Nekopod Art Studios

California, United States · 49 Sales


Nekopod Art Studios

California, United States 49 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars
Shop owner

Al Neun


Nekopod is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! Nekopod is currently in vacation mode due to the owner moving.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 25, 2014

Hello! Nekopod is currently in vacation mode due to the owner moving.

Al Neun

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Al Neun


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Samantha Krause

Samantha Krause on Dec 22, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This bow tie is SO fantastic! I was blown away when I received it at the quality of the fabric and stitching. My boyfriend's face lit up when he opened it. He loves it so much, I think I'm going to have to order a matching tie! Al was so nice to speak with, and made sure the bow tie arrived in time for a specific event. I would highly recommend purchasing something from Nekopod.

Rose Sky

Rose Sky on Dec 21, 2013

4 out of 5 stars

My boyfriend's dad is going to love this.

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2012

Accepted payment methods

In general, payments are accepted exclusively through paypal. If this is for some reason not possible, you may contact us to try to negotiate a more viable option.
Packages are shipped via USPS First-Class and will typically go into the mail within three days of your order. If time is of the essence, please message us ahead of time to discuss a shipping upgrade!
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately, lip-balm orders are non-returnable. Non-balm products (Prints, Bow-Ties) can be returned within 30 days for a full refund, minus shipping fees. If an item, including lip balm, is lost in the mail or arrives damaged a replacement copy can be sent out or the order can be cancelled and a refund issued.
Additional policies and FAQs
On the subject of the shop name:

"What does nekopod mean? What's that squid-cat thing in your logo?"

Well, that squid-cat thing in our logo is exactly what "Nekopod" means! Nekopod is a portmanteau of "Neko", the Japanese word for cat, and "Cephalopod", a member of the family Cephalopodus such as octopus, squid, and cuttlefish.

"Adding 'Neko' on to 'Cephalopod' doesn't make it mean 'Squid-cat'. Cephalopod means 'Head-Foot', so your name means 'Cat-Foot'. AND you're mixing roots."
We know. Some debate took place with regards to the name, but ultimately it was decided that it was the only easy-to-pronounce and easy-to-remember solution. Nekkolopod would have dodged meaning "Cat-Foot" but people stumbled when pronouncing it. Cephaloneko sounds dumb and only dodges the "Cat-Foot" problem by becoming "Cat-Head" instead. So Cat-Foot it is, even if we do occasionally find dead mice in our shoes.

"But you're combining Japanese and Greek!"

Yup. Terrible, isn't it?