This summer, it was all about unicorns. I even picked up a unicorn powerbank to lug around, because why not? Summer may be behind us, but the magic of these mystical creatures has not left us. So, we search through Etsy and discovered some beautiful items inspired by the colourful unicorn magic dust.

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Some years ago, my brother gave me a birthday card that had no message in it besides the default ‘Happy Birthday’ the card came with. The confusion I felt was laughable. My brother’s justification was that the card came with the necessary message, ie. “Happy Birthday”, what else is there to write?

Fast forward to my birthday this year, my brother took over the family birthday card and wrote 2 pages worth of heartfelt message. It was the best gift I received and until this day, when I get annoyed at him, I remember snippets of his writing which give me more patience.

So, kids, the moral of the story is – the value of a handwritten message from the heart, is priceless.

This year, we are hoping to bring back the tradition of card writing for the festive season. When was the last time you wrote one to someone you care about? In this age of funny gifs and chain messages, crafting an original message seems so – unconventional. (CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT?)

Together with The Alphabet Press, we designed 4 very modern but magical cards, letterpress to perfection by Zee Jay, the resident printmaker at The Alphabet Press. We hope that these will encourage you to pen down more heartfelt messages and gift your loved ones the sincerest give of all – a heartfelt, handwritten Christmas card.

If you are looking for a cosy gift to go along with it, check out our Modern Bohemian Christmas Sets. It contains a pillow cover and a matching letterpress card. It may be unconventional, but it sure is cosy! Just what the season calls for. 🙂

Letterpress cards are available at The Alphabet Press Studio & our online store.

The most wonderful time of the year is here! And we have some limited-edition Christmas Sets in collaboration with The Alphabet Press to share!

The Alphabet Press (TAP) is a letterpress printing company that’s modernising and reviving letterpress printing in Malaysia. We are so delighted to work with them on this year’s Christmas Gift Sets.

Translating our Modern Bohemian collection into letterpress designs was a wonderful learning experience.

As you can see, intricate lines work best for letterpress printing. These prints are printed to perfection under the watchful eyes of Zee Jay, TAP’s resident printmaker. Meanwhile, Cliff, guided us to achieve the best designs that will dance off the paper.

These sets are a perfect marriage of age-old mastery and modern artistry, fitting for a 21st century Christmas. Gifting a pillow may be unconventional, but it sure is cosy! It is the best way to give the ones you love a snug & a hug that will last them until next Christmas!

Complete your gift with a handwritten message on our limited-edition letterpress Christmas Card and you will be everyone’s favourite Santa this year!

The Christmas sets are very limited in quantity, so grab them before they go!

Etsy has always been a place for unique/ handmade items that are known to sometimes come with a bit of a price tag. Well, that’s because of the unique value of creativity and craftsmanship. However, being on a budget shouldn’t hinder you from being part of this beautiful world of handcrafters and designers. Here are 7 beautiful Etsy finds under $25.

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I may be based in a tropical country, but my buying habits are deeply affected by the changing seasons. Not because our weather changes, more so the shop windows changes. Now as I see cosy knits and comfy coats fill up shop windows – which I have no idea why since our weather is 30°C all year round.

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What makes a marriage perfect? Is it how opposite you are, or how similar you are? I think if you want the relationship enough, both approaches could work. Personally, I am very opposite to my partner, which was a tough mix initially. But eventually, as we learned to communicate and work together, the resulting synergy is something I would never trade.

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Pop art was an art movement rebelling against the traditions of fine art emerging around the mid-1950s from Britain and later in North America. This daring form of art was an expression of post war optimism in a youthful visual language. This art movement is often made up of popular imagery, rendered with a wit, colours and irony creating genius psychedelic pieces of art. Andy Warhol‘s work are probably the most recognisable with his rendition of the Campbell’s Soup Can and Marilyn Monroe. Here’s an awesome source to learn more about Andy Warhol and his extraordinary life.

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