Nov 18, 2017

C-O-C-O-N-U-T


Oh blessed coconut! Life of curries and all things delicious! And the life of a good toilet scrub.

This brush comes typically in 3 sizes, and its bristles in 3 levels of toughness - the darker the colour the harder its bristle. I grew up with this brush as the default tool for scrubbing the kitchen sink, the chopping board, and there's always one for the toilet floor. This is not nostalgia - it is just a better product than a plastic scrub or scouring brush: lasts longer; well-designed and looks good; natural and organic; and works.

But this is a neighbourgood that is, sadly, no longer as common in the neighbourhood general stores, probably because it is no longer as often used.

If you, like us, still clean your own house - get yourself these coconut scrubs.



Oct 21, 2017

There's always a drawer for chips


Things get abandoned in the hood all the time. This chest of drawers is probably from the room of some teenager who has outgrown his/her uniforms and whose bags have outgrown the drawer. But surely there'll always be a drawer for chips.

Oct 2, 2017

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Nice Day


"Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Nice Day." is a series of patches and caps featuring our favourite food in the Neighbourhood! We are proud that all the caps are made in Singapore.

In 1945, at the tender age of 21, his father started a hat-making company with his brothers. At one point, they were also making (safari) helmet hat for the British. As a young man, Jimmy learned the trade and craft from his dad, and took over the company in 1975. He was tasked to take their business to the next milestone, producing 'light-weight' caps for companies and events.

Together with Jimmy, we made a run of 90 caps - 6 panel caps, flat beak, adjustable back strap with brass clasp, lightweight 100% cotton.

Limited deadstock available now at 30% discount. Drop us a note at info@ampulets.com



Green Mountain

There is no promise of prosperity in the store’s name, no tease that “eat you’ll know” or that it is carrot cake you will die for everyday. There is only the dream of green mountains where the air is crisp, the water is soft, and the trees are strong in the earth and in their yearning for the skies.

Inspired by carrot cake store   ‘青山菜头粿’ at Blk 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1.
Available in British army (deadstock) camouflage or forest green $59 Now: $42 (cap), $14 (patch)


Cosmic Prata
Ramath’s family wakes up at half past three so that the store is ready to open by dawn. His wife prepares the curry while his daughter the dough. He chops the onions and checks on the supply of eggs and cheese. As a child, he prayed that he would one day work under the stars, surrounded by those he loves. 
Inspired by prata store ‘Rahmath Cheese Prata’ at Blk 74 Toa Payoh Lorong 4. Available in black $59 Now: $42 (cap), $14 (patch)

Winners Smell Good
Sheng Pin Xiang, ‘胜品香’, is run by Wing, or at least that was what he told us to call him. It’s a tough job, standing by the charcoal pit 8 hours a day. Wing does it, grumpily on most days, not just because it is his livelihood but because he believes – as we do – that his are the best BBQ chicken wings in the universe.
Inspired by chicken wings store ‘胜品香’ at Blk 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8. Inspired by prata store ‘Rahmath Cheese Prata’ at Blk 74 Toa Payoh Lorong 4. Available in black $59 Now: $42 (cap), $14 (patch)


A Nice Day
On our island, we seek the best hawker food and boast of our favourite hawker stores with the same pride that a scout has for his hard-earned badges. Breakfast, lunch, dinner ... one day we'll transcend our daily foodie urges to dream loftier dreams, scale grander mountains, and reach further moons. Oh, wouldn't that be a nice day? 
Inspired by The Artist Project 2.0 ‘Have a Nice Day’ for Gallery & Co. / Singaplural 2017. Available in navy $59 Now: $42 (cap), $14 (patch)

Jan 28, 2017

Welcoming the New with the Old!


In our hood, the bulky refuse bin typically overflows only when someone is moving out of their home. The only other times in the year when things get discarded in such quantity are when...

Jan 17, 2017

Welcome Home


You don't need to build a museum for the family collection when your real treasures are behind the door to your home. 

Dec 20, 2016

Dear Wonderful You's


Thank you everyone who popped by K+ at Scotts Square on 17 Dec to say hi, stayed to chat, passed us your tote bag to "customise", bought and picked up a book or two, and gamely posed at the Furrie & Shortie cut-out photo wall! This quick comic sketch is dedicated to all those wonderful you's :)

For those of you who would still like to pick up a copy of Furrie & Shortie Issue #1 (S$30) "To be the most wonderful you", you can via...

Dec 11, 2016

Furrie & Shortie Issue #1 - Be the Most Wonderful You




At some point in our lives, some of us may ask ‘How did my life turn out this way?’ Sometimes, it is hard to accept who you are, and the situation that you are in. 

Dec 5, 2016

Laughing with you

An amused reader. Image by J.

Finally, Furrie and Shortie will be meeting you in Issue #1 of their comic this December!

Sep 12, 2016

Thank you and thank you

Photo by Edward Teo

Update 12 Sept 2016: Sorry folks, the very few hankies we have left are only retailing at the stores below. Get'em before they're sold out! Best give the stores a call before you go, limited designs are left 

Friends, super thanks for dropping by the Good Sweat launch on 4 December, sharing your company and love, and supporting the project!

Our thanks to Edwin Low, founder of Supermama, for adopting all 440kg of gravel we loaded into his shop (it would have cost us to get someone to remove it!).

Our gratitude also to all the contributors of the Good Sweat inspirations: Theseus of Work, Kenny of BooksActually, Edwin of Supermama, Tan Pin Pin, and Carrie of The Freshman. They generously donated their honorarium to the Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home, together with the project's donation from the proceeds of the sale.

The display continues until 18 Dec at The Supermama Store at the Singapore Art Museum (71 Bras Brasah Road), 10am-7pm everyday (extended till 9pm on Fridays).

Each hankie continues to be retailed at S$42, including a Good Sweat 2016 calendar poster in the package at:

  • Supermama Store at Singapore Art Museum sold out
  • Supermama at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay (Level 2) sold out
  • Select Bookstore Pop Up at The Arts House Pop up over
  • BooksActually sold out
  • *latest* Gallery & Co. at the National Gallery Singapore
  • *latest* K+ Design Gallery at Scotts Square

Feb 7, 2016

A Tropical Spring


In marking the start of spring in tropical Singapore, the Chinese New Year tradition is to buy from nurseries pots of imported kumquats, phoenix tail flowers, chrysanthemums, peonies and cherry blossoms. But look around your hood and you will find other improvised gardens.