Mad for MAAD
Monday, July 24, 2006
One of the top ways people locate us is through google searches for MAAD, the new Market for Artists and Designers at the Red Dot Design Museum here in Singapore on Sundays. (It's second only to searches for "Philip Lim sweater dress," which we featured last month and which is definitely going to be *hot* this fall. We seriously hope that you took our advice and searched your local thrift stores for an even cooler vintage version.)
Anyway, you'll recall that Mike checked out the inaugural MAAD a few weeks ago and contributed a helpful little report about how it was shaping up. We had the chance to check it out ourselves this weekend and have two things to say: a) Don't even think about going before 1pm, because even though the market technically runs from 11am to 6pm, half the merchants don't set up until after lunch. Not that we can blame them or anything; we like sleeping in too. And b) The market has a small but (hopefully) growing number of truly talented young creators, and we'd really love to see it get even bigger and better in the future. Stop by and give your support! It's a really fun, friendly scene and a great way to spend a part of a Sunday afternoon. [End gush.]
Some more thoughts and photos from this weekend's market:
We are still positively smitten with Tiny Red Bird, an adorable line of felt pins and keychains by a young graphic design student from Singapore. I bought several more of her little bird pins on Sunday, which some of you may receive as gifts unless I decide to keep them for myself, which very well may happen. (They're apparently also available at inQbox at Far East Plaza.)
We were very impressed with the vintage-inspired dresses at L'ile aux Ashby (also behind the adorable retro prints from the last write-up).
We continue to be in love with White Dog Bobby, the actual pup (sporting his camo, above) and the cute artsy products (below).
We were surprised by a new addition, called DOLLY, which are these cute little t-shirts featuring a little cartoon in her underwear (above), with these perfectly adorable pin-on outfits to cover her up (below). I just bought myself a little pin-on printed coat, which I'm planning to wear by itself.
We totally enjoy gardensilly -- both the website as well as the fun illustrations and stuffed vegetable people.