We had the lovely pleasure of visiting the gorgeous light filled studio of calligrapher Clarence Wee, founder of Craft Varies and got to spend the morning with him to better understand his story, learning journey as well as the source of passion for writing. While Clarence has been consistently sharing the progress of his calligraphy and handlettering works ever since he began writing more than five years ago. His journey might have been intuitive, but it was not without self-doubt, honest introspection, hard work and perseverance. People often raised questions on the commercial viability of his path. Yet he devoted day and night and taught himself how to draw or write letterforms.
We caught up with Melvin Ong of Desinere to talk a little about his design approaches and processes, his stint working alongside famous designers in London, local collaborations as well as the books he read.
We spoke to Joey Gan of GSH Conserves to uncover the mystery behind the quirky brand name, why he gave up climbing trees for a living to 'jam' instead and his most valuable startup lesson to date.
We spoke to Ivan Lim of Green Banana to find what goes on in his world of 'bananas', his startup stories and what the future lies for this amazing plant sanctuary maker.
We speak to the talented individuals responsible for the state of craft in Singapore, we caught up with the lovely Josephine Lau of Floral Magic to talk about life before the madness, what inspires her and how she spends her weekends.