Mar 1, 2014

What is a door?


If, like us, you live in a HDB flat or an apartment, what is a door or whatever doorway you can call your own? 

Some doors are like the last line of their inhabitant's defense against the world. They have mirrors to ward off evil. Incense holders to appease the angry gods. Wire and plastic to keep out the neighbourhood cats. Curtains to frustrate the curious. 

Some doors are always dressed for the occasion. And the occasion is always auspicious. 

Most doorways right outside our flats serve function. They extend what little storage space our HDB cubbyholes afford with cupboards and shoe racks.

Many doorways also inadvertently express our urge for a piece of the earth and the life it gives. And we bless it with useful herbs, plants whose names mean wealth or health, and flowers to please the eye and spirit. 

The door shuts out, even as it welcomes those who know it as home. 

Nov 4, 2013

Thank You for the love


An apron won't change the world. But we hope it is a small reminder that the ability to make something good with our hands is a gift.

The Goodcraft show wrapped up on 3 November!

Our sincere thanks to old friends and new ones who turned up over the 3 days, stayed to chat, as well as those who bought an apron or two. Of course, we cannot thank enough the folks who contributed their creativity, time, and resources to make the Goodcraft project and show happen.

If you missed the show, click read more below to see some of the event photographs and credits.

p/s The Goodcraft Show Aprons are sold out, but some of the Goodcraft Artist Aprons are still available. Email info@ampulets.com for more info.

Homeward Bound

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets


Homeward Bound - Hounds of the Baskervilles
Markers and Acrylic on Canvas with Leather Straps
Canvas surface 65cm x 80cm
Artist signature on the Apron Front 
Edition 1 of 1 / S$250 (includes local delivery) *sold*

Under Pressure

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets


Under Pressure - Speak Cryptic
Acrylic and pen on Canvas, with leather straps
Canvas surface 65cm x 80cm
Artist signature on the Apron reverse
Edition 1 of 1 / S$400 (includes local delivery) *sold*

Unfinished

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets

Unfinished - Stolen
Upper Canvas with leather straps, pins and needle; Lower/Train of Raw Calico, Hidden zipper
Edition 1 of 1 / S$680 (includes local delivery)

New Kid on the (Printing) Block

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets

New Kid on the (Printing) Block - BUREAU
Ink on Canvas, with Leather Straps and Metal Type
Maker's mark Silkscreened on the reverse
Canvas Size 65cm x 80cm 
Edition 1 of 1 / S$180 (includes local delivery)


Xiao Ding Dang

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets


小叮当 / Xiao Ding Dang (aka Doraemon) - MessyMsXi
Polythene sewn on Canvas, with leather straps
Canvas surface 65cm x 80cm
Signed on the reverse by MessyMsxi
Edition 1 of 1 / S$280 (includes local delivery) *sold*

Enjoy Napalm

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets

Enjoy Napalm - Sabotage
Acrylic and buttons on Canvas with Leather Straps
Canvas surface 65cm x 80cm
Artist Signature on the Apron reverse 
Edition 1 of 1 / S$280 *sold*

Cao & Tjok Agung

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets

Cao & Tjok Agung - Christopher John Fussner
Indigo dyed Bark Cloth, sewn on Canvas with Leather Straps
Canvas surface 65xm x 80cm
Edition 1 of 1 / S$450 (includes local delivery)

The Shoemaker's Apron

Photography/Jovian Lim, Poster design/ampulets


The Shoemaker's Apron
Marker pen and watercolour pencil on Canvas and Leather Straps
Canvas surface 65cm x 80cm 
Artist signature on the Apron front
Edition 1 of 1 / S$250 (includes local delivery) *sold*