Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Studio Tipi is duo Keith-yin Sun & Judi Chan. The two started their paper goods brand Pigeon Post and illustration studio Studio Tipi in 2009. Their folk and vintage inspired style has won them numerous awards, including the latest D&AD in-book award. Their latest projects include Christmas Card for Monocle and a special collaboration with British Fashion designer Lu Flux.
1 –– What would be your perfect day?
Sorry to sound hippy but our perfect day would be the day when no one does, says or thinks any mean things to/on/against/about each other.
2 –– The last thing you bought which you love?
J – A vintage Dior hat from the 50's. (Judi is wearing it in the picture above). K – An antique drafting table from a local antique shop.
3 –– What is playing on your music player?
Ruggero Leoncavallo - Mattinata on Classic FM.
4 –– An object you would never part with?
Pretty much everything we have at home.
5 –– A recent "Find"?
Our amazing master screen printer, Bob, who's printing one of our commissions now and doing an AMAZING job. Go Bob!!!
6 –– Favorite website?
Our local library system's website, constantly upgrading with better features, virtually unlimited resources at your finger (or mouse) tip.
7 –– Best gift you have received?
J – An "Acronym" SS-JF1 jacket for my birthday, designed by our genius friend Errolson Hugh. K – a brilliant cheese grater, 4 years on still shaving away like new.
8 –– Favourite artist?
J – To name a few among the many favourites: Bruno Liljefors, Seurat, Dürer, Monet… K – My three kings Pablo, Paul and Henri…
9 –– Favourite city, and why?
Paris, above all the obvious reasons (galleries, museums , antique shops and flea markets…), it's the sweets and pastry shops that makes it the top city. A bit romantic I suppose but our favourite city would be the turn of the century Paris (or the Stein's Paris). For reasons, please watch Midnight in Paris.
10 –– What book are you reading?
We constantly have a few books on the go, recently finished: Blow by Blow (the story about Isabella Blow), re-reading for the fourth time: Murakami Haruki's 1Q84; in progress: Picasso: Life with Dora Maar: Love and War 1935-1945 and Paris Sweets by Dorie Greenspan.