Sunday Stickies is a column where we reflect on the past week and pen those thoughts down on sticky pads. Expect notes to ourselves and others, advice, reminders for the week ahead, quotes, and anything random actually.
It is the return of the medical case of Scissors Hands, as we desperately cut hundreds of stickers throughout the week in preparation for the NUS market on Wednesday and Thursday, and the Arts Bazaar today at the Esplanade Park.
Here is the thing about stickers, we love designing them as the local crowd really enjoys them. They are not our main area of focus by far, but we are happy when the customers are happy. Oh, but the pain that comes with the cutting of stickers has caused Min to have nightmares... seriously.
We have termed the cramping and swelling of hands caused by prolonged periods of cutting stickers as "Scissors Hands". It is pretty similar to the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is why we only produce stickers when we feel emotionally and physically ready (which is never), or when Jia insists that new stickers are in order because we are campus-visiting.
Oh, in more exciting news, we have a new temporary stockist! honey&gazelle Design Studio's products can now be purchased physically at The People Avenue's Pop-Up Store at Orchard Gateway #02-01 from 11am to 10pm daily. We have stocked a selection of our A5 art prints, notepads, Playful Pretense notebooks, CIY Greeting Postcards, Wordsearch Postcards, and the Say It With Words Greeting Cards at the store. It will be much easier for you to pick up your items whenever you want now :)
We will also be dropping by the store every now and then to restock our products, explain our products in person, and also hang out with our friends from Operation Overhaul, Concreate, Latch Handmade, OCD, and many more. It is a truly sublime store, so do check it out whenever you are in Orchard Road!
Min: After feeling sluggish for the longest time, my family and I decided that it's time for some sun and exercise. We went to MacRitchie Reservoir Park and we conquered a really long hike and a tree top walk. Woohoo! The weather was so beautiful and the company was perfect. However, nearing the end of the hike, I fell. Flat. Thankfully, it wasn't a bad fall - some abrasion on the knee and a slight sprain on the wrist. My family loves nature and we are already planning our next nature walk! Except this time, they have decided that I walk around with knee pads and a helmet.
This week is a real special week for me. I asked my family about our favourite and/or fondest memories of each other. Recounting the different memories brought us so much joy and we had the longest and sweetest dinner ever. It makes my heart swell with so much love when my parents share in great detail about their favourite memory of me. It feels so good to be loved and remembered! <3
Jia: I really love participating in pop-up bazaars in campuses as they remind me of the time when I was working in a university and also of my uni days. The air of carefree innocence and aspiring dreams helps me to shake off any feelings of jadedness. Being on campus also brings recurring thoughts of pursuing my Masters degree to mind and nostalgic memories of having a Marketing and Corporate Communications career in the corporate sector. And then, I look down at my ensemble of shorts and sneakers/flipflops, and feel an enlightening buzz of contentment at this new career path that we have embarked on. Such diverse feelings!
On a separate note, I was watching Ellie Goulding's pretty performance of the Sting classic, Fields of Gold, when I noticed myself getting very distracted by the new size of her lips. I am not against aesthetic injections or procedures but when your lips get way too inflated, I think they look very painful instead of alluring. Everything in moderation, you know?
Tell us - what are the highlights of your week?
With Love, Min+Jia.
The humans behind honey&gazelle Design Studio. When we are not frantically working, we share our mishmash of thoughts on design, life, and love here. Grab a cuppa and stay for a bit!