24 May, 2015

Etsy Meets Singapore!

The Etsy crew flew in from London and spent the better half of Saturday afternoon making candles with us at the Bloesem studios here in Singapore. Who doesn’t love shopping Etsy, poring over all the handmade items by ridiculously talented folk. It’s inspiring and encouraging to know that there’s a platform that actually values craft. Sometimes, I feel the most honest thing a person can do is work with their hands – be it illustrate a picture, fashion a vessel out of clay, make a beautiful necklace or hanging pendant to decorate the home with.

It was a lovely time of reconnecting with friends (shoutout to Leyna of Mondays Off on Haji where we’re stocked) as well as getting to know some of Singapore’s most creative makers and doers like Melly of Green Laundry and Jaim of The Paper Bunny who creates amazing stationery and does out of this world flatlays. I even was lucky enough to catch Edrick of Popaganda and Astrie of FP Juice on her way out. We laughed, we ate Popaganda popsticks and of course, we ogled at the absolutely charming back and white house that is the new Bloesem space.

I’m really excited to see what Etsy have in store for us here in the +65 and all the creative labels that can spring forth as a result. This is added incentive to #supportlocal! Mmerci to the Etsy crew as well as Irene, Zaara and Mei of Bloesem for the afternoon to remember!


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