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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...



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A Piece of Singapore

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.


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GLOBAL CITIZENS

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Seeds of Change

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Engineering World Peace

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Creative Commons

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GOOD BUSINESS

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Technology for Good

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COMMUNITY

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Museum Connections

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HELPING HANDS

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Life Hacks

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BIG IDEAS

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INSIDE SCOOP

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VANTAGE

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PASS IT ON

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FLIP SIDE

Thinking Green Every Step of the Way

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Finding her Muse

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