When I can’t wipe the silly smile off my face, that’s when I know I’ve made a good discovery.
Based on my past entries, I think that it’s a well-established fact that I raid flea markets with a fervor of a spendthrift scorned. It was my first time to get wind of the MAAD (Market of Artists and Designers) fetes at Red Dot Design Museum, and boy, was I glad I took time to check out this month’s shindig.
The Red Dot Design Museum is already a right-brained delight to see during its day hours, but come the time of the monthly MAAD markets, the museum is transformed to an “art”-erpreneur’s commune, if you may. It’s a chance for ingenious minds to mingle and share their art — be it in handicrafts, photography, fashion, painting, music, even food! MAAD takes flea markets to another dimension — perfect for picking out that one-of-a-kind gift or for discovering your new creative hero.
In their site, MAAD states that they screen their participant’s wares — favoring only the “original, creative, and more often than not, handmade works by talented painters, jewellery makers, product designers, visual artists, wordsmiths and eco-friendly seamstresses” — all to keep the level of artistic calibre intact. I applaud MAAD for their vision and execution; it’s definitely a place to be madly inspired.