Designer and Store to Watch | BERMUDA TRIPS
With a fast-growing international clientelle due to their convenient worldwide shipping, Bermuda Trips is here, and only a click away.
Get online, get inspired. It will make your Christmas purchases that much more enjoyable and worthwhile. Consuming in the right way, supporting young designers, a young business and a entrepreneurial spirit.
// www.bermuda-trips.com //
Tell us what BERMUDA-TRIPS.com is about?
What makes it different to any other online store?
How do you source the items you sell?
Dean: We can’t tell you that! As I mentioned before everything we sell we also have ourselves, we spend a lot of time searching for various things whether its gifts for each other or just a good can opener. This could be online at a flea market or even Nat’s local hardware store when we visit her family in Japan, nothing is ever really planned.
Can you tell us about some of your favourite items in detail?
Natsumi: My favorite has to be the bumper stickers from deep south. I have this obsession with cajun/french creole music and while I was searching something about them I just stumbled across these crazy dead stock bumper stickers. I think they are from the 70s – imagine the same stuff used to be on those swamp truck bumpers.. Maybe still is!
Run by you and your girlfriend Natsumi, why did you decide to go into business together?
Dean: As anyone who knows us would tell you we’re rarely apart. I just don’t think one of us could do it without the other.
Your Bermuda Trips logo was done by Jiro Bevis. Can you tell us abit about is work?
Where do you see Bermuda Trips expanding to in the future?
Natsumi: I’d love to put a night together or make some zines one day!
The store is online only, and with you and Natsumi living in London, do you hope to open Bermuda Trips one day as a physical space?
Natsumi: We’d love to have a space where Dean can have his workshop at back and our little shop in front… Would be an amazing hangout place! But we are really happy with our online shop right now so yeah, lets see how it goes.