Deborah Mckellar is a textile artist and designer and founder of Talking Textiles. Deborah’s textile artworks are characterised by their bold colours, layers of stitch, remnants of fabric, silk screened images and printed patterns. She continues to be inspired by Singapore’s exotic and bustling city with its juxtaposition of old and new and her stunning body of artworks can be viewed at The Cinnamon Room.
Ketna is a highly prolific British-Indian multi media artist. Born in East Africa, educated in UK, and based in South East Asia + India for the last twenty five years, she uses her training in Design and Architecture to map observations gleaned from her compulsive travels onto an existentialist, yet to be defined new global anthropology that is fast emerging.Having just transplanted her studio from Singapore to two ‘travelling studios’ in the UK and India, she describes herself as being deeply tri-cultural; grounded in an evolving human identity beyond the rapidly evaporating boundaries of culture, nationality and geography. She believes that for most artists, there is no divide between their ‘private’ life and their ‘professional’ output. All realizations and insights gleaned from inter-personal relationships, travels, media etc can be transmuted into a heightened awareness / expression of where human society is at today, and possibly where it may be heading towards….
Just Gaya’s is a multi-label boutique dedicated to curating a collection of brands, each bringing a unique handmade element to their product design. Created by artisans who have a passion to design striking accessories, Just Gaya’s retails brands such as Frankitas, Nala Designs and Isle & Tribe, in addition to its namesake collection of accessories. From using plant-based dyes, preserving the age-old art of hand weaving to fashioning hand-printed materials, each brand is simply distinct. The various brands Just Gaya’s retails are artisanal. The products are handmade or handwoven and many are one-of-a-kind pieces. As products are made by hand please appreciate imperfections. Remember its in the ART OF THE HAND.
Blithe & Merry
Blithe & Merry is a young Singaporean jewellery label that was established in 2015 with the mission to design and produce vibrant genuine leather jewellery that makes the wearer feel joyful. Blithe & Merry’s vision is to be the go-to jewellery brand that creates luxurious, statement pieces for women who want to stand out. Blithe & Merry are firm believers that making a fashion statement can be affordable, without compromising design and quality. Dedicated to making their customers feel special and stand out, the brand also values exclusivity, which means that all their designs are distinctive and made in limited quantities.
Elephant Parade® is a social enterprise that runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. 20% of all Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.
Stones That Rock
Inspired to create beautiful, versatile jewellery, Stones That Rock aim to produce stylish, classic and contemporary pieces with an uplifting feel.STR hand selects fresh water pearls, semi precious stones and crystals to ensure the collections are unique and manufactured to the highest standard. STR jewellery is often augmented with silver, silk or leather to encourage a modern twist on classic themes.