Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Can you see it? Can you??

I completely botched that one in the middle! Horrible. Unsellable. Trash.

We've always had this problem: perfectionism. Many people know its paralyzing effects. If it isn't perfect, why bother? IT MUST BE PERFECT. IT ISN'T PERFECT.

Isn't it?

I mean, we definitely have a high level of excellence that we strive for in creating our products. We especially make sure that our products sold online are as close to the item pictured in our online shop as possible. At conventions, you see exactly what you're buying, and already know you love it. But when the tiny tiny flaw is really just a minute difference from the rest of the batch, and doesn't really detract from the product at all, it's time to take a breath and relax.

We've also learned that when we're super focused on the tiny details, a line or brushstroke will appear egregiously crooked; but once we've stepped away from it for a bit, we can no longer remember what was so wrong about it.

The picture above, for instance? Between taking the photo and composing this post, I have forgotten what the issue was and can no longer pick it out.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


All orders for products made by Danielle (pillows, scarves, and jewelry) placed between 3/11 and 3/20 may not ship until 3/22, depending on stock availability. She will be away from her primary workshop (read: taking a vacation! :D )

Friday, December 17, 2010


Official reminder to order ASAP if you need it by Christmas!! Our official last date to ship with a guaranteed arrival by Christmas is next Monday. Many of our products (especially textile ones) require at least a couple of days of creation time before shipping (so for example if you don't order that pillow you want by Sunday, it will either be late or need overnight shipping).

You can email us to request and pay for Express Overnight shipping, but it must be ordered by next Wednesday.

Also! All of our shipping prices for jewelry on Etsy will go up to reflect Priority Shipping tomorrow!! They will return to our lower rates after Christmas.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Newly Renovated Website!!

We just finished revamping the site for Cyber Monday!! We are super excited about how pretty it is now. The old one was basically what we managed to scramble together, so we've been dying to update for quite a while. And not only did we prettify it, but we added some new products!!

- Necklaces
These have been on Etsy for a bit, but had yet to make it to the website. Now you can buy them from whichever site you'd prefer :D

- Custom Pillow Ordering!
Love our pillows but want a different color scheme than the ones we offer on Etsy? You can now request one however you like it! Also keep in mind that you can always email us with custom ideas; if we can make it, we will make it.

- The Koopa Shell!!!!!!
Long anticipated, it has been officially released online!! Available in red or green. Check it out in action on Youtube!

Check out these new products, and our beautifully remade site, at www.omonom.com!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Omonom To-Do Lists

Unfortunately, our team suffers from acute bursts of motivation. Either we're extremely motivated and excited and making little tiny fairy wings like it'll cure cancer, or we procrastinate. Obviously, these bursts are typically right before conventions. And they usually don't start until it's too late to meet our goals for any one convention.

There are also many tasks which are unnecessary for actual conventions, but highly necessary in the long run. These include paperwork, website updates, photographing new products, etc. And since our motivation is restricted to convention season, these tasks end up on our back burners until one of us finally feels guilty enough/motivated enough to make them happen. Fortunately, this system has actually managed to work moderately well for us without inflicting major damage so far.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New York Anime Festival/Comic Con

Was awesome!!! Saturday and Sunday were super crazy and there were moments at which we desperately needed all four of our team members behind the table to field questions and help sell. And we only had a single table! I unfortunately did not have any time to take pictures but I think Jen or Gordon may have managed to. They'll be here or on Facebook soon :D

Some highlights:
Our first Comic Con!! We have previously only been to anime or gaming conventions, so it was interesting to see how a comic con works! There were many more famous people, official movie trailer releases, big name corporate sponsors, and attendees!! The combination with an anime festival also added an interesting dimension. The con planners lumped exhibitors for both conventions into one HUGE room, but kept the two artist alleys separate.
Children in costume. There are always many awesome parents that clothe their children in awesomely adorable costumes at every con, but this won the prize for having the highest volume of cute! We saw several family group cosplays and tiny babies in costume! The convention also allowed children under 12 to attend Sunday for free.
Again, repeat customers. We are still getting used to this phenomenon!! Now that we have been around for a year, people keep telling us they've seen us before or come to the table wearing our products. It is amazing! We love seeing our products in action.

The only problems we had with the convention were slight. The Anime Artist Alley was in a kind of hard to find location, but people seemed to figure out where it was by the end of the weekend. And the Javits Center is on the very edge of Manhattan, so there are not many places close to the convention center to get food, but there is a food court (slightly overpriced) within the center to provide for this. Overall we loved the convention, loved the combination with NY Comic Con, and hope they decide to combine again next year!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to Everybody! (PRESENTS!!)

So, as you may know, we just went to our first repeat convention (Otakon), which in some ways makes Otakon weekend our birthday. What you may not know (or maybe you do) is that at our first convention, we were under a different name (Arigateau) with some friends. It wasn't until later that the three of us split off and coined the name Omonomopoeia. Our first convention under that name wasn't until September 19th. So with all this birth record confusion (are we even from America!?), we decided to just take an entire MONTH to celebrate our birthday!

And you know what comes with birthdays? PRESENTS! And who gets presents? YOU!! (Sweet.)

So for the entire month of September, anyone that orders something from us (whether it be from our website or from our Etsy) will get something extra thrown in. What kind of "something extra," you ask? It could be Omonom products, coupons/gift certificates, accessories, even never before seen items! Or in a pinch we may have to resort to sending candy (we have a lot of candy). Who knows! It'll be random, like a grab-bag. What I can tell you is that the greater the value of the order, the greater the value of the freebies!

So act fast! This celebration is on starting NOW, and ends September 30, 2010 at 11:59pm (EST).

Have a Happy Birthday!!!