WHERE IS MY MIND?

The Science of Sleep In Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep, the highly neurotic Stéphane has the inner workings of his brain exposed to the audience. The flurry of ideas, emotions, and absurd scenarios that follow resemble what is referred to as thoughts.  Thoughts and their setting, the consciousness, fall...

AT THE VERY EDGES OF YOUR FINGERTIPS

THESE ARE THE textures that bring my days to life: the rough scratch of denim, the downy caress of bed linen, the sturdy, tepid plastic of the overhanging handle grips swinging above me in the MRT trains, the embossed covers of old, weathered books I have read over and over...

LET US GATHER IN COFFEE’S NAME

FROM THE OUTSIDE, all you see is a little wooden door, and above the door spreads a seemingly makeshift shelter painted with alternate shades of black and white. Maybe, you would notice the red fire hydrant that lies on the wall beside it, or the menu chalkboard which guards...

INSIDE THE DRAGON KILN

AT SOME ELUSIVE corner in the West lies a large kampong- style compound littered with dozens of earthen wares, with warehouses packed full of antiques and ceramics. This is the home to the Thow Kwang Industry, better known as Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle.  Founded in 1965, this family-run business is dedicated to...

CHASING THE CREATIVE DREAM

“DRÖM” MEANS DREAM in Swedish. Housing countless dream clouds and a collection of inspiring and heartening knick knacks, The Little Dröm Store hopes to remind people of their creative dreams and encourage them to pursue it with courage. Initiated by the desire to shake things up in the local creative...

TEDIOUS TENACITY

AN ELEGANT PROTEST against mass-produced art, the classic printing technique, letterpress printing is making a revival in the arts scene, leaving one fine impression at a time. As with most art, crafting letterpress designs is a slow brew of conceptualisation, planning, drafting and execution. But it is especially arduous during the...

A MELTING POT OF DUXTON HILL AND BEYOND

“THINK OF MISS MOLLY’S AS A PERSON,” our host Jeremiah – restauranteer by day, musician by night – tells us.  “She’s travelled a lot and seen the world and she’s come back home – she’s brought back her favourite food and remembered it with a local flavour. In a sense, she...

A FLORAL AFFAIR

WHILE THE RISE of local independent businesses like crafts, bakes, apparel and accessories remains abundant, she chose to stem something a little out of the ordinary. She chose the art of perfecting floral arrangements with lace trims, doilies, white ribbons and brown paper. For Cherriesmitten, its grail is to smitten others with...

THE CRAFTER’S KOINONA

“IT’S A DAILY THING, IT’S NOTHING… ATAS”, said Dynna breaking into a half-smile-half-laugh. The leather draped walls and various paraphernalia responsible for turning raw leather into beauty were certainly enchanting; but not nearly as enchanting as how dedicated Forest Child is to building a community that appreciates leather. Their motivations...

STARTING UP

WHEN EVAN FOO describes launching ARCHT Audio as “pretty ambitious, kind of diving into the deep end,” he’s not quite overselling the endeavor as he is stating a clear fact – as CEO of a new start-up launching a Singaporean-designed product in the United States, that’s basically what it is....