Hello everybody, and happy 2014!
May the year brings you lots of laughter, satisfaction, contentment and new adventures. At least, that’s what I want :)
It’s been really nice so far running in and out of meetings, meeting designers, brands and partners, designing and sending out newsletters (please subscribe!) and maintaining the Naiise.com space which I’ve come to love so much.
Because this is a show run double-handedly by D and I, every little progress we make is a cause for celebration. Like our revamped drop down menu, which allows us to feature more great brands that we bring in; our Top 10 Ways blog post where we penned down our dreams and aspirations for ourselves, and the business; and our upcoming projects, which I’ll talk more about at a later date. I also especially love designing tile banners that flow in a colour scheme, and having lots of friendly, inspirational guest curators to work with!
It’s definitely a far cry from having 200 addressable employees to respond to emails I send out, often with an impatient tone. In fact, I didn’t even realise that I had become impatient, and that I was starting to speak to D like he was one of my “kids at work”.
It, of course, led to an argument which left me mad – mostly because I knew I was in the wrong.
I generally hate being wrong, but on the bright side, it’s pretty cool to have a “correct” boyfriend right?
The world is an amazing place, and sometimes even right in our backyard. Some of the coolest (I need to refrain from using the world “naiisest”) things I’ve come across this week:
- Postcards by Lenne, an incredibly young but talented fashion photographer, also on Naiise
- Tin Tin esque prints of Singapore by Richard, a 4th year architecture student
- Beautiful, right brain illustrations by Kimberly – follow her on @ultravioletsdesign – beautiful!
- Vintage, upcycled local furniture by Jing Yi, an ex-schoolmate and ex-lawyer turned upcycler
- Designer shophouses – I can only dream
- Culturepush and Notabilia, two really great blogs that highlight our local designers and the scene
- Edible Gardens and NONG – urban farming movement right in Singapore!
I’ll try to remember more of these cool things to share, vice versa too?
On another note, really tired of the over-hipster-ed and artisanal-ed scene. It was kind of hilarious today at United Square when we passed by a laundromat with a Hipster Logo, and a pizza place serving artisanal coffee. I mean, really!?