dshott

Duncan Shotton Design Studio (etsy shop)

Tokyo, Japan · 433 Sales

dshott

Duncan Shotton Design Studio (etsy shop)

Tokyo, Japan 433 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(88)

Announcement   Designing happiness into things | Tokyo | dshott.co.uk
★ instagram / twitter → @_dshott ★

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Announcement

Last updated on Nov 22, 2016

Designing happiness into things | Tokyo | dshott.co.uk
★ instagram / twitter → @_dshott ★

★ All my work : http://dshott.co.uk
★ Instagram : http://instagram.com/_dshott
★ Updates by email : http://dshott.co.uk/newsletter
★ FB : http://fb.com/DuncanShottonDesignStudio
★ Twitsies : http://twitter.com/_dshott
★ Videos & Films : http://vimeo.com/dshott

Duncan Shotton

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Duncan Shotton

Soy Shape - Cubes (Ltd. Ed. slide box)
$39.15
Soy Shape - Triangle (Ltd. Ed. slide box)
$39.15
Newspaper tea-towel
$13.05
Rainbow Pencils - The basic 3 pack - WHITE
$6.52
Rainbow Pencils - The SUPER 5 pack - WHITE
$13.05
London Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Rainbow Pencils - The basic 3 pack - BLACK
$6.52
Rainbow Pencils - The SUPER 5 pack - BLACK
$13.05
Paris Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Forest Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Polar Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Tokyo Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Ocean Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Desert Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
New York Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Mars Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
Sky Sticky Page Markers
$5.15
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(88)
SerenityEast

SerenityEast on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One happy daughter in a couple of weeks time. She's been after these for ages!

Melody Hill

Melody Hill on Nov 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great customer service. Beautiful pencils!

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Updates

New mini-projectkeycap_star !!!
Printable minimal gift wrap.
christmas_treechristmas_treechristmas_tree
keycap_starit took so long

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NEW (for christmas_tree!) ... SOY SHAPE's!
These soy sauce dipping dishes take advantage of the natural colour gradation that occurs in soy sauce to give the illusion of three-dimensional shapes once filled. There are two types, impossible 'triangle' & 'cubes'...

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Soy Shape - Triangle (Ltd. Ed. slide box)
$39.15
NEW!
Newspaper Tea-Towel
newspaper sparklesfork_and_knife 100% cotton, screenprinted in the UK

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Newspaper tea-towel
$13.05
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About

Designs on TV & behind glass

THE SHORT VERSION
Duncan runs a small design studio in Tokyo Japan. All his products aim to be functional and of excellent quality, but most importantly, to bring a smile to people's faces.

Alongside a small range of 'studio originals', he creates signature products for other brands, and with the help of studio assistant Nozomi, they run a little online shop, and sell a few items on Etsy too.

Thanks for your support!

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THE LONG VERSION
Duncan Shotton was born in Camden, London, but spent most of his remembered youth in a small, pretty town, near Bath (south west England), only to return to London in 2004 to join Brunel University.

Duncan spent the 3rd year of his course in industry, working for “j-me”, a small design studio, based then in Tottenham, North London. This was his first opportunity to take one of his ideas, “tape dispenser” (a sticky-tape dispenser in the form of a cassette tape) from concept, all the way through to production. Released in 2007, it quickly became the most successful product of the year and was awarded 'gift of the year 2008 - highly commended'. Since, it has been featured in Stuff magazine, the Guardian gift guide, and even on the set of TV soap Hollyoaks.

For his final year mechatronics project, Duncan produced a six-foot, mechanical clock named “Digimech”, that presented the time in 7-segment format, typical of digital displays. The numbers, printed in negative on vertical sliders, only make sense when shifted into perfect alignment with the main housing, which shows the current time.
The project allowed him to combine his creative thinking with knowledge of mechanics, electronics, programming and prototyping that he’d learnt at Brunel. Digimech received international press, has been watched more than 50, 000 times on YouTube and was exhibited behind glass at the 2008 Paris motor show on the MINI stand.

In 2008, Duncan graduated from Brunel with a first class honours in BA Industrial Design and Technology.
At the Made in Brunel final exhibition, Duncan met design director of Bristol-based design consultancy Kinneir Dufort, and was quickly snapped up as their newest recruit.
As a designer at “KD” for almost 4 years, Duncan worked on a huge variety of projects from the packaging of artificial knee implants, to golden mars-bars.
Most notably though, was the user-interface for the REVIVE concept smartphone, that used character to establish an emotional connection with users, in an effort to extend the life-span of consumer-electronics.

In 2011, Duncan joined 40 international young designers from around the globe at Designboom Mart, during Stockholm Furniture and Lighting fair, Sweden. There, he launched his first own-brand product, “Cloud Keyholder”. He hand-cast 150 of the wall-mounted clouds, that use hidden magnets underneath to store your keys like rain. After the limited edition 150 quickly sold out, he licensed the cloud design, which is now mass-manufactured.
Following the Mart, Duncan returned to the Made in Brunel show, to present his cloud project to an audience of students and visitors in “pecha kucha” style (20 slides, strictly 20 seconds each).

In July 2012, Duncan quit his stable job in Bristol and moved to Japan to establish his own design studio.

He joined Designboom Mart for a second time in October of the same year, during Tokyo Designers Week, launching a new product “Real Boy”...
The Pinocchio-inspired push pins were injection-molded (in white) in the UK, then hand painted to exquisite detail by Duncan in his Tokyo studio. Duncan only produced 1000 Limited Edition, individually numbered packs of two, which have now completely sold out.

Over the last few years, Duncan has designed signature products for a number of Japanese brands. Products such as UFO Soap Pump, Colour O'Clock, SHOEperhero and plate-plate.

In 2012, after 2 years of development with a specialist manufacturer in Korea, Duncan launched Rainbow Pencils on Kickstarter. The project was a huge success, raising nearly £50k in 30 days. The product range started with the 'super' 5-packs, in Black or White, then a year later, a 'basic' 3-pack joined the family. The project continues to bring happiness to rainbow and stationary lovers alike, and has been described on Fast Company as "A Masterclass In Interaction Design".

In 2013, Duncan launched his second line of "studio originals", Sticky Page Markers on Kickstarter. These were also a massive success and joined the shop as a permanent fixture in early 2014.

The studio sells Duncan's designs at design markets and through the website, and now on etsy too!

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  • Duncan Shotton

    Owner, Designer, BOY

    Born in Camden, London. Studied Industrial design & Technology at Brunel University, London. Re-located to establish own design studio in Tokyo in 2012. Likes teabag steam.

  • Nozomi Kawakami

    Assistant, Photographer, GIRL

    Born in Tokyo, Japan. The boss! at Kaboomi Studio http://twitter.com/KaboomiStudio http://facebook.com/KaboomiStudio

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2016
The dshott etsy shop sells only items designed by Duncan Shotton who hand signs a note that goes into every package. It's the only way to buy 'direct from the designer' - your support is greatly appreciated.

If you have any specific questions, please get in touch via etsy message or the contact form here : http://dshott.co.uk/contact

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
Paypal and credit card payment is excepted, as per etsy's shopping cart system.

Please make payment right away.
Shipping
You can order from anywhere on the planet. International shipping is OK. (see 'customs' below)

Digital download items are available for download immediately after purchase via your etsy purchases page. Digital download items are non-refundable.

For physical items :

Postage and packaging is calculated before payment confirmation.

All physical items are sent via Japan Post from Tokyo. There a 3 types :

。Standard Delivery - (Untracked & Uninsured)
。Recorded Delivery - (Tracked & Insured)
。EMS Delivery - (Tracked, Insured & Fastest)

Standard delivery is the cheapest option but is untracked and uninsured. No responsibility can be taken for items posted with standard delivery that are subsequently lost in transit (although this hardly ever happens! ^_^). Customers who require added piece-of-mind are recommended to upgrade to Recorded or EMS delivery options (available at checkout).

All items are packed safely and securely and shipped within five working days of receipt of payment. (but normally same/next day!). Please ensure somebody trustworthy is present at the delivery address to take receipt and sign for all items purchased if necessary.

Please get in contact if you have any specific shipping requests.


CUSTOMS -

In most cases, you will not have to pay any customs charges. However, depending on the law in the country of delivery, products purchased may be subject to tax or import duty.

The shop is not responsible for paying any such tax or import duty and is unable to define or pre-collect any such taxes or duties. If you are unsure or have questions about tax/import duty, please contact the appropriate local customs office before placing an order.

Payment of duties & taxes must be made prior to, or on receipt of goods. Delayed response may incur further charges, so it's advised you pay as soon as possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
A lot of care, love and hard work goes into designing, (sometimes making), packing and shipping all items, to make sure they get to you in perfect condition. In the unlikely case your items arrive damaged, please get in touch via email/etsy message. Once returned, damaged items can get refunded or exchanged within seven days.

Digital download items are available for download immediately after purchase via your etsy purchases page. Digital download items are non-refundable.