An Artists’ Market on democratization of the art market

In this series of interviews on art buying, we spoke to Gloria Rossi, artist and founder of An Artists’ Market (AAM). Gloria started AAM to bring art to a wider audience and provide a platform for emerging artists in Singapore to showcase their craft. To show her commitment to the cause, she does not takeContinue reading “An Artists’ Market on democratization of the art market”

Should you start your art collection with prints?

If you are new to art collecting, original art prints could be a good start. It is a smart way to acquire pieces of renowned artists at affordable prices. We spoke to Jonathan Toh, architect-trained owner of online-and-appointment-based contemporary art studio Featurespace on art prints investments and his inspirations behind his gallery. We have seenContinue reading “Should you start your art collection with prints?”

Holly on life coaching and Ashati energy healing

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What got you started on becoming a life purpose coach?  Hey! I’m Holly and I’m a Life Purpose Coach. I’ve always loved wellness, and have a big fan of therapy/self-help. It wasn’t till I discovered coaching, that I felt I was able to make big shifts in myContinue reading “Holly on life coaching and Ashati energy healing”

Jeanette Adrienne Wee on learning discipline and patience through pottery

Jeanette Adrienne Wee is one of Singapore’s rising pottery makers. She creates pieces under her eponymous brand Adrienne Ceramics and also teaches at ves.studio. Jeanette shares with us her experience in teaching, creating, and the life lessons her mentor renowned ceramist Iskandar Jalil imparted to her.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. What gotContinue reading “Jeanette Adrienne Wee on learning discipline and patience through pottery”

Artist and social media personality Willabelle Ong on keeping an open mind in life and in art

As one of Singapore’s recognized social media personalities, Willabelle Ong’s Instagram showcases well-shot photos of her in high end fashion labels or at beautiful travel locations. She has been profiled in global publications such as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and NYLON to name a few. When she is not busy creating high quality content, WillabelleContinue reading “Artist and social media personality Willabelle Ong on keeping an open mind in life and in art”

Lark & Peony founder Junie Yeo on modern Asian style

Lark and Peony was founded in 2012 by Junie Yeo. Their cheongsam designs are an interpretation of the modern Asian style. We spoke to Junie to find out how her move to Japan inspired her to start the label. We also learn a little about the difference in wellness approach between people in Japan andContinue reading “Lark & Peony founder Junie Yeo on modern Asian style”

Ikebana artist Toru Watarai on reverence for nature and knowing contentment

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. There is a deeper philosophy and history behind this art form than merely putting pretty flowers together. SAINE speaks to Toru Watarai, founder of ikebana school Tumbler & FLOWERS based in Kamakura, Japan. He shares with us his interpretation of ikebana, what inspired his journey and knowingContinue reading “Ikebana artist Toru Watarai on reverence for nature and knowing contentment”

Founder of Reckless Ericka, Afton Chen, on her fashion label and how to have a joyful heart

Fashion label Reckless Ericka is definitely no stranger in Asia’s fashion scene. Established in 2009, the label has showcased at numerous renowned platforms including Singapore Fashion Festival, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week and Singapore International Festival of Arts just to name a few. SAINE spoke to the label’s founder and designer Afton Chen about her latestContinue reading “Founder of Reckless Ericka, Afton Chen, on her fashion label and how to have a joyful heart”

Traditional Chinese Medicine nutritionist and chef Zoey Gong on food-based healing and wellness

We learnt so much from Zoey in this interview. As Traditional Chinese Medicine gains rising popularity in recent years, we are curious about its practice and efficacy. We speak to Zoey Gong, TCM practitioner, nutritioner, chef and artist based in the United States, to demystify some of the misconceptions around TCM. This 24-year-old multi hyphenateContinue reading “Traditional Chinese Medicine nutritionist and chef Zoey Gong on food-based healing and wellness”

Singaporean ceramic artist Ng Yang Ce: pottery making and aesthetic value

30-year-old Singaporean ceramic artist Ng Yang Ce’s lively personality definitely shows through her vibrant works, a deviation from most painted ceramics which are usually more muted in colours. A young mummy of one, she speaks to SAINE about pottery making, how it has evolved in Asia in recent years and what she thinks the futureContinue reading “Singaporean ceramic artist Ng Yang Ce: pottery making and aesthetic value”