Tags: Animals, Arts, Cats, Design, Gift Ideas, News, Uniquely Singapore
In conjunction with the Cats of the World Photo Exhibition held at the Art House, Itchyfingers will be joining their Cat Saturday Purrzaars on the 5, 12 and 19 July from 11 am to 6pm. We will be showcasing our handmade kitty creation together with 18 other local artists and designers. So for those folks in Singapore, do pop by and say hello, and join us for a fun and purrfect Caturday if you have some time on your paws to spare!
Please note the photo and art exhibition will be ongoing throughout July while the Purrzaar will only be happening on the first three Saturdays…Cats do not work on Sunday! Wahahahah….
See you there!
Tags: Animals, Arts, Design, Gift Ideas, News
Come this coming Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 November, at 1-7pm, Itchyfingers will bring our latest batch of creation to TripleOne Somerset, Level 16 for the Christmas Market!
So, how to go to TripleOne Somerset?
Nearest MRT Station is Somerset. Take Exit B. Upon reaching street level, there will be a traffic light in front of you, please cross the street and turn right. You will reach TripleOne Somerset and go through the entrance, walk straight ahead. The office lift lobby is behind Imperial Treasure Bakery. Locate the lifts serving the even-numbered levels (it’s on your right side) and take the lift to Level 16. You will be able to find us there!
There is direct parking on Basement 1 & 2 for shoppers within TripleOne Somerset.
Hope to see you there! 😀
Tags: Culture, Design, Festives, Food, Gift Ideas, Hong Kong, Humour, Packaging, Product design
Itchyfingers were recently over the moon….If you have been following Itchyfingers, you would remember that we mentioned about a very uniquely designed mooncakes from Hong Kong some years ago. This year, they finally brought them in, about a year after they opened shop here, as they couldn’t get licensing for selling food in time for the festival last year.
What are Itchyfingers talking about?
Oooo? What are these? Looks like some chinese calendars…It reminded me
of my IT bag, the one featuring August 9 – Singapore’s National Day
The bigger “calendar”. Like a typical chinese calendar with a daily page for you to
tear off with each passing day, there is this section on both the big and small
“calendar” boxes where they will give advices on the “dos and don’ts”. Here, it is
advisable for “self-consumption and gift”, while it is not so good “to keep for
three months and not eating”…hahah…On the bigger box, there are a rows of, er,
what are those?!?! Bums?
You have guessed it right! Itchyfingers were over the “moon” when we heard that the Hong Kong lifestyle company, Goods of Desire, or G.O.D. (which is 住好啲 in Cantonese to mean “to live better”), finally brought in their unique butt-shaped mooncakes to Singapore! Couldn’t wait to lay my itchy fingers on those bums and rushed down to buy some!
I know it’s tough to see the “full glory” of the bums with their plastic
wrappings, so here’s the bums on their leaflet….Which is your favourite?
Actually my favourite is still the “Full Monty” which they didn’t bring in…booo..
So, why use the bums as mooncake design? Here’s the rationale…haha…
The moon on the 15th day of the lunar eighth month is supposed to be the
brightest (though some people say it’s brightest on the 16th). In the chinese
language, the phrase “八月十五” (literally means August the 15th) is a colloquial
term used to describe one of our least exposed bodily parts, which is supposed
to be as bright as the moon on the 15th of August. Yes! it is the BUM – as round
and as bright (or white) as the moon….hahah…Legend also says that Chang E, the
lady who flew and stayed on the moon, saw a bright reflection of the moon on
the river during August, when it was actually her boyfriend’s bum being reflected
while he was doing his business by the river! Wahahah…I don’t really like the
second point they mentioned here where the pomelo, a fruit that is commonly
consumed during the Mid-Autumn Festival, shares a common name with the bum
in chinese, so the 15th of August is also called the bum
This morning, Itchyfingers took out one bum for brekky…Haha…Decided
to try our least favourite design, the “Bunny”. The drawing looks much
cuter than the actual one, which looks a bit like piles growing on the butt!!!
Wow, gross! Wahahah!!!
Besides looking funny, the mooncakes are actually made by a renowned baker in Hong Kong. They come only in the white lotus paste filling with single yolk. In my opinion, they should make it into the black lotus paste with lotus seeds (黑豆沙and瓜子) to make it even funnier – er, if you know what I mean…gross lah! Wahahahah!!!! As for the packaging, I thought the bag should come with those red and white cotton twine that were commonly used in the early days on brown paper bag. The paper used on the bag and box could also be changed into uncoated paper stock to make it more authentic like those used on the real chinese calendars. That being said, I think the whole idea and concept of the bum mooncake is simply brilliant! But that is if you can share their kind of sense of humour! Wahahah! Itchyfingers think this is the perfect gift for friends or relatives who have an open mind and great sense of humour. Certainly suits those working in the creative field! You can now get a 15% early bird discount if you buy your butt before the 31st August! Hurry, move your butt down to G.O.D now! 😀
Also see related posts:
> The IT Bag
> Basket of Abundance
> Talking Behind the Bag – Carrier Bags in Singapore From the 1950s to the 1980s
> The Full Monty