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Thank you for visiting this blog. Since 01 May 2021, we have been posting our blogs at the above link, at The Artisans Haven. Please continue to support us. Read all about our tenants and artisans at our blog, now at The Artisans Haven website. Much appreciated.

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Promoting scholarships in the arts

There is room for growth in the study of the arts and more students should take advantage of scholarships available. While there is now more diversification into the arts from core vocations such medicine, engineering, IT, law and business, there could be higher interest shown in the arts. “Out of 30 students applying for scholarships […]

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Thank You Teacher

“But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume’’ From the song To Sir with Love Many types of gifts for Teacher come to mind. If you are thinking of saying thank you with a little gift, for the teachers you know, check this out. At The Artisans Haven, there is […]

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A Day Dedicated to Teachers

“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas I am strong, when I am on your shoulders You raise me up to more than I can be’’ Excerpt of song by Josh Groban This theme song at Gem & Bread Special Needs Support Group […]

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It’s Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate!

Being a Mom means so many things at once, initially caring for a little life totally dependent on her. It’s sleepless nights, teaching her children to walk and talk … bracing them for a fall and getting them on their feet again … teaching them to be smart and capable … supporting their dreams … […]

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LIVE with The Artisans Haven, Episode Sparkle

The Artisans Haven presents, LIVE with The Artisans Haven, Episode Sparkle. 26 April 2021 Monday 2.00pm KL Time on Facebook LIVE (facebook/the artisans haven and facebook/unofficial artisans jade) . We have 30 items with shine, on display in the 45 minutes show. Support our artisans and local business. Handmade is Heartmade. Check out https://bit.ly/3dgaVT0 #artisanshaven, or download […]

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The Happy Outdoor

The happy, outdoor life is something to treasure in these pandemic hit times. Visitors loved the bright colours of Trio Ulti’s sportswear and the outdoor camping gear from Explorer Outfitter at the exhibition held by The Artisans Haven at The Linc. They were interested in the tent for camping and director’s chair with its shade […]

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Adding Style & Cosiness to Your Home

Yap Leng Kuen, our Chief Storyteller, The Artisans Haven talked to artisans about Home & Living. A stylish and cosy home – those were the features that attracted visitors at the Home and Living section of The Artisans Haven exhibition at The Linc recently. “Many of them were impressed by the decorative cheeseboard, a creative piece by […]

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Spring is in the air at Beauty and Fashion

Bright colours, new and sparkling designs at the Beauty and Fashion exhibition by The Artisans Haven, drew in the crowd. The mood of hope and cheer was reflected in the happy collection from Natural Life, the unique and bold designs of Tina Winness jewellery, Bling watches from Dreamshop and fancy masks from GoCHeeKS. There was […]

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Showcase of Artisans’ Handmade Beauty

Artisans came out in full force to showcase the handmade beauty of their paintings, bags, accessories and decorative items at an exhibition held by The Artisans Haven at The Linc last weekend. Our Chief Storyteller, Yap Leng Kuen talks about: Portraits drawn by hand and brush artist Sashtri Vivekenanda who loves using charcoal and soft pastels as his medium. […]

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More than Just a Beautiful Home

It’s great to decorate and restyle our homes but in the end, it is the quality of life within the household that matter the most. As the saying goes ‘beauty is skin deep;’ Just looking good may not be good enough. With many of us still working from home – some have been doing so […]

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Artworks For The Soul

In these unprecedented times of stress caused by Covid-19, artworks can influence our mood in a positive way, making us feel happier and calmer. While some may just want to decorate their living spaces,  there are many who love to see their favourite painting after coming home from work. ‘’They actually live with their art and […]

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Enjoy with Cool Gadgets

In our modern lifestyle, we look for gadgets that make our lives more enjoyable while giving us that added convenience and comfort. Gadgets can set the tone for the day, improve our mood and take us away from stressful moments; smart gadgets keep us up-to-date with the latest innovations. To celebrate happy occasions, they are […]

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Refresh and restyle your space

When we listen to “Take Me Home, Country Roads,’’ we are reminded of blue skies and the beautiful landscape around our childhood homes. What about our current homes? Does the song also evoke the same sense of excitement and longing for us to be back home where, as the saying goes, our hearts are? People […]

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Fashion items from Penan artisan weavers

Penan weavers, as organized under Helping Hands Penan (HH Penan), are coming up with new designs and colour combinations that lend a contemporary feel to their products. Still in good demand, the bags have gained popularity in the market that also supports a good cause. “The beautiful, practical and affordable products speak for themselves,’’ said […]

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Treasures for precious moments at home

As many people are staying many hours at home during this period of high alert against Covid-19, they will want their environment to be pleasing and comfortable. Home is not only a place where we work, it is also a place where we find comfort and memories of being happy together with our loved ones. […]

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Shop for Good at Beautiful Gate

Yap Leng Kuen did a Shop For Good. She says: It’s nothing like the smell of good coffee in the morning. Shopping for a good cause, I bought a box of BG Coffee with five drip bags. Processed by people with disabilities at Beautiful Gate Foundation, the coffee beans come from the highlands of Chiang […]

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TAH Tenants Cheer Beautiful Gate Homes

The Artisans Haven Tenants delivered Sweets & Treats to Home Mates at the Beautiful Gate Foundation for Disabled at Seremban, Petaling Jaya, Manjung, Klang, Kampar and Kepong, courtesy of The Artisans Haven. The Cakery | Sunshine Kingdom | Gem & Bread | RC Deaf Mission | Ayam Tanseri | Cherita Chocolate Beautiful Gate (BG) Foundation […]

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Artisan who enjoys jewellery making process

Yap Leng Kuen talks to Nini Chan, an artisan who enjoys jewellery making process. Nini Chan, founder of Nini Jeweller Atelier, enjoys the process of creating a piece of jewellery the most, in her business of crafting and selling these valuable items. “The process from drawing, based on imagination, to a realized form, and meeting […]

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Gem and Bread

Yap Leng Kuen talks to Sharayna Radhakrishnan of Gem and Bread about how MCO 2.0 deals blow to Gem & Bread. This second round of the Movement Control Order (MCO) period  has made it very hard for not only small businesses but also schools for people with special needs, like Gem & Bread. Gem & […]