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MAAD happenings March 27, 2007

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Craft Fairs,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 4:10 am

………only happening at MAAD! this april 7 & 8, 11am – 7pm. click on picture to find out more about MAAD (Market for Artists and Designers) πŸ™‚


Singapore Fashion Festival here we come! March 18, 2007

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Maki Squarepatch is gonna be part of ECO LUXE! wOOt!

Singapore Fashion Festival has gotta be the most happening fashion event in Singapore and we will be part of it!!! ECO LUXE is one part of SFF where vendors from all around the world who specialise in eco-friendly products will come together and showcase (+ sell) their wares. What a riot!

ECO LUXE will be held at Raffles City from 23 March – 1 April. For their exciting programmes, check out Raffles City’s website.

What you may expect there (besides us of course :P): products ranging from recycled furniture to organic material products to….well that’s for you to pop by and find out πŸ˜€

Our online shop will be closed during this period (else it will be logistic nightmare for us) except for these categories: clothing, accessories and art. Due to the limitation of space, our goods at ECO LUXE may change daily so if you see something on our shop, do make your purchases early πŸ™‚ (plus we need to factor in GST so our products will be slightly pricier at ECO LUXE). We’ll also be bringing in NEW products that have not made it to our online shop yet. Be the first to check them out ok?

Schedule a trip on your calendar and pop by during lunch or something. Don’t forget to come by our upcoming exhibition too! πŸ™‚

hugs and clown kisses,
the maki sisters (enqi and xin)


“I’ve Lost an Ocean” art exhibition in April March 12, 2007

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Artwork title:
Right now: I don’t need anything

The series of works to be featured in April by Xin is a continuation to her debut exhibition Pleased to Meet You at MAAD in February. With a total of 20 ink drawings and paintings, all works were snapped up by 5 buyers within the two days that the exhibition was held. Xin and her exhibition were also featured on Arts Central in March.

I’ve Lost an Ocean depicts the loss of love, but more precisely, the loss of a friend. This series portray scenes from movies that depicted and dealt with similar issues of accepting drastic changes and growing from these experiences. Xin (as she is affectionately known as) chose to use red as the predominant colour throughout the works. Red is used as a color to show love and intimacy as well as guilt and denial. The choice of basic colours used also reflects the rawness and simplicity of human emotions caught in the midst of complex human relationships.

Exhibition will be held at red dot design museum (concurrently with MAAD) on April 7 & 8, 11am – 7pm.

We will be selling our Maki Squarepatch wares there too πŸ™‚ See you!


art & cat March 8, 2007

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Cats,Maki Squarepatch — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 8:28 am

We’re up to our ears trying to brainstorm on and prepare for the next art exhibition at MAAD on April 7 & 8. Keep an eye on this blog while I try to gather my thoughts together and tell you more about it. Xin is busy crafting and drawing at the same time. I always wonder if creativity ever runs desert dry for her. Hasn’t really happened but sometimes she takes really long breaks to recuperate. Haha. A shot from her workshop/studio:

and our picasso FATTing it all out. he’s so stylish, so handsome, we just love him to bits. yes check OUT that tummy. all 23″ of it.


MAAD’s first plushie exhibition ROCKS March 6, 2007

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wow it was a MAAD weekend of fun and ogling at all the lovely entries that were submitted! alot of the artists and designers couldn’t bear to part with their plushies hence they were mainly not for sale. some pictures of the exhibits:

and ours here!!! :

click here for more visual candy.

coming next: MAAD on 7 & 8 April! Xin will be coming in with another art exhibition. stay tune for more excitements!


MAAD in march! February 26, 2007

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we can’t wait for MAAD in March to happen. yes! it’s gonna be on the 3 & 4th March at red dot traffic building, 11am – 8pm. catch us there!

we’ve been blessed with media coverage this month so if you’ve seen us in a magazine that we didn’t list up here, do tell us! and if you’re one of those who saw our stash in a magazine and wanna check out our stuff (if you’re the touch and feel kinda person), head over to MAAD this coming weekend.

check out our plushie exhibition at MAAD. exhibition title: Oliphant’s Twist.


calling all plushie makers in singapore February 5, 2007

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got a secret stash of handmade dolls that you’ve never really shown anybody? or do you enjoy making them and there’s no outlet to share at the moment? MAAD is calling all plushie makers to get working for this exhibition,coming up on 3 & 4 march at red dot traffic building. get in touch with them for more details!

poster done by Xin