maki writes, shops and sings

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shop update April 9, 2007

Filed under: Bags,Craft Fairs,Eco-friendly,Handmade goods,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Online Shop,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 3:37 am

Some art pieces were sold at MAAD over the weekend. I’ll be posting up event pictures soon! See what you have missed! >:P *grin*

new snazzy items up at our webshop. start shopping now!


wayne’s rocking MAAD March 27, 2007

Filed under: Craft Fairs,Gig,MAAD,Music — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 8:24 am

another addition to MAAD this April and only on the 8th. my brother Wayne will be doing a solo gig. please come and support πŸ™‚ girls, you’ll love him. yes he’s got a lovely voice. and he’s a real charmer too. trust me.


MAAD happenings

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™‚


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

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Art/Illustrations,Craft Fairs,Handmade goods,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 5:05 am

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!


thank you Jaclyn :) March 8, 2007

Filed under: Craft Fairs,Handmade goods,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Media,Plushies,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 8:00 am

just wanna say a big thank you to Jaclyn for giving us a small feature on the latest fashion read Kate magazine, a cutely sized magazine that’s easy to carry around! i really dig mags this size btw. it gets dog-eared less easily in my huge (and usually messy) tote bag.

thanks for popping by MAAD last weekend and picking up Kissy Kisses! as a memoir for Kissy Kisses, now renamed CLOWN under its new owner πŸ™‚ here’s its picture again:

glad it made it to a good new home! and here’s us being covered in Kate. whoopee!


MAAD’s first plushie exhibition ROCKS March 6, 2007

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Craft Fairs,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Plushies,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 6:09 am

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

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Art/Illustrations,Craft Fairs,Handmade goods,MAAD,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 11:19 am

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.