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
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
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
Sep 12, 2016
|Photo by Edward Teo|
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 Museumsold out Supermama at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay (Level 2)sold out Select Bookstore Pop Up at The Arts HousePop up over BooksActuallysold out
- *latest* Gallery & Co. at the National Gallery Singapore
- *latest* K+ Design Gallery at Scotts Square
Feb 7, 2016
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.
Nov 28, 2015
Friends, join us at Supermama (71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore Art Museum) on the 4 December, Friday, 7pm to 10pm for a little gathering and launch of the Good Sweat project!
A couple of the folks involved in this will be there to say hi. We'll be serving our special own cold-brewed Alishan Oolong autumn tea. So drop by to relax, chitchat, and pick up your Good Sweat hankie.
Together with the featured creatives who donated their honorarium, we have made a donation from the proceeds of this project to the Chen Su Lan Methodist children's home.
Nov 20, 2015
Nov 18, 2015
James says "Some years ago in a crowded train in Taipei, my wife and I overheard a granddad asking his granddaughter to give up her seat to an elderly lady. When the little girl refused, he chided her gently: "這樣是不對的喔。你沒有練習禮貌啊。”("This is not right. You didn’t practise courtesy.") I remember this encounter vividly. I was struck by his use of the words練習 (to practise and drill). He reminded me that courtesy is not just an ideal or aspiration but is about practice. Like courtesy, many things in life, whether big or small, starts with this deceptively simple練習 – deceptive because simple is often the hardest. It is the practice of everyday living that makes us the person we want to be."
Nov 17, 2015
Carrie says "This phrase (不要浪費每滴眼淚, trans: Cherish every single tear drop) is a line from a song that I wrote with Diya - 眼鏡矇矇的. The song is about getting lost in the struggles of life and losing sight of where we are headed to. There are always tears and sweat in life, life can't be a bed of roses. Well, even on a bed of roses, there are thorns. I have also come to realise that I secretly enjoy the “emo” moments. They just make life fuller. So this phrase is a reminder that we should cherish and learn from every tear and every drop of sweat, and not waste the lesson or experience. I guess in a way it's also a reminder that we can turn every negative emotion into positive energy towards something good."