• handmade soy candle by SaanSaan
    INTERVIEWS

    Saan Saan Candles – Light Fueled by Wander

    It must be wonderful to be able to start up a business that connects with the things you love. I am not an entrepreneur but I think it is safe to say that one common denominator amongst small businesses focused on craftsmanship and environmental sustainability is passion. After all, starting a business in itself is both a risk and a challenge, and when you choose to be an ethical, eco-conscious brand then expect challenges to be greater yet the rewards more meaningful. On Lokal, Mark, creator of Saan Saan shares with us how launching the brand allows him the freedom to run his own business while doing the things he…

  • Craftsmith Living concept store
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    Craftsmith Living – Simple, Honest, Down-to-Earth Design

    Craftsmith Living is a local concept store in Salcedo Village, Makati, featuring a collection of homewares and artisanal objects that celebrate craftsmanship and slow living. Founded by Mia De Lara & Kitty Bunag, the store is also a venue for workshops or collaborations with other creatives and organizations that share their vision. “We’d like to think of Craftsmith as our playground – a space where we create freely – unbound by rules, where we share, collaborate and ultimately make a difference in the lives of those around us as well as organizations both environmental and humanitarian who are aligned with our philosophy.” – Mia & Kitty I discovered Craftsmith Living through Instagram,…

  • Cyan handmade
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    Shop Feature: Cyan°

    Our featured shop this week, Cyan°, is founded by Marie-Pier Nicol, a mother of three from Drummondville, Quebec. Marie fell in love with sewing when she was pregnant with her first child.  After having her second child, Marie decided to create her own stuff, realising that she couldn’t find the things she liked from the market, and one thing led to another. What’s the story behind the shop name? I was in bed with my drawing pad searching for my company name and then I looked at my quilt cover color cyan and thought it would be a great shop name! And now my youngest son’s name is Yann so many people think it’s related, maybe it…