We co-created a series of artworks with Swatch for their new ‘Swatch POP’ collection. The fun part about this collection is that the watch faces can be popped out and worn in different ways. Here are the artworks we created that was inspired by 4 of the watches from the new collection – POP dancing, POPthusiasm, Poplooking and POPpingpop. Which is your favourite Swatch POP?
Our online store will be restocked tomorrow, June 2, at 9:30pm Singapore time/9:30am EDT. Finally!! Thank you to those who have been asking and waiting so patiently for our update. Do drop by to check out some of our new products! Hope you will find something you like! x
We are having a Polkaros Kamifusen workshop at Isetan Scotts in Singapore on the 23 April & 1 May 2016 as part of their Japan Fair.
Kamifusen, also known as paper balloon, is a traditional handmade toy from Japan. In this 1 hour workshop, you will get to design and decorate your very own Kamifusen.
We will also be launching our new Polkaros Kamifusen DIY kit! Special thanks to the one and only Hiki from Uguisu for being such a great advisor and supplier of the materials. We can’t wait to share the kit with you!
Sign up here for the Kamifusen Workshop now: https://www.isetan.com.sg/t/categories/polkaros-workshop-april-2016/polkaros-workshops
Spend an afternoon in a quiet neighbourhood of Chofu city at one of Tokyo’s alternative book cafe, Tegamisha (手紙舎カフェ), locataed just 30 minutes away from Shinjuku. With tastefully curated shelves of books and zines on art, craft and lifestyle, it’s one place you should come by if you’re in Tokyo.
There is a little cozy cafe at the back of the store, or upstairs at Level 2 where you can enjoy a good cup and cake while you read a book, or have a go at their daily food menu.
Tegamisha has a great selection of zakka by Japanese craftsmen that we love! And they also organise a craft market called Nominoichi that we will talk about in our next post.
Find out more about Tegamisha here.
Address: 4-23-３５ Nishitsutsujigaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0006, Japan
Directions: 10 minutes walk from Tsutsujigaoka Station (Keio line) South Exit
Tegamisha Book & Coffee and 2nd Story
Address: 1 Chome-17-5 Kikunodai, Chōfu-shi, Tōkyō-to 182-0007, Japan
Directions: 1 minute walk from Shibasaki Station (Keio line)
Our first solo exhibition in Singapore located at K+ Curatorial Space in Scotts Square ends today! Very thankful for the opportunity to share our works in such an lovely space. We launched new items such as our giant pouffes, bag accessories and riso prints. We also did a series of collaboration prints with The Letter J supply and cute pompoms with Green Laundry. A huge thank you to those who came to our opening party, attended our workshops and visited the exhibition! It means a lot to us! Special thanks to Kinetic and K+ team for all their hard work and support! For our dear friends outside of Singapore, here are some pictures of the exhibition. Hope that our works could travel to meet you some day!
Kinetic team helping with the set up. Can’t thank them enough!!
The end date was meant to be in January but thanks to the extension, many of my friends and family who lived overseas were able to catch it!
Custom-made Polkaros cupcakes for our opening party!
One of the exciting challenges for this exhibition was creating our giant pots!
The amazing feeling when you find the perfect plant for your pot.
Our new pouffes!
Our new limited edition riso prints.
Afro cat – one of our new animal pots.
Polkaros hanging wall art.
Our favourite Kids, Art & Design Magazine, MiLK Japon is now having a pop-up store “Anniversary MiLK” in Omotesando Hills and we just had to pay them visit!
Spot the Singapore label! The adorable origami pins from Hug-a-Porcupine!
If you are around the area, we really think you should drop by Anniversary MiLK Pop-up Store for some fun! But before you hit downtown Tokyo, why not dress up with Polkaros accessories?