Meet Ikootan, the Bon Vivant!

by lorendoolittle

Meet Ikootan!

Meet Ikootan:  Bon vivant,* dreamer, philosopher, adventurer and lover of all things joyful!

*A bon vivant is someone, in this case a fluffy black bird, who enjoys the good things in life.


Do you love  gardening, or picking flowers for a bouquet, or walking through a meadow with wildflowers?


Ikootan travels and is inspired to photograph the scene.

Felix Fu is the artist and designer behind Felix Doolittle. He created Ikootan – which means, ‘fun to follow’ in Indonesian, and ‘lump of coal’ in Mandarin. Is it his alter ego? Maybe.  More likely, Ikootan is an expression of the best things in life which are also, often, the simplest things, like writing letters.


Of course Ikootan always writes his friends and family!  You can find this image on our Hello! Folded Note Cards on Felix Doolittle or for retailers, on FD Marketplace. The illustration is called, Letters Home.

 All the Hello! Folded Note Cards come boxed with a rainbow themed spine – we chose yellows for the Ikootan themed ones because it’s such a sunny color.

ikootan Hello! Folded Note Card boxes

There are 10 different scenes between Hello! Folded Note Cards and the Hello! Single Cards so that Ikootan lovers can really have some fun collecting and sending the perfect card.

Here’s two of them: Ikootan Joy Ride and Ikootan Puddle Jumping – perfect for April’s rain showers.

Ikootan Joy Ride!

Ikootan Puddle Jumping

And there are fun Pocket Mirrors in cute pouches too…

Hello! Mirrors | Ikootan

How cute are those?!


There’s also this Large Bookplate, non-personalized for gifting books… or for yourself.

Well, hope you’ve enjoyed the beginning of the adventures of Ikootan!  Have a suggestion for Ikootan’s next illustration, let us know in the comments below.

See the entire collection of Ikootan for retailers here.

Join the Ikootan Facebook page!

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