“My mother says…”

“My mother says…” is a coffee table book produced by multidisciplinary design collective PLUS Collaboratives, and it channels the delicious combination of old wives tales, quotes, stories and light-hearted photography that we’re into. We had the project bookmarked since it’s launch mid March, so without further ado, here’s the creative backstory …

“Old Wives’ Tales exist in every culture and are so common that sometimes are taken as the truth, or rather accepted and followed despite their usually incredulous nature. These tales have probably been told to us so many times yet the logic behind some of them is overshadowed by their incredulous nature. We wanted to create a collection that many can relate to and to spark conversation or reminiscence among family and friends from a perspective within our tiny island of Singapore. These tales have been collected from the different races of Singapore. We hope that through photography and short quotes, people are able to relive their versions of stories and memories of these tales and as well enjoy the tales of other cultures.”

My Mother Says…’ is available at BooksActually, Kinokuniya, Kapok and the Design museum shop and online at Hipvan and Naiise.

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