boandfriends

Be Happy. Be Childlike. Be Ridiculous.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · 177 Sales

boandfriends

Be Happy. Be Childlike. Be Ridiculous.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 177 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(35)

Announcement   Hello from Bo&Friends shop :)
Here you'll find a special collection of handcrafted ceramic sculptures, art prints and other artwork. Discover the perfect gift for your friends or sweetheart. Whatever you do, I hope my art will brighten your day and make you happy to a ridiculous degree!

Check out my artwork on:
http://www.facebook.com/boandfriends
Instagram: kamweiatwork

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 11, 2016

Hello from Bo&Friends shop :)
Here you'll find a special collection of handcrafted ceramic sculptures, art prints and other artwork. Discover the perfect gift for your friends or sweetheart. Whatever you do, I hope my art will brighten your day and make you happy to a ridiculous degree!

Check out my artwork on:
http://www.facebook.com/boandfriends
Instagram: kamweiatwork

Kamwei Fong

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Kamwei Fong

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(35)
jblawrence1

jblawrence1 on Sep 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The cat print is delightful! Service was also great!

Delphine B

Delphine B on Jul 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Cute art printed in a high quality paper and hand signed by the artist. The artist is really taking care of each piece he is selling for each customer. Highly recommand!

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Bo&Friends selected art print sets now come with FREE SHIPPING worldwide. Find out more on boandfriends.etsy.com now :)

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Bo&Friends selected art print sets now come with FREE SHIPPING worldwide. Find out more at our shop now :)
Bo&Friends selected art print sets now come with FREE SHIPPING worldwide. Find out more at our shop now :)

About

There’s a bit of Bo in everyone

Worry-free living with no time for regret
Honouring family, food and friends
Always ready to make sweet memories
Treasuring every precious moment

In times of trouble will help you smile
Size may vary but always a BIG heart

Bo is happiness to a ridiculous degree
Original in heart, mind and soul

(Text by Sam Hepburn, samhepburn.com)

Working in the high-pressure world of advertising, Kamwei and Bo ‘met’ each other one evening in 2003. Home from yet another long day at work, he was zoned out and staring at the goldfish in his aquarium. As the odd little fish bobbed about their glass-walled liquid world, Kamwei had an epiphany.

“Goldfish are thought to have a three-second memory” recalls Kamwei. “They lead happy lives, eating, sleeping and playing with their friends. They are simple and live in harmony, in the moment, I suddenly knew I wanted to live like a goldfish because with their three-second memory, they forget about stress easily and become happy again.”

Beginning with sketches and drawings, Kamwei slowly brought Bo to life. During a sabbatical in 2007, he signed up for a ceramics-making course with an expert in Kuala Lumpur, where he discovered he was more adept at making clay Bos than pots and vases. By 2010, thanks to interest from his colleagues, he created and began retailing, the Bo&Friends Collection online and in specialist stores.

“I chose to name my goldfish ‘Bo’ because in Cantonese ‘bo’ means wide, broad or versatile. It also sounds like something round.” he explains.

Through the minimalist and peace-evoking character of Bo, Kamwei’s project aims to encourage and uplift people to become more optimistic about life. Bo only remembers the good things in life, like family, friends, nice weather and good times. Shouldn’t more people be like that? “The goldfish live in a small tank and they choose to be happy.” Kamwei reflects. “I’m not a super positive person so Bo reminds me to be happy and positive – it’s a good reminder for people.”

Today, in the retail world, you’ll find Bo in ceramics, posters, art prints, paintings, paper sculptures, t-shirts, tote bags and plush toys. After sitting down and chatting with Kamwei, you’ll soon recognize that there’s a bit of Bo in everyone.

(Text extracted from the interview with Yawnn.com)

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  • Kamwei Fong

    Owner, Artist, Designer

    Kamwei enjoys making things look nice. He enjoys making special places for things to go. Things like images, drawings, text and shapes. He enjoys making sure it all fits perfectly.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2016

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Shipping
Shipping:
Upon payment, we ship your item, lovingly and carefully packaged, via registered post. Please contact us for guaranteed Express Mail delivery if required. We use the address listed in you Paypal details, so please tell us if you'd like the purchased item to be sent somewhere else. Item will take at least 2-3 weeks to arrive.

Inland (Within Peninsular Malaysia) Shipping Methods:
Items will be shipped to you within 3-5 business days. Please contact us for guaranteed Express Mail delivery if required.

Returned Shipments:
All packages returned for failure to deliver by the shipping authorities will result in delivery delays beyond our control. There will be additional costs on reshipments and these are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please note:
Any customs charges or local taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Quality Issues:
We take utmost care to keep our product safe and comfortable on the journey to you. However if something unhappy has happened in transit, please let us know and attach a photo as proof for us to arrange for reshipment.

We don't give refunds and exchanges for natural imperfections like, discolouration, smudges and others on handcrafted ceramic items. However, if you are unhappy with the product, we can arrange refund but the return shipment will be buyer's responsibility.

Lost Shipments:
Please contact us as soon as possible to work out suitable arrangements.

Damaged Shipments:
Please contact us with photographic proof on all damaged shipments. We will arrange a reshipment.