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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!

 

did you drop by our booth? April 1, 2007

Filed under: Craft Fairs,Eco-friendly,Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Reconstructed,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 11:26 pm

feeling a little sad that we had to remove our stuff from the Eco Luxe booth (a fringe event as part of Singapore Fashion Festival at Raffles City from 23 March – 1 April) but it means we get to reopen our online shop!! Yays and cheerios πŸ˜€ Some visuals, with loving pride.

this is how things were looking on day 1. Can you spot the new goodies? πŸ˜€

My fave ‘i ate candy floss’ got sold and I totally expected that! New owner, you deserve it!

Did you pick up our bookmark freebie? Collect all 4 designs (that is, if you read 4 books concurrently. We do not encourage wastage!)

There were some huge installation art pieces that were created out of recycled materials by other artists. THEY ROCK! It’s amazing what they can come up wiith (and the amount of space they have to accommodate them anyway). Kudos to great eco-friendly attitudes throughout the entire event, we say.

Of course, we made it to the billboard of Eco Luxe honor because of our participation. If you saw us there, please leave a comment (and some love). XOXO

 

Fash Bash here we come! March 28, 2007

Filed under: Bags,Craft Fairs,Fash Bash,Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Plushies,Shopping,Vintage — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 1:01 am

it’s long awaited and it’s finally here again! we’re talking FASH BASH, the hippest event to go mad shopping for anything unique, anything branded and anything totally hip and fashionable. this time bigger, better and more happening (so they say..and i believe :D).

Maki Squarepatch will be having a little stall there so please come by, say hi and check out our stuff along with everybody else’s. We will most likely be bringing down some of our vintage numbers too, dresses and stuff, to give it a good mix alongside our handmade goodies (made from pre-loved and some vintage materials sometimes, yes!). Here’s the info you need to know:

WHAT
FashBash β€” branded fashion to buy/sell/barter

WHEN
14 April 2007, 11am to 9pm

WHERE
Curiocity Gallery, NAFA Campus II
38 Bencoolen Street, #A1-02 [Map] & [Pictures]
A 10-min walk from City Hall or Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations.

Wanna know more about Fash Bash? Click here to go to their website πŸ™‚

 

Singapore Fashion Festival here we come! March 18, 2007

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Craft Fairs,Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 1:04 pm

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

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!

 

on IS magazine and 8 days :) yippee

Filed under: Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Media,Shopping — maki β™₯ squarepatch @ 4:53 am

thank you Eunice, Cheryl and Ricky for letting us know that we’re on these publications! thank you, IS and 8 Days for covering us!

IS magazine put us in the front page! thanks guy. we’re more than blessed.

 

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!