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Supermama, a boutique retail store in Singapore, is helping to build bridges between Singapore and Japan through an exchange of ideas on design and craft.It works closely with art and design studios in Singapore to come up with meaningful designs for contemporary giftware that showcase Singapore’s unique culture. Traditional craftsmen in Japan then make these into products ranging from socks to ceramic plates to drinking glasses.

One of its most notable collaborators is Kihara, a Japanese ceramic brand with 400 years of porcelain-making experience. The very first collection that Supermama and Kihara worked on together was Singapore Icons — a series of porcelain ware featuring Singaporean motifs such as the Tembusu tree (above left) and the national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. read more...



On The Cover

A Piece of Singapore

Supermama, a boutique retail store in Singapore, is helping to build bridges between Singapore...


10 QUESTIONS

History on Canvas

Realist painter Chua Mia Tee on his motivations for capturing scenes of Singapore and its people...


GLOBAL CITIZENS

The Ride of His Life

Singaporean Nicholas Leong shares his ambitious plan of training Kenyan cyclists to win the Tour...

Seeds of Change

Social entrepreneur Gouri Mirpuri on her desire to make a positive difference in the world.

Engineering World Peace

Former Googler Tan Chade-Meng on why he quit his job to focus on building a better world.

Creative Commons

Designer and illustrator Clara Yee connects communities with art.


GOOD BUSINESS

Journeys with Purpose

Social enterprise Backstreet Academy helps disadvantaged communities gain access to the global...

Technology for Good

Non-profit organisation DataKind Singapore mines data for greater social good.


COMMUNITY

Bridge of Friendship

Singapore and Malaysia celebrate 50 years of close ties with an arts and cultural showcase.

Museum Connections

Singapore’s National Museum and National Gallery partner overseas institutions to deepen...


HELPING HANDS

The Value of Giving

Volunteers from Singapore International Foundation share stories on what they have gained from...

Life Hacks

Singapore non-profit organisation Engineering Good uses innovative solutions to help the...


BIG IDEAS

Friends for a Better World

Friends of Singapore gather in the Little Red Dot to initiate conversations on ideas for...


INSIDE SCOOP

Greening the Roof

Singapore maximises urban space by putting gardens and solar panels on its rooftops.


VANTAGE

Mapping a Common Language

National Gallery Singapore director Eugene Tan on his plans to give greater prominence to...


OUT OF THE BOX

Treasure, Not Trash

Singapore technology start-up turns plastic waste into a valuable resource.


PASS IT ON

Reel Impact

Singapore social enterprise Skillseed’s film-making programme equips young people with...


FLIP SIDE

Thinking Green Every Step of the Way

Eco-activist Bhavani Prakash on how Singapore inspired her to champion the environmental cause.

Finding her Muse

Austrian designer Karin Aue shares how everyday experiences in Singapore influence her work.



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