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[INTERVIEW] "There’s a new generation of makers waiting to be discovered." - Joel Leong of Haystakt:

[INTERVIEW] "There’s a new generation of makers waiting to be discovered." - Joel Leong of Haystakt:

We started out meeting local designers and artisans we personally liked. It was a lot of legwork, but it was fun to travel to different cities and meet good folks like Pow in Bangkok and Daisuke in Tokyo. From then on, it was a game of referring and networking. What helps you decide on the makers to approach? People go to Haystakt to find cool products with a story, so we look for uniquely handcrafted items made in small-batch or limited edition productions with interesting concepts. We also look for people who have promising ideas or unique backgrounds because we’re as interested in the people as we are in their products. Where can we find the makers and shakers in Singapore? Most of them are buried in their craft, so you’ll find them in their studios or workshops within the industrial estates of Ayer Rajah, Bedok or Kallang. Why did the idea of a brick and mortar store n...

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