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We have a back garden. And although it’s really pretty, we’ve never really made much of it.

Except the occasional barbeque. Or frolicking on the grass, our faces and bare shoulders catching the rare summer sunshine.

When YJ visited during Christmas, she was amazed at the size of our garden. ‘You can keep a horse in here!’ Nay…no horses. Though we do get fox poo (because we stepped in one that evening).

It would be nice to host a movie evening. Like this:


Maybe. When summer comes. If the neighbours aren’t going to complain. 😀


2 weeks in 4000 photos in 2 minutes.

I love this holiday video by the talented Mike Matas.

And this would make such a cool wedding (or honeymoon) video. All you need (I think), are photos (lots of them! Especially if they were taken in quick succession), and iMovie. I’m going to go dig up all our wedding day photos again.

Rob Ryan is one of my favourite illustrators. His beautiful, meticulously hand-cut illustrations never fail to melt my heart or set it a-flutter. So when I saw this Rob Ryan card for Roger La Borde at Graham & Green I couldn’t resist buying it.

It’s how I feel with Pinky sometimes. And I think I will write him a little note before the big day.

Can we shall we?
One day soon,
Let us go away
together just you and
me, call in sick and go
to the sea and hold hands
all day, eat our sandwiches
on the train, get drunk on
fresh air and come home
tired and never tell

This is just too cool.

A paper record wedding invite! Kudos to Kelli Anderson for coming up with such a brilliant idea that sounds as good as it looks.

PS: YJ, when you get married we’ll have you tango-ing on the card.


Sometimes inspiration comes in unlikely places (ie. Not yet another wedding magazine or wedding blog), but it’s no surprise that we found it in a Monsoon shop.

It’s also nice that both Pinky and I clocked the ideas to steal at the same time. It’s not often that we see eye to eye on design! He’s getting better 😉

Old battered suitcases and colourful birds.. Exactly what we’ve been looking for.

Almost wished we could grab those lovely birdcages and vintage cases.. And run!

I’ve had to suppress my excitement for a couple of days. But now I’m pleased to introduce Paper Tiger Press, ‘the only dedicated letterpress studio in Singapore’..and they are having a 70% sale! Style is affordable!

One of my favourite designs from this specialised letterpress studio is a gorgeous invitation card set featuring delicate lace as a blind impression. *delirious sigh* It doesn’t help that the colour scheme is very close to ours. *delirious sigh once more*

Even though I have only exchanged a couple of emails with Emily – the founder and creative director of Paper Tiger Press – it’s hard not to see the passion she has for her craft. (I’ve even received a short crash course about letterpress in Singapore!) I find it amazing that every piece of design is individually hand-pressed on an antique letterpress.

For brides-to-be, forget the bulk standard hotel invites. These are almost pieces of art you can frame  up for posterity.

Being a designer, or just someone who coos uncontrollably over beautiful objects, it is heartening and inspiring to see more and more independent shops and studios like this popping up back home in Singapore, with love for what they do at the core of it all. Seriously considering packing up my bags with Pinky in tow to set up shop in least it’s not so bloody cold still at this time of the year!

One day.

‘Mandatory’ video montage for the wedding reception? At least do it with style!

Thanks to YJ again, I came across this series of photos by Irina Werning, named ‘Back to the Future’. Awesome!

It’ll be funny if we had to recreate our old photos.. I remember seeing one of little Pinky kicking a ball, complete with furrowed brows and perfect Fabregas-esque poise…hardly different from today except he’s now grown of course.

Here are a few of my favourites from Irina.