Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Creative Craft Displays

KL Design Week 2010 had come and almost gone. It lasts from May 1st to May 16th, so if you want to go for any one of the exhibition, you still have a chance! Although I only went to the exhibitions and craft fairs in Capsquare KL, and did not attend any conferences, it was a pretty inspiring event :) It's nice to see this amount of talent in the local indie art market too. Here are some photos I took of the exhibition in Capsquare KL. Some of the photographs are pretty crappy, because my digicam sucked badly at indoor shots, I hope you won't mind~

This is from the same booth as the jewelry designer that I featured majorly in my previous post about creative jewelry display. This year their display was more... simple. It's just sticks and plates like this interlinking over about 6 to 7 feet. It is pretty interesting if you look closely at how they link the entire thing, but compared with last year's this year they seemed a bit... lazy.

Their jewelry displaying on the plates. They actually sell a lot of 'couple jewelry' where two pieces come together as one.

A display with the tropical/tiki theme. Simple things like shells, rocks and a mini paper umbrellas are effective to bring in the tropical feel. Better if you have orchid flowers, fake ones preferably lol, wilting flowers isn't a nice sight to see.

Ah, this artist is one of the reasons I went to the exhibition - Gigi Gee. When I saw her work in the super thick KLDW'09 booklet last year, I got instantly HOOKED!! Her design sense is just fab, and her work is just so intricately beautiful. I custom ordered a green colored bracelet from her last year, and although it was fairly pricey, I never regretted the purchase! Still loving it to itty bitty bits and pieces!

Her work are more colorful and bright this year, an improvement!

Her earring display rack. I was circling around the rack admiring all the intricate designs, I WANT TO TAKE THE WHOLE THING BACK HOME!! Alas, that would probably eat up one whole month of my paycheck.

Her bracelets display, pretty simple and straight forward. This would work for jewelry like her's because they were chunky and not exactly cheap, so she can put fewer up like that.

Unfortunately Gigi don't have a website, blog, etsy shop, or even a facebook account. (at least, not that I know of) You can read an interview of her work - Playing with Clay via the link. And if you're interested to purchase or know more, you can e-mail her at gilin68@gmail.com. Be sure to mention that I refer you kk? ;D

This is another one of my favorite booths! Oh&Ah~ Which I also featured in my previous post (although only one photo) I didn't know that my lecturer from college is part of this team, what a pleasant surprise. :D Their products are so cute and quirky. Here they are selling little badges in a mini luggage bag, very fun to sift through in.

Their other items. They make cute unique accessories, toys, quirky home displays and stationaries.

This bunny necklace is SOOOO CUTE!! But SO PRICEY SOBS! *wipes a tear* Apparently it's made of paper clay and takes a lot of time? I'm not too familiar with the art of paper clay unfortunately. You can see clearer pictures of their items sold at their booths on the Oh&Ah blog. When I first saw it on their blog before I went to the exhibition, I was quite sure I would be getting the bunny necklace if it was within my budget. But alas, it was double of that.

Little table and a smaller crate to display handmade notebooks and sketchbooks.

This wire work is just... breathtaking! This is a student work I think, it was in the student work exhibition area.

A horn bill by the same student, I also really love the little details he/she did at the base of the display. Just look at the details, I can't even fathom how long he/she took to do this! Unfortunately... I forgot to grab a name card although it was right there...

More student exhibits, this corner featuring all sorts of weirdly painted weird items. Toilet covers, lamp shades and mannequin bodies. The mannequin with the yellow face and eyes on the boobs disturbs me so...

This student work is very intriguing too! :D Little light boxes with interesting silhouettes, very sweet and unique.

Some of the boxes even look 3D-ish and layered, very pretty!

These ruffled sneakers are so cute! I wonder if it would be suitable for tomboy brides ahahaha.

Some simple displays of phone charms on a board standing on an easel.

I missed a few booths, like the sugar art display booth and the wall sticker one. I don't know why but I guess I got brain fart and just forgot to turn on my camera although it was hanging around my wrist. I didn't go home empty-handed though, hehehe.

I couldn't resist not buying something from Gigi's booth, so I bought these cute violet red earrings. Although unfortunately I don't wear earrings lol, so I made it into a necklace :) The details on the bead is just so intricate and pretty!

A quirky wooden display I bought from the Oh&Ah booth. I had lovingly named it Mr Pickles! :D With his four eyes, giant moustache and hairy chest, he is not to be fooled with.

Mr Pickles has a split personality honoes! This is Selkcip, Mr Pickles's double. Sporting an equally hair chest and a horrifically hairy face, I'm not sure if I should be disturbed by Mr Pickles or Selkcip...

Tomorrow I'm going to another craft fair - Pipit Wonderful Market 4! My oh my, what a busy month this is, and a good month for me to go broke because there are quite a few indie artists I like attending Pipit Market. I will be sure to take pics and post them soon! Till then, adios.


Angeline said...

That event looks like fun! Wish I could go see :< The earrings you got are really pretty btw :3 Its such a delicious violet color <3

Alex Kam said...

Yeah it was a lot of fun, there's a lot of funny stuff too >u< But I think Pipit will be even more amazing :D I'm super looking forward to it!!

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