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Verner Panton May 24, 2009

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Verner Panton, National Museum Singapore

“Most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours. The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” – Verner Panton

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May 23, 2009

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what happened to the promise of forever?

character profiling May 20, 2009

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i will be a slave driver if i become boss in future.

whether i will be nice or unfeeling is anyone’s guess.

if you ask me, i would rather be unfeeling. it requires less effort 🙂

made in China: Diaspora May 17, 2009

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i am not sure if every major city in the world has a Chinatown. But at least every major city I have been to has a Chinatown. it is quite amazing, especially when I showed up in Freiburg and there was a little chinese provision shop selling Lee Kum Kee.

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click on the link to come to an interactive one. it will pull up other more remote Chinatowns such as Nauru and Tel Aviv (i missed this one when i was there in 2006), and there is a new one in Darwin, targetted for completion in 2010. I wonder how different would the older, slow-evolving ones be from the new, deliberate ones.

we’ll see

 

BP RTW 2009 May 17, 2009

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Burberry Prorsum RTW 2009 has single-handedly ignited my love for fashion week again 😉 i might be biased, because i already have these separates in my wardrobe and it would be easy to put together. i like new ways of wearing old clothes.

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😉 this collection is simply brilliant

05.18 May 17, 2009

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i should count the number of samurai moments i encounter every day. it might be an interesting number. or appaling. whichever way i take it.

quote May 16, 2009

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“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

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pain for vanity May 15, 2009

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how on earth do people walk in such outrageous heels!

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. May 12, 2009

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its not the age of people that changes them

its the time.

the wild child May 12, 2009

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sometimes when i write my blog, I seem to swing from one end of the mood spectrum to another. and i hope i don’t come across as schzophrenic –  who talks saving the world (through design) on one post, shoes + clothes on another (consumerism that kills!) and random art on another! but thats probably me. love to be all grubby and dirty in the forest on a trek but cannot give up my pretty dresses and heels 😉

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and i am probably going to break my resolution to not purchase random things for a while

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a little too tiny May 12, 2009

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i always have a certain amount of fondness of mini street art installations and from time to time, i will drop by Little People for a peek. the trend seems to be for days that I am tired and feeling a little too tiny for my liking.

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this is what i feel most of the time – a little too tiny for my liking

clarke quay May 11, 2009

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i was browsing the internet for images to use for my project and i came across this amazing picture of Clarke Quay.

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it so beautifully captures the old and the new at clarke quay,

and the  bursts of colours that makes energizes the place

the journey to borders May 11, 2009

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it is time to make my monthly pilgrimage to borders

shoes of the month May 10, 2009

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i haven’t bought a pair of sneakers for a long time, probably because i don’t get to wear them to work and even if i had to go on site, i would wear my boots. but when i came across these sneakers on gojane – very improbable place to buy sneakers –  i just had to get them. must be the silhouette imprint on the side.

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and while i was at it, i picked up these sandals. gojane doesn’t have the most comfortable heels but their sandals are passable and at those prices, i can’t complain. their flats are absolutely horrible to wear. i had two pairs from them and both gave me blisters within 5 minutes 😦

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i love the shade of grey! their taupe looks great as well

after months of not buying any shoes, finally i got to satisfy my cravings for new shoes 😉 its brilliant. oh, and bay is supposed to take me golf shoes shopping. it should match my purple/white gloves. he thinks its interesting / hilarous how i am more interested in my golfing outfit than my swing 😉

howl’s moving castle May 10, 2009

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i was picking books randomly out of my shelves when i came across Howl’s Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones. I bought this book in Melbourne after I caught the movie at Nova Art Cinema. I remember putting an order at Readings for the book and was elated when it finally arrived.

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i like the show because it reveals the ideals of hope, freedom and the wonders of human touch and kindness. thats probably why i enjoy movies seemingly packaged for the younger demographics – it possesses the innocence and fascination not found in other genres of show and makes the world look a little better.

i think everyone should watch shows with happy endings.

most unlikely green roof maintenance May 10, 2009

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the most unlikely green roof maintenance is probably the most genius i have seen.

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why not? the fertiliser is also provided! and the soil is clear of weeds for further germination.

rabbits, cows, sheep, goats – these are the possibilities?

May 9, 2009

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i have pretty much being using the same bag for 2 weeks. it is big and roomy, and fits everything i have. best, it slouches perfectly. i chose grey because grey fits everything i have. and quite importantly, it fits the gigantic laptop i carry around.

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then i went on to buy another one in black. for obvious reasons. i think everything else will be sidelined for a while until i get tired of using the same bag for every occasion. i like that a huge sling can actually be quite chic and easily paired without looking kiddish.

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cirque du soleil May 6, 2009

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i am a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil – I had the opportunity to catch two shows, Alegria and Varekai, and they are amazing. i hope with the opening of the IR soon, they would come to Singapore!

my boss messaged from melbourne to say he is going to catch dralion!!! that very lucky chap. the tickets are never cheap (cos i always go for the front seats) but it is a show of a lifetime! i hope he enjoys it.

enjoy 😉 i like them much more than Marc Jacobs Fashion show 😉 surprise surprise