Featuring Badron Adnan
Raw, gritty and in-your-face, Badron Adnan creates his works under BDRN. Badron shares how he finally found his own voice as an artist.
Featuring Lai Yao Khuan and SYK Design
In an increasingly competitive and specialisation-prone design industry, accomplished portraitist Lai Yao Khuan and accomplice Shane Ang are on a mission to elevate not just his own craft but also the skills and creative direction of fellow artists in Singapore.
Featuring Donavan Choo
To shape the future, illustrator Don challenges readers to question the present state of society.
A jack-of-all-trades and yet still a perfectionist at heart, Yang talk about her life as an artist and how she shapes the world around her.
Featuring Rifqi Amirul
Rifqi explores the feeling of sublimity, and the sense of familiarity in unfamiliarity in his use of symbolism based on his travels to heritage-rich Indonesia.
Featuring Jem Magbanua
Jem explores the imperfections in nature and nostalgia. Her present practice investigates the physical and metaphysical aspect of a place in relation to one's memory.
FEATURING SILVIO MORELLI
Chef, artist, and winemaker Silvio Morelli seemingly knows no limits in an incessant pursuit of wondrous experiences and knowledge.
Featuring André Wee
Being away from home allowed André Wee to hone his artistry at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Let us pry into his creative mind as we discover if there is any difference at all between life at home and life abroad.
Featuring Abigail Goh
Always in a state of constant reinvention, Abigail keeps things fresh by challenging herself to think in the most unexpected way. She distills the warm and fleeting moments that she experiences in her daily life and plants them in her art with the hope that they can be a source of comfort to strangers and to herself.
Featuring Edric Lee
Do you remember all the cartoons of yore, or the silly games your friends and you used to play together? Follow vector artist Edric Lee on a ride to revisit both the most brilliant and darkest points of our past.
Featuring Sirhan Haziq
What do you love to do?
A seemingly simple question - but finding that passion, and converting that into a paying job - it’s not easy. But 24-year-old digital illustrator Sirhan Haziq has got it all figured out.
Featuring Tell Your Children Studios
When their work looks this epic, you cannot look away - lest you miss any part of their meteoric rise. Featuring one of the hottest graphic arts collectives in Singapore today, click here to read more about Tell Your Children Studios.
Featuring Noor Iskandar
Follow Noor Iskandar's adventurous footsteps as he weaves in and out of society's black and white, while not forgetting the accompanying shade of melancholia.
Featuring Ly Yeow
Largely inspired by love, Ly Yeow’s art pieces are diary entries that documents fleeting heartfelt moments and heartaches.
While hesitant to call her quirky illustrations as art, Natalie Kwee enjoys what she does for a simple reason: she likes translating bits and pieces of who people are into customized PEEPnPRESS drawings.
Featuring Alexa Ong
It is the inherent wanderlust in Alexa Ong that allows her imagination to take flight without having to step out of her home. When she does travel to lands beyond, she takes in her surroundings with empathy, and presents her experiences in her art.
Featuring Yong Yi
A concept artist who believes his art is a pipeline, waiting to be refined and translated into something greater.
Though Jess' artistic journey has been of a recent one, she remains undeterred in search for the soul in each of her creations.
Featuring Tristan Lim
Still in search of his aesthetic-al identity, Tristan looks for opportunities to grow in order to produce honest works.
Temporary tattoos are not just for kids – Dottinghill share their appreciation of body art and the inspiration behind the company.
Featuring Works by Raj
Raj's work as an illustrator/designer is two parts passion and one part enthusiasm to dive into things he's never done before, especially beyond Singapore, and definitely with the intention of becoming a more versatile artist.
Featuring Jacintha Yap
Join Jacintha Yap on her journey through sleepless nights with loads of video games and the constant search for an extension of home, away from home.
FEATURING TAN WEI MING
An architects dilemma probably lies between the concern of the functional usage of space versus the grandeur of the design the architect would have to provide. Tan Wei Ming shares with us his views on architecture as he begins on his journey of architecture education and his views and dilemmas.
Featuring Melvin Tan
Melvin Tan is an artist, designer, and part of the FOCA collective. Exploring aesthetics, visual culture, and the Internet, his works will take you to a realm of self-interrogation between virtual and reality.
Featuring Ella Zheng
Definitely not a stranger to the design scene, Ella has been heavily involved in graphic design projects, creating vector illustrations, uniting the design community, experimenting with different crafts, and exploring the hidden crevices of sunny Singapore.
Featuring Less Than Positive and Superwhite
Hating your Mondays? Feel that work is piling up over your head? Waiting for your Fridays? Let Eugene, founder of Less Than Positive and Superwhite, bring you around his creative landscape of design prints and T-shirts which has a message that you probably wanted to proclaims and exhale, but never got the opportunity to do so.
Featuring Mei Kimura
Being half-Japanese, Mei Kimura was born and raised in Japan before coming to Singapore at age 18 to study graphic design. It was only at the end of her second year where she found a passion for illustration and that had been the focus for her final year project.
Featuring Kevin Too of Tell Your Children
Kevin Too, also known as Arcadia, is an illustrator influenced from his present surroundings, feeding everything he experiences. His works depict forms of esoteric occultism, arcane and alchemy. Catch his precise line work and details as he showcases his prowess and style in his medium.
FEATURING GILLIAN TOH
Gillian Toh's artworks depict an influence by women and the portrayal of women through media, how the female body is represented in media, and how it all fits into the "psychology of girlhood".
Featuring Tan Wan Ru
Despite facing stiff competition in the creative industry, Tan Wan Ru never gives up and hopes to become a designer who never stops dreaming, learning and exploring.
Featuring Daryl Goh
In a world dominated by designs and pieces with exaggerated flair but little substance, Daryl is an iconoclast, leaving his creative mark on different canvases such as sound, videos and design.
Featuring Jacqueline Chang
Choosing what to get inked is a somewhat brain-racking activity. Photographer Jacqueline Chang seeks to explore the bigger body of text and stories behind the literary tattoos of almost strangers in her brave and honest photo project.
Featuring Tan Nqiap Heng
Flickering between the expression of dance and photography, artist Tan Nqiap Heng explores issues of physicality, identity and honesty in his works.
Featuring Leanna Teoh
Immersed in a world where photography bears as a platform for expression, photographer Leanna Teoh captures a father-daughter relationship through Singaporean architecture.
Featuring Sean Cham
An exercise in nostalgia as he takes us to various haunts in Singapore as part of his Yesteryears series
Featuring Razifman Adnan
Photographer Razifman Adnan creates ideas in the night and captures it in the morning when colours are at its most vibrant. Then, he feeds it to everyone in perfect squares.
Featuring Akai Chew
People often seek to capture meandering landscapes, but photographer Akai Chew chooses to focus on what surrounds us: the city. As urbanites in our concrete jungle, his photos force us to pause and reflect on this city we call home.
What does traveling mean to you? Taking a look at Nguan's photographs, we seem to be brought to another place. One thing is for sure: we are placed firmly in the land of wide-eyed wonder, marveling at what the world is, and what it can be.
Featuring Awool Shahrulnizam
Forget about Paris or London, he explores the less traveled cities in Southeast Asia and captures them on an old trusty analogue camera.
Featuring Tan Hai Han
Tan Hai Han lingers on the art of longing, intimacy, and wanting what we cannot have as we delve into his project, 'the sky i wish to share with you', five years after the book launch.
Featuring Simon Tay
Photographer Simon Tay unveils the charm of black & white analogue photography as we discuss his philosophy on art, expression and photography.
Featuring Joan Lim
Drawing inspiration from silence and surrealism, Joan Lim sets out to infuse dreamscapes into her photographs.
Featuring Jasper Tan
Morphing from a casual photographer to one that aims to meld visuals and music together, Jasper is today a passionate advocate of the local music scene, supporting it through doling out what he terms as the Vad Bibes.
Featuring Reuben Foong
Deeply inspired by both fashion and cinema, Reuben wields the camera to capture moments that forces viewers to question their notions of beauty.
Featuring Jovian Lim
Pure, surreal, calm, dreamy. These are words that attempt to express the je ne sais quoi quality of Jovian's photographs. From landscapes, fashion shoots, to cityscapes, Jovian's touch lends a distinctively ethereal quality to otherwise mundane scenes.
Featuring Esna Ong
Light, symmetry and vibrancy, dancing together to create an image: that is what Esna finds so intellectually stimulating about photography. Inspired to capture such beauty and their stories, she prowls streets, dance halls, and even weddings to catch a magical shot.
Featuring Evelyn Lee
They say the photographs you take are a reflection of your soul. In that case, Evelyn's pictures reveal her immense capacity to feel, and love intensely. Always on the search for poignant moments, she gathers these moments in her hands like fistfuls of stardust.
Featuring Adam Abdul Rahim
Despite the dangers of taking to the streets, Adam Abdul Rahim still chooses street photography over other tamer modes, pursuing his desire and passion to meet people and tell their stories.
Featuring SoapBar Pictures
A collaboration between three friends inspired by true events, Purple Light is a story of love and self-acceptance between a pair of recruits doing their National Service.
Featuring Samantha Ann Francis
A dash of nostalgia makes her interpretation of a couple's love story come alive. Samantha's weekend project FEElim involves capturing relationships and their nuanced intricacies, be it platonic or otherwise, on film.
Featuring Nathaniel Leong
Nathaniel Leong's passion for photography proved to be more than a passing phase. He is constantly on the lookout to capture others at their most joyous moments, so that they do not remain as mere fleeting moments of beauty.
Beatboxer, singer, and arranger; all-round musician in the making. Watch him sculpt noise into landscapes of sound.
Their music will capture you, grow on you and even itch you to break into dance fits and rhythmic head bobs. It is hard not to love a band that makes you groove to their high energy tunes. Not Stopgap at least.
Featuring Jaime Wong
Her very first single, "Skin", is about the seeking of The Person and giving up a fragment of yourself to that Person. And therein lies an important question: How does one get it back when it’s all over?
Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have. –Jean-Paul Sartre
Featuring Hell Low
A acoustic solo act, Hell Low sings about Singapore and ourselves with his haunting folk sounds and careful guitar work.
Featuring Phyla Digital
Local electronic label Phyla Digital muses on the current electronic music landscape, dissecting its development, evolution and future.
Featuring Chris Jones of These Brittle Bones
With his soon to be released double EP 'Hiraeth' in mind, Chris contemplates the essence and process that led him to produce his deeply intimate and intricate piece of work.
Featuring Mark John Hariman
As a session guitarist, music educator, and producer, Mark is a mainstay in the local music industry, working with local musicians within our shores and beyond.
Featuring Curated Records
Tucked away in Tiong Bahru, Curated Records offers a new perspective on an old way of listening to music.
A staple in the local indie music scene, Weish talks about what has been keeping her and her personal sound going despite the stretching of her sanity and energy across her day job and multiple music projects.
Featuring Eugenia Yip
We do not deny Eugenia's versatility. But we wonder, how is it like performing in an electro synth-pop group and a jazz infused neo-soulfunk band concurrently? Read on for a glimpse into the life of a rather busy musician.
Featuring False Plaintiff
A Melodic Hardcore outfit, False Plaintiff is out to redefine the meaning of fast riffs and angst-ridden vocals. Take the time to listen to them to see how they see their world.
Marc and Richard make up a local hip hop and pop duo with hard hitting rhymes and sick smooth vocals.Take a gander into Trick's own brand of local music.
Electronic music producers Heizenberg bring a new surreal sound to the realm of local music. Although they are new they have made a name for themselves in the industry. Take the time to listen to the haunting beats they bring.
Featuring The Good Life Project
Taking influences from R&B, Soul, and Funk, this seven piece is set to get heads bobbing with their own brand of Funk music.
Featuring The Sets Band
Four boys chasing the figurative musical dragon to get the next best high. Ranging from blues to reggae to alternative and even rap, its hard to pin down their exact sound. Every song they have is a set by itself, presenting The Sets Band.
Featuring The Caulfield Cult
A band that espouses the conventional methods of gaining recognition in the music industry, The Caulfield Cult shares about their experiences in DIY touring, their struggles in Europe, and getting by, all while constantly exploring what they deem as being either “Really Soft Punk”, or “Really Loud Indie”
Featuring Amnesia Haze
An alternative rock outfit that looks for more than just to bang heads. Listen and be transported to the realities they create in their music.
Started as a casual project between friends, the members of wyd:syd use their music to showcase their emotions and inspirations. The result is a musical medley of ambient, indie and rock sounds that convulse together to form atmospheric pieces.
Patriot is an alternative rock band that works hard to be true to the music they make. Originally a cover band, they have since come a long way to create distinct sound - one where dirty vocals meld with a very textured backdrop.
Savina Chai challenges local women's fashion with comfortable, minimalist silhouetting and her very own brand of style.
Featuring Of Trying Times
With clay, gold and resin, Peixin Tan reimagines stories Of Trying Times.
Featuring Melody Tan
Melody shares about her adventures abroad and the importance of having an open heart on these spontaneous journeys.
PANAYO, the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘confidence’, prides itself as an independent fashion label that fuses an artisanal aspect into their designs
Featuring Friends From aFar
Friends From aFar is the marriage of inspiration and meaning, featuring images on cotton t-shirts and dresses that capture a place or memory in time.
Featuring Lionel Low of LION EARL
During the broadcast of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on TV in 2005, Lionel Low was 'touched' by the angels in a very different way. Since that day, he was inspired to enter the fashion business and has since went from backstage dresser to showcasing his own collection on the runway.
Featuring Islean Valath
Two years ago, Islean took the plunge and jumped ship from the financial industry to pursue fashion design. She has since started ARC, a label with clothes inspired by strong women made for strong women.
Featuring Andrea Chong
Best known as one-half of clicknetwork.tv’s webshow That F Word, fashion and lifestyle blogger cum Year 3 Literature undergraduate at Nanyang Technological University, Andrea Chong is one of Singapore’s latest and biggest style stars to date.
Featuring Li Shan Ng
She aims to empower women just as Yves Saint Laurent did, to make people respect women, and perhaps even fear them a little. Her latest collection features cream, grey and black fabric, as well as leather, constructed fantastically to evoke the military armor of bygone days.
Featuring This Is Relative
Inspired by the clean and minimal lines of out-of-reach designer brands (ala Céline, Alexander Wang & Acne to name a few), two cousins banded together to establish This Is Relative, an online label which espouses ideals like simplicity, quality and versatility.
Featuring Basis Bags
Men, you've got the blazer; the crisp white shirt, the freshly pressed slacks and polished shoes. Now all you need to rebel against sartorial ineptitude is a stellar carrier. Enter Basis.
Featuring Exuberant by Gracelyn
Borne of a love for Do-It-Youself (DIY) crafting, Exuberant by Gracelyn features fashion accessories that are carefully and consciously handcrafted by her designer, Gracelyn, who is presently a fashion student.
Featuring David Goh
Choosing to shoot only under natural lighting and doing little or no post processing and photo manipulation thereafter, David's photos are the organic produce of the fashion photography industry.
Featuring Teresa Lim
With the fashion world’s current obsession with prints, Teresa Lim is one bright shining star with the quirky yet on trend collection she sent down the runway at the ‘Asian Fashion Graduate Showcase 2013’.
Featuring Bryan Goh
Although often assumed to be one and the same, Bryan is quick to draw the distinction between Fashion and Style; “Fashion is dictated, Style is Innate.”
Featuring Jerrold Yam
With a thirst for self-expression, an embarkation of a journey on poetry was prompted.
Featuring Jennifer Champion
When she was an undergraduate, she was singing in bars to earn her keep. At that time, she was also dating a spoken word poet who had encouraged her to write.
Featuring Pooja Nansi
An introspective look at the processes and working of Singaporean poet and spoken word artist Pooja Nansi
Featuring Michelle Tan
An almost musical piece of work, Michelle Tan's break out poetry collection is surely not something to miss.
Featuring Afterglobe Magazine
For the love of sharing human experiences, Afterglobe Magazine curates the Singaporean experience of travel in print, urging us to reflect on why we travel instead of where we travel to.
Featuring Delere Press
What is it like to be a literary press unbound by location? The good folks behind Delere Press share their thoughts and motivations in their publishing journey thus far.
Featuring Cheryl Julia Lee
Working backwards through her memory, Cheryl Julia Lee's first publication grapples with the issues of the past and how they change in the future.
Featuring Denise Hung
We don't ever really realise how much faith we put in others by allowing them to cook for us. Yet it is in the exchange of goodwill and tasty, thoughtfully crafted sustenance that we find real connections and allow the unfamiliar to turn so quickly into comfort, and appreciate that in food there is truly room for everyone.
Featuring Benson Pang
Feeling is first, but good work is also about the channeling of emotions into appropriate forms instead of immoderate release. And so Benson's work is about the careful crafting of an experience, not simply an outpouring that so much of literature and art believes in today.
Featuring Tan Jun Yin
For great stories to be told, lives need to be lived. What better way to make this happen than through the act of travel? Considering how very terrifying uncertainty can be, maybe what we really need is a crash course in the art of setting ourselves free.
Self-proclaimed a hopeless optimist, Xiangyun's words are edged with a sense of yearning and melancholy that sticks with you. Sometimes, simplicity is best.
Featuring DÉSIRÉE LIM
Calling all armchair critics! If you're in need of personal heroes, look no further. Desiree's two characters, John and Pierre, are just the passionate, outspoken individuals to engineer social and political change in our Singaporean heartlands. Or maybe not.
Featuring Atelier HOKO
An apple is an apple until it is a doorway into a new experience. Then it is still an apple, but also, what else exactly? Atelier HOKO is a research platform focusing on investigations towards the material and immaterial conditions that make up our experience of the everyday.
Featuring Sage Lee
Crazy, dark, erratic. Sage's poetry is a shocker and unrightfully so, where the spotlight is often on sex, love or death. The bizarre medley exudes a dense cloud of sorrow and self-deprecation, but above, a rawness that comes with certain relationships.
Featuring Sirhan Haziq
For writer, illustrator, and one of the brilliant minds behind The HeartThrob Project, Sirhan Haziq wants to make good art.
Featuring Al Hafiz Sanusi
Spurred by his memories of the world around him, Hafiz’s literary oeuvre explores existential phenomena with a Singaporean flavour, from domestic abuse, to post-colonial attitudes, to the loss of local culture.
Featuring Eugina Tan
‘Playing Pretty’ may seem ironic – ‘perfect’ when recited in Mandarin. Yet as a survivor of depression, Euginia’s poems, cheeky and captivating, offer a lucid and generous dose of truth.
Featuring Fictive Fingers
Local independent textile print company which commits to small-scale production and remain free from passing trends.