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Kikki K turns 10! 5 Questions with Kristina Karlsson + Giveaway

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 13th October 2011

kikki.K celebrate their 10th birthday with this ‘Retrospective Wrapping Paper’ book, which features tear-out sheets of kikki.K’s favourite wrapping papers over the past 10 years

kikki.K Retrospective Wrapping Paper book

Waaaay back in March 2008, when this little blog was just finding it’s feet (and only 3 months old!) I ran an interview with Melbourne-based Kristina Karlsson, founder of kikki.K. As a newbie blogger I was super excited to interview Kristina – I’ve always been inspired hearing start-up stories from successful businesswomen, and Kristina’s candid responses were such a breath of fresh air. The bestest bit was where she said that at the beginning she had no idea where to start – very honest and very encouraging!  (You can re-visit that interview here).

Kikki.K turns 10 this month – and what a decade it’s been.   I am so in awe of Kristina’s incredible achievements, and I must say the immense growth of her business in such a short space of time is truly inspiring.  It’s also a bit of a wake up call – this impressive milestone  has me asking myself  ‘where were you 10 years ago?’ and ‘where will you be 10 years from now?’.  Excellent questions to brainstorm occasionally – so thanks for the reminder Kristina!

To celebrate their 10th year in business, kikki.K has released a super cute ‘Retrospective Wrapping Paper’ book, which features tear-out sheets of kikki.K’s favourite wrapping papers over the past 10 years, and a note from Kristina outlining each significant milestone, beginning with the opening of her first store in Melbourne Central in 2001.  The book is valued at $29.95, but we have 5 to give away today!

To enter, simply leave your comment on this post today by 10.00pm Melbourne time. 5 winners will be selected at random and contacted by email tomorrow.

* UPDATE: THANKS SO MUCH for all your lovely comments guys!  5 winners have now been drawn, the lucky winners were Emily (comment #129), Liz Forrest (comment #163), Heidi (comment #251), Belinda (comment #142) and Gab (comment #212). Congratulations to the winners and thanks again Kristina!

Kristina Karlsson of kikki.K

Kristina also has some pearls of wisdom to share with us below… read on for 5 questions with Kristina K!

Congratulations on your 10th year in business with kikki.K! Can you let us know what your original goals were when launching the brand back in 2001? Did you ever expect kikki.K to become a household name, and to have retail shops across the country!?

My original goals included doing something that would excite me as I drove to work on a Monday morning. I wanted it to be something that would keep me in touch with Sweden, and my family and friends. I wanted the freedom of running my own business – although I’d had no formal business training. I also wanted it to be something to do with Swedish design, which I’d always had a passion for. And I wanted to make about $500 per week.

Although so much has changed since we first started, we always had a vision for going global and I feel like we are just getting started. I’m so excited for what the next 10 years will bring, and the chance to keep sharing Swedish design stationery, gorgeous gifts and organisation solutions with stationery lovers across the globe!

How does kikki.K look now compared to when you first launched the brand?

In the beginning we had a very small team – just my partner Paul and I – and we did everything. From working in the store, to packing boxes and managing accounts and payroll. Not forgetting actually designing the products too! A typical day for the first 5 years was at least 15 hours long – usually 7 days a week – but it was a labour of love so that came easily. These days things are a little more controlled. As we’ve grown, so has our team – in peak trading periods we now have over 900 staff. We now have boutiques across Australian, New Zealand and Singapore, and an online store that services the world.

With increased resources I can now focus on new products and design, which is what I love. I am still very hands on in that I work collaboratively with our Product and Design Team to develop and design new collection. My favourite part of the week is gathering with my Design Team to discuss new ranges, review designs and share inspiration. I still get excited about creating beautiful products our customers will love!

What has been your proudest moment or single achievement with kikki.K?

There are so many special moments that it is hard to choose. However, if I had to pick one, it would have to be opening the doors of our first kikki.K boutique in Melbourne Central, it was a lot of hard work but it was really rewarding. Shortly after opening our store was named Melbourne’s Most Innovative Store by the Lord Mayor. We knew we had something unique, and something that people responded to but we never expected to receive this award so early on.

What has been a key lesson you’ve learned in running your business?

One key lesson I have learnt when running your own business is that you just can’t do it all yourself. At some point if you want to grow your business and have a life you need to hire other people, let go and clearly delegate responsibility to them. Then you have to give them whatever support they need to get their jobs done.

Another important lesson I have learnt has been the value of having a mentor. My partner Paul has also been a total inspiration and a very supportive mentor – guiding me to one of my most important learnings – to find something I was passionate about and make it a career.

What’s next for Kristina Karlsson?

What’s next? More beautiful kikki.K stationery boutiques around the world. Our vision is still to have something kikki.K in every stylish life….I would love to one day open boutiques in New York, Copenhagen, Paris, Tokyo and London… so we’ll see you there someday soon!

No prizes for guessing Kristina’s favourite colour

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 13th October 2011

317 comments

  • krist 3 years ago

    we love kikki K!!!!

  • frankie 3 years ago

    I need Kikki K in my life to get organised and inspired. What a great business approach and success. Thank you.

  • Melissa 3 years ago

    i am in love with this book already and haven’t read it yet. fingers crossed.

  • Cathg1g2 3 years ago

    A little sweet Kikki K can be found in all our homes and offices

  • Gemma 3 years ago

    I love kikki k and the gorgeous products keep my study organised. Congrats on 10 years!

  • Love Kikki K!

  • Karen 3 years ago

    Kikki K makes being in the office a dream!

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    Such an inspiration.

  • Bec 3 years ago

    Kikki K – I always feel so happy when I go into one of the stores, everything is so beautiful. I love the idea of a wrapping paper book with all the best picks over the last 10 yeas – genius!

  • marie-lauren 3 years ago

    my kikki k diaries have inspired me for the past 4 years! Scandinavian design aesthetic is beautiful

  • elizabeth brookes 3 years ago

    oh yes purrleese.. this book would brighten our dull days down here in hobart

  • rona 3 years ago

    such inspiration in design and successful business!

  • Mary Anne 3 years ago

    Happy 10th birthday Kikki K!! Stylish, modern and gorgeous products!

  • Mich- 3 years ago

    Never stopped loving kikik products

  • Kate 3 years ago

    Does anyone else get giddy at the sight of kikki-k? Swoon! Happy birthday kikki-k what a great story!

  • Sarah B 3 years ago

    It is such a great success story. I bet the book is way too pretty to use!

  • di 3 years ago

    kikki k is generous too! I just received a $10 gift voucher for my birthday for being a member. ta di

  • Johanna 3 years ago

    I’d love to win one of these! I love using Kiki K stuff to help me write my many lists!

  • Natalie Singh 3 years ago

    I would love one of these books – they are such an original idea!

  • Zen 3 years ago

    Congratulations on 10 years. I was so excited when kikki k finally opened a store in Adelaide a few years ago.

  • Felicetta 3 years ago

    Love kikki.k! Have a few of the products.

  • Lisette 3 years ago

    I love Kikki K! Yay!

  • leah of sang the bird 3 years ago

    i have a bit of a kikki k addiction. i feel like with the ‘right’ stationery will make my life organized… just like magic…

  • Lionesslady 3 years ago

    Addicted to Kikki K!!!!!

  • Flora 3 years ago

    I love shopping in the Kiiki K stores and the book is such a great idea as a birthday celebration.

  • Stephanie 3 years ago

    Kikki K brightens up my day! It’s so hard not to go past a store and not buy something :)

  • Lou 3 years ago

    Yey for Kikki K! Thank you :)

  • Jessica 3 years ago

    Such beautiful products! I <3 Kikki K

  • Anna 3 years ago

    yes please!

  • jen barker 3 years ago

    oooohhhhh I did my Christmas shopping there on the weekend (online) as well as a few treats ;)

    Didn’t see this product – love it! Thanks for yet another great giveaway

  • sharnee Thorpe 3 years ago

    oh i would love this book it looks beautiful

  • Stephanie Darling 3 years ago

    Oh my! I love Kikki. K – such a great brand.

  • Alison 3 years ago

    love kikki-K
    waiting impatiently for them to come to Hobart

  • Ilse 3 years ago

    love kikki-K& love the book!

  • Beth 3 years ago

    What a thought provoking question, where will you be in 10 years! yikes!
    Thanks for the giveaway, I love kikki. K’s line!

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    so awesome! loving kikki-k

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    Love kikki-K! Beautiful Scandinavian inspired design.

  • Rhett 3 years ago

    Great birthday giveaway

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    I’ve been buying their Xmas paper for as long as I can remember. Love the idea of this book.

  • Jas 3 years ago

    when i was little i loved newsagents – now it’s kikki-k!

  • Rebecca ng 3 years ago

    Whenever I’m in Melbourne central I love to pop into the store to see their beautiful products. Wow 10 years! What an achievement!

  • Nadine 3 years ago

    Love Kikki.K and it appears everyone else does too, they must be onto something! On my trips to Melbourne I used to make a point of popping into Melbourne Central and finally we got a Kikki.K store here in Canberra, yay!

  • sandii 3 years ago

    we miss out on some great stores in NZ at least we scored this one, I cannot imagine my office and wrapping time without KK

  • juliet 3 years ago

    oh i LOVE kikki k!

  • meggsy 3 years ago

    I love wrapping presents!

  • Viviennelp 3 years ago

    Happy 10th Birthday kikki k!!!

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    I remember finding the first Kikki.k store & how I felt I had found paper heaven! As a lover of stationery I had thought about doing the same thing but unlike Kristina I didn’t know how to start! So glad she did. Lived reading about how such a creative started 10 years ago!

  • george 3 years ago

    OBSESSED with this stuff. thanks so much for featuring her so interesting xx

  • Rebecca Dean 3 years ago

    Love Kikki K what an inspiration !

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Such an inspiration. This has been my favourite store for a long time! I’m glad you followed your dreams all those years ago.

  • Nicholas 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday !!!!!

  • Kelly 3 years ago

    How inspiring. That to Kristina for being so candid and honest about the beggining of her process. Looking forward to seeing what comes next…

  • Liza 3 years ago

    My old childrens wear business in Melbourne stocked the very first Kikki K stock and I loved it then and still love it now. Well done Kristina you deserve all the success!

  • Nicole 3 years ago

    I’m always wondering into Kikki K to pick up gift cards, or pens or something that’s just cute and whimsical that makes me smile.

  • Jen Arnold 3 years ago

    Love, love Kikki K! I won’t use any other diary, because no others have such personality. Well done on 10 years! And there’ll be many more to come
    xx

  • lizzz 3 years ago

    Kristina is an inspiration to us all! Thank you!

  • Rowena 3 years ago

    Love KK

  • Claire 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki K! And loving the wrapping paper in time for Christmas! x

  • shirley 3 years ago

    always love Kikki K ranges – colours, textures, store layouts, and the history behind itself, very inspiring :) happy birthday!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    YES PLEASE!

  • catherine 3 years ago

    I love kikki-k! and I love wrapping paper books – I still have a “paisley pattern” wrapping paper book from when I was at school, with just a couple of pages left…

  • jennifer 3 years ago

    Love your wrapping paper!!

  • Brenda 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Kikki K – the world is a brighter place for you being part of it!

  • Laura 3 years ago

    LOVE! <3

    happy birthday! X

  • Sher 3 years ago

    Happy 10th kikki K!

  • Lyn 3 years ago

    love love love it!

  • JB 3 years ago

    Kikki K are really driving the bringing of design into the everday for the mainstream Australia. Well done!

  • hilary 3 years ago

    Love Kikki K!

  • Jes 3 years ago

    you’ve got to love Kikki K

  • Linda Friend 3 years ago

    Sending Birthday wishes to Kikki K! You bring a little sunshine into everyday living!

  • Kate 3 years ago

    Happy 10th B’day!

  • emma 3 years ago

    LUCY! You know how much i LOVE Kikki K :)

  • Emily M 3 years ago

    What an inspiring entrepreneur! Thank you for this great article :)

  • Marcello Ricciuti 3 years ago

    Kikki K all the way!

  • Pauly 3 years ago

    Scandanavians leading the way, happy birthday.

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    I spend hours on the kiki.K online shop :)

  • amanda 3 years ago

    id be wrapped if I won! Haha. thanks for another great article and giveaway.

  • Lorraine 3 years ago

    My son and I love stationery. We both have lots of Kikki K things around us at home and work. And now my granddaughter has Kikki K diaries for school and home.
    3 generations who love Kikki K. Is that a record? Looking forward to seeing the new book.
    Well done Kikki K.

  • Jo 3 years ago

    I remember when that first shop in Melbourne Central opened. I was starting Uni, and now I’ve been working a few years and it’s still going is amazing.

  • Kate O'D 3 years ago

    Lucy, why do you keep doing this to me!? Not winning stationery giveaways is just too upsetting. Please let me win this one!! :)

  • Elena Mujkic 3 years ago

    Hurrah! Wrapping paper in time to get me pumped for Christmas!

  • miss murray 3 years ago

    I am sure I am not the only one who does a little jig when entering a Kikki K store to see whats new. Happy 10th Bday. Congrats :)

  • Keisha 3 years ago

    This book looks gorgeous!

  • Jen 3 years ago

    I’ve loved Kikki K. products since the day I discovered them. There’s always a Kikki K. item in birthday gifts I give. Congratulations on 10 years!

  • Bianca 3 years ago

    I looove Kikki.K. I spend hours in there… and so does my boyfriend :)

  • Tina Foley 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki K – love love love your stuff!!!!

  • Jennifer Coombes 3 years ago

    It’s Spring and these Kid Leather walls (Wattyl) would sing with arty pieces from the anniversary wallpaper book pages, a family project for the children and I !
    Kristina thank you, you are an inspiration to any business woman on a creative endeavour.

  • andherimagination 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki :)

  • Elisa 3 years ago

    great product, being a virgo I am super super organised and love the ideas behind all your products

  • spanna 3 years ago

    thanks to kikki k for making stationery exciting again!

  • TJ 3 years ago

    Love the products!

  • Colleen 3 years ago

    Keep the great designs coming!

  • Judy 3 years ago

    Kikki K brings joy and serenity to me everytime I go into their shops. It’s just like meditating – so calming – I go out feeling on top of the world – with something small and new to love at home.

  • janne Blacker 3 years ago

    Happy birthday. My whole family love your work.

  • heidi 3 years ago

    Love Kikki K – been following them/spending a fortune in there stores from the beginning.

  • Jenna V 3 years ago

    OH MY GOODNESS! HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYYYYY! :)

  • Bron66 3 years ago

    I would love this book!! It looks beautiful

  • Cal 3 years ago

    Have spent WAY too much at kikki.K the last 10 years; I think I’m owed one of those books! ;-)

  • Aryn 3 years ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIKKI K!
    For 10 years you have brightened up our desk spaces and inspired us to get organised. Your quirky and minimalist designs have been a favourite of mine (and many others) and will long continue to be the loving object that is Kikki K. My best wishes, Aryn

  • Aryn-Sofea 3 years ago

    This Kikki k book is so precious. Wow! The designs are fresh and date back to 10 years ago! Winning this book, would be my absolute favourite birthday present! Happy Birthday Kikki K! I will always continue to purchase from your stores. Kind Regards.

  • Amanda Thorson 3 years ago

    Bless you Kikki K…you bring order to my life.

  • Amy 3 years ago

    Many congratulations to Kristina and the kikki.K team! It’s nice to carry out your work on or with something beautiful – makes you approach things with a bit of extra care. You definitely have a few fans at our work place.

  • Ben 3 years ago

    “My original goals included doing something that would excite me as I drove to work on a Monday morning”

    How many of us start with that dream? Wonderful story.

  • Leah 3 years ago

    Great advice for starting out, I’m finding myself working the same long hours… it’s encouraging to hear how it has paid off so successfully. Go Kikki K

  • Nicole 3 years ago

    So great!!!

  • Nichola Wady 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki K, absolutely LOOOOVE your products! I am an avid stationary purchaser and absolutely love your cute and quirky products with awesome designs. Xo

  • Claire Phoenix 3 years ago

    Happy 10th Birthday, Kikki-k~
    Loved all of the design. :)

  • Jane 3 years ago

    Thanks for keeping us stationery addicts always happy. :)

  • Louise 3 years ago

    Love Kikki K – please, please open a store in Central Qld!!!!

  • Nicole g 3 years ago

    Love!!

  • Kerrin 3 years ago

    I am in love with the whole range <3

  • nikki 3 years ago

    I love motivational stationery from Kikki.K – happy birthday!

  • julia 3 years ago

    I have been buying Kikki K products since 2005……inspiring and beautiful

  • Katherine Koesasi 3 years ago

    Kikki K combines my love of stationery with my love of my own initials – KK. Keep up the good work.

  • Jess 3 years ago

    I wants to be the winner please. pretty please?

  • Lucille Langer 3 years ago

    A unique creative way to design and organise my home office….clears my mind…totally love kikki.k, would love to meet this visionary mind. Congratulations on a milestone Kristina.

  • Felice 3 years ago

    Kikki K, my favourite stationery shop!! Happy 10th birthday !!!

  • Billie 3 years ago

    Kikki K rocks my world,
    but please bring back the airplane paper and merchandise… its sooooo good for my pilot mans presents as he is a pilot :-)
    I heart stationary BIG time :-)

  • Renee 3 years ago

    Love to see the swedish styled prints! Takes me back to my Swedish home like no amount of Ikea can!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki!

  • Nat Power 3 years ago

    I feel that Kristina would have had this idea for a long time, collected all the special prints and then bam, collate and publish to celebrate 10 years. GREAT IDEA.

  • Maybel 3 years ago

    I absolutely adore kikki.K! The designs are gorgeous, the quality is outstanding and the way you help me to organise my life is incredible! Happy birthday, kikki.K! You absolutely deserve it and may you forever be a special part of everyone’s life.

  • Robyn 3 years ago

    Happy 10th Birthday Kikki k! Your collection helps me to keep organised in a really fun and beautiful way!

  • Alissa McEntyre 3 years ago

    Kristina – you are an inspiration! The creativity and quality of Kikki K products always brings a smile to my face. Congratulations on reaching ten years – wishing you many more to come :-)

  • Kathryn 3 years ago

    I love kikki k…. :-)

  • Celina 3 years ago

    So delighted that Scandinavian office & stationery design is accessible in Australia! Thank you Kikki.K!

  • Felicity 3 years ago

    I so admire Kristina. I am a kikki.K aholic. I love its Scansinavian feel

  • Bec 3 years ago

    Wow! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. Love Kikki K! Congratulations on reaching such a milestone!

  • Emily 3 years ago

    Hopelessly addicted!! <3

  • PG 3 years ago

    Even browsing through your websites makes me happy! I have a kikki.K diary that I use for work, and every time I open it to scribble down something, I get small moments of delight and it makes my meetings that much more bearable :-)

  • Claire White 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your 10th Birthday!! A toast to another 10 years of cute, fun and quality made stationery!! Thanks Kikki K :)

  • Karla 3 years ago

    Just amazing. congratulations on this fantastic acheivement. I absolutely adore Kikki.K… never walk by without popping in to see whats new. Looking forward to many more years of fun with all of your lovely wares !

  • Taryn 3 years ago

    I have loved KIkki K Stationary for years. In addition to purchasing it myself, It allowed for one of my most special memories in my life. My boyfriend send me a piece of the puzzle heart everyday before Valentines day, receiving the final piece in the mail on the day itself. The message on the back was timeless. Thankyou for sharing The Love. Happy Birthday.

  • Skye 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki K!
    I cannot wait for what you bring out next, simply because I’m running out of excuses to wonder into your store!

  • Kim 3 years ago

    My favourite Kikki-K items are the My series. I used one when we built our home, and use My Recipe & My Baking almost daily. Love them :)

  • Mary 3 years ago

    I love kikki k!

  • Georgia 3 years ago

    A fellow white lover here, I have desk envy! Happy birthday :D

  • Sheree 3 years ago

    I’m a bit of a stationary junkie, and I discovered Kikki.K because the manager at my (now tied-for-favourite) favourite stationary store recommended it. I was looking for a wall calendar and they were out of stock, so (knowing my addiction) she sent me off to Kikki.K’s online store. It was love at first sight, I’ll never forget! :)

  • Kavi 3 years ago

    I remember the Melbourne central store. I was an undergrad student and would pop by whenever I took the train. Buying a pen or a notebook would cheer up my day or make studying for exams just a little bit easier. Kikki.k was also the go-to place when buying little gifts for friends.
    When I moved back to Singapore, I would get friends to buy me kikki.k products when they visited. Imagine my glee when a store opened at ion! (I think I actually squealed!) I now had a go-to place in Singapore!
    I now live in Perth (for my postgrad). One of my going- away gifts was a kikki.k 3am notebook. (My friends know what I like.) I love the little note inside explaining it. It helped heaps when I was getting organized just after I moved to Perth. I guess it’s now a little journal of sorts of my move here. The Claremont store is my go-to. I love that I’ve spent so much time browsing (in-store and on the website) that I can recognize kikki.k stationery when I’m around uni!

    I’ve had a long history with kikki.k and it’s continued to make studying easier and more enjoyable. It’s still my go-to place for gifts (you can’t go wrong with good design and good quality!). And browsing the stores (with the FRIENDLIEST staff) brightens up my day.

  • Jenn 3 years ago

    Truly inspiring! Big fan of Kikki K, my desk is covered with gorgeous Kikki K products :)

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    I loved Kikki.K from the moment I stepped into the Singapore store in 2008! Everything is so beautiful and creative, never failing to constantly inspire me. Since then, I’ve never failed to get my Kikki.K fix a couple of times a year because there’s no outlet in Malaysia yet. It’s definitely my favorite stationery store!

    But really, you can never have enough! And I’m totally head over heels this retrospective wrapping paper book! Happy Birthday, Kikki.K! Youve been such an inspiration. Keep up the good effort. x

  • Belinda 3 years ago

    Kikki K It brings out my inner stationery nerd :)

  • Rosalina 3 years ago

    I’ve always love kikki.k ! It made my life so much easier and organised. On top it has a beautiful design and top notch quality! Thank you Kristina! And have a happy 10th birthday … :)

  • Lucena 3 years ago

    Kikki is one of those stores I spend hours in and think I need Everything they have in the shop and inspire me to do/store/start stuff. How can you not love a store that makes your life more organised :)

  • Sandra 3 years ago

    I’m 22 and just starting up my own business at the moment. It’s inspiring to see what can be achieved with such hard work and dedication. First step for me was to set up a great office that I could work in and feel inspired – and thanks to a whole bunch of kikki.K products I’ve managed to achieve that! :)

  • Kayleigh 3 years ago

    I’ve been a Kikki K customer for five years now and I love the cute quirky designs! Such beautiful products, and of the highest quality, I can’t wait to see what the next ten years will bring!

  • sarah gerard 3 years ago

    I LOVE kikki-k stationery!!

  • Justine Raynor 3 years ago

    There simply is no other way than to love Kikki-K!!

  • YC 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Kikki.K. Looking forward to many more years of beautiful creations.

  • AmandaT 3 years ago

    Oooh, I’d love to win that paper.

    Happy birthday!

  • anna Barry 3 years ago

    Nothing I adore more than a kikki-k product. Just makes all that boring admin so much more interesting!

  • Jo 3 years ago

    I will never be kikki-k’d out! Happy Birthday!

  • shannon shaw 3 years ago

    I have always loved stationary, but since Kikki-K I now have an obsession, I have been banned from buying stationary for the office because I buy from Kikki-K, birthday and Christmas presents are usually Kikki-K even for my friends babies. The stationary is so classy.

  • Theresa 3 years ago

    I love the organising products as it help me to stay on track and I can get everything done I need to in my day. Having recently started my own business it is essential that I stay on top of all my responsibilities

  • Hailey Mc 3 years ago

    A big congratulations to kikki.K! I was lucky enough to work and be involved with the kikki.K company for a number of years and I am still utterly in love with all of their products. Well done to the amazing team for a fantastic 10 years!

  • Jess 3 years ago

    Congrats Kikki K on 10 years of brilliant stationary!

  • sandra 3 years ago

    yes please and happy birthday too

  • Jo-Ann 3 years ago

    Happy 10th Birthday Kikki-K!, Thank you so much for you wonderful products. My household runs so smoothly now thanks to stocking up on Kikki-K products! So thank you for helping me get my act together (and it looks brilliant too!)

  • Rhianydd 3 years ago

    As a graphic designer, I love that Kristina has created such a fabulous range to make my desk look delighfully organised! The lush white, gourgeous prints, simple calendars, and touchable textures add a little ‘something something’ to brighten my desk, both at work and at (home) play!

    Happy happy birthday Kikki.K! I hope the next decade is just as exciting and inspiring!

  • Judy @ Foodie Dreams 3 years ago

    Happy 10th Birthday Kikki-k! Love the inspiration and organisation you bring to my life :)

  • koa 3 years ago

    Happy happy birthday kikki.k! You have lightened up my life every single day over the past few years with your wonderful stationery and accessories :)

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    Congratulations Kikki.K…your store is such a breath of fresh air. Beautiful.

  • Liz Forrest 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki K! I love your products and your stylish shops. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to get all my Christmas gifts in your stores! :)

  • Arial 3 years ago

    I’m so excited about this book and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I’m obsessed with Kikki K’s products at the moment and with christmas coming this is the perfect thing to add to my collection.

  • Marina 3 years ago

    What a journey! And a big inspiration for those of us who are just embarking on along similiar path.

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kikki.k! I love Kikki.K!

  • MM 3 years ago

    I fell in love with Kikki.K when I first went to Melbourne! Nothing else cuts it anymore. I do all my shopping online and have it posted to me. Or stock up when I visit my sister in Melb every year! There’s no Kikki.K here in Dunedin NZ!
    Happy Birthday Kikki.K!!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    So inspirational! Loved reading the Kikki.K story in Marketing magazine too….I can relate so much as I am a small business owner and your products get more organised so I can also reach for the stars! Thanks and happy birthday!

  • Kylie 3 years ago

    I still remember the first time I saw a Kikki.K store! Oh the excitement!

  • Elizabeth 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday KIkki K.! I love the designs and I love how there is such an inspiring range of products available. I just love the stores.

  • Wini Cooke 3 years ago

    Love me some kikki.k – happy birthday!

  • Frances 3 years ago

    loovvve Kikki-k! I’d love so much to win this prize! Happy Brithday Kikki-K!!!

  • Leah 3 years ago

    I have become obsessed with kikki k since starting my own business and using the concept as a tool to get totally organised! It is now overflowing into my home and taking over the whole house! It makes me happy and calm to feel organised and know where everything is.

  • Anna 3 years ago

    I used to work at kikki.K and they are an outstanding company. They treat their staff and customers excellently all whilst embracing organisation and gorgeous useful stationary! I love kikki.K and this wrapping paper book is a must have!!

  • Lou 3 years ago

    Kikki.K and Kristina are so inspiring and I hope to achieve even a little of the success that Kristina has made for herself. I cannot walk past a Kikki.K store without going in (and rarely without making a purchase) all of their products are great motivators for organising the my study and home. I heart Kikki. K!

  • Michelle Williams 3 years ago

    KikkiK put the swish into stationery that makes it so much more delish!!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    Such an inspring story – and beautiful products!
    Happy Birthday Kikki K

  • Nick 3 years ago

    lovely book. well done on ten years!

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    So innovative and really brings design, and lightheartedness to daily office activities. Love your work, gorgeous xx

  • Chelsea 3 years ago

    she’s fantastic!

  • Louisa 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Kikki.K! I always get a rush of excitement when I go into their stores. I am going to do a Kikki.K makeover on my office very soon.

  • Clealala 3 years ago

    Thanks Kristina for bringing cool Swedish design down under:)

  • Elise Hinkley 3 years ago

    Love your work!! Congrats on 10 years – happy birthday ;)

  • lulu 3 years ago

    I love the whimsical feel of Kikki K’s ideas. So pretty!

  • Shannon 3 years ago

    Last weekend I got out my Christmas planner from last year to relive the memories of planning my very first family Christmas. A little bit disappointed that it’s someone else’s turn this year and I don’t need to buy a new one!

  • Kelly 3 years ago

    You’re fantastic kikki.K!

    You’re such an inspiration to the creators of the world.

    Happy 10th!

  • robyn 3 years ago

    I can’t believe its been 10 years!! Happy Birthday Kikki K. I love Kikki K shops, I always pop in to see what they have on offer wherever one is nearby and I always come out with a bag of goodies ; )

  • Lorena Mair 3 years ago

    Congratulations! I love this shop and have a few things at home already!

  • Louise 3 years ago

    Happy 10 years Kikki K, and thank you for this lovely giveaway! :)

  • Kirsty 3 years ago

    I can always use more kikki k!

  • Crystal 3 years ago

    I love everything about kikki.K! happy 10th anniversary!

  • Lim Yi Xiang (Cheryl) 3 years ago

    Happy 10th! Love Kikki.K products! :)

  • Haylie Clark 3 years ago

    Can’t wait to see the book! I could never tear out the pages, I’d love it too much!

  • Paula 3 years ago

    Yaaaay yay Kikki.K!! Your story always inspires me. And your stationery always makes me drool a little. :P

  • Heidi 3 years ago

    love kikki.k it is the best…………love the copenhagen bags

  • Amanda 3 years ago

    a great inspirational book to inspire through the uni holidays.

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    I love to browse in Kikki K – I have this deep-rooted belief that if I buy pretty stationary, somehow I’ll become more organised.

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    My cousin and I were talking about our shopping weaknesses last night, and were laughing over how I cannot walk past a Kikki.K store without stepping inside for a browse/to purchase something.
    Thank you for 10 years of fun, inspiring products that rekindled my passion for writing and being creative!

  • Cassie 3 years ago

    I would love the opportunity to talk with Kristina! I’ve read a couple of articles about her and she just sounds like such an amazing person and entrepreneur! Loved the story.

  • Lucie 3 years ago

    Love it!! Want it!!

  • Evan 3 years ago

    Kikki happ!

  • Lupita Manzo 3 years ago

    Love Kikki K what an inspiration……. Happy BDAY!!!!

  • Marissa 3 years ago

    We love kikki-k – bring it to Tassie!!!!

  • bj 3 years ago

    There is always inspiration and new products at Kikki K that you want and love.

  • Caitlan 3 years ago

    Happy anniversary Kikki.K!!!! Thank you for being my inspiration! Because of you I want to learn graphic design :) Have a great anniversary!

  • Nicki 3 years ago

    Congrats on turning ten and congrats on leading the charge of gorgeous white shop interiors!!

  • Lizzie 3 years ago

    too sweet! more happy days to you Kikki.K

  • Sharon Thio 3 years ago

    I got addicted to Kikki.K when I lived in Sydney for a year. I actually bought lots of stuff then to ship back home. Now I’m back in Singapore and I still shop at the flagship store at Ion for my stationery supplies. I love the simplicity, practicality and the creativity of your designs. Congratulations on turning 10! Wishing you many more good years to come!

  • Niccola 3 years ago

    Earlier this year I had my Kikki.K diary STOLEN along with my handbag, sunglasses, laptop and iphone. Guess which item I was most distraught about losing…

  • Christy 3 years ago

    Love the simplicity of Swedish design. Gorgeous. And I love stationary – what a perfect marriage! Congrats KK! You’re an inspiration

  • Heidi H 3 years ago

    I adore Kikki K! The book looks amazing. Happy Birthday Kikki K <3

  • Gab 3 years ago

    congratulations kikki k kikikikki kk :)) i love you!

  • meg 3 years ago

    Congratulations on 10 years Kikki! your products are delightful and inspirational and help me get organised! thankyou!

  • Liesl 3 years ago

    Oh to have this amount of order and harmony in my life. Love Kikki K and Congrats.

  • Fiona 3 years ago

    Love…. your diary’s are the best

  • Suse 3 years ago

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Kikki K. The best thing I ever did was by the leather year planner. I’d be lost without it. It’s so exciting when each new product style comes out! The only thing I could wish for…. is a Kikki K store close to where I live. Thank God for the internet!

  • Jane 3 years ago

    Ooh, I *loved* this interview, Lucy – thankyou.

    Kikki K is one of my absolute faves and I can’t wait until they finally open a store in Hobart. One was mooted on their FB page a while ago but I haven’t heard anything since. That would just be heaven if that happened. J x

  • Madeleine 3 years ago

    Happy 10th Birthday kikki.K! So Young! x

  • Susan Agupyan 3 years ago

    The best stationary around!
    big happy birthday KK
    xx

  • Cilla 3 years ago

    I lost my heart in the first kiki k shop i went to and I go back alot trying to find it……

  • Jane 3 years ago

    Beautiful stationery and an inspirational story. Congratulations kikki.K !!!!

  • Cecilia 3 years ago

    Such beautiful stationery, I look forward to purchasing the planners and diaries every single year, amongst many other delights! Keep up the fantastic designs, very simplistic, modern and chic!

  • Ros 3 years ago

    Such an inspirational interview ! It just goes to show that on those days when we are driving to work, conjuring up all sorts of dreams in our heads, every single one of those thoughts is possible !!! Happy 10th Birthday Kikki K !

  • Caylie 3 years ago

    I still remember buying my first thing from Kikki K, and I still love visiting the stores like it was the first time.

  • L of Brisbane 3 years ago

    Congratulations Kristina and co.; thanks for pushing through those long hours in the pursuit of happiness for ALL of us! I know it makes ME happy to walk into one of your stores; the only little bit of disappointment comes from realising I CAN’T buy everything in your shop, much as I’d like to! This book is a wonderful, unique idea, too, and I know exactly who I’d be sharing it with (my fellow stationery addict Sarah J, who bought all of her wedding stationery supplies and photo album, etc. from Kikki.K!) HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY Kikki.K; we love you !

  • Sue 3 years ago

    Last time I visited a Kikki.K store my daughter had to drag me out, they had a special happening & I just couldn’t decide what to buy. I was in there so long (inspecting everything) & bought so much that we ended up calling it a day so I could take everything back to the motel….. and have a reviving cuppa!

  • Jodie D 3 years ago

    Congrats kikki.K! I just wrote a report on Kristina and her achievements for my Entrepreneurship class- hoping I score top marks :)

  • Marian Wiltshire 3 years ago

    Love Kikki.K and so sad we don’t have one in Tasmania :(

  • Wendy 3 years ago

    Kikki K. 10 years of style, simplicity and sophistication. Congratulations!

  • Debbie 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the 10 years. And thank you for being such an inspiration, creatively and as a businesswoman.

  • Donna noakes 3 years ago

    What can u say about kikki k – innovative, immaginative, inspirational and most of all u can’t be without these products – they make yr office a work of art. I just luv Em!

  • Rebecca Huynh 3 years ago

    Love Kikki. K!

  • Bev 3 years ago

    Her goods are fantastic, would love to win>

  • Bev 3 years ago

    Her goods are fantastic, would love to win.

  • Matt D 3 years ago

    Oh gosh! My girlfriend would love me FOREVER if I wrapped her Christmas present with this! Yes please!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE KIKKI. k!!!!!

  • Kate 3 years ago

    Here’s to at LEAST another 10 years! Congrats on the milestone, awesome achievement

  • Lu 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your 10th Birthday!

  • Ginny Fisher 3 years ago

    Kikki K is such an inspirational woman with amazing vision and style. Her products make work and home SO fun and inviting! Many, many thanks!

  • suzie 3 years ago

    Kristina Karlsson – you are inspirational! x

  • Nicola White 3 years ago

    La la LOVE the wrapping paper idea! Keep up the great work Kikki K, xo

  • Amber 3 years ago

    happy birthday – keep up the great work!

  • Nova 3 years ago

    Big YAY for Kikki.K!!! Congrats on 10 years, here’s to 10 more & then 10 more after that & 10 more &…..

  • Fiona 3 years ago

    Everything about kikki.k is lovely. Congrats for 10 years and thank you for the chance to win. xx

  • kel 3 years ago

    The unsung hero, I think, in this story is Kristina’s partner who apparently mortgaged the house to enable this dream to start… which I think was mentioned in the 10 year catalogue, if I remember correctly.

    I’m also inspired by the value she placed on small beginnings and to doing something with her life that made her feel alive!

  • Annie 3 years ago

    10 years strong and proves you can do anything if you put your mind and heart into it!

  • Matthew 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Such an inspiring story :)

  • Tara 3 years ago

    Congratulations Kristina, I still remember meeting you before you started KikkiK. I am so proud of your achievements, well done!

  • Catherine 3 years ago

    My whole office is Kikki K – I am in love with stationary!!! Thanks for a fantastic interview!

  • Danielle 3 years ago

    Happy 10th birthday Kikki-K!! A wonderful achievement!

  • Heidi 3 years ago

    Love Kikki K…just wish there was store in lovely Launceston!

  • Bernee Lee 3 years ago

    Wow! Time went by fast!! Kikki K is now 10 years old?!! Congratulations to you too on how far you’ve gone. Truly encouraging. Here for the first time – followed this post via Shillington College!

  • Kate 3 years ago

    love!

  • tanya 3 years ago

    Kikki K is worth it the ideas and inspiration and end less time looking for the perfect gift that is for all ages and very simple . happy birthday thanks for the helping find the perfect gift

  • Anne 3 years ago

    I am so addicted to Kikki-K I am quite the joke amongst my family. Even when I go into a shop (I just can’ t help myself, I go into everyone I see!!) I have my Kikki-K bag over my shoulder, my Kikki-K leather notebook in my handbag, along with of course my favourite Kikki-K pen! The Christmas notes book I buy each Christmas… to start using about February in readiness for Xmas!!
    Sad, sad, sad.. but I love it!! :)

  • Phil 3 years ago

    So good, so good.. Would love to win this!! :-)

  • kumi 3 years ago

    kikki-K c’est trés magnifique! :)

  • Vanessa 3 years ago

    My name is Vanessa and I’m a Kikki.K addict!

  • Alex 3 years ago

    Happy 10th Birthday! Would love a freebie!

  • cubbieberry 3 years ago

    am a stationery tragic.

    seriously.

  • Christina 3 years ago

    Can’t believe it has been 10 years! I can still remember when the Melboure Central store was opened… I had to pop my head in almost every day to check it out! Pick me!

  • Catherine 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Such an inspiration!

  • Bea 3 years ago

    Oh the love of stationary has definitely been helped along by Kikki K. I love it all!

  • Luz 3 years ago

    Love love love Kikki k! I always go ” to have a look” and come out with so many cute ” indispensable items!

  • michelle 3 years ago

    Everyone needs more Kikki. K in their life.

  • cathy green 3 years ago

    Cute paper.

    Cathy

  • I was in Kikki K yesterday checking out all their amazing stuff!

  • adele 3 years ago

    lovely :)

  • Paula 3 years ago

    Kikki K – you organise me in the best possible way !

  • Jacqui 3 years ago

    I absolutely love Kikki K!! It’s my favourite shop just to browse and get ideas. Perhaps one day I’ll be that organised…

  • Giselle 3 years ago

    Oh-K!

  • Michael 3 years ago

    Congratulations to kikki k – great stuff!

  • Lin mei 3 years ago

    I wish I can design those beautiful wrapping paper for you!

  • emma O 3 years ago

    Love Kikki – K . If I have to work at a desk , it needs to look lovely and thats where KK comes in !

  • Robyn 3 years ago

    Stylish and simply gorgeous stationery…it’s pure pleasure shopping at Kikki-K
    Well done on 10yrs!

  • Kate H 3 years ago

    I can’t live without my kikki K family calendar! x

  • Nic 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday kikki K – always practical and gorgeous designs.

  • Liz 3 years ago

    Ok, Kikki K, will you make my day today?

  • kate 3 years ago

    i heart kikki k

  • Margie 3 years ago

    oh why will my post not appear!!

  • Tanno 3 years ago

    Oh, how did cope B4 Kikki K?

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    A girl can’t have too many beautiful sheets of lovely papers! Please put my comment in the barrel. Thanks x

  • Suzie 3 years ago

    I remember seeing my first Kikki k store. It was as though i had gone to heaven.

  • antonia hordern 3 years ago

    Love Kikki K…cant pass by a store with out walking in!!! What a great book, would love to win :)

  • Nikki 3 years ago

    An Australian icon on the making I think! Thanks for running this great snippet :-)

  • mim 3 years ago

    absolutely OBSESSED with kikki.k
    congrats on 10 brilliant years, ill be following along for the next 10 as well :)

  • francisca 3 years ago

    Love Kikki.K!!!! It’s great!

  • sandra 3 years ago

    hola! yo yo yo!!!! i love kikki k! one for me please! thank you!

  • Niva Magor 3 years ago

    Congrats kiki.k!!

  • Jacqui 3 years ago

    I have been buying kikki k for those 10 years & now my 10 year old daughter is a fan (and stationary freak) too!

  • elissa c 3 years ago

    I love their wrapping paper – I buy it whenever there’s a sale and then I can’t bear to cut it up to wrap gifts…I have a bucket full of rolls at home!

  • Monika 3 years ago

    Awesome achievement! Love quality stationery! :) xx

  • Simone 3 years ago

    I can’t believe it has been 10 years already. Go Kristina!

  • michelle 3 years ago

    10 years is such an achievement. love white and love kikki k

  • Gillian McMinn 3 years ago

    Kristina really is an inspiration. Her brand is just so clean, simple, and plain lovely! A sense of beautifyl order – what more could any one want?

  • Amanda 3 years ago

    Yes please……..

  • Melissa 3 years ago

    God I love wrapping paper. There is something soothing and magical about ut.

  • Mandus 3 years ago

    Kikki K is cool and has always been cool – love the stuff

  • Hannah 3 years ago

    LOVE Kiki K. what a fun way to get organised!

  • Lea Wearne 3 years ago

    ooo please please please!

  • Jo 3 years ago

    Oh, what lovely flashbacks! Can’t believe it’s 10 years. Congrats. X

  • Vanessa 3 years ago

    Love love Love Kikki K!!!!
    I cried this Mother’s Day when my 15 yr old son gave me a ‘Moments with Mum’ book …..all filled in :)
    Kristina, I can’t thank you enough for that moment.
    Vanessa

  • Heather Bulmer 3 years ago

    oh my goodness. Your work is gorgeous, I will look forward to your shop opening in London. And I simply love your studio desk space too!!!! Can you recommend where to find that fabulous filing system on your desk please? love it!
    Heather x

  • thelakehousewriter 3 years ago

    My nickname at school from one friend was kiki….. always loved the name of this store and naturally every thing in the store!!!!!!

  • Liz 3 years ago

    Kikki K has been part of my life since 2008 when I stumbled across it on a trip to Melbourne. Mail ordering from the internet store then became a regular habit as did twice yearly trips to Melbourne. Then the Bondi Junction store opened so more in store shopping was possible every few months. Now Canberra has it’s own Kikki K which means I can go as often as I want. Thank you for helping me make my home office/craft room so stylish.

  • Aki 3 years ago

    Inspiring interview! Great to know how Kikki K started and grow.

  • JULIE 3 years ago

    Fab stationery items and always being updated all the time. thanks

  • kathyS 3 years ago

    Such happy paper –beautiful

  • emiry 3 years ago

    Love from Singapore! Love kikki.K. and inspired by the interview you guys did with her! <3

  • Binky 3 years ago

    Congratulations Kikki k. I am a big fan!

  • Jiah 3 years ago

    That book looks like a wonderful source of inspiration for an aspiring print designer!

  • Becky 3 years ago

    Cheers, kikki.K! Your story and your products are so inspiring. :)

  • Melinda Dower 3 years ago

    I love Kikki K! I get a Kikki K diary every year – they are just so beautiful.

  • Lauren D. 3 years ago

    kikki.K has a new fan…me!

  • Adelaida 3 years ago

    I can’t imagine this blog ever being small and ‘just starting’ ;)

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    I’d be framing these not wrapping things in them…:)

  • Marie Biswell 3 years ago

    OMG… you have just reminded me how much I miss Melbourne because whenever I went into the city, I always stopped at KikkiK… and now that I live in freezing cold Tasmania.. there’s no KikkiK!

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