It's our honor to have the cutest catch up with our stockist and collaborator : The Clever Badger an online gifts and greeting cards company supporting independent designers. You will never run out of fun, goof, laughter and warmness with this adorable couple : Becca and Lewis , the duo behind the brand and the brains behind the pencils which we collaborated with for The Clever Badger Boxes including "I NEED COFFEE", "FUDGE OFF" and "I HATE MONDAYS".
Beyond the giggles, we explored a long admirable trait that we loved about The Clever Badger - running a business together as a couple. And then of course ... fun ... carpool karaoke ... sarnies ... upcoming trends... so read on.
I AM A : THIS MAY BE A CHICKEN AN EGG QUESTION - DID THE BUSINESS NAME "THE CLEVER BADGER" COME FIRST OR THE CONCEPT OF THE BUSINESS ?
Becca : We had the concept of a design gift shop first and the name came second. We spent many afternoons trying to concoct the perfect name, I remembered Lewis thinking of a really good suggestion ( for the life of me, I can't remember what this was ) and so I rubbed his chin and called him a clever badger ! Cringey pet names are a big thing in this household I'm afraid.
I AM A : WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 TIPS YOU CAN SHARE WITH US ON RUNNING A BUSINESS AS A COUPLE ?
Becca : Our top 3 tips are :
- Remember to have some down time. We normally go for a walk in the woods near our house if we're getting a bit stir crazy !
- Always listen to each other and spend time checking in with each other. Our TCB ( The Clever Badger ) mostly meeting always features a slice of cake .
- Always remember to have fun together. We do tend to have a weekly nerf gun battle !
I AM A : WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SANDWICH AT ALL TIMES ?
Becca : Fish finger sandwiches with mayo have to be my favourite!
Lewis : Roast beef & onion baguette!
I AM A : WE ARE JUST OVER 3 MONTHS AWAY FROM CHRISTMAS . WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE KEY CHRISTMAS GIFT TRENDS THIS YEAR ONLINE ?
Becca + Lewis : We do believe the pin and patch trend will carry on going. It really seems as if it's here to stay for 2017. Another big trend is the hygge way of living, any accessories or lifestyle gifts the encompass the relaxing nature of the Danish living style will be key for Christmas.
I AM A : For carpool karaoke, which song / songs will you be singing ?
Lewis : Dolly Parton (any song) or Majestic by Wax Fang
Becca : Anything Abba related or KISS! I think we might have the weirdest taste in music ever…
I AM A : Which is your favorite : Rainbow / Unicorn / Fries ?
Becca : Rainbows! I’m a colour magpie
Lewis : Fries !
I AM A : Favorite Quote of the Day ?
Lewis : I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul
Becca : Not today Satan! (You can tell who the intellectual is) haha ...
Thank you to Becca and Lewis , for all your time for the interview. It's been such a pleasure and nothing but fun. Thank you for the pictures too. We love them !
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