In an interview with i-D, creator Aggie Nam admitted that her booming business was born out of inspiration.
“It was around 2017 when I saw Jzhong’s flaming shades on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with them. I literally had my alarm set to buy the meteor glasses and it was sold out so fast. So I decided to make my own version of it and I made a thunder shaped glasses. At that time, I had about 100 followers and just decided to start sharing some of my drawings on my Instagram account.”
While Nam’s creative process is heavily influenced by what’s already available on the internet, she puts in the hours to develop her products as uniquely as possible.
“I take a lot of inspiration from works by a lot of people I see online. I spend a lot of time watching videos and looking at pictures of fauna, flora, and insects. I take ideas from various things online and incorporate them into mine, adding upon them to make them better or mixing them in my own way. I use the broken pieces during the process of making the products to make something new.”
Nam explained that “Godsomware” is inspired by her actual creative process. The name fuses three meanings: (1) God that exists somewhere, (2) a thing that occurred as God insisted and (3) “I got it from somewhere.”
According to Nam, who is an atheist, “God” in this context does not refer to a specific religious figure. Instead, it “represents a thing that was brought to the world through me with some sort of energy.”