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Brossa D’ahir

The space here in World Savage is not to sell some jewels, well hopefully not.

Sometimes there are all these images in my head that don’t go anywhere in the little crevices of what a head should contain, and finding the type of music that talks to your day is better than lottery. There is a link in the two I know.

I also imagine eating the rainbow bread and tasting the colours gently, overtly, crazily!

O but this is a crazy month. HY and I have all fallen to a most virulent flu. It involves us lying astride in bed, where we’ve made a pinkie pact should we stand up on our legs once more we will never take our health for granted again.

Alceu-Vos, Xe, Que Ja És De Dia / Sènt is the first track of Brossa D’ahir. My favourite. Is it the album art? Is it the life on Mallorca? Is it the year 1977?

Is it the frog that strums a guitar as well as HY?

Is it escape we crave?

Are humans built for incremental lives, or am I just a sidewalk clown?

All the above is the output of a virulent flu.

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A Calf Born In Winter

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Oil in miniature. Framed in bronze.

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A woman arranging your hair is a good reason to relax. The boy on the outermost looks definitely to be a satyr. Wherefore those eyes? The hair uprisen, hell’s going to break.

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Only 10 carats. Near transparent. What fortune.  10ct_catseye6 cliche_first_prize vict_snake_cuff_9k2vict_snake_cuff_9k3 cherub_headstand cherub_headstand2peranakan_wedding_jewels pera_bintang_diamond pera_intan_linked_br5 pera_intan_linked_br2 big_horse_small_horsesnake_silver_gilt_french_mesh2 emotion_emotionless snake_silver_gilt_french_meshsnake_gold_vict_mesh3_navette_ringsjune2016

 

That voice from right inside you?

As sure as the sun rises
And the moon follows.

 

 

Please listen to this. The calf born in winter, so easy to come into being, but so hard to forget.

We have some memorable incense in the store. Sunrise. Rainforest. Midnight. Nat Champa. I put these in the store, as we use them at home and have come to realize the serenity of incense.

For meditating people, you can levitate with the Yoga Series.

Stress Relief is really wonderful, sweet but air gets through. Personally, I prefer Indian incense over Nepalese ones as they smell less like incense. If I need to pray I don’t need incense to remind me.

I also have lots of jewellery I cannot be arsed to photograph. I’m at the library everyday and hate it when the message comes in:

“Dear readers. The library is closing in 30 minutes. Please take your books to the borrowing machine blah.”

Then 15 minutes later, another. The last 5 minutes they will sweep your backside with the toilet broom.

 

Objects   Jewelry   Bracelets   Earrings

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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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carve home

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These monkeys know water snails are more delicious. They suck the soft bits and chuck the shell.

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And one under me belly | as we scurry by | please you mind your mind | let us mind our minds.

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Lovely in electric light, Robert Zhao’s photography explores the concept of ‘Home’ and what it means to Singaporeans.

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Once upon a time, a bridge was constructed with thoughts of forever. The beams must be forever, the posts must be forever, its beauty from forever. Look how the wooden ‘plank’ was carved to fit the beam! This is at Lower Seletar Reservoir.

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Long long time.

I’ve listened to this song a hundred times coming.

Jewelry

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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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Cigarettes After Sex

The way we live now only good music can save us.

There is good hipster music, and there’s painfully stupid memories. Fucking thin line.

It reminds me of a time when I’ve just fallen in love, and not know it.

Future music from the past. Did you get there?

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An Unorthodox Index Of Happiness

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Fairy lights lit at the attic of the house at the back.

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One of the few things I make I wear.

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Byzantine beauty. “Ars Est Celare Artem” – it is true art to conceal art.

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Stack it.

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In solitude.

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Moon locks.

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Lock the moon around your ears.

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Visible by profile.

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Phoenix I think, work-in-progress, unpolished gold.

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A very big birdcage.

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We all need an alter hero.

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Ricky, my hero.

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As I write this, I believe I am still wearing my sleeping clothes, which you can see photographed above. How nice, the life of an entrepreneur.

The work we do has been greatly enhanced by Trailer Park Boys. I have gone and bought us two TPB tshirts. It’s easy to tell who likes which. We all really do have our alter heros. What’s yours?

At some point I will print some tshirts in our studio and wear the fan art out proud. I wonder how many Singaporeans love TPB. Or women. Or half women.

The number of neon billboard lights of a city is proportional to the love and heartbreaks of its people; an unorthodox index of being.

If Singapore had more neon lights, it would also mean we are ‘getting there’. I am torn between dreaming of an off-grid lifestyle and loving neon lights.

The world is a vampire, but it is also a fish tank. It’s not bad at all to be Orangie!

 

 

A life well loved is a life well spent.

 

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2. Gold and Platinum Ring Bands (pair, single)

3. Half Moon Lock Earrings

 

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