MAAD Dec was interesting as I could walk around at my leisure, meet creative local designers and discover their work. It is so different from managing my MAAD Chic Noir sales (like in previous months) but both are lots of fun all the same😀.
Above are MAAD staples: on the left is the Portraits after Dark session where you can pose, choose and buy pictures of yourself- sketched, doodled or painted just moments before- and on the right is a picture of one of the awesome local live bands playing there.
I really enjoyed checking out the designers there- below are some of my favourites.
There was an area that showcased designs from NAFA students. This is one such work- these are actually self-sculpted clay coasters! The surface is textured and unglazed, the idea is to make your cup stains look like modern art. I love how useful it can be and the minimalist design is just so very Japanese.
These DIY gift boxes were created by another NAFA student. They’re just perfect for Christmas- so pretty to display and functional too.
Urban Sketches Singapore had a booth selling their book which consists of painted sketches of various Singapore landscapes and architecture. The sketches are really beautiful, and every picture shimmers with so much life and vibrance- it’s a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves art.
Picture from Urban Sketches Singapore
This is from TheKANG, a creative craftster who makes accessories. I’ve seen pictures of his designs and was very glad to see his work in person- aren’t his designs fabulous!
On the left are cuffs made of vinyl records and on the right is a cable tie mesh necklace. Photos are from his Facebook page.
In hindsight, I really regret not getting this gold foil bubble ring from Amando Gudek. The designer sculpted and cast the jewellery by hand. Picture from their website.
I also visited some other friends who were there and met other artists too. It was a lot of fun hanging out and enjoying the whole atmosphere.
Above is a sketch Yen drew of her booth. Remember how she drew mine last month as well? I love her sketches.
See you at the next MAAD.