mikoto Design stolen by Smiggle - NOT HAPPY!

Not happy at all.…

Went to Warringah Mall today to specifically to buy a pencil case. I like the smiggle store and it seems they like me to.

I wandered in, and all over the wall, on mouse pads, pencils cases, book covers, and every other thinkable item was their design called ‘samurai’

excuse the bad photo, it was taken with my iphone, but ill get better photos next time im at the mall. just needed to jump on to redbubble and vent.

I have had someone from zazzle steal my geisha design but they didnt realise that what they were doing was wrong. this is an Australian company with lots of stores stealing from a local designer!! madness!

will get better pics very soon!

mikoto’s samurai

what do i do now? I spoke to the store manager and they said that the designer is from Melbourne?

Oh and for

Rush Hour in mikoto land - spring shopping?

The internet is a funny beast. I have been drowning in work and only just checked redbubble for the first time in about 2 weeks yesterday. My intention: buy about 10 shirts for spring! been wearing jumpers all winter and need something new on my chest!

then today i have sold 6 shirts! in one morning! thank you shoppers! im sure you all in the same mood i am in with these warmer days and just feel like something new!

bring on spring/summer when we can wear shirts again!

My cart has 10 items in it and i think on Friday ill proceed to the checkout, how exciting!


mikoto Featured artist on myspace/V-Raw page

mikoto is the current featured artist on the increasingly popular V-Raw myspace page. V-Raw has become an exciting hive of activity and is keeping track of lots of Australian artist, designers, musicians and photographers through a portal on myspace. Myspace is the #1 social network for the creative communities and V-Raw is worth checking out – regularly!


thank you!

dear mystery buyers, and i big spender in particular,

thanks you for buying mikoto shirts. its such a compliment,


A Brand New Gallery!

This coming Thursday (24/1/08) A new gallery in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches called The National Grid is having their first exhibition and my talented girlfriend Shannon Crees is the first artist to feature there with over 60 drawings and paintings that she has created over the last decade.

It has received considerable media attention and is expected to be a great opening, so if you live in the area come along :)

If you have a web site read this!

Hello fellow Bubblers. I hope your Christmas and new years were enjoyed.

Just writing to warn all of you out there with a web site for your creative endeavors to beware. My website got hacked into and I have spent the last 3 days rebuilding it from scratch.

The cyber nerds got into my site with apparent ease using a brute force attack and then diverted all the traffic to some other destination.

I have learn’t that you need to make your passwords over 20 letters, numbers and symbols or it can easily get picked by the ‘bots’.

It was a timely hack though that I used to revamp my website with some fun new images and functionality. To read the long version of this story goto

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