Second chance pins are now up for sale!
Seconds pins are ones that have imperfections like marks or scratches or discolorations and can't be sold at full price. Each pin will have different quirks. Seconds pins are random, which means you wont get to choose what design you get. It is similar to buying a blind box or a roll in a capsule toy machine. But not knowing what you'll get is all part of the fun!
Check out the listing now over here!
The concept of milky parlor was something I came up with in early 2016. I was sketching ideas for some original pins, and a bear shaped ice cream cone was one of them.
Soon after, I decided to go with the idea, and make a finished version of it.
It started off as just mint chocolate bear, but I started branching out and drawing different flavors. Before I knew it, I had drawn the original 15 milky parlor flavors (originally titled kaiami and friends ice cream parlor, which was a mouthful) all in the same day.
The ice cream parlor concept was something I wanted to expand on, and thus was chosen to be the first collection I release. There's a bit of nostalgia while working on this concept. It takes me back to the child me who sometimes dreamed about opening an ice cream parlor.
I even thought a little bit about what the store might look like if it existed.
While I don't think I would ever go into the ice cream business, it would be a dream to partner up with an ice cream company someday and collaborate on a milky parlor pop up shop where you could buy milky parlor ice cream cones and exclusive merch.
It's a dream of mine to have my characters featured in a theme cafe, like the ones that pop up in Tokyo!
I'm going to continue working hard!