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An innovative night light that helps us learn to dream and imagine all over again.
Akin Jabar
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
3 Team Members

Lil Nika is a small design-oriented company that is ridiculously ambitious. Our aspiration is to embed creativity in everyday objects that help spark your child's imagination. 

'Tested on children' is a motto we adopt to ensure that not only by design but in practice, each object is created to maximise its own play potential.  

Emi needs your help to survive and your support will go to adding a friend and perhaps more. Please help our campaign to support her. 


Introducing Emi the Elephant night light,  an original and a creative first.

Emi functions as a table lamp or a wall light, but what we think is that extra bit special is as a role-playing headwear, where you and your child get a free pass to a world of imagination and a safari adventure. 

(New! http://inhabitat.com/emi-from-lil-nika-is-a-fun...)

(Don't forget to scroll down below to see where we have been featured in!)


Exuding a soft glowing light in the nursery, we want Emi to be your child's BFF (best friend forever) right from the start. An integrated low heat lighting has been designed to give you the flexibility of use and custom made LED casing offers 4 alternate options and is even portable (USB connector)!

Emi is grey on the outside and green in the middle! made from 100% recycled plastic from Japan.  We discovered along the way, few choose to re-use, because it's harder! but isn't it always to do the right thing

Simple origami inspired design allows you to easily create much more than a 3d jigsaw! 2 parts head, 3 parts body and 1 part binoculars for learning!

Everything included. LED, USB cable, power adapter and even the screws for wall mounting are included! 

Even though Emi & Imo have been designed to be put together with your child, we are looking to create a pre-assembled option for those mommies and daddies that just want to focus their efforts on role play!


A detailed booklet is included, as is an online step by step easy to follow video instruction of folding, creasing and locking. We all know a child takes so much more pride and pleasure in what they create themselves even if they sometimes get a little helping hand! (yes that means you daddy!).

So, are you ready to get jiggy!? Emi and Imo need your support.


We need $25,000 to produce Imo the Hippo night light. This amount will go to purchasing, production, steel molds and labour. In return you will get a chance to be one of the first to have your own as an original gift and you get of course our eternal gratitude from helping this small company live and give us the confidence to explore new ideas and new products.

Our REDSAFARI night lights are inspired by five loving animals to play chase, hide and seek and pretend to go on a safari tour! Our animals are almost complete, and with your help we can have a family ready by early 2015! 

Furthermore, we have a modern TREEHOUSE called Open Cloud  that can transform into White Cloud, another multi-functional product that we have designed. It is a self standing structure without a base making it safe and hygienic. It has two functions, a tunnel and a cave!

Finally, we have designed smaller series of tactile accessories to make your child and their safari pets an item. You think only Paris Hilton and her 35 pets can be stylish? Our PICK'n'MIX theme will 'naturally' be dazzling!

Don't fall asleep now! We are almost there :)

Your contribution will not just help us survive, it represents support for the idea of introducing educational and creative underlays into everyday products.  

The perks you get in return for helping are real and guaranteed delivered right to your doorstep (worldwide delivery included) at considerable discount. Help us make it a reality, sign up today.

Expected delivery date is a late estimation only, we will try our best to get Imo to you earlier and as fast as we can! 

If you can't contribute, be a who! make some noise, bang those drums and blow your horns, because we are so small and we want to be heard! Spread the word on your social networking - we need your help!

Like us on http://facebook.com/funbydesign and pin us on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lilnikahk/redsafari-an-animal-silhouette-in-the-night/

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This campaign ended on June 26, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    An elephant's kiss!

    You will also be added to a lucky draw for Emi (At least 1 for every 100 sign-ups) "Mmmuahhh, thank you so much! Imo is getting closer to me", Emi. Please 'like' us on facebook.com/funbydesign !

    0 claimed
  • $5USD
    An elephant's trumpet!

    You will also be added to a lucky draw for Emi (1 for every 20 sign-ups) Please 'like' us on facebook.com/funbydesign and get Imo when available at a 10% discount (ex-shipping) Emi wants to say thank you for helping best friend Imo, they will be playing together in the muddy waters soon enough!

    0 claimed
  • $35USD
    A hippo loose in Hong Kong!

    If you live in Hong Kong, you are up for a treat! We offer a pre-order of Imo the Hippo at almost 50% off RRP. Free delivery in Hong Kong only.

    1 out of 800 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $50USD
    A hippo ride!

    Imo will be arriving at your doorstep and will become your pal and companion for life! (Global delivery included)

    8 out of 800 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $75USD
    An elephant's ride!

    Emi the Elephant will be arriving at your doorstep and will become your pal and companion for life! Also will get an offer of a 20% discount (ex-shipping) for Imo when available. (Global delivery included)

    4 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $120USD
    Night Safari for two!

    Start that animal party ! that's right you get both products, Imo the Hippo and Emi the Elephant delivered to you! (Global delivery included)

    9 out of 800 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
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