Dear Plastic began in 2009. Yumi's background is in fine arts and education, Taka's background in engineering and design.

Together we began collaborating on ideas and products that were environmentally friendly. We held workshops centered around upcycling and taught children and adults creative ways of recycling everyday disposable objects.

In 2011 we took a break, left Sydney to travel the world, to explore and to cultivate new ideas and perspectives.

We returned in 2012 and moved to Melbourne. We began collaborating with different artists within the Melbourne art and design scene.

In 2015 we moved back to Sydney and welcomed our little girl Mina into our family.

We have always worked with watercolour and hand folded paper but are developing these into different mediums.

Our work is an exploration of ideas of everyday happiness.