Kattoo

Sooner or later, every article about Brockley cafes descends into a war between two tribes: the creatives, who want to be able to play with their laptops in peace, and the 'yummy mummies' who don't want to be tutted about when they take their kids for something to eat. Now, a couple of Brockley-based Swedish entrepreneurs have launched a company to called Kattoo, which sounds like a Shoreditch start-up but is aimed at anxious parents.

The Standard reported earlier this week:

Entrepreneurs Lena Kyriacou and Susanna Eriksson, who are both Swedish and live in Brockley, have invented a temporary tattoo kit that enables parents to write their phone number on children in case they get lost.

It's a really smart idea and it's lovely to see another flourishing Brockley enterprise. Visit the Kattoo website for more details.

20 comments:

guest said...

New gadgets for kids:

The microchip under the skin is a better idea to buy with an anti-cry spray collar ...

Tyrwhitt Tyrwhoo said...

I don't mean to be a killjoy, buy wouldn't it be a lot easier and cheaper to just write on your kid's arm with a pen?

Slap said...

Or perish the thought parents could just keep an eye on their kids and keep them within an arm's reach, rather than let them run riot and irritate everyone in the vicinity.

max doom! said...

wait, so there's no new cafe?

Frank said...

We left Brockley - and London - six weeks ago. Our lives are so much better now. We kept the house, though, so that we can cash in on it after years of stupid, trendy nonsense like this gives it 'a name', making more 31.5-year-old fashion victims crave 'property' there.

Thank you all.

Brockley Nick said...

You sound like a terrible loss to the area. Bye

Mike Acord said...

Since you left, the sun has come out and everyone in Brockley and the surrounds now smile.
Take it easy.

Monkeyboy said...

Bet your kids come back to London. It's fun, that's why people flood there.

Anonymous said...

Is this really a problem? Feels like a solution to an issue that doesn't exist...

nothingtofear said...

I guess there could be spin-offs for the teen market. A parentally approved and informative tramp stamp for when rebellious teens go disco crazy and blind drunk and incapable of talking anything but gibberish on the Costas.

However, it looks like another start-up already has a piece of the action, though anticipating a market for alternative messages.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/thefalafel/new-startup-gives-you-a-qr-code-tramp-stamp-so-guy-4x8q

A brave new world?

Max said...

This is so weird. How many kids will want this on their arms? Surely kids who are old enough to roam are old enough to remember a parent's telephone number.

Tim said...

I'm not convinced at all about this business idea.
Surely the sort of parent that loses their young kids (irresponsible, in my view), is not the sort of parent that has the foresight and organisation to implement a solution in advance.
That said, local entrepreneurship is great, so I hope I'm wrong.

Brockley Nick said...

I don't know if you have kids, but when you take them to lots of different events, they often get wrist bands (etc) put on them, in case they get lost (which is very easy and nothing to do with being irresponsible). But wrist bands come off and pen smudges. I can see this becoming adopted by events like kids festivals.

anon said...

I don't have kids and I think this is a great idea, I can see it catching on. Good luck to them!

Tim said...

Ah - I didn't see that angle. yes, it's a good idea and could work very well.

nickcroom said...

I agree. I find a throttle chain particularly effective in keeping them properly behaved.

Headhunter said...

Don't let the door hit you on the @rs on the way out....

AliAfro said...

Six week after you moved away and yet you are still browsing Brockley Central - It must be really boring wherever you moved to.

DJ Slip Prat said...

Why not QR code them like in an avant-garde way... way! So as they totally match there hipster parentals, yah. Kinda pop eye meets ozzy osbourne meets girl with da dragon tattoo. ya get me ;)

Blazing Benetton said...

They is entrepreneurs, you know... not like da apprentice. Real Benetton.

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