That’s a Wrap

Well National Youth Week 2012 is done and dusted! We had a wonderful week and it was so nice to see everyone enjoying the Hub, workshops, forums and markets that made up the KickstART Youth Festival.

A huge thank you to everyone who came down and checked out our events. If you have anyquestions, comments or feedback we would love to hear from you. You can fill out ourquick online survey here or flick us an email at

Didn’t get to see our Festival events? Check out this amazing short video by Jeremy Tan which sums up our week in the KickstART Youth Hub.


Stallholder Spotlight: Marika Moriyama

We can’t help but be excited about the incredibly cute items for sale by  Marika Moriyama!  Her philosophy is that ‘basic is best’, using simple materials to create clean and universally appealing designs.

Her hand designed and illustrated stationery and prints are all ‘autumn’ themed and make perfect gifts!

Marika will be selling limited edition sticker packs, message cards, notebooks and prints (both framed and unframed) at the KickstART Youth Markets on Saturday 21st April. Come down and pick up a cute autumn design for you or a friend!

You can find more or Marika’s wares on her website.

Stallholder Spotlight: Oh, hello

‘Oh, hello’, the collection of ‘humanimal’ brooches by Sistha Halim allows you to release your inner animal in the most creative of ways. The humanistic animal designs bring to mind the drawings of the Art Spiegelman.

‘Cute and quirky’ is how Sistha describes her range, and we can’t help but agree with her. Sistha draws her inspiration from vintage markets, trips to the zoo and nature, as well as style icons such as Zooey Deschanel and Florence Welch. Happy to work with most materials, Sistha is most excited when she comes across unusual or vintage buttons.

Oh, hello’ will be the welcome cry of Sistha on the 21st of April when she takes part in this year’s KickstART Youth Markets. So come along and you might find yourself taking home a little animal friend.