The Edge Christmas Guide 2014. My Little Peony speakers by @BulanLifestyle.com made it to this years list!!
I am so happy about this. A year ago if you asked me if this was possible I would have looked at my feet and avoided the question. I didn’t quite believe in myself nor my art. I had passion but I lacked confidence and faith. It took time to cultivate. I spent time delving into my soul for answers. It took practice, it took patience and it took hard work.
I am honoured to be invited to be part of this Charitable Christmas project. I was asked to create 4 unique tshirt designs for the bears to represent the 4 Starwood hotels. Below is the official press release.
Last Sunday of the month is market stall day for me. It was a beautiful Sunday to be out with my friends bringing made in Penang arts and crafts to Little Penang street market. As you can see, we are truly an international mix and truly asia.
I would write more about it but hopefully the photos says it all.
I love PUGS! They are so adorable and I just want to give them a big hug. Meet wrinkles. She is my friend’s faithful pug. She is the friendliest cutest dog with the saddest eyes. I find inspiration for my artwork all around me. I did a sketch of wrinkles recently and I gave this set to my friend Su for her birthday. It is her dog after all.
Uncle Rave asked me what do I do to make myself feel better. I borrow a dog and give it the biggest hug ;p
Little Penang Street Market is a showcase of arts, crafts and live performances held every last Sunday of the month at Upper Penang Road.
Little Penang Street Market is a non-profit making community venture, organised by a small volunteer committee. It is organised under the umbrella of Penang Arts Council, a registered society founded in 1954.
In January 2013, the Little Penang committee comprises of James Lochhead, Eric Yeoh, Khoo Salma Nasution, Adrian Cheah and Lyndy Ong. Lyndy Ong is our present full-time worker. The Penang Arts Council is headed by Pamela Ong. The website and facebook page is maintained by Malvina Anthony.
The Little Penang Street Market was founded in July 2006 with a grant from the Institute for Cultural Enterprise, New York. Its establishment in the first year was spearheaded by Lestari Heritage Network. From the beginning it has been our philosophy to establish a “market place” for cultural entrepreneurs. Artists, musicians and entrepreneurs need access to their audience and customers, while the public wants to discover a diversity of talent and products.
By providing a “market place”, we thereby create a space for cultural incubation and creative evolution – entrepreneurs can meet their public and get real feedback on what they have to offer.
Little Penang has established itself as the premier monthly street market event and a key cultural performance venue in Penang. This has been done despite the shoe-string budgets on which the monthly markets run, and is testament to the efforts of the small organising committee and the response of stallholders and the public.
The market’s main mission is the nurturing and showcasing of Penang’s creativity in traditional and contemporary crafts and culture.
It does this by:
1 providing a low-cost venue whereby local artists, artisans and cultural entrepreneurs can sell directly to the public;
2 upgrading local arts, crafts and culture by providing design and marketing support to local artists, artisans and cultural entrepreneurs;
3 providing a venue whereby local Penang charities can showcase and sell their work, under Community Works;
4 providing a space for visual artists to display and sell their work;
providing a space for performance artists and groups to showcase their talents; emphasis is given to showcasing traditional cultural performances from the different Penang communities, as well as presenting contemporary performances from performers old and young;
5 hosting regular book readings and other literary discussion activities, to promote and nurture local writers and writing;
6 organising a variety of children’s activities, both to nurture talent and to enhance understanding of the cultural heritage of Penang.
The Little Penang Street Market is supported by the Municipal Council of Penang Island (MPPP) and a number of local businesses. One huge strength of the Market is that it is grounded in Penang’s community. The joy of Little Penang Street Market stalls, performances and exhibitions is that people of all ages and talents participate: established professionals take their place alongside producers and artistes who are new to selling, performing or displaying.
In facilitating this, Little Penang Street Market now occupies a strong position not just to play an important role in enhancing Penang’s creative capacity, but in a way which reaches out to a significant local and foreign audience. With its stress on sustainable and cultural tourism, and its commitment to community and talent, Little Penang Street Market is a unique asset helping drive Penang forward in the 21st Century.
I was doing some research for my next project and I came across these adorable designer bears for Children in Need 2012. One off unique creations by fashion houses that were then auctioned off to raise money for the charity.
I am working on a little project to design t-shirts for bears. I have never done it before and I have no idea how to but I am feeling inspired after looking at these gorgeous bears.
My deadline is Friday. Hmmmm……..;p
About The Collection
IN 2011 BBC CHILDREN IN NEED LAUNCHED THE DESIGNER PUDSEY COLLECTION. THIS SAW 14 DESIGNERS RESTYLE THE CHARITY’S ICONIC YELLOW BEAR. RAISING OVER £50,000, THE INAUGURAL COLLECTION CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE PRESS, FASHION WORLD AND PUBLIC ALIKE: GOING ON TO BE VOTED ONE OF THE INDEPENDENT’S ‘TOP 15 FASHION MOMENTS OF THE YEAR’. THE PROJECT FAR EXCEEDED THE CHARITY’S EXPECTATIONS.
Curated by LOVE editor and stylist Katie Grand, The Designer Pudsey 2012 Collection builds on last year’s success. Over 30 international and British designers have made a 28″ bear in their own inimitable style.
Each one unique, this stunning collection has seen the great and the good of fashion focusing their creative flair, individual approach, and occasional humour on Britain’s best-loved bear.
2012 sees Pudsey fashioned with a variety of different fabrics and techniques. From suede to leather, silk to Swarovski Crystals, the diverse designs reflect the creativity and breadth of the fashion industry.
Rainbows of colour from the world’s catwalks are reflected in this year’s ensemble. From the elegant restraint of Smythson’s powder-blue creation to the tinsel, gold and glitter of Hindmarch’s AW12 inspired bear. Signature fabrics, prints and motifs abound with McQueen’s Floral Pudsey; Sibling’s Punk Pudsey and Prada’s Schoolboy Pudsey all informed by contemporary collections. The unparalleled heritage of Gucci is embodied in their Equestrian Pudsey and Burberry’s English Gentleman Pudsey sports their iconic trench coat.
Classic to cutting edge, avant-garde to traditional: The Collection is a visually stunning representation of the diverse talent involved in this year’s project.
The star-studded 2012 line-up includes: Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Loewe, Sibling, Mulberry, Giles Deacon made with Swarovski Elements, Katie Hillier, Henry Holland, Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders, Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Smythson, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Donatella Versace, Missoni, Pucci, Gucci, Norton and Sons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fendi, Balenciaga, Anya Hindmarch, Vogue, GQ, Kate Spade New York and Tom Ford.
Before making its way to Christie’s for auction the Collection was displayed in Selfridges, allowing the public the opportunity to view these beautiful creations first hand. Many of the Bears also made a cameo in Selfridges’ famous Christmas windows.
The 2012 Designer Pudsey Collection is an example of how designers really are making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. BBC Children in Need sends a big thank you to everyone involved in bringing this rather fabulous collection together.
The designers include: Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Loewe, Sibling, Mulberry, Giles Deacon made with Swarovski Elements, Katie Hillier, Henry Holland, Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders, Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Smythson, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Donatella Versace, Missoni, Pucci, Gucci, Norton and Sons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fendi, Balenciaga, Anya Hindmarch, Vogue, GQ, Kate Spade New York and Tom Ford.
Matahari Pineapple totes are now available at the newly opened family run Lang Hoose hotel and cafe in George town, Penang. I’m really selective when it comes to placing my products. I have to like the retailer and the look and feel of the place has to be in line with my brand. I like Lang Hoose because they use a lot of recycled materials and welcome nature instead of destroying it. This place has soul. The couple running it are welcoming and friendly. They even run weekend activities for kids.
If you ever pass by George town, Penang, I would recommend to stay here 🙂
I posted last week that my totes are available at the newly opened SHOP HOWARD on pitt street, George town, Penang. I dropped by yesterday to take a look at the display and to deliver some artwork. The shop is filling up with really quirky, unique products by local artists and artists based in Penang. The shop is to promote art and artists in Penang. This is what makes this shop different from all the other shops around town. Howard himself is a talented photographer. He started his own studio a few years back and this is his first shop of locally curated items.
If you are around the area, do check it out. It is located in the UNESCO heritage zone of George town and round the corner from GTF (George Town Festival) HQ and the world famous street art of the bicycle by Ernest Zacharevic.
This fragrance is by Josh Lee, a talented perfume master. I love it because it smells fresh, nostalgic of being by the seaside and the fragrance has no animal products and was not tested on animals. Josh and I are both from the island of Penang and we are proud of our unique heritage. Our work is a celebration of where we come from and who we are.