World Cup fever!

Mae Sot is an international kinda town, and the World Cup has brought out a lot of national pride. Starting at the beginning of June, we took this rare, once-every-four-years opportunity to try out some very special, limited-edition designs. Pyit tine htaung—or as we call them internally, eggybabies—are a traditional Burmese toy. Loosely translated to […]

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Wedding designers extraordinaire

Whew, May was a busy month! We had many challenges, but got to add a new specialty to our list of design capabilities: wedding design. A couple of our biggest supporters, Sarah and Ari, are getting married this month. For all of May and part of April, we created unique designs for them. Not only […]

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Batik scarves online!

Check it out! Our newest online partner, Local Worlds, has started selling our hand-painted batik scarves. Local Worlds is so new that as of now our scarves are their only product. But we sold 3 scarves within the first week, and we’re looking forward to watching the progress. http://www.localworlds.org/shop/batik-scarves

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Sein Sein Lin’s visit

On April 22nd and 23rd, our wonderful art teacher Sein Sein Lin came back from Mawlamyine for a visit. Sein Sein Lin had taught at Puzzlebox since the beginning in March 2011, finally saying a sad goodbye in January 2014. Everyone at the studio has missed her so much. Day 1 was spent reviewing a […]

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Retail outlets update

Throughout March, Puzzlebox discussed a new retailer relationship, and received updates about recent partnerships. Since November, Puzzlebox products have been selling on novica.com under the name “Thai-Burma Bordercrafts.” Novica normally sells on consigment, but placed an initial order for our products to jump-start the relationship. In March, we were informed that many of those original […]

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Goodbye, hello

It’s been a month of creative, custom artmaking at Puzzlebox! We can’t always guarantee we have enough time for custom work, but we love to try it whenever we can. Sell Khu Paw works on a custom design One customer ordered individual works from each staff artist, abstract line drawings of their own designs; one […]

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New Year, new partners

Do you have your 2014 calendars yet? Featuring beautiful artwork by mentor artist Sein Sein Lin. Available at The Puzzlebox Art Studio, The Picturebook Guesthouse, and Borderline Collective. January marks the second month of selling on NOVICA, a global marketplace for handcrafted goods. NOVICA exposes Puzzlebox Art Studio to a worldwide audience, and can deliver […]

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Visiting-artist workshops

This month we had two fabulously fun workshops at Puzzlebox, thanks to visiting artists who generously donated their time. Found-materials collage workshop (click for more photos) Big thanks to our friend Kuros Zahedi for teaching this fantastic workshop! Using materials found in the studio and in the garden and very little traditional drawing or painting, […]

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