kllylmrck (kelly limerick) – local
Kelly Limerick is the pseudonym of Singaporean-born artist Kelly Lim (born 1991).
She is a crotchet artist and also a graphic designer.
Having first picked up crochet in 1997 when she was 7 years old, Kelly then taught herself knitting, and has since been using both skills for her distinct artworks.
Kelly often creates without a sketch or set patterns to produce unique, one-off designs. Her work includes elements of ‘kimo-kawaii’ (きもかわいい)- a Japanese term meaning grotesque-cute- and focuses on textures and details.
Recently, she has been exploring large-scale installations, which inject unexpected visual impact in urban spaces and aim to provide immersive experiences by engaging the site.
Much like a living creature, her art ‘grows’ with new inspirations every single day.
Read more about her here: http://www.kllylmrck.com/artist/
I chose her as she is pretty well known in Singapore for her crotchet art, and she breaks people’s perspectives on what art should be. She really is Singapore’s pride as she is daring enough to be who she wants to be. She even changes many perceptions of crotchet art, as majority assumes it to be an old people’s art.
studio juju (local)
Studio Juju is led by Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui to practice design across disciplines in furniture, products and spaces.
The studio’s approach is fresh and optimistic and each project is a union of simplicity and warmth, functionalism and whimsy, refinement and relevance.
Timo and Priscilla consider their design practice as a freedom to exploration, and as a medium for collaboration.
Studio Juju has been honored the “Designers of the Future” by Design Miami/ in 2011. They were winner of the Design Report Award at SaloneSatellite in the same year.
In 2014, the studio was awarded the Singapore President’s Design Award, Design of the Year for their ‘Rabbit & Tortoise Collection’ for Living Divani.
This is a really interesting product which was previously conceived for the Design Miami/Basel “Designers of the Future” award.
Back in 2011, Studio Juju captured both the Design Report Award for best newcomer contribution at SaloneSatellite, and the W Hotel Designers of the Future Award.
Their design philosophy was designing a good experience with any project. They believe that the encounter with any physical design has to be both sensorial and emotional.
I chose them as I feel that the spatial furniture and other works done by them is really modern and creative.
Alexandra Alberta Yeo (Local / London)
From Indonesian Chinese heritage, Singapore born Alexandra’s core inspiration is travel and adventure as she has travelled the world extensively since she was a teenager. Having gone to all-girls boarding school in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia then a period of high school in Long Beach, California and completing college at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. California. Later, working in fashion in New York City and Los Angeles for designers such as Lanvin, Rag & Bone and Opening Ceremony. Her curiosity for culture and adventure is evident and undeniable. Her fascination with gemstones was intensified when she attended the prestigious Gemological Institute of America in New York City. Alexandra Alberta’s passion for playful, colorful gemstones are seen in her designs. Never boring, and unafraid of color, her designs display a rainbow array of different tones and colors. This really exemplifies Alexandra’s free-spirited, multi-layered personality, and her individual style. She believes in dressing however she wants, without any subscription to one particular style. But always, polished and well put together.
From the moment Alexandra began designing jewelry, she has been smothered with requests to purchase her one-of-a-kind pieces.
mike voropaev (russia)
Digital artist Mike Voropaev was born in December 1992 in Kirov, Russia. From early ages he was interested in computer technologies and 3D graphics. At age of 11 he created his first 3D model for a elementary school talent show.He studied computer science and engineering at local university and graduated with a masters degree. Later he rediscovered his passion for design and 3D graphics, and started to work as a freelance designer with strong technical background.Now he lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia and works internationally with a lot of well known brands and startups, creating unique visual experiences.In each of his projects he actively experiments with different styles and unexpected tools – from 3D graphics, VR, AR, code, animation to paint, cloth and even analog film.
Intensively using his knowledge in technologies, fashion and every aspect of contemporary culture, he tries to resonate with zeitgeist and topics society worried about.
HOUTH is a creative studio based in Taipei, Taiwan that flexibly integrates creativity, strategy, design and resources to create fresh solutions for our clients.
HOUTH designers appreciate simple, pure things, and interpret “this hilarious world” through a unique perspective. They strongly believe there are no rules to follow in life; instead, there are only choices. Inspiration always comes from real life experience. The two H’s in ‘HOUTH’ represents the two co-founders, while ‘OUT’ represents their desire to transcend established systems or frameworks.
Ho Wan Chun – – – Art Director & Illustrator
Huang Chi Teng – – – Creative Director & Photographer
They specialise in:
Branding: Naming, Logo & logotype, Identity system, art direction, creative direction
Graphic Design: Event, Exhibition, Book Design, Packaging, Typography, Photography, Illustration