Lived in Sydney for three years, now back in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
A range of unique handmade products in one place
Publika is known for its artsy vibes, chic boutiques, and artisan cafes. Constantly alive with events, something unique can always be found there. More so from now until December at the Supermarket Collective Pop-up Store. Just across from Subway, this pop-up store is the brainchild of various local artists who decided to take the entrepreneur route and start their own handmade-art business.
While many may pass by the store thinking it plain and ordinary, customers are spoilt for choice once they take a closer look at the products on display. The entrepreneurs have made the most of their allotted spaces, decorating them to their fancy.
One of the entrepreneurs, Sewfabby, creates cheerful dinosaurs, cats, and bags, among many others. However, her pull lies in her customized towels. Customers are welcome to choose from a wide variety of embroidered images for their towels as well as fonts for a more personal touch. While her focus lies in kid-sized towels, many bigger kids would jump at the chance of owning one as well.
Notbook Notbuk on the other hand specializes in handmade notebooks and planners. A crowd-favourite, her A5-sized DIY-Binder, like many of her products, is made out of a hard cardboard wrapped in cloth. These binders come empty and customers are given free range over their choice of refills. As she constantly tells potential customers, the fabrics used to make her products are usually a one-off purchase, making most of her items, 'limited editions'. Find out what I did with mine here.
Planners, organizers, notebooks - there are just too many to choose from!
Amazing customers with her patience and skill, Tiny Pinc creates intricate miniature-sized dessert pieces. While these tiny pieces are usually used to make jewellery, Tiny Pinc is not averse to using her creations as displays as well.
Click on the pic to enlarge it and check out the intricate details of her pieces! Loving her Groot and Baymax displays!
You may scoff and think that Individium's pieces are common but the genius lies in their simplicity. Taking chemistry to another level, Individium has created its very own human periodic table. Printed on t-shirts, pillow cases, magnets, and many more, these items hold their own whimsical pull.
Find out about the others behind this pop-up for yourself before the 31st of December! Look out for Bisou Bonbon, Moo.Nicholas, Power of Word, Michiocraft, Emo Ego and, White Toast.
Some of the entrepreneurs will also be giving classes on their specialties. Follow them and Supermart Collective (it is a permanent store in Sunway Pyramid) on Facebook and Instagram to find out more. Workshops are announced 2 - 4 weeks prior to the date so there's plenty of time for you to sign up and plan your schedule!
P. S. I was told by Notbook Notbuk's owner, Kricia, that the entrepreneurs take turns at their pop-up so you never know who you're going to meet! Take a chance and pop in. You might end up having an interesting conversation with the store keeper of the day.
(From top left, anti-clockwise) White Toast, Moo.Nicholas and Power of Word