The Woman Behind the Uniqlo Cats

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Was hunting down sales sweaters at Uniqlo the other day when I spotted THE most adorable cat slippers. Yes. Cat. Slippers.

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To be fair, it was Yoshi who spotted the catjamas which, in turn, led me to these cat slippers. Being the crazy cat lady, I naturally had to get my hands on some but they only had them in S – M. So we took the train to the other side of town, so I could get my hands on the very last pair! Only to discover while window shopping during my break that there were a ton of L-sized ones at the outlet near work.

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But I digress. The point I’m trying to make is that, after getting these darn cute slippers I wanted this cat on the wallpaper of my phone. A quick Google search later, I find that the artist behind the series, the lovely Lisa Larson, is an accomplished ceramic artist from Sweden. At 85+ she is is still creating quaint little ceramic animals (amongst other things), and pretty successfully too as you can tell by the Lisa Larson x Uniqlo crossover collection.

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And this ugly-cute (or as the Japanese say, kimo-kawaii) cat here? He goes by the name Mikey. And I’m his newest biggest fan.

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Lisa Larson in Japan
Necono Shop Shibuya
Tokyo-Minami 1-15-12
Soo Island Building
2 F Tokyo 150-0041
T: 03-5428-5162

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