Please come into Trove to pick up a piece of happiness for yourself and learn more about Makiko and makico.happy creations here on her Trove Designer profile page.