Hi, we’re Saught! Get to know us.

Pam, Ade, Sookie / SAUGHT


1. What do you do?
Saught
creates jewellery from the metal of war remnants to support sustainable development in post-conflict countries. We partner with the largest demining organisations in Cambodia (CMAC and Golden West Humanitarian Foundation), which supply safely obtained scrap metal to our partner NGO workshops Fileo and Rajana. Our design partners (i.e. Temasek Polytechnic School of Design for our inaugural collection) co-create their designs alongside our partner artisans.


2. What do you wear while in Cambodia?
We wear: a traditional kroma (Cambodian woven scarf) + sunnies to block out dust on our tuktuk rides; shirt+chinos/fisherman pants; nuab sandals.


3. Your differing roles in the day & night
2 lawyers + 1 banker by day, 3 saught advocates by night


4. 3 Things That Inspire You
Travel & People

5. 3 of your Favorite Materials
Metal, Paper, People (it’s always about the people).


6. The Dream Collection – who would you want to work with ?
Our dream collection would be of epic proportions, as a massive collaboration with a series of designs in one collection with:

a) NGOs and Organisations doing work in post-conflict countries: e.g. DiscoverTheJourney, Invisible Children, United Nations, Bridges to Justice 

b) Designers: a selected designer from each major city of the world 

…with each design created with our various Saught partner NGO workshops across various post-conflict countries (Laos, East Timor, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka)


7. Your Biggest Fear
Sometimes, the fear of the Unknown creeps in… but remembering how Providence has always led the way nips it in the bud.


8. What time do you wake up on a daily basis
7:45 am, but we usually sleep at 2-3 am.

A look at our Saught photowall. x

A look at our Saught photowall. x

INSTALLATION #2
Pam, Ade & Sookie / Saught
12 April to 2 May
Here’s a wider angle, we’ll be posting more photos in the coming days!

Here’s a wider angle, we’ll be posting more photos in the coming days!

Part of the exhibit.

Part of the exhibit.

Why Startup Stories

For the launch of Installation #1 yesterday, we gave a rather shaky and impromptu speech. We thought we’d reiterate that & give a more comprehensive explanation here.

Startup Stories was an idea Ren, from Kennel, shared with us when we first met her. It sparked our interest because being entrepreneurs, we are always on the lookout for people like us. Since we started ERIIN, we realized it was hard to find common ground with our peers and friends. Distance grew due to differences in goals and habits, and it was hard to explain why we had chosen the path less taken.

Entrepreneurs always have a certain vibe or character, and there is a silent understanding as to the challenges we’ve faced, or the desire to break free from the constraints of the norm. Both of us are individuals who love rooting for the dark horse, we love coming across something totally new, and we hope to share that via Startup Stories.


Through Startup Stories, ERIIN hopes to share with everyone more about the unique individuals we’ve met - the interesting, the diligent, the maverick, the dreamer, the believer. We want to express their dreams, their ideas, their desires, their personalities, their goals. That is, essentially, the essence of what makes an entrepreneur, and we are proud to be part of the community.

Enjoy Startup Stories, and we’d be more than happy to connect with any other like-minded individuals.

Hi, I’m Jolene! Get to know me.

Jolene / Cupcake Weekend


What do you do?
I bake artisanal, unconventional cupcakes for any occasion. For media events, product launches, birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, etc.


What do you wear when baking?
Usually shorts, a shirt and my Apron. I have a few Aprons but the one that’s displayed is my favourite. It was given to me as a Christmas present from one of my very close friends.


3 essential tools of your trade?
KitchenAid, Sift & Spatula


3 of your favorite raw ingredients
Lemons, cocoa powder & coffee beans


What time do you wake up?
On days that I don’t have to bake I usually get up around 8am. But on certain days where I have early orders I get up as early as 3am to bake.


Who inspires you?
Pierre Herme is my inspiration. I first “fell” in love with him when I was in Paris and I tasted his macarons/pastries. His creations are mind-blowing. He has this innate ability to take very simple ingredients and transform them into something that’s full of texture and and different levels of flavours. He’s amazing. I also attended one of his master-classes when he was here for one of the World Gourmet Summits. He’s been my pastry idol ever since.


The Dream Cupcake
In summer of 2008 I was in Paris and one of the evenings, I took the subway to the Louvre alone. The sun was setting, there were musicians all around. You can hear the sounds of the tenor saxophone echoing in the left wing and the symphony of the quartet playing on the right. There was a gentle breeze and the air was crisp and cool There weren’t many around but you can hear soft mumbling, the light shuffling noises of people walking past, heels clicking against the stone floor and the faint smell of freshly brewed coffee drifting in the air from the cafe nearby. It was romantic and almost magical. Albeit I was sitting on the steps by myself with no one beside me to share it with, it’s a memory I saved in my mind. Something that I can still very vividly remember up to this day when I close my eyes.

The perfect cupcake that would describe that feeling that I felt then, would be a very rich chocolate cupcake, filled velvety dark chocolate (valrhona guanaja) ganache, topped with a smooth kahlua infused espresso buttercream and sprinkled with edible glitter. I would call that cupcake, Paris at 8.


Biggest Fear ?
Losing my passion/drive. Baking is one of my biggest passions. Turning it into a business, you risk losing the love you have your art because everything becomes about revenue and profit. There are times when I’ve gotten tired of baking because of long-haul cupcake projects. But such situations avert themselves after a couple day’s hiatus then I’d want to get my hands dirty with flour & butter again. I just never ever want to wake up one day and realize that I hate what I do.. I think that would be extremely devastating for me.


Contact Jolene at cupcakeweekend@gmail.com.

Cupcake Weekend

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INSTALLATION #1
Jolene / Cupcake Weekend
15 March to 10 April

Hi, we’re Saught! Get to know us.

Pam, Ade, Sookie / SAUGHT


1. What do you do?
Saught
creates jewellery from the metal of war remnants to support sustainable development in post-conflict countries. We partner with the largest demining organisations in Cambodia (CMAC and Golden West Humanitarian Foundation), which supply safely obtained scrap metal to our partner NGO workshops Fileo and Rajana. Our design partners (i.e. Temasek Polytechnic School of Design for our inaugural collection) co-create their designs alongside our partner artisans.


2. What do you wear while in Cambodia?
We wear: a traditional kroma (Cambodian woven scarf) + sunnies to block out dust on our tuktuk rides; shirt+chinos/fisherman pants; nuab sandals.


3. Your differing roles in the day & night
2 lawyers + 1 banker by day, 3 saught advocates by night


4. 3 Things That Inspire You
Travel & People

5. 3 of your Favorite Materials
Metal, Paper, People (it’s always about the people).


6. The Dream Collection – who would you want to work with ?
Our dream collection would be of epic proportions, as a massive collaboration with a series of designs in one collection with:

a) NGOs and Organisations doing work in post-conflict countries: e.g. DiscoverTheJourney, Invisible Children, United Nations, Bridges to Justice 

b) Designers: a selected designer from each major city of the world 

…with each design created with our various Saught partner NGO workshops across various post-conflict countries (Laos, East Timor, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka)


7. Your Biggest Fear
Sometimes, the fear of the Unknown creeps in… but remembering how Providence has always led the way nips it in the bud.


8. What time do you wake up on a daily basis
7:45 am, but we usually sleep at 2-3 am.

A look at our Saught photowall. x

A look at our Saught photowall. x

INSTALLATION #2
Pam, Ade & Sookie / Saught
12 April to 2 May
Here’s a wider angle, we’ll be posting more photos in the coming days!

Here’s a wider angle, we’ll be posting more photos in the coming days!

Part of the exhibit.

Part of the exhibit.

Why Startup Stories

For the launch of Installation #1 yesterday, we gave a rather shaky and impromptu speech. We thought we’d reiterate that & give a more comprehensive explanation here.

Startup Stories was an idea Ren, from Kennel, shared with us when we first met her. It sparked our interest because being entrepreneurs, we are always on the lookout for people like us. Since we started ERIIN, we realized it was hard to find common ground with our peers and friends. Distance grew due to differences in goals and habits, and it was hard to explain why we had chosen the path less taken.

Entrepreneurs always have a certain vibe or character, and there is a silent understanding as to the challenges we’ve faced, or the desire to break free from the constraints of the norm. Both of us are individuals who love rooting for the dark horse, we love coming across something totally new, and we hope to share that via Startup Stories.


Through Startup Stories, ERIIN hopes to share with everyone more about the unique individuals we’ve met - the interesting, the diligent, the maverick, the dreamer, the believer. We want to express their dreams, their ideas, their desires, their personalities, their goals. That is, essentially, the essence of what makes an entrepreneur, and we are proud to be part of the community.

Enjoy Startup Stories, and we’d be more than happy to connect with any other like-minded individuals.

Hi, I’m Jolene! Get to know me.

Jolene / Cupcake Weekend


What do you do?
I bake artisanal, unconventional cupcakes for any occasion. For media events, product launches, birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, etc.


What do you wear when baking?
Usually shorts, a shirt and my Apron. I have a few Aprons but the one that’s displayed is my favourite. It was given to me as a Christmas present from one of my very close friends.


3 essential tools of your trade?
KitchenAid, Sift & Spatula


3 of your favorite raw ingredients
Lemons, cocoa powder & coffee beans


What time do you wake up?
On days that I don’t have to bake I usually get up around 8am. But on certain days where I have early orders I get up as early as 3am to bake.


Who inspires you?
Pierre Herme is my inspiration. I first “fell” in love with him when I was in Paris and I tasted his macarons/pastries. His creations are mind-blowing. He has this innate ability to take very simple ingredients and transform them into something that’s full of texture and and different levels of flavours. He’s amazing. I also attended one of his master-classes when he was here for one of the World Gourmet Summits. He’s been my pastry idol ever since.


The Dream Cupcake
In summer of 2008 I was in Paris and one of the evenings, I took the subway to the Louvre alone. The sun was setting, there were musicians all around. You can hear the sounds of the tenor saxophone echoing in the left wing and the symphony of the quartet playing on the right. There was a gentle breeze and the air was crisp and cool There weren’t many around but you can hear soft mumbling, the light shuffling noises of people walking past, heels clicking against the stone floor and the faint smell of freshly brewed coffee drifting in the air from the cafe nearby. It was romantic and almost magical. Albeit I was sitting on the steps by myself with no one beside me to share it with, it’s a memory I saved in my mind. Something that I can still very vividly remember up to this day when I close my eyes.

The perfect cupcake that would describe that feeling that I felt then, would be a very rich chocolate cupcake, filled velvety dark chocolate (valrhona guanaja) ganache, topped with a smooth kahlua infused espresso buttercream and sprinkled with edible glitter. I would call that cupcake, Paris at 8.


Biggest Fear ?
Losing my passion/drive. Baking is one of my biggest passions. Turning it into a business, you risk losing the love you have your art because everything becomes about revenue and profit. There are times when I’ve gotten tired of baking because of long-haul cupcake projects. But such situations avert themselves after a couple day’s hiatus then I’d want to get my hands dirty with flour & butter again. I just never ever want to wake up one day and realize that I hate what I do.. I think that would be extremely devastating for me.


Contact Jolene at cupcakeweekend@gmail.com.

(Source: eriin.com)

Cupcake Weekend

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INSTALLATION #1
Jolene / Cupcake Weekend
15 March to 10 April
Hi, we’re Saught! Get to know us.
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Pam, Ade & Sookie / Saught
12 April to 2 May"
Why Startup Stories
Hi, I’m Jolene! Get to know me.
"INSTALLATION #1
Jolene / Cupcake Weekend
15 March to 10 April"

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