Singapore and Malaysia have been affected by severe smoke haze due to forest fires in the region periodically. There are already many reports on the adverse impacts of oil palm plantation on the environment, however Adam Harrison’s on-site account of the current situation may convince our readers to take extra measures when purchasing items made with palm oil. This article is taken from Adam Harrison’s blog on the WWF website. “Right now I’m in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, having just attended a series of meetings […]
Little Dresses for Africa (LDFA) was founded by Rachel O’Neill in 2008. This Christian organization’s mission is to provide relief to children throughout the Continent of Africa and beyond. The network of volunteers has grown from all 50 US States, in across the world in countries such as Australia, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, and even Singapore. Volunteers collaborate together to make dresses out of pillow cases for children living in Africa. According to the charity organization, widespread AIDS pandemic in Africa often […]
Categories: Address Book | Going Places • Tags: 72 Smalldive, Address Book, Africa, AIDs Epidemic, Charity Organization, Children in Africa, LFDA, little dresses for africa, pillow case dresses, Rachel O'Niell, sewing projects
There is an old Vaudeville saying: ‘‘If you’re not appearing, you’re disappearing.’’ Our radio silence for the past 4 months might have led a handful of readers to believe that we are finally scrapping ViTRINE off our do-list at 72 Smalldive. The hiatus of ViTRINE was due to an expected flow of work from our online partnership with Amazon UK, and as well as a lack of a probable answer as to how ViTRINE should grow as a monthly newsletter in coherence with […]
The ViTRINE team was treated to a cocktail prepared by a rather special barista during their visit to Expo Milano: a robot. Makr Shakr is, as claimed by the design company Carlo Ratti Associati, the first robotic bar – capable of mixing, shaking and serving more than 100 cocktail recipes, as well as the variants suggested by consumers via a custom-designed app. Makr Shakr is up and running in Piazza Italia at the Expo venue, where all visitors over 18 years of […]
It took us a couple of months to resolve the mysterious technical errors we encountered whilst setting up the sales portal. Then there were the endless checks and due diligence process we had to go through…but with Mediaweek’s projection that online sales channels will become increasingly international, we reckon it is a necessary pain to endure. So here we are, we starting today August 27, 2015 our online retail store via Amazon UK goes live! The portal will bring to […]
We put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, right? No questions asked. In fact, questions would be asked if we didn’t apply first aid when necessary. So why isn’t the same true of our mental health?
“In each case, I struggled with what to do. I don’t make casseroles; I’m not likely to run into these friends in our daily lives, and I’m not part of their inner circle.” Bruce Feiler
Affordable, nutritious and highly versatile, beans are must-have ingredient in everyone’s pantry. I do not have a pressure cooker at home, and for many years I was daunted by the aspect of long preparation time for bean dishes…until I tried a recipe of beans in reduced red wine from Melissa Clark’s video on the New York Times. She debunked a couple of myths about cooking beans and got me hooked on the simple and fuss free way in preparing bean dishes. […]
Categories: Dining & Living • Tags: 72 Smalldive, beans, black beans and kale, chickpeas, comfort food, curry, dining and living, healthy comfort food, Joie de Vivre, pastafagioli, pumpkin, Slow Living, vegan, Vegetarian, ViTRINE Lifestyle Blog, winter warmer
This year, ViTRINE will run a campaign to encourage its readers to try taking a slower pace of living via its Instagram account. During the course of the year, 100 ways to escape the fast paced madness of the 21st century will be shared with its readers via photos posted on Instagram. We invite our followers to share your way of taking it slow, with us by hash-tagging their post with #100WaysSlowLiving2015 and #72Smalldive. Each month the most inspiring tip will be […]
Citrus fruits are at the peak of their flavours during the winter season. I always look forward to this season’s offering of clementine and blood oranges. In fact, it is the only time I would eat an whole peeled orange. For those with the luxury of owning a citrus fruit tree in the garden, you would also know that a great way to spend your cold weekend indoors, is to prepare and stock up orange (or mix citrus) marmalade for […]
Categories: Dining & Living • Tags: 72 Smalldive, living and Dining, Orange Marmalade, Orange Marmalade Glazed Pound Cake, Orange Salad, Oranges, Recipes, Salad, slow food, ViTRINE, ViTRINE Lifestyle Blog, Winter Fruits
Not being able to fulfill one’s resolutions may be frustrating, but it does not hurt to take a gentler and kinder attitude with our failures in keeping our resolutions, after all life is not just a sheet of paper with check boxes and ticks
Categories: Gracious Living Guide • Tags: 72 Smalldive, Christoph Niemann, Failure, Gentler, Guide to Gracious Living, Kinder, New York Times, Resolutions, Visual Columnist, ViTRINE, ViTRINE Lifestyle Blog
“Sometimes things are more special in life because they are fleeting and you know you don’t have them for long,” Eleanor explains. “It’s nice to do something in life that isn’t money driven, and ‘just because’ really. Also, I don’t know where I would put nearly 150 Play-Doh renderings in my small flat.”
With the passing of the longest night in 2014, looking forward to all things bright and positive for the new year holds a special meaning…especially when the United Nations (UN) General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light.
Categories: Issue • Tags: 100 Ways of Slow Living, 72 Smalldive, Announcement, Christoph Niemann, Eleanor MacNair, Instagram, Issue 01 Vol 7, New Year Resolutions, Orange, Slow Living, ViTRINE, ViTRINE Lifestyle Blog, Winter Fruit, Year of the Light
Courtesy of: International Year of Light Blog “An International Year of Light is a tremendous opportunity to ensure that international policymakers and stakeholders are made aware of the problem-solving potential of light technology. We now have a unique opportunity to raise global awareness of this.” John Dudley, Chairman of the IYL 2015 Steering Committee On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). This International […]
Categories: Address Book | Going Places • Tags: 72 Smalldive, Announcement, Developing Country, Importance of Light, International Year of Light, Off Grid, Photonics, social media, Trend, UNESCO, ViTRINE, ViTRINE Lifestyle Blog, ViTRINE Trend
“I was walking over a little bridge in the woods at Baarn, and there it was, right before my eyes. I simply had to make a print of it !” Maurits Cornelis Escher
Gift and Things is a online retail project concept that was conceived many months ago whilst I was reflecting on the gifts that I have bought for my loved ones and friends. Choosing meaningful gifts has always been a complex process, it takes time to know the recipient’s taste and ‘lifestyle rhythms’, then it takes even more time to look for stores with the ‘right’ selection of gifts. Dismally, high streets populated with chain stores have made the art of gifting […]
Categories: Drum Roll | What's New, Slow Shopping | 72 Smalldive • Tags: 72 Smalldive, ceramic drinkware, cuffs, gift and things, Gifts, lab123, lifestyle accessories, Online Shopping, Slow Living, small producers
The summer of 2014 exploded with endless catastrophic news and many of these unfortunate incidents will continue to linger through the autumn months. To make a stand against violence and injustice, it is necessary that we do not shield ourselves from ‘bad’ news. Nonetheless we should not be inundated with information as to become blasé. We need to protect ourselves so that we may protect our world. In this issue, ViTRINE celebrates humanity as a means to slowing down. While top seed players were vying […]
Categories: Issue • Tags: 72 Smalldive, ALS, Ariel de Ravenel, autumn, Christ Evert, cold pasta dish, Ice Bucket Challenge, Loulou de La Falaise, Martina Navrovtilova, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, Rome, StopTheRoc, Summer 2014, suppli, Trapizzino in Testaccio
Just before the sun crosses the earth’s equator, we will be running a couple of final hurrahs of summer. For our Singapore friends living on the equator, we have over 50 past and present season styles selected for discounts up to 70% at Zalora Market Place Singapore. To top it all, shipping is free for all sale items! How’s that for a ‘last hurrah’?
It is often easy to take for granted things we have readily at hand. Singapore is the country of our creative director’s origin and it holds a special place in his and the label’s hearts. Although Singapore is a small city state, the country’s progress and achievement are notable and yet immeasurable. At the mention of Singapore, many would immediately associate the name with the nation’s sky scrapper skyline, futuristic gardens, and economic progress. Little mentioned is the pool of creative talents in the […]
Categories: Drum Roll | What's New • Tags: 72 Smalldive, Announcement, celebrates, Fashion Labels, Handmade Heartfelt, love, Nuyou, Oustanding, singapore fashion, Singapore National Day, singapore prodigal brand
A colored leather bracelet with a metal buckle is a good balance for male fashionistas who would like a more elegant accessory for their wrist.
Categories: ViTRINE Style • Tags: 72 Smalldive, bracelets, dapper, elegant, Leather Accessories, leather bracelets, Mens Accessories, mens fashion, Minimalist, Pitti Uomo, Slow Living, Trend | Slow Retail, ViTRINE Style
As this issue is published online, many of us might have already left for our summer vacation. Wherever you are, we wish you a safe and pleasant journey. For those who have decided to ‘stay home’ to avoid this peak holiday season, inviting friends who are also in town, to your home for a casual meal may be a great way to spend the long summer days. ViTRINE’s Dining and Living has a couple of healthy light rice salad dishes that you […]
72 Smalldive is pleased to announce yet another new portal for customers based in the US – Amazon US! Since July 2014, the label is now a seller partner with Amazon US and a selection of bags and sundries leather accessories are now available at Amazon shopping portal. Visit Amazon to view products now!
Categories: Drum Roll | What's New • Tags: 72 Smalldive, 72smalldive, amazon us, artisans, Handmade, Leather Accessories, Online Shopping, Slow Living, slow retail, ViTRINE Lifestyle Blog, ViTRINE Style
Rice is a great ingredient for summer salads. It adds texture and takes away the mundane of having to eat a big bowl of foliage.
Categories: Dining & Living • Tags: 72 Smalldive, Barley, Basil, black rice, Bubur Hitam, Cherries, Corn, Pistachios, Rice, Sage, Salads, Savoury, Slow Living, Sour, Sweet, Wholegrain, Wild Rice, Wild Rice Paradise
Xu Zhen’s oeuvre reflects the lingering concerns of an artist participating in the international art world while remaining deeply skeptical of it and its conventions, most immediately the label ”Chinese contemporary art.”
In Arthur C Brooks’ opinion, the problem actually stems from dissatisfaction — the feeling that nothing has full flavor, leading us to want more.
Categories: Gracious Living Guide • Tags: 72 Smalldive, Depression, Gracious Living Guide, Guide, Happiness, love, Materialism, Spiritual, Sunday Review, The New York Times, Unhappiness, ViTRINE, ViTRINE Lifestyle Blog
In May 2014, Harper’s BAZAAR invited 72 Smalldive director and brand representative to its inaugural showcase of designs of 8 top emerging designers from South East Asia. These designers were competitors in the magazine’s talent scouting competition Harper’s BAZAAR Next Generation Designers’ Award. The regional winner from Malaysia was also awarded the prize of a Master’s Degree scholarship in London, and all finalists were given the chance to showcase their works in all 4 editions of Harper’s BAZAAR around the […]
Categories: Drum Roll | What's New • Tags: 2015, 72 Smalldive, emerging designers, harper's bazzaar singapore, indonesia, malaysia, marangoni, next generation designer award, Singapore, southeast asia, thailand, ViTRINE