Peanuts by Re-Ment (2019-)

2021 Museum Roundtable: Limited Edition Box Set!

The Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao campaign returns in 2021 with exclusive red packet designs for 32 participating museums and galleries!

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In celebration of the Museum Roundtable’s 25th anniversary, the National Heritage Board has a special QR Code Scavenger Hunt this year. Each set of red packets comes with a leaflet printed with a QR code. Visitors will stand a chance to win limited edition anniversary box sets of all 32 red packets designs if they scan a lucky QR Code.

McCafé x RFA

This campaign informs consumers that the coffee beans used in all McCafé in Singapore are 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Arabica beans that are responsibly sourced from Brazil, El Salvador and Colombia.

Agency: Leo Burnett
Client: McDonald’s
Date: February, 2021

Bluebird Kiwi Favourites

“With the borders closed, New Zealanders have been given the chance to enjoy the things we love about our country the most. This gave us the opportunity to celebrate what makes us truly Kiwi – creating flavours that spark happy memories.

“Nostalgia can help in uncertain times, and we hope a little taste of New Zealand will give everyone something to smile about.”

www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/bluebird-launches-four-new-controversial-kiwi-inspired-chip-flavours

The Contest of the Century by Geoff Dyer (2014)

It was a Chinese liberal intellectual and diplomat, Hu Shi, who in the 1930s provided the best answer to those afraid of Chinese soft power. He was writing in another era of intense debates in China about how to modernise its society and whether it should follow a Western path. If these was anything really valuable in traditional Chinese culture, Hu Shi told his compatriots, then it would easily survive the entry of Western ideas into the country. “If our culture really contains priceless treasures that are able to withstand the power of the cleansing foreign attack, this indestructible part of our culture will naturally emerge even more fully after scientific cultire washes over it,” Hu wrote. The threat to America’s soft power does not come from China, but from its own seemingly inability to solve basic issues of governance. The U.S. should worry less about the attractiveness of China and more about getting its own house in order.

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453968/book-review-contest-century-geoff-dyer

100 Basics of Work & Life by Matsuura Yataro (2017)

<松浦彌太郎の100個基本>

100个生活基本

#055 不要害怕变化。
有些人会很恐惧现状的变化,一旦习惯,关系、环境发生变化,不仅精神紧张、长出白头发,还会身体紧绷、沮丧不安。可话说回来,如果没有变化,人只能在没有成长的环境下逐年衰老。因此,充分享受随着年龄增长而不断变化的自己吧!那些优秀的成年人,全都享受变化,身段柔软,这样才是真正出色的人。

100个工作基本

#016 每天都要播种
工作,就是把今天一天用来生产。实现什么、完成什么、创造什么,这些都建立在对 “工作清单“ 了如指掌的基础上。也要记得播种。要想每天都有所收获,那就必须播种。即使是当下仍不成熟的东西,或者不确定能否派上用场的东西;都请稍微下点功夫。为了将来的大丰收,请坚持每天播种,好好做投资。

#056 发现美
在这世上,存在狠多美好的事物,而能否发现这些美,就因人而异了。无论出色的事物、美丽的事物,还是愉快的事物,都请积极发现吧!工作伙伴的夹克衫也好,日常工作的某一部分也好,只要是能吸引我们眼球的东西,都可以去发现。通常善于发现美的人,都善于赞美。如果发现了美,不妨通过语言分享给大家。

#098 和运气交朋友
想要和运气交朋友,就请遵守以下三条原则:保持微笑、勇往直前、与人分享。想要成功,除重要的实力以外,努力同样不可欠缺。然而,偶尔运气也是必要的。为了成为运气的好伙伴,“保持微笑、勇往直前、与人分享” 是基本。

When Stranger Meet by Kio Stark (2016)

Tell me what you mean when you say the word stranger.

  • Someone you’ve only seen once.
  • The entire world of people you’ve never met or encountered.
  • All the people who are unknown to you but possibly knowable, the people who you’re aware of as individuals in some way, but have never met or encountered in person.
  • People you have personal information about but have not met, like a friend of a friend, or a public person.
  • A person who doesn’t share your context, whether that is ideological or geographical.
  • A person you don’t have anything in common with.
  • Someone who is not part of any group you define yourself as belonging to.
  • Someone you can’t understand.
  • Someone who is a threat.
  • Someone you encounter frequently but don’t know anything about other than what you can observe.
  • Someone whose name you don’t know.

We are surrounded by individuals, not categories. There are adventures to be had here, adventures you can set out for every day of your life. To really understand how you divide the world, to use your senses to choose whom to make familiar, and to stop and say hello to a stranger, these bold acts can transform your emotional experience of the public world. And you can transform the public world itself right along with you.


Cities are machines for interaction among strangers, and more than fifty percent of the global population now lives in cities.


Design by MGMT.design
Illustrations by Julia Rothman

Naturally Mindful by Leaping Hare Press (2013)

ONE DROP
One drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act. –Hannah More, English Writer (1745-1833)

BOUND TOGETHER
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. –Attributed to Chief Seattle, Native American Chief (1786-1866)

SPONTANEOUS CHANGE
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. –Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher and Poet (c. Sixth Century BCE)

OPENING TO THE SUN OF COMPASSION
Compassion is like the sun. We do not need to create the sun; we simply wait until the clouds part and the sun will shine. –The Happy Buddha

LIVING PEACEFULLY
Create health, beauty and permanence and learn to live peacefully, not only with our fellow humans but also with nature. –Satish Kumar (‘Soil, Soul, Society’)

SEEDS
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. –Anon

BE GLAD
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars. –Henry Van Dyke, American Author and Clergyman (1852-1933)

Religion for Atheists by Alain De Botton (2012)

Art has a role to play in this manoeuvre of the mind upon which, not coincidentally, civilization itself is founded, because the unsympathetic assessments we make of others are usually the result of nothing more sinister than our habit of looking at them in the wrong way, through lenses clouded by distraction, exhaustion and fear, which blind us to the fact that they are really, despite a thousand differences, just altered versions of ourselves: fellow fragile, uncertain, flawed beings likewise craving love and in urgent need of forgiveness. – Perspective

(A Temple to Reflection) Because we are drawn in architecture to styles which seem to possess some of the qualities we lack in ourselves, it is little wonder that we should be readily seduced by spaces that are purified and free of distraction, and in which stimuli have been reduced to a minimum – Architecture

Reproduction Illustration by Cat Johnston