*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Huey, and I work with my boyfriend, Wah on our little business. I was born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, while Wah is from Kelantan, also in Malaysia. We are both living in Penang at the moment. If you didn't know, Penang is a small island in Malaysia, with lots and lots of awesome food.
*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
Well at that time when we wanted to start a business, we had two very messy dogs. Hence the name 'NottyPooch'. Our initial intention of starting a business was quite simple - just wanted to make and sell something that we ourselves are looking for.
*What got you started in recycling?
It wasn't entirely about recycling at first. I wanted to find myself the perfect wallet, but I couldn't get one out there. So I decided to make one myself and started looking for possible materials. The nature of my work at that time had something to do with these unwanted banners so it just came up to us that, well, perhaps we could do something with it.
*What motivates or inspires you to create?
I'm always inspired by witty texts or creative use of typography. Wah, on the other hand, is very much attracted by the details in life. We both (well, especially him) like to create things to make life easier and/or better. That's why we often talk to people around about our products, create prototypes and get feedback from them.
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
It used to be the sleeve case for MacBook, and lately, the storage bin is a hit. They always look so neat!
*Do you have a blog?
Yes. We talk about our daily adventures and our dogs at www.nottypooch.com/mydogdiary
*What is your favorite shop that uses recycled materials, and/or your favorite blog about recycling?
Definitely the Eco Etsy Street Team blog at http://ecoetsy.blogspot.com/