Features in 2018

wheniwasfour is happy to let you know that we’ve won the Sliver prize for Graphic Design in the Singapore Creative Awards 2018! Thank you for your votes and continuous support!

View the other winners here!

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3 Jun 2018

胜在本地色彩浓厚

小时候工作室很庆幸赢得新加坡文创大赛平面设计银奖!每个得奖者都有自己的一段访问部分,我们也不例外。在这里读一读设计师的得奖感言!

https://www.zaobao.com.sg/zlifestyle/culture/story20180603-864125

The Strait Times

18 May 2018

Singapore Creative Awards: Vote for your favourite Singapore-inspired design

We are one of the 20 finalists for the Singapore Creative Awards! Read about all the other finalists here!

HoneyCombers

17 May 2018

Love local: Shop Singapore-inspired home decor and furniture

Thanks Honeycombers for featuring our Singapore-flavoured (Pun intended XD) cushion covers!

13 May 2018

新加坡文创大赛10大平面设计

https://www.zaobao.com.sg/zlifestyle/culture/story20180513-858553

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6 May 2018

保护品牌与创意:知识产权知多少?

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The Smart Local

2 May 2018

We were featured in this Smart Local video on their Facebook and YouTube, take a look!

Runaway Salmon

9 Mar 2018

This was a locale research presentation project by Ho Si Hui from NTU about Waterloo Centre. Wheniwasfour is happy to be a part of her research project.

https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/hosi0013/research-waterloo-centre/

July 06, 2018 by wheniwasfour | 小时候

Features in 2017

Vulcan Post

18 Dec 2017

A Brand 8 Years In The Making, And How The Humble Dabao Bag Became Their Claim To Fame

https://vulcanpost.com/628653/wheniwasfour-singapore/

Zyrup

23 Nov 2017

wheniwasfour Serves Up Local Charm

Zyrup wrote an awesome post about our Dabao Bag hype, read it here!

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Mothership

17 Nov 2017

Takeaway Teh Bag Now Available As Real bag

A follow-up article by Mothership when we launched our Tah Dabao Tote bag. 

https://mothership.sg/2017/11/takeaway-teh-bag-now-available-as-real-bag/

Hype and Stuff

Nov 2017

Wheniwasfour: Stock Up On Singapore’s Nostalgic Snacks Reimagined As Lifestyle products

They came all the way to our store and pick some stuff out! Read it here!

http://www.hypeandstuff.com/when-i-was-four-old-school-lifestyle-products-singapore/ 

Mike Shouts

29 Sep 2017

Singapore’s Local Coffee To-Go Carrier Is Now An Actual Bag. Quirky!

https://mikeshouts.com/kopi-dabao-bag-by-wheniwasfour/

Nylon

26 Sep 2017

You Can Now Dabao Your Thing Anytime With This Kopi-Bag-Inspired Tote

http://www.nylon.com.sg/2017/09/you-can-now-dabao-your-things-anytime-with-this-kopi-bag-inspired-tote/

World of Buzz

25 Sep 2017

This Shop Sells the Adorable ‘Kopi Dabao Bag’ & More Local-Themed Items!

They feature our Dabao Bag and a few other items!

https://www.worldofbuzz.com/shop-sells-adorable-kopi-dabao-bag-local-themed-items/

Her World

25 Sep 2017

Would You Pay $19.90 To ‘Dabao Your Kopi”?

They said: “There is a tote bag modelled after the old school Kopi bag and guess what – it is completely sold out”

Read more here.

Mothership

23 Sep 2017

Iconic S’pore takeaway kopi plastic bag is now an actual bag

The article that blew up, making our Dabao Bag sold out in a week! Thank you for all of your support!

Read it here.

GoodyFeed

23 Sep 2017

You can now buy this kopi takeaway bag. No, we mean a real bag.

A feature on our Kopi Dabao Bag!

http://goodyfeed.com/you-can-now-buy-this-kopi-takeaway-bag-no-we-mean-a-real-bag/

Coconuts Singapore

22 Sep 2017

Express your love for takeaway coffee with a takeaway tote bag that looks like a giant kopi dabao

The first article/post about our Kopi Dabao Bag! Read here!

The Fun Social

Aug 2017

Singapore Night Festical 2017: 5 Things You Need To Check Out

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Capitaland: Let’s Talk Design

Aug 2017

Capitaland did a shout-out to five designers rocking the architecture, fashion, jewellery, lifestyle and craft scenes in Singapore. We are #5!

Read here!

Capitaland wheniwasfour 2017

December 18, 2017 by wheniwasfour | 小时候

Features in 2016

National Arts Council: The A List

23 Dec 2016

Remember The Time

Youtiao socks, Love ticket, and Jotter Book cushion cover from wheniwasfour are a few items they have chosen to reminisce former Singapore with. Read more here!

The Smart Local

12 Dec 2016

11 Non-Edible Christmas Gifts Under $20 To Buy Your Foodie Friends

Featuring our Youtiao socks (number 7)!

Read more here.

Wetteeshirt

26 Nov 2016

10 Quirky Singaporean Xmas Gift Ideas

Our Good Morning Towel Phone Case and Bao Huat Provision Shop Cushion Cover was featured here!

Channel 8 News

29 July 2016

【流行挖哇WOW】新加坡设计品 市场有多大?

Watch here: http://www.channel8news.sg/news8/specialreports/wow/news/20160729-lif-ndp-wow/2997998.html

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早报

5 Jun 2016

好设计:依然垂涎

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Home & Décor

21 Mar 2016

Local furniture and home accessories brands you must know

Photo shows a small excerpt of their feature, read more here.

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The Straits Times

19 March 2016
Design – Life
Designed in Singapore labels take off

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DiscoverSG

16 Mar 2016

6 local brands that make & create beautiful products – we really love number 2! (that’s us!)

In a feature, they said: “Remember how things were like when you were four? Whether you’re playing board games while licking your super orange fingers from Super Ring keropok or randomly scribbling something on your triple five notebook, it sure was fun back then. Fortunately, we can revisit some of the nostalgia thanks to wheniwasfour.”

Read more here.

Nylon

14 Mar 2016

Why Are We So Obsessed With Gem Biscuits

A whole post about Fancy Gem Biscuits featuring many of wheniwasfour fancy gem products. See what they are here!

December 23, 2016 by wheniwasfour | 小时候

Features in 2015

CNBC

5 Aug 2015

Singapore by design: Cool products to celebrate SG50

https://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/05/singapore-by-design-cool-products-to-celebrate-sg50.html

The Straits Times

11 July 2015
Design – Life
Best of SG50 designs

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The Straits Times

13 Mar 2015

Play kampong games from yesteryear

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/play-kampung-games-from-yesteryear

 

August 05, 2015 by wheniwasfour | 小时候

Features in 2014

联合晚报

1 Dec 2014

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Business Times

9 Aug 2014
Design - Straight from the heart

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A Million Little Echoes Blog

6 Aug 2014

SG50 Giveaway: Wheniwasfour | 小时候

They did a feature post and giveaway for our Zhabalang Board Game

Read it here!

 

The Straits Times

2 Aug 2014

Uniquely Singapore: 20 ways to celebrate the nation's 49th birthday

They recommended having our temporary tattoos while celebrating Singapore’s 49th birthday!

Read here

 

《赞》- 本土设计

Aug 2014

联合早报

17 April 2014
《都会情报》专栏

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Les Jeunes Pousses Blog

28 Mar 2014

http://lesjeunespousses.blogspot.com/2014/03/when-i-was-four.html

December 22, 2014 by wheniwasfour | 小时候

Features in 2013

8 Days Magazine

WHEN I WAS FOUR was featured in this week 8 DAYS magazine! Thank you all for your support, which kept us going and our passion alive! =)

A close-up shot of our Chinese calendar notebook and hand-painted watermelon tote bag!

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Lian He Zao Bao 联合早报:现在

24 Dec 2013, pg 1
本地跳蚤市场品位大提升

Mediacorp Channel U's 100% Singapore 《百分百新加坡》
16 Dec 2013, 8pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1181&v=cOxoZuzOGw8

Wall Street Journal (Scene Asia)
22 Nov 2013
Singapore’s New Wave of Nostalgia by Justin Bergman 

wall street journal wheniwasfour 2013

“One local design studio, with the nostalgic-sounding name When I Was Four, makes canvas tote bags and notebooks decorated with images from grade-school Mandarin grammar books.”

Read the full article here

Connexion.sg 
07 Oct 2013  
Simple Happiness, All Stitched Up by Tabitha Sim

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Weekend Weekly Issue 735 (Hong Kong Magazine)

07 Oct 2013, pg 150
Featuring our tote bags!

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i-weekly supplementI love 生活 no. 829

19 Sep 2013, pg 13 
Our Milk pack cushion and Childhood games coasters being featured in Public Garden 创意满园 article!

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Style: living Issue 20

Sep 2013 – Feb 2014, pg 11-13
Featuring our Jotter Book cushion, Calendar notebook, Five stone plushies, and Chalkboard notebook!

Pathway Magazine Issue 02

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013, pg 9-10
An interview with wheniwasfour
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女友

Aug 2013, pg 28
Our Jotter Book cushion, Tote bag and Calendar notebook being featured in the Old Is New article.

The Travelshopa blog
01 Aug 2013
Partying with a personal touch: Stationery, greeting cards and party crafts in Singapore.

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"Wheniwasfour. For an insight into the childhood memories of the typical Singaporean, wheniwasfour is the perfect go-to place. Taking inspiration from a time when life on the island was a whole lot simpler, the design studio creates handcrafted goods such as accessories, tote bags, note books and post cards that feature old school elements such as five stones (an old children’s game), iced gems (colourful sugar-iced biscuits popular with Singapore children) and chalkboards (a staple at schools once upon a time)."

Read the full article here

合早

24 July 2013
把童年记忆化为设计

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周刊

07 Jul 2013, pg 32
Featuring our tote bag, five stone plushies and rabbit sweet pin

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The HUNT Guides on Facebook
31 May 2013

“Things we love: Singapore design house wheniwasfour's homage to local culture in the form of oh-so-cool old school canvas bags.”

Challenge Magazine: The How To Issue

May/June 2013

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i-weekly supplement:  I love 生活 no.810

09 May 2013, pg 10 
An interview with wheniwasfour in the article 买一份甜蜜回忆

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Chubby Hubby blog
26 Mar 2013
Supporting local talent: When I was four by Mandy

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Read the full article here 

Mypaper

08 Mar 2013, pg A22
These kueh aren’t for eating featuring our Ang Ku Kueh tote bag!

Encounters《邂逅》Magazine

04 Feb 2013
December 24, 2013 by wheniwasfour | 小时候

Features in 2012

The Straits Times

09 Nov 2012 
Urban section featuring our Jotter book cushion

Mediacorp Channel 8's Silver Carnival – Embracing Life色嘉年之活色生香》
03 Oct 2012, 3.30pm

Home & Décor

Oct 2012

Kopitiam Cup Makeover

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Mypaper

28 Aug 2012, pg 7
怀念小时候 featuring our five stone plushies

Mediacorp Channel U's Money Week 财经 
11 Aug 2012, 7pm

The Sunday Times: Life section

01 Jul 2012, pg 3 
Game for nostalgia by Kenneth Goh

November 09, 2012 by wheniwasfour | 小时候

Features in 2011

Culture Push
05 Dec 2011
Spotted! Wheniwasfour by Michelle Adriaens

wheniwasfour culture push feature

Read the full article here

 

December 05, 2011 by wheniwasfour | 小时候