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Thanks for stopping by…as you can see it’s been a very long while.
We’ve been busy on New Projects, namely a collective called SURFACE 1°22
We have curated a few exhibitions, started a webpage, and more recently a new Blog.
Please follow our new journey and explore image, surface and textiles with us…
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We’ve visited many times before, here it is through the lens
Hilarity, Horror and Haw Par…
This has to be the coolest, weirdest sculpture park in the world!
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Exhibition extended to February 25th!!!
SURFACE 1°22 partnered with Onetrickpony to bring Clothespeg : Volume 4 to Singapore
Visit ICAS Gallery Project Space @ LASALLE College of the Arts
Tuesday – Saturday from midday to 6pm.
“The Clothespeg Project launched in Perth WA in 2007, the concept is based around these simple instructions…submit any style of work, about any theme you like, with whatever content you want – there is no limitation other than size. Previous volumes have included work from graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, tattoo artists, textile artists, painters, street artists and sculptors.”
Filed under: Creatives, Sing Style, Uncategorized | Tags: art, artist, deborah mckellar, designer, emily wills, exhibition, fabric, gallery, installation, interior, lasalle, michy witchy, opening, project space, surface 122, surface design, textile design, textiles
This is my new project, and perhaps an excuse for falling off the blogging sphere…?
SURFACE 1°22 is a collective featuring individuals from diversely trained backgrounds working in Singapore’s creative industries from Fine Artists to Interior, Textile and Fashion Designers. The opening of SURFACE 1°22 (the exhibition) showcased a variety of textile manipulations and surface applications exploring themes of compatibility and crossover between processes and techniques to create pieces that can be both seen and touched.
The first SURFACE 1°22 exhibition was held in November @ ICAS Project Space. The focus of this exhibition was on textile manipulations and surface applications. Contributors included Deborah McKellar, Maria Walf, Michy Witchy, Tang Wai Wah, Susie Rees, Mike Tay, Sarah Johnson, Goh Ling Ling and Emily Wills.
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Deepavali saw Little India all lit up. The twinkling colours were beautiful, and allowed the area a magical late night feel… x
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Hand made products hold special meaning and value, to the end buyer but also their creator. For Plushism artist Nico, the experience of loving what she does and doing what she loves ring true. Her range of cute customised cameras have recently expanded to include intricately detailed felt i-phones. “Inspirations are mostly from my daydreaming and daily life encounters. I started making handmade plushies many years ago and then moved on to more functional art.”
Filed under: Creatives | Tags: collection, creative, Daniela Monasterios Tan, Desperately Seeking Susan, Downtown New York, fashion, fashion design, Neo-Tribalism, post-modern, Sing Style, singapore, street wear, streetstyle, subcultures, urban
While the modern term ‘Neo-Tribalism’ may conjure up anarchist images of Tyler-Durden-style urban communes, to designer Daniela Monasterios Tan the phrase describes a personal design aesthetic which takes inspiration from the street and sub cultural fashion.
“The concept was to create a post-modern urban tribe thus ‘Neo-Tribalism’ came about. The idea of post-modernism helps me to synthesize elements to create this tribe by putting things from disparate time-periods into a melting pot to create things that are beyond what we have already.”
The film Desperately Seeking Susan was a design starting point. “I wanted to re-work known street wear garments; classic 5-pocket jeans, t-shirts which I turned to bodysuits, vests and hoods to create this myth of an urban tribe.”
Tan’s graduate collection, patchworks influences circa 1980’s Downtown New York with Northwest Native American art. Tan chose these sources of reference as they possessed strong visual communicators of identity. “I took a lot of inspiration for embellishments from the urban landscape – similar to how Native Americans based their art and life philosophy on their surroundings.”
Tan says that differing viewpoints inspire her design ethos. “I love learning about different cultures and time periods; how people viewed things and to challenge these views or bring to light the things that are often overshadowed. Another thing that inspires me is clichés; the way things are known and I challenge this status quo with humour.”
While Daniela has no immediate plans to start her own label, she is optimistic about the future. “I would love to have my own label but I am still quite realistic, it’s a very difficult path. For now all I want to do is continue learning, there’s still so much to learn! And work for someone whose work I believe in.”
Re-enforcing my vision of the designer as an autonomous and slightly rebellious Urban Tribal Leader, Tan admits her dislike for authority and convention. “The reason why I design street wear is because I want to see as many people in my designs as possible. I do not like hierarchies very much. I just want people to wear my stuff and feel happy and perhaps let the clothes be an extension of who they are. Although there is a lot of styling with my pieces, I would love to see how they mix and match my clothes with things they already own… that’s what my post-modern tribe is about!”
And we feel premature enlightenment.