Tuesday, August 20, 2013

COTW is on TV!

Yipee! We are happy to raise S$4,000 this year for Cat Welfare Society :) this is made possible with all the kind support from the sponsors to photographers and loyal fans of COTW and legion of cat lovers. The money will be put to good use on the sterilisation and welfare of our community cats.
We are also thrilled to be interviewed alongside Veron Lau of Cat Welfare Society on AM LIVE show on Channel News Asia (20 August 2013) and not forgetting our kitty asmbassadors - Scarface and David from Lingcat Feline Services, who are so well behaved and sweet. We can't believe these 2 were once tom cats who were terrorising other kitties. Only after sterilisation, then they transformed to calm kitties who are happy to stay indoors with their owner Rebecca.
You can watch the TV interview clip at this link : AM LIVE
Our message on TV is - Keep your cats indoors and please sterilise them! The worse kind of irresponsible pet owners are those who abandon pets.
A victim of pet abandonment is BeBe Orange who was cruely dumped at the multi-storey carpark along with 2 other cats. One of them died and the other disappeared. She was left to fend for herself and was crying in stress, and begging passerbys for food. BeBe slept at the corridor if it wasn't raining and was happy to sit on her feeders' lap. One day she was limping due to a paw injury and  her feeders called us to help send her to the vet. After medication she was fine and housed in a cattery for 2 months before we were lucky to find a fosterer for her from our Facebook page (thanks Janelle!). Otherwise we will have to release her back to the carpark due to limited funds. So after 4 months+ and 3 adoption drives, Bebe finally found her furever home in Rini and her wonderful family! Every kitty deserves a happy ending.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Exhibited instagram entries for 2013!

Congratulations! Your Instagram photos have been shortlisted for our exhibition
and were exhibited at the Arts House in August 2013!
Instagram Cat-egory    
Aini Jurami | @ainniejoe          
Alethia Thio | @alebooboo121 
Alvin Lee | @lvnlee
Alyssa Sbisa | @LuluandFinn
Anasthasia Andika | @stacyname
April Chow | @missmonochrome
Barffie | @barffie
Carlyn Law | @carlayenlaw
Catherine Howa | @tihs
Charles Lim & Tan Pei Ru | @PixelnLuna
Chloe Halter | @halts
Chong Chin Foon | @foon26o4
Cindy Sim | @cardinalcin
Crystal Chua | @crystalm3ow
Dharma Haroun | @elhelado
Eileen Kan | @eileenkan
Elaine Tay | @skipintro
Faith Leo | @shups19

Fareeza A Rahman | @chomeyainc
Faye Tian | @fayecatz
Hasriah Kamaludin | @falinelovesu
Jasmine Kee | @eggzzorcist
Jessica Broadley | @jeck87
Jocelyn Neo | @maomeh
Joey Ng | @xiaoyanmao
Kevin Chan | @kevinchanhh
Lynn Koh | @kyohina
Ms Jones | @miwitch
Muhd JonHanafi | @jon_hanafi
Nicolette Yeo | @nicooeatsyouup 
Nurbaizurah Sahari | @bai_91
Polly Yeung | @lollypoki
Risa Schwartz | @berta_kat
Serene Wong | photo submitted by @leonalo
Shakila Rajendra | @kookiesha
Siti Sujiah | @ctsujs
Sufen Chong | @Zhong_Sufen
Suze M | @cbotti74
Syaza Lim | @Princesssyaza
Wong Chee Huey | @cheehuey
Yenleng Chia | @yenlengchia
YJ Soon | @yjsoon

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cats Of The World & Saturday Purrzaar Markets - August 2013

Get Into The Feline Frenzy
As ‘Cats of the World’ Photo Exhibition Returns For Its Seventh Season In August!
Also don’t miss the crowd favourite Saturday ‘Purrzaar’ Markets at The Arts House

Cats Of The World Photo Exhibition
Date: 1 to 29 August 2013
Time: 10am to 10pm
Saturday Purrzaar Market
Date: 3, 10 and 17 August 2013 (Saturdays only)
Time: 11am to 6pm
Venue for both events: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane (Tel: 6332 6900)
Admission: FREE
For more info, Email sublime.carla@gmail.com | Call 9362 3626
Visit www.gattidelmondo.blogspot.com
or Facebook.com/Cats-Of-The-World-Photo-Exhibition

The highly anticipated annual ‘Cats of the World’ photo exhibition will delight both feline and photography fans alike with its seventh season this year. To be held at The Arts House from 1 to 29 August 2013, this non-profit community exhibition will feature photos of cats by aspiring and professional photographers that showcase these feline friends in their element – graceful, lazy, sneaky, aloof, loving etc, in unique settings around the world, including Singapore.
This year, the exhibition is introducing a new Instagram cat-egory, whereby phone camera enthusiasts can also partake in the fun process of cat photo sharing by hash-tagging their photos with #catsoftheworldphotoexhibition. Shortlisted shots will be printed and displayed during the exhibition too. To view all shots, follow CatsoftheWorldphotoexhibition on Instagram or visit http://instagram.com/catsoftheworldphotoexhibition The organisers remain committed to raising funds for Cat Welfare Society www.catwelfare.org (last year S$3,700 was raised) and using this community project to spread the love for cats.

Saturday Purrzaar Market – celebrating cats and craftsmanship!

3, 10 and 17 August 2013 (Saturdays) | 11am to 6pm | Free | The Arts House
Spend a wonderful Saturday at this fun lifestyle purrzaar to be held on the ground floor of The Arts House. This unique feline-themed flea market will offer a range of quirky cat-related lifestyle merchandise such as postcards, dolls, cushions, notebooks, tote bags, brooches, accessories and artwork lovingly made by local artists and designers. Due to its popularity, the purrzaar has attracted more vendors this year (18 to be exact), including Cat Welfare Society who will be selling their popular merchandise and available to answer cat-related queries. Sponsor FANCY FEAST® will also give away door gifts comprising their cat food products at the three Saturday Purrzaars (while stocks last). *More information on the vendors can be found below.

Saturday Purrzaar Market Vendors

Amy Woo Ceramics sells 100% handmade unique ceramic items including cat-shaped ceramic brooches and mugs with cat designs. The quirky artwork will brighten one’s day! Prices range from $10 to $50. http://amywooceramics.blogspot.sg
Cats of the World organisers are selling the cat photos, cat postcards and accessories. All proceeds from their stall go to Cat Welfare Society.  

Cat Welfare Society will sell their merchandise such as the tee-shirts, bags, books, toys and catnip eyeballs for the kitties! www.catwelfare.org
Dainty Hands offers all things sweet and pleasing to the eye from cake lollipops to satisfy the sweet tooth to kitty toys and potted grasses to pamper your furry feline friends. There are cute jewellery such as necklaces and rings, imported tote bags and pouches with sewn-on cat silhouettes. Prices start from $5. http://www.facebook.com/daintyhands 

Dulcetfig was borne out of a girl’s dream of yesteryears. It carries vintage clothes, bags and fashion accessories such as earrings and rings.

GOOOD Pet Collars was founded in 2010 by Chin out of love for animals. She aims to work hand in hand with like-minded individuals or groups to help animals meet their basic needs and live happily. The cat collars are colourful and cute in designs. With every collar, GOOOD Pet Collars will donate 5 cans of cat food to their adopted animal shelter. www.gooodpetcollars.com 
Library is a tote bag label celebrating the love for text and illustrations. Examples are T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s “Book of Practical Cats” and illustrations by Edward Gorey, William S. Burroughs’ “The Cat Inside” and Henry Beard’s “Zen for Cats”. The prints on these carry-all totes come in various finishes: Sunworshipper Gold, Antique Typewriter Bronze, Stardusted Black. Don’t miss the latest hand-dyed vibrant series. The colours are hand-mixed and silk-screened. www.facebook.com/pages/Library
MunchyNeko was formed by four cat owners who were brought together by their love for good food (MUNCHY!) and their Munchkin pet cats (NEKO!). Their cats' whimsical, sometimes totally unexplainable yet strangely endearing and heartwarming moments are now featured on postcards, magnets, tote bags, mugs or greeting cards, etc. Enjoyable as gifts and brilliant as keepsakes, these cat lovers hope to share these treasured moments with everyone. www.munchyneko.blogspot.com 
Momshoo offers hand-stitched and hand-knitted whimsical designs. All items are handmade with a personal touch. Creations include passport covers, knitted rings, key rings, cat’s toys, pouches and many cute brooches! www.facebook.com/momshoo 
My Grandma's Patchwork offers handmade doormats and coasters to spice up your home decor. Imagine having your cat laze on your favourite doormat, while you enjoy a cup of afternoon tea on a colourful coaster. Look out for our comfortable lifestyle products, be it for human or feline! We will have other lovely items for sale such as printed coasters and postcards of our favourite meows too! www.facebook.com/mygrandmaspatchwork
Oatsie's Trunk was started by a husband and wife team whose love for pets extends to little cuddly pet-shaped cushions. All original pet silhouettes are hand-drawn to proportions before they are being cut and sewn. These one-of-its-kind customised designs come complete with pretty ribbon collars and trinkets! Prices start from $55 for customised cushions and trinkets are $5 for 3. There are also purses, cushion covers, and tote bags. www.etsy.com/shop/oatsiestrunk 
Our Mama Store is a happy lifestyle store by two ladies who believe in injecting daily lives with simple pleasures. They source for interesting and useful lifestyle products such as coasters, pouches, stationery, etc. There are also lovely handmade items crafted by the owners themselves. www.ourmamastore.com 
Ozzy + Lulu is the brainchild of two sisters who share a love for design and stationery. The brand houses a range of paper paraphernalia and stationery, including books, greeting cards, postcards, bookmarks, doodle books and other pretty knick-knacks, most of which have been handcrafted with love! www.ozzylulu.com and facebook.com/ozzyandlulu 
repurposedbyjamie is all about the creative re-use of materials. Combining that with her adoration of cats, Jamie creates cat-themed toy sets and household items for this purrzaar. Each item is designed and handmade with lots of love and pride! www.flickr.com/photos/repurposedbyjamie/
SlothStudio's art products are handmade from drawings and paintings of two local artists, Ng Ling Tze and Terence Koh. They have always enjoyed the company of cats and get inspired to interpret them in their artworks. Handmade art products include A6-size notebooks, wearable art (pendants with chain, earrings & rings), zipper pouches and soft plush with keychain. www.slothstudio.com and http://www.facebook.com/slothstudio

StuffSusieMade offers a trove of amigurumi items, all of them hand-crocheted, knitted or sewn, and all of them super kawaii. Look out for the many plushies of felines like the ‘Goodnight Kitten’ who's wrapped up snug in his blanket, ‘Kitty Cupcake’ Magnets in adorable muffin cups, mini ‘Puss in Pouches’ that would brighten up anyone's day as well as various accessories for both you and your cat.  http://www.stuffsusiemade.blogspot.com

Wild celebrates nature with its all natural handmade soaps, shampoo and body care products made with herbs and essential oils without the use of artificial colours or fragrance. Some favourites include Geranium with Goat Milk & French Clay and Rosehip with Hibiscus moisturising serum and creme. Wild products are gentle and most importantly, made with love. www.wild.com.sg

More on Cats of The World Photo Exhibition
Since its inception in 2007, this endearing community project has garnered a following among cat lovers, photographers, travellers as well as families and children. It features photos from aspiring and professional photographers from all walks of life, illustrating that cats all over the world are the same - lovable and purrrrfect! Photographing cats is an art that requires patience and luck, hence this exhibition showcases the fun and often spontaneous works of photography enthusiasts and cat lovers. Over the years, the exhibition has also received great coverage and support from different media friends across television, radio, newspapers, magazines and websites.

Organisers Carlyn Law and Noelle Tan are both passionate about cats, photography and travelling, and started ‘Cats Of The World’ photo exhibition as a community pet project. The former journalists/editors, who also run Sixth Sense Communications & PR Consultancy, are inspired by the success of ‘Cats of the World’ and would like to give thanks to all the sponsors, partners, photographers and supporters involved in the project. Of course, the real heroes in this community project are the cats – each special in their own way all over the world. 

Sniff out more at:
Special thanks to:
- The Arts House www.theartshouse.com.sg (venue)
- Fancy Feast www.fancyfeast.com (door gifts)
- Purple Pixel www.purple-pixel.com (postcards)
- Scissors Paper Stone (printing photos)
- Material World www.materialworldsingapore.com (media partner)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Material World - Our Media Partner

Yay we are pleased to announce that Material World is our official media partner for Cats Of The World 2013! Do check out their website for the latest lifestyle news around town including new digs for food and drinks, fashion and beauty buys, must-watch movies and upcoming events in Singapore. As our media partner, they will also be posting updates about our cat exhibition and featuring our Purrzaar vendors and partners! :D

For starters, check out these story links for:

Cats of The World and Purrzaar are back in August 2013

Interview with Veron Lau, President of Cat Welfare Society

*Can you believe all our Purrzaar booths are taken up and this year we have 18 vendors including many new ones? It's good to know our lifestyle market is popular :)

Here's a sneak peek: