Saturday, November 19, 2011

Musings from the Ghim Moh hawker centre.

When stuck in a hawker center in an old neighbourhood in a downpour, look at your surroundings with new eyes...

Ghim Moh Hawker Centre. Composition No. 1.

Colour-coded electric tape wrapped around cup handles to identify which drinks stall they belong to. A simple, ingenious and economic solution.

Ghim Moh Hawker Centre. Composition No. 2.

The random placement of signs, wire casing, a fire hydrant and a clock forms an urban art wall.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's kikki.K Day!

It's ALWAYS great to receive surprise presents and I got a package today out of the blue, from Melbourne stationery brand, kikki.K! Yaay!

Ooooh!


Aaahh!!!


SO sweet of them. :-)


Who told them I was Miss Checklist???
People who know me well would know that I 'checklist' EVERYTHING, EVERYDAY.


Testing out my new pen.
Yep, I hold my pen like a primary school kid.
Sorry, I GRIP my pen like a primary school kid.


Check out the graphic stylized trees - well, at least that's what I think they are!


A fabric covered notebook for my daily notes! Yaay!

You can find kikki.K here in Singapore at Tampines Mall, ION Orchard and Changi Airport.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shoe prints on escalators.

I would love to hear from the people who designed the prints on why they created them. Are they REALLY necessary? WHO are they meant for? Why are they only on alternate steps?

Regardless, it's still fun to stand precisely on the prints and "follow instructions" like I didn't know how to use the escalator. :-)

Spotted at Clifford Centre in Raffles Place.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

A mini-retrospective of Air France's stewardess uniforms.

It's a really small display (about 5 or 6 outfits) in the lobby of the Alliance Francaise Singapore, but wow, I'm besotted with the Air France uniform designed by Balenciaga in 1969! See below...
A pale pink skirt suit with a navy cap and bow.

And look at how their badge was embroidered on a pale pink fabric base to match the outfit!

I love that scarf!

And check out that colourful striped hanky tucked into the pocket!

What I also noticed was that the uniforms did not have to stick to the corporate colours of Air France, which made each new design that much more refreshing!

Oh the little things that excite me. . . :-)