Our latest addition to our playground pin series : Pineapple (Ong Lai!). Though the Pineapple playground did not garner as much attention as the iconic dragon playground, personally it still remains as one of our most loved playgrounds.
HUAT AH ;P
We shot this photo in 2009 at Pasir Ris, using expired 35mm film with a Nikon F50. Unfortunately this playground has been demolished, we’re not sure when, but we tried re-visiting it 2 weeks ago but it was gone.
Fashioned after Singapore’s Iconic old school mosaic playgrounds (circa 1970/1980). The playground was our school, our imagination, our friend; life lessons were learnt through bruises gathered from knocking against colourful mosaic tiles, by scraping our knees falling on gritty sandpits, the feeling of sand between our toes.
Did you guys know that the Dragon playground located at 28 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, is currently being preserved?
The four blocks of HDB flats surrounding it are to be torn down, but we’re so glad the dragon playground managed to escape this demolition.
Totes available in 3 designs:
Here, you’ll get to meet Uncle Lawrence Lim – Joanne’s uncle, whose autograph book contribution was a real gem because it was from the 1950s! You’ll also hear from Phoebe (of Carpenter and Cook), and also one half of the little dröm store’s owner – Stanley, about their thoughts on Singapore’s infamous 90’s autograph book movement.
We brought along our film camera then, loaded with expired film. Few days back, we had that roll of 35mm film processed + developed and we’re super surprised and in love with the color tones! These shots shown here were some of the photos that were being developed – they really take on those faded color tones, reminiscing of our childhood nostalgia ya?
The colours to these photos almost seem like they have been dug out from our parent’s old photo albums, circa 1980’s, but these were taken in 2013 instead!
We really love the end results to these expired film, and we really love Mr Khor’s smile in the first photo :)
Remember the good old days of penning your thoughts and impressions of your classmates upon school graduation? From composing friendship verses, farewell poems, folding dog-ears with secret messages, carefully styling your profile page with fluorescent highlighters, colourful markers and metallic pens, to your sincere attempts at describing your friend’s personality by linking attributes to the alphabets of their names… we did them all!
We hope this exhibition will take you down memory lane as you reminisce on those sweet memories at school. “Forget Me Not” is a collaboration between local designer Joanne Lim, and the little dröm store.
Here’s Jo, hard at work, behind the scenes! Painstakingly checking and making sure that every art print is flawless. Drawing carefully on our window glass display with her incredible typography.
Hand-screened art prints, tote bags, notebooks, cards with Jo’s typography designs are for sale as well. Art prints are screened in limited pieces only, and are all hand signed by Jo herself, what a treat! We hope you drömmers will pop by to check this exhibition out, it starts tomorrow!
FORGET ME NOT AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK EXHIBITION 27 May to 30 June 2013 the litle dröm store 7 Ann Siang Hill Singapore 069 791
Welcome to our blog! Here, we share little things, people, photographs, encounters and all other things heartening. Hope you'll enjoy your visit here.
//for everything starts with a dröm//
If one is watchful and quiet enough, you could see that the wind carries with it, as it blows, many random floating dream bubbles.
As wide as the skies are above our heads, and as vast as the grassfields are below our feet, so are the big dreams in our little hearts.
We love catching floating dream bubbles, careful in letting them rest on the top of our palms. Watchful in not letting them burst, amidst the occasional drizzles of showers. Precious are these delicate dreams.
We see ourselves as dream keepers, and we hope to be able to share a piece of our dröm with you, and yours with us.
Take heart! ♥
love from the drömkeepers
The little dröm store is an art & design driven retail store found in Singapore.
It houses countless dream clouds, random knick knacks and also collections of all things inspiring and heartening.
It aspires to bring people from all creative walks of life, to promote and share their work with the rest of the world.
We're officially re-open!
(A): The Little Dröm Store
SOTA, School of the arts
1 Zubir Said Drive, #02-01
(T): +65 6884 4651