by Michèle Adriaens, 25 Jan 2017 |
When you want to add some affordable-chic attitude to your look, this timepiece is the answer. Courtesey of accessory label PLAIN SUPPLIES, the watch just launched on Kickstarter.
“We know it’s never easy to find the perfect watch: a timepiece that suits your individual style and is durable enough for daily wear and frequent travel. We wanted a pocket-friendly all-rounder that takes away the need to own several watches.”
Refined by listening closely to customers’ feedback over the years, the watches are designed to be versatile, durable and affordable …
“The watches come with a clean watch face and an unlabelled dial. Each of the three interchangeable wrist straps creates a different look to suit any occasion and outfit.
The watches are encased in 316L stainless steel, water-resistant up to 30ATM or 30M, made using Japanese Miyota GL15 quartz movements and come with a one-year international warranty. The three watch straps – mesh, leather and nato – are made of durable stainless steel, genuine cow leather and soft nylon nato.”
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by Michèle Adriaens, 23 Jan 2017 |
Jacqueline Loo, Irene Taniady and Yip Fang Ting a three second-year students from the Diploma in Design (Object & Jewellery) course under the 3D Design Programme at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Art & Design.
Their handcrafted designs were recently showcased at the Academy’s Open House.
“We conceptualised “ARMORE”, a play on the French word “amour” for love, and “armour” from the military reference in English. Two pairs of accessories – a leather pin set and a silver medallion set – are fashioned to mimic the aspects of the military uniform, with the lapels and dog tags respectively. They are meant to be used as a pair, or conferred to a significant other. It comes as no surprise that the pieces identify the respective partners as either the “Best Recruit” or “Best Commander”.”
by Michèle Adriaens, 22 Jan 2017 |
A story by Afiq Danial Sham, Keng Chia Jin, Tan Mei Qi, Nursyafiqah Binten Jusman, Serene Lee Si Yun, Muhammad Khairulnizam, Yee Si Jie, Wong Kin Key
“Mei Ling is a ghost, who wanders a hospital, searching for something. One night, she chances upon a mysterious figure, who escorts other souls of the departed to the AfterLife. Believing that this Grim Reaper is her way out of her problem, she follows him around the hospital as he reaps his souls, seeking his help. However, there is more to Mei Ling’s condition than meets the eye…”
by Michèle Adriaens, 19 Jan 2017 |
Food styling by Kat Wong.
Juliana Tan gives her overseas friends a taster of Singapore delights in her latest photo project, Hungry?
We asked Juliana about her new work.
“When I was living abroad, my friends often asked me what I missed most about Singapore. Is it my family? Friends? I’m almost embarrassed to say this but the one thing I crave for is Singapore’s local food. I’d choose Teochew mui over burgers any day. Or cai fan for that matter. Or prata (Crane Road). Or kaya toast with teh-o-peng-siu-dai and two soft-boiled eggs. You get the drift.
In those difficult moments (dramatic), I made mental sketches of my favourite local food. Most of them are easily available from hawker centres so they’re not plated to look Instagram worthy, but they burst with flavours I cannot find elsewhere in the world.
So when I returned to Singapore, I was determined to photograph our local food with the same sentiments I had when I was away. Except that I don’t know how to put the food together stylistically. Thankfully, despite my clumsy pitch, my university classmate Kat Wong (also an amazing cook) agreed to indulge me and styled the food for this project.”
Full series here.
by Michèle Adriaens, 17 Jan 2017 |
Graduating from Lasalle College of the Arts with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (First Class Honors) in 2016, WLi Leow mostly works with paint and pencil, creating delicate pieces you can spend a long time gazing at. WLi describes her interest as lying in architectural features and urban plants. “I explore my living experience through spatial forms and create spaces in my paintings that are in the state of becoming, at times fading into view and out of view.”
Parking Plants and the Invisible Gardeners is a series of paintings inspired by the livelihood of plants in the urban environment, particularly in Singapore, the Garden City. “I was intrigued by Stefano Mancuso’s theory of Plant Blindness, a condition of the “inability to see or notice plants in the environment” and therefore directed my attention to urban plants and their relationship with the space they inhabit. I have observed that they are very similar to us, as urban dwellers, navigating through urban structures day in and out. I began to document them through photography and at times referencing the formats of our infrastructures, such as floor plans and architectural elements like pillars and staircases, to create my paintings. My works are also very much influenced by my living experience and growth and I express the ambiguities of emotions through perspective and colours.”