+65 Convos: MATTER

REN^ Ren, Co-Founder of MATTER (Photo Creds: Creative Mornings Singapore)

Hello guys! I’m Renyung! I was trained in sociology, graduated from the London School of Economics with a thesis in social entrepreneurship; worked in the travel industry and eventually, after starting and closing a co-working space and crowdfunding platform, am now working towards making textile artisanship in Asia sustainable and relevant in the form of MATTER.

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+65 Convos: UXSG

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Hey there! I’m Khai Seng. I’m part of the (self-)organizing committee for User Experience Singapore (UXSG), which is a community platform for experience design practitioners run by fellow practitioners like myself. UXSG includes monthly meetups, weekend workshops and a conference that has run for the last 2 years.

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Ecobuild 2015 London

DSC_4617This year’s annual Ecobuild 2015 exhibition saw a combination of innovative products and materials, professional seminar programmes, forefront conferences, with a collection of interactive features and wonderful works of design students – showcasing the latest and most innovative sustainable solutions for design, construction and energy. With the rising issues on global warming and climate change, the emphasis on sustainability is ever more present in almost all aspects of design. Though a big part of the exhibition was dedicated to businesses, it did not shy away from the aim of raising awareness on how the environment is impacting us – and advocating sustainable design as one of the best solution moving forward.

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+65 Convos: HOLYCRAP!

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Since 2011, we decided to get together with the kids and embark on pursuing art and all things creative as art collective, Holycrap. The kids love to draw and doodle and write all kinds of stories. And now we also go about together taking photos on our film cameras. So I suppose hanging out and collecting memories is definitely something we love to do. Continue reading

Singapore’s Greatest Designer

LKY(Photograph: Chew Boon Chin/AFP/Getty Images)

Dear beloved Singaporeans and International friends,

Today I’m not going to speak as a brand, today I am going to speak as a passionate Singaporean. Singapore has just lost a very powerful, influential and passionate man. Mr Lee Kuan Yew, our first Prime Minister and one of our founding fathers, has passed away earlier today. I am deeply sadden. Mr Lee, has taught me so much with all that he has done for our country. His actions spoke louder than his words. And when he did speak, his words were always straight from the heart, piercing right through yours. You can feel it. He led with the people in mind, he led with an incredible vision, driven with such tenacity and passion. Oh just look at where we are today. He has definitely left us all with a great nation.
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+65 Convos: Jerrold The Poet

JY Hero

Hello I’m Jerrold Yam, a final year law undergraduate at University College London, and the author of three poetry collections: Intruder (Ethos Books, 2014), Scattered Vertebrae (Math Paper Press, 2013) and Chasing Curtained Suns (Math Paper Press, 2012). What I do? I feel and listen most of the time, occasionally saying something back.

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