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Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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‘Les Enfants Terribles’ , one half of two rings. Inspired by 17th century half hoop rings.

 

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Nature’s teeth mold set in gold.

 

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We constructed ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ to live outside the rules of society, to escape into the world of the game. The stones are set closed-back, but look at their colours. Nothing is random; each colour contests the other. We threw the colour chart out.

 

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The other half. While there are many multi gemstone rings, there’s nothing like stones whose colours you cannot quite remember.

 

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Even a better teeth mold than the earlier.

 

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The Original. Ways of designing, ways of making, ways of wearing. Some nuts just get it.

 

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Jade on jade. Cabochon rings need not bore.

 

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The sides are ‘revealed’ only by profile.

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Crowning the jade, with diamonds of course.

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Woah. A delicate fire in the form. Nice. As a transformer or alone.

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Marilyn Kitty’s.

 

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Situations of life…

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… so you try to make it work for you. Hold still, lemme take a photo of your tangled lives!

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The constituents to building a ring box. It’s complicated.

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The Importance of Being Cherry Stalk.

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Imperial Jade is like Kryptonite.

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A small dose please.

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March is a very exciting month for us.

I usually like to keep this space as far away from the real world as possible, but I would like to share this with readers, you. Do you know what keeps you happy and healthy (if you are planning to live out this life)?

In trying to know what makes us happy, there are very few studies that go on long enough to follow the lifetimes of those they study. Here are the results of a 75 year-old study, lessons from the longest study on happiness.

We’ve all been happy before, but happy for a long time? I’ll rob you.

 

 

Rings we made.

 

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Life Imagined

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Life aplenty in Sri Dewa.

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An old-fashioned window display I’d love to have. It appeals to the imagination.

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The art of René Magritte.

 

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Perks of Singapore.

 

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All the tools you need for life, quietly waiting

 

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Life imagined in La Pona.


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January, O you hard month.

January was also a month of books and more books. Some I took photos of, some my mind couldn’t forget.

One of my favourite thing to so is to walk around old shopping malls after hours. I cannot tell if it is nostalgia that urges me or the anxieties of urban excess.

In my trance-like state I figure art in trail-end businesses and apocalypse suddenness.

What imbeciles!

Art heals.

And it goes on.

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Nine Million Bicycles

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Happy New Year to you! You here reading, and you there far away, where this is our real connection.

I am listening to Uncle Ray (he’s 91, the world record holder for longest and oldest radio dj). He has been a dj since 1949.

“I’m the only DJ at this age still doing a three-hour show every night, live, and I’m doing it all by myself, including taking request calls, and emails too, from fans around the world,” said Cordeiro. He says that his biggest fans are taxi drivers because they grew up with his show. His show streams over the Internet live Monday to Friday nights, up to 1am. Now if you drive those late nights too…

This is my happiest discovery for 2015. It’s so late I know, but better late than never. When I listen to him, I understand the power of connection, where real is only real if the heart is tuned.

This song is for you. Do you feel quite small?

 

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Values, Valour

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Hello December, Hello January!

Our favourite Indian fish curry store will be closing. Uncle Rajah will be moving to Perth, and together with his wife enjoy the last of his hard but good life. There is a good language about working hard all your life, but that language has no syntax. Only you know its value and valour and it knows only you. This article from someone who brought a pot of his black sotong curry to Burning Man.

Like him, I have so much to say about Uncle Rajah, but perhaps another day. In that secret language that burns. For we are Alone Together.

 

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Nights in a cinematic city

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Bittersweet

 

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Life in that window

 

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In a high-brow white goods store ride the technicians of a forgotten age.

 

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The waitress in this cafe told me the place to visit was surely Sheung Wan. Art galleries and more art. We did not go.

 

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The tool shop that opened right after the birds set to work. Also at one point, World Savage.

 

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We took this in a horrible narrow backstreet with all the trappings of romance and heartbreak.

 

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Weighing of the Heart

 

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Sex and food

 

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Chained to your shadow

 

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The Rusting of Saint Laurent

 

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The gold that is not afraid to take a shower.

 

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The rust in every story. This one is harder to see.


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Alone buildings and looming buildings in my head.

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Black gold in the shower



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The only thing we managed to buy in Causeway Bay was soft serve from the mobile van. Mid-day Monday people were queuing up to get into Sogo. It was like a mad craze everywhere.

Consume, consume. Consume! 

I feel Hong Kong brings much pleasure at night. With nightfall freedom seems to befall the everyday man; every building’s tenacity is for a reason.

When I was young I used to follow my mother to Hong Kong a lot. I would always wish to buy a Sanrio thing. Any thing. Now I still look for that Sanrio thing except that it does not exist.

Next up, images of China. Oh my.

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Black Gold and Bauhaus to cure naked necks and ears

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Introducing the Nude Black Diamond – no prong, no bezel.


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Form and function. Much complexity has gone into these Bauhaus shapes. Simple is not so simple…

 

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…which explains why I can style “Double piercings” with FOUR earrings and somehow still appear kinda minimalist – the magic of Bauhaus.


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It’s been a little crazy here, even crazier than usual crazeee.

Please pardon the photo spill. And I must apologize for the many photos of my head, but how else am I gonna share the ways to style and play with them?

Love moves in ridiculous ways. We make art properly but work badly. In ridiculous fashion. Which means our lavish plans for shooting models cannot wait for the models to come and make up and pose. Most times I sort of know something needs to be done and I go into the black room (or the light room), depending if I need sun or mood for the particular photo. Then when I am looking at the damn thing I imagine the girl I wish I had to shoot it with…!!! I am too impatient, but the moment calls what the moment calls for and I am like an eternal caterpillar that is damned to no butterfly visa.

So we have to get our press kit out. Anyone? After this post.

HY is at the workshop I think f&#king with the engraving machine from China. That thing is powerful but the manual is in Chinese!!!

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Black gold. #AloneTogether offers a grand series of how to wear black gold in a minimalist/chic/grunge/modern way. I doubt my photos on the products do justice, because there are SO MANY WAYS TO STYLE THEM. When we design and create one piece of jewelry, it actually handshakes with the others that have come before and will come after. Love is complicated! I have to stop obsessing on getting a ‘match made in heaven’ and stop the categories in my head from grouping… but I hope you get to have fun with the styles in your own grouping!

A key impetus in introducing black gold jewelry is how the black complements yellow gold and pink gold very well, with both black and yellow/pink gold forming a coupling of sorts, a whole new look. It may seem a little disconcerting at first, but like rain falling on your face, it is actually a wonderful feeling.

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I have to make a ring box now. So a wonderful guy can propose to a wonderful girl 😀

See? I can never get to the press kit!!!

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#AloneTogether, Fine Handmade Jewelry Singapore

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Dear Reader, Dear Friends,

We have been busy with AloneTogether.

You can now buy from the site, and we will make and deliver, wherever you are.

If I lived, as I desire to be.

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