CreativeMornings/Singapore with Carolyn Kan



CreativeMornings/Singapore on 11th December (Friday), 8am @ National Design Centre Auditorium - LEVEL 2, 111 Middle Road.


The National Design Centre is within walking distance from Bugis and Bras Basah MRT stations. It is also accessible by bus along Middle Road, Victoria Street and North Bridge Road.


Circle Line – Brash Basah station (a 5-minute walk to the centre, take Exit A)
East-West Line – Bugis station (a 5-minute walk to the centre, take Exit C)

Parking is available at the following car parks near the centre, along:

Queen Street: Public and HDB car parks
Middle Road: InterContinental Singapore Hotel and Bugis Junction car park
Victoria Street: National Library Building and Bugis+ car park

Traffic is unpredictable in the area during mornings, so do try and take public transport if possible.


Carolyn Kan, Jewellery Designer

Carrie K. tells stories through playfully-provocative, artisan-crafted jewellery.

A former managing director of an international advertising agency, Carolyn Kan took a year off the corporate race to travel. She had an epiphany when she was learning to silversmith in Florence and Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery was created in July 2009.

Just a year later, in 2010, Kan won ELLE Awards “Jewellery Designer of the Year”. This helped catapult Carrie K. from a successful Singapore jewellery label into an international export label. Carrie K. is represented by Yuji Yamamoto in Japan and has since shown at Paris Fashion Week, Seoul Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. Carrie K. is now distributed in concept stores in 8 countries and has launched Carrie K. fine jewellery and bespoke services.

In 2011, Carrie K. started Keepers, a pro-bono, quarterly artisans showcase, to help make the work of independent designers, artisans and artisans more accessible and appreciated. It grew via word-of-mouth and in September 2014, with the support of Singapore Tourism Board and Spring Singapore, Carrie K. co-organised with the Textile and Fashion Federation, KEEPERS: Singapore Designer Collective. A 4,200 square foot pop-up in the heart of Orchard Road. The objective was to spotlight our Singapore design talent from diverse categories like fashion, to furniture to food. With the overwhelming reception, the 5 months pop-up was extended for almost another year and will be coming to an end in January 2016. Following KEEPERS Orchard is the KEEPERS retail pop-up at Changi Airport Terminal 1 and a KEEPERS Atelier pop-up at the National Design Centre which is run until 10th January 2016 themed “Playtime”.


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The National Design Centre (NDC) is the nexus for all things design. This is where designers and businesses congregate to exchange ideas, conduct business, use its facilities and obtain assistance from the national agency for design, the DesignSingapore Council. Centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district in the Bras Basah-Bugis area, it is well placed to invite the public to learn about design through its exhibitions and programmes.




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A luxury landmark set in the heart of a historic precinct, InterContinental® Singapore is deeply rooted in the heritage of the arts and cultural districts of Bugis and Bras Basah. Positioned in proximity to established historical enclaves including Arab Street, Kampong Glam and Little India, InterContinental Singapore is also conveniently located next to Bugis Junction shopping complex, Singapore’s first glass-covered air-conditioned shopping street.

Drawing on the city’s rich heritage and multi-faceted cultures inspired by the surrounding locale, the 403-guestroom hotel exudes a residential charm that harmoniously marries luxury and elegance with hints of locality. Comprising a Main Tower that suitably blends heritage-inspired furnishings with modern-day comforts, and a Heritage Wing which is distinctly reflective of the Peranakan culture, all rooms and suites incorporate a touch of historic charm.


CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minutes lecture, followed by a 15 minutes Q&A/group discussion. The gathering begins at 8.00am with the topic presentation starting at 8.30am and everyone taking off for work at 9.30am. CreativeMornings are free of charge and will always be!

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  • The event description was updated. Diff 2015-12-08 08:39:30
Fri Dec 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM SGT
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National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore
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111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969 Singapore
The National Design Centre is within walking distance from Bugis and Bras Basah MRT stations. It is also accessible by bus along Middle Road, Victoria Street and North Bridge Road.
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