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September 2020

Kaarem Kids Everyday

We are delighted to introduce KAAREM KIDS—Chị Chị Em Em is a miniature version of our bestselling Ease / Nhiên pants and An top. This everyday set, Chị Chị Em Em, embodies the spirit of care, protection, joy and love. Chị Chị Em Em is a three-piece unisex kids set and includes the Ease / Nhiên pant, An top and Gemini / Song Tử bag, designed and produced with care by our Saigon studio team.

July 2020

Small Gestures of Care with Si & Uyen

A photo story featuring Si and Uyen in the unisex tạp dề / apron. This apron was initially designed for the team at Kaarem studio and Kaarem’s café-bar-kitchen in Saigon, Que Upstairs.

June 2020

Bread Making at Que Upstairs with Chuong

Kaarem's creative director Chuong Pham, makes bread at Que by Kaarem’s café-bar-kitchen, Que Upstairs, a space of experimentation and gathering. Chuong began making bread based on his interest in fermentation and enduring desire to transform raw materials into something that can be enjoyed by and shared with others.

June 2020

Friends in Saigon, Wearing Mushroom Bucket Hats

Inspired by the initial growth of mushrooms found under cây Tùng Thơm at Que’s garden; Kaarem’s studio director and tender of plants set out to create a hat that evokes the mushroom’s spirit and to help shield us from UV rays whilst keeping us cool. The result is a lightweight, foldable and reversible hat with seams kept to a minimum that can take the wearer into any activity they embark upon. Below is documentation of some friends in Saigon wearing the Mushroom Bucket Hat in different contexts.

May 2020

In Conversation with Nhung at Home

We visited Nhung, one half of 6A collective, at her home in a historic building on Nguyễn Trãi. Her apartment was formerly 6A’s studio-office space—the name 6A stems from the six-floor walkup you have to embark on to be rewarded with the bright and airy space, adjacent from a park with sweeping views of downtown Sài Gòn.

April 2020

How to Make a Face Mask by Hand

We made a tutorial (with a downloadable pattern) on how you can make your own mask without a sewing machine, using commonly found fabric in your home.

January 2019

FIT Design Entrepreneurs 2019

We are excited to share that we are selected as one of the twenty-five designers for the FIT Design Entrepreneurs Program, Class of 2019.

November 2018

Tamarind Coconut Milk Chocolate

For our fifth anniversary, we collaborated with Marou Chocolate, Vietnam’s premier pod-to-bar chocolate maker, to create a limited chocolate bar that brings together incredible flavors from Vietnam. Marou developed a custom chocolate highlighting in-season tamarind. Rice Creative, Marou’s long-time design partner, developed a packaging design that represents the collaboration: exquisite handcraft, layering, draping, and pure forms.

October 2018

Lotus Seeds by Khoi Pham

We collaborated with illustrator Khoi Pham to create artwork in tandem with our five year anniversary celebration. Finding inspiration in Pam Yung’s menu for Kaarem, as well as his early childhood memories of Vietnam, Khoi illustrated five Vietnamese fruit/seed: Lotus, Durian, Tamarind, Kumquat, Persimmon.

April 2015

Mexico City with Vanha Lam

Vanha Lam is a San Francisco-based designer and researcher practicing at the intersection of art, architecture, and technology.

October 2014

Ana Kraš by Marcelo Gomes

A few of photographer Marcelo Gomes' work for Human Being Journal Issue 5. Ana Kraš in selected Kaarem pieces, styled by Ali Breslin.

April 2014

About Arianne

Ariadna Guirado and Ernest Vidal are two young designers in Barcelona who have figured out how to beautifully combine the traditional shoe making skills of Spain with contemporary design. Our friend Scott Hayashida sat down with the About Arianne duo to learn more about their shoes.

January 2014

Array 1 to 9

ARRAY 1 to 9 is a video installation by Andinh Ha featuring performances that took place in New York, Los Angeles, HCMC, Ha Giang, and Berlin.