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The Efeet Collection is a launch line of fun dish ware! Support helps make mealtime more fun and brings new design to the table!


Thank you for helping me bring this collection to life! 

I just launched a second campaign too...hoping that lightening may strike twice! Here is the link to the new campaign for coffee mugs, salt & pepper shakers and candle holders....thank you! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dylankendall/the-efeet-collection-new-items

The Efeet Collection launched in October of 2011 on the blogoshpere and went viral immediately which was both surprising and thrilling! Three significant design blogs picked up the collection: Swiss Miss, Beautiful Life and Design Milk. I had the good problem of selling out immediately of my small test run! 

Now I need the capital to produce more bowls and :::fingers crossed!::: if I exceed my goal, produce new items -- such as the coffee mug and salt/pepper shakers-- and introduce new colors -- color, yay! I have the samples now but not enough to actually make them. With samples in hand your contribution will help me also bring the line to its first trade show! 

This campaign helps get the Efeet Collection, well...on its feet! 

THE EFEET COLLECTION

The Efeet Collection grew out of my fascination with putting feet on bowls many years ago in my ceramics studio. I always thought there was something magical about bringing pots and vases to life by adding human features. 


For most of the past decade I worked in the public sector and in 2005, I founded Hollywood Arts, an arts-based educational facility for homeless kids. With Hollywood Arts successfully in the hands of extraordinary leadership, I was able to step down and return to ceramics. A year ago I started to develop the Efeet Collection. The Efeet Collection launched last fall with 7 items (all viewable at www.dylankendall.com) each designed to make your home happier! 

WHY SUPPORT THE EFEET COLLECTION?

I believe that for every functional home object, there is a way to design a whimsical alternative. A way to put fun into functional and bring affordable and joyful design into our homes. This kickstarter campaign helps me to get the bowls directly into your hands!

NEW ITEMS with KICKSTARTER

This is the small bowl. The small bowl is similar to the medium-sized bowl only 4" in diameter vs. 7." And I want to introduce my Happy Circles plates! A matching dinner (10") and salad (8") plate in either an orange or sand trim which partner with the bowls for dining sets! Please let me know which plate will be a better match for your home! 

NEW ITEMS FOR THE EFEET COLLECTION

Upcoming! Salt and Pepper Shakers, Candle Holders!

REWARD T-SHIRT

A ceramist by trade, I grew up playing dirty and what fun it was! I hope the Efeet Collection encourages us all to find the kid inside, play a little dirty and live joyfully!  

The tees are produced on super soft cotton--100% American made -- good for the soul and for the body! Check out Farm Fresh Clothing to see the tees in action!  (women's t- available in XS, S, M, L and mens t- available in S, M, L, and XL....please let me know!) 

HERE'S WHAT BLOGGERS AND MAGAZINES ARE SAYING:

Dylan Kendall gives her stoneware a leg (or two) to stand on! In her broad-bellied pieces, whimsical design meets clean-lined minimalism to remind us that play is not just for kids. This adorable piece brings imagination and entertainment to the table!
Uncommon Goods

Ever wonder what would happen if you closed your eyes for a moment only to open them and find yourself in another world? A place of magic where the adventure of dining begins with dishware that stands on its own. Have fun!  
Beautiful Life

Dylan Kendall, philanthropist behind Hollywood Arts, just launched her first collection of ceramics called Efeet. Isn’t it adorable?
Design Milk

The Efeet collection by social entrepreneur Dylan Kendall is the first of several new lines designed to make our homes happy places. Bowls, coffee sets and vases are whimsically perched on human feet, coming alive on our tables. ICON-EYE

WHO AM I?

I'm a potter by trade. I was a potter in my 20s and had three galleries working with me. But I gave it all up in my late 20s after a pretty intense brush with poverty right outside my studio door in Oakland, CA. I literally said: Enough! and packed up the studio to transfer to UCLA. I earned my Bachelors degree at 30 and my Masters at 32. I completed a public leadership training program at 34 and at 35, put my mind to opening an educational facility for homeless young adults which uses the arts to help high-risk youth feel better about themselves as well as maser critical life and job skills. That facility, Hollywood Arts, grew successfully and I stepped down a few years ago to return to a place my heart never left....ceramics.

(I penned a few words about my journey on my blog if you're curious) 
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WHO IS BOWLY GUY? 

Before I knew the bowl would be such a run-away success (yes, I said it!) I created a fun campaign where the bowl, affectionately referred to as Bowly Guy, broke out of a china cabinet, leaving his brothers behind, to try to make it as an actor in LA. Along the way he decided to blog about his adventures. Here he is with urban artist Galo "Make One" Canote! Check out it out at bowlyguy.com. To be honest, I had to put the campaign on hold because we ran out of bowls so quickly! If this campaign goes well we'd love to finish the film and release it at the same time as the new bowls are ready to ship! 


THANK YOU! 

To ARME Animal Rescue Media Education for allowing us to shoot with some of their rescues cats.....adopt don't shop (unless its bowls!) I also want to thank Jeffrey Hepker for the music, Adam Egypt Mortimer for his incredible film vision and Kiino Villand for taking amazing photographs! 

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    Thank you for joining the movement to end boring dishware! For this reward, you'll be included on the mailing list to be the first to know when new fun items are introduced and how to get them! I'm also creating a special page on the dylankendall.com site to recognize all the kickstarter fans!

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    Everyone knows that ceramists play dirty! Now you can show your support for fun home accessories with our Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt drawn by Galo Canote and produced on super soft organic cotton! I also love that you want to be part of the movement so your name will also be on the website. The t-shirt retails for $35 on our site! Includes free priority shipping.

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    With this reward you get your own bowl perfect for cereal, soup or pasta and I'll ship it to you gratis! (the bowls retail for $38 plus $7.00 shipping). Add $20 and I'll throw in an awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt! Reward includes free domestic shipping. International shipping please add $15 to the reward amount.

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    This is the new bowl that I am launching on Kickstarter. For this reward, you get a set of two dessert bowls--the "little sister" bowl to the medium-sized bowl. She's about half the size (4" vs 7" in diameter) and perfect for small bites such as fruit and granola or scoops of your favorite ice-cream. Add $20 and I'll throw in an awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt! Reward includes free domestic shipping. International shipping please add $15 to the reward amount.

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    A set! For $80 you'll get two small bowls and one medium-sized bowl. Add $20 and I'll throw in an awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt! Domestic shipping is included in the reward. International shipping please add $25 to the reward.

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    4 small dessert bowls! set the table and bring a little joy to your home! add $20 for an awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt! Domestic shipping free! International please add $25 dollars.

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    A set of 4 mixed bowls! With this reward you get two medium-sized bowls plus two little bowls! Add $20 and I'll throw in an the awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt! - yes this is the same reward offered at $120 - there was some confusion so I'm relisting it at $110! Thanks! (don't click the $120 if you want this!) Free domestic shipping. International shipping please add $25.

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    A set for two! With this reward you get two medium-sized bowls plus two dinner and two salad plates! Add $20 and I'll throw in an the awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt! Domestic shipping is included in the reward. International shipping please add $25 for shipping.

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    A set of 4 mixed bowls! With this reward you get two medium-sized bowls plus two little bowls! Add $20 and I'll throw in an the awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt!

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    Your own little family! Two medium-sized bowls and two small bowls, plus two dinner and two salad plates! Add $20 and I'll throw in a free t-shirt! Reward includes free domestic shipping. International shipping is more difficult to offer as a one-stop-rate when the packages start getting larger. Please email me with your country and we can work out a very attractive international shipping rate!

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    Set the table! You'll have an awesome set of four medium-sized bowls, four small bowls, 4 dinner plates and 4 salad plates. This is for the true joy-seeker! Make your kitchen a very happy home and meal time an unbelievable amount of fun! Includes a free awesome Play Dirty, Live Joyfully t-shirt! Domestic shipping, please include $50 for shipping. International shipping please email me and we can work out shipping with you for the 8 bowls.

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