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POPUP SHOP – THE MARCH EDITION

Following the success of our first pop-up shop at Boutique Fairs Singapore last November, we’re excited to announce that we’re popping up again at their March edition, this time, with some sweet Spring arrivals!

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As usual, Boutique Fairs will not disappoint with their wonderful curation of brands and vendors alike. Expect some new shops (vendors stated in the flyer below) and good ol’ staple ones, offering clothing, homewares, fragrances, furniture, kids stuff and plenty more.

Little Man will be offering 10% off on all regular-priced goods displayed during the pop-up. We’ve also got two new brands – Kids Boetiek and Rylee & Cru – that will be making their debut at the fair. Here’s a roundup of what you can expect!
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POPUP SHOP – BOUTIQUE FAIRS SINGAPORE

AND…. it’s here! Our second (and biggest ever!) Pop-Up Shop, held at Boutique Fairs Singapore. This time, it’s the gifting edition and consider your early Christmas shopping all done at this one-stop amazing fair. We’re not kidding you, when we first set foot on Boutique Fairs as a shopper ourselves earlier in March this year, we were surprisingly overwhelmed by the great variety of vendors, gorgeous curation of brands and merchandise and the very well put-together layout and vibe of the entire shopping bazaar.

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There is seriously no other shopping event like this one where we want to stay for hours and hours and not leave. So many things to see, so many things to shop and eat and there’s even a cool play corner for the kids and dads to rest and play! You’ll have to make your way down to judge for yourself.

Little Man will be offering our usual 15% off storewide* for all goods displayed during the pop-up. Expect new arrivals from Black Crane, Publish Hers and Publish Brand, High-Low Jewelry, P.F Candle Co., Baggu, Korean Kids Clothes,The Horse and Traveler’s Notebook. Lookout too for everyone’s favourites from Sifr Tees, AL&ALICIA, SESSUN, Salt-water Sandals, Rifle Paper Co., Mini Rodini and Bobo Choses. Here’s a roundup of what you can expect!

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More information below on the brands and vendors alike that will be participating at Boutiques Fair Singapore. We hope to see you down!

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COLLECTIVE DESIGNS FAIR

September is surely a month to rejoice! It’s been a while since our last Open House and we are real excited to meet with all our friends, fans and customers in person once again. This time, Little Man will be one of the vendors participating in the Collective Designs Fair on the 23 & 24 September.

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The Collective Designs Fair bands together over 30 vendors (led by talented mom-preneurs, exquisite local brands as well as quirky retailers like us!) to showcase a wide range of stylish and beautiful products comprising of home decor, premium clothing brands and accessories for men, women, baby and kids! There’ll also be coffee, wine and food for us to munch on while you shop. Here’s the poster for more details or you can head on over to their instagram page for more instant updates. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you real soon!

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What can you expect from Little Man at the fair? A galore of new accessories, clothing, shoes and stationery for men, women and kids! Head on over to our Facebook page and follow us (if you haven’t already done so!) for more updates!

HAPPY FRIDAY

In the first month of 2016 where we’re dominated by “Best of Lists”, why not just add on and introduce a few new inspirations that we’re following to kick-start the year? Enjoy!

+ CAFE NO MA +
We love how freelance stylist – Nobuka Yuba – whose work often features coffee, designed her apartment based on that one love of hers. She has successfully brought all of the comforts of a café into her home, filling the space with various nods to coffee culture-collections of espresso cups, an industrial cafe table, and even a light fixture in the shape of a porcelain teapot.

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+ LOST BOYS LIFE +
Not quite sure why she named her work and project Lost Boys Life but we are certainly drawn to her doodles and cute little cards. A little haphazard and random but hey, we all need times like this in our lives.

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+ THE MERRY THOUGHT +
Founded by Caitlin and Manda, this Western New York-based lifestyle site devoted to simple living is a new treasure we just chanced upon. Lots of good reading, creative and useful DIY projects (which is just right up our alley!) as well as recipes and tips on fashion, home decor, travels and more. We can’t help but keep coming back!

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+ THREADHONEY +
Textile and pop culture enthusiast, Jenn Riggs, started her little embroidery project a while back and it just keeps getting better. We sure wished we had stitching skills like that. A little stitch a day keeps our troubles away!

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(All photos belong to the source and owners of the respective accounts.)

EAR CANDY

Moss is a boutique speaker company founded by British audio designer, Nik Lee. His first range of wireless bluetooth speakers called the Piccadilly is minimal and iconic , comes in 5 cool colors and are made from hardy materials inspired by architecture and interior designer. Don’t be fooled by its mini size, this little guy packs a punch compared to all the other small sized speakers we’ve heard (& got disappointed with) in the market.

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Backed by a team of craftsmen and acoustic engineers, these quality handmade speakers are made using traditional fabrication techniques and are finished by hand, injecting a sense of craftsmanship back to the speaker-making process. The natural acrylic material is smooth and solid, it’s also water resistant and comes with a handy pouch and a USB cable packaged in a neat little box with easy to understand instructions — all thoughtful design considerations.

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Calling all music lovers! Don’t just take our word for it, swing by and test one out yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

Want more insight? Press play below and watch as designer & founder Nik, walks us through how these awesome speakers are made.

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LM INTERVIEWS: KIAT

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Jonathan Kiat, co-founder of audio visual collective Syndicate, is also a longtime friend and supporter of Little Man. If you’ve been to one of our Little Block Parties, you’ve probably seen this guy behind the DJ turntables, dressed in style. He’s also the creative guy behind our logo & collateral designs. Kiat’s spearheaded so many cool projects that we’ve lost count. Taking some time out from his music and design work, Kiat talks to us about the best coffee in town, the cool stuff he’s doing these days and how he wears his Publish Jogger Pants.

Kiat_JoggerSeries_RoyalBlue Kiat is wearing our Publish #JoggerPants in Royal Blue. Photo credits: Kane Cunico.

What do you do for a living? And what do you do for fun?
Together with my partner-in-crime Cherry Chan, we run a multi-disciplinary studio called System Sovereign, that focuses on projects of love, both for clients and ourselves. On the side, we are involved with Syndicate, an audio-visual collective that we co-founded, aiming to push experimental music and visuals.

In addition, we are also the ambassadors for the Red Bull Music Academy, where our roles are to promote the academy locally through curated events. I try my best to make my work enjoyable and I work hard on the fun stuff, so the lines are very blurred…

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What’s the latest project you’re working on?
It’s a project called ‘The Dreamcatcher’, for the National University Hospital’s Medical Social Work Department. They have a peer group set up for chronically ill youths called Dreamcatchers, to give them support in various forms, be it financial, social, school matters etc. 

The aim is to give them the real life experience of creating a publication from scratch. It was really important that they had something positive to work towards as our society isn’t very kind to people who have chronic illnesses. What started off as a design job became a rather inspiring journey as I met and interacted with the patients. 

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What took me by surprise is that as the project went along and I got to know the group better through chatting with them and their honestly written contributions to the publication, I found myself getting more inspired each day to try to do as much as possible for this group of youths who can do so much more if given the right support from society. Hopefully, this project goes on to sustain itself which is our goal for this platform.

Where’s the best cup of coffee in town?
There are 3 spots I frequent depending on the time of day and my moods. If I feel like something quiet, the spot for me right now is at the new CAD cafe at Haji Lane that was opened by Chad and Dave from the Pushin’ On crew. It’s a great cosy spot that’s unpretentious with a great location to boot!

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On days where I have to arrange for a meeting outside my office with clients, it’s usually down to Shots cafe at Club St. It’s a nice little joint with a quaint view of the back streets of Chinatown. And then, there’s the regular neighbourhood Kopi Tiam where I have my usual fix of local black coffee on Saturday mornings when I get up. As much as I love my lattes, nothing beats a nice cup of Kopi-o as it always takes me back to my childhood memories of having breakfast with my late grandfather at the market. 

What are you currently listening to on your iPod?
I don’t use an iPod as I drive and I think that listening to too much music on your headphones isn’t too healthy in the long run. If I do listen to any music at all in my free time, it’s usually in the car to and from work. It usually consists of a mix of demos and promos that get sent over or reviewing some work-in-progress music that I’m working on. 

More of Kiat’s works can be found here.