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DECOLE goes on SALE!!

As simple as it says. Decole now on 20% off!! Grab them while stocks last.
You do know they don’t run re-productions on these adorable babies…

oh yes. Happy National Day.


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from the lost city of Atlantis…

Lets begin this with a story…

Atlantis, is a long lost city, which represented the ‘perfect society’. It was an island made up of mountains, moats, and bridges with very fertile land, abundant food, water, forests, animals and flowers. In Plato’s account, after the Atlanteans failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean, in a single day and night of misfortune.

This story is arguable and so the question remains whether or not Atlantis really existed.

TMOD’s range of jewelry ‘Long Lost Secrets’, explores this great historical mystery through forms representative of relics from the lost city of Atlantis, hidden deep below the sea. Shells, compasses, and anchors include some of the underwater references; but most importantly, is Pegasus, which Poseidon, the God Of the Sea was carried on.

As TMOD’s jewelry ranges are infamous for their interactive and experience, so too are these exquisite pieces. A four sided pendant has a latch and hinged mechanic to allow the piece to be worn in 2 different ways, as its is capable of opening and closing though a simple pull and twist movement. Similarly, there are pendants with stones or carved silver designs that spins around a central rod.

The Long Lost Secrets range is also multifunctional in tis use, as it is also a range of Signets. Signets explore the history of the Atlantis myth, as fossils do, they can tell stories of the past through forms carved at the time. The signet becomes their own fossil and relic, creating impressions though a seal that can be broken. TMOD’s range is a metaphor for concealing and breaking our own long lost secret, whether it is personal or historic.

Each piece comes packaged in a canvas pouch, with 2 wax seals and a box of TMOD matches so these representations and impressions of the lost city can live on.


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Send friendly garden greetings! Modern yet folksy!
Eco-friendly sustainably harvested yellow birch cards from Night Owl Paper are now available in stores!

Wood grain varies from card to card, creating quite an original note, simple gift or little piece of art.
Each card is more enchanting than the next! So adorable!!
i ♥ the bug, i ♥ the bug, i ♥ the bug… i ♥ foxy too
• Write with ease using color pencils, ballpoint or gel pen
• 1 Flat wooden card with colour coordinated envelope
• Ample room for a handwritten message

they really make me smile from the heart, and that, feels really good.

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this 4th-27th JUNE 2010

All Chronicle titles: -15% off
Selected titles: -30% off
Specials: Bundled packs at special prices

An additional 10% off for all HIP card members!

Sale starts from 4th-27th June 2010. (that’s tomorrow!)

Adding to the fun, join us this friday for A Great Night Sale over at Mandarin Gallery! A night of fabulous fun and revelry from 9pm till midnight. Besides fantastic discounts and offers galore, there’ll be free popcorn and Coke all night long, the perfect accompaniment to keep the spirits up and help you shop to your heart’s content till the wee hours of the night!

Although the first 1000 SGD40 vouchers have all been fully redeemed, there’s still 10 x SGD500 Mandarin Gallery vouchers to be won!! If you’re driving over, fret not. Simply spend SGD30 and get a parking rebate of SGD6 which can be redeemed at Mandarin Gallery Concierge on Level 2.

Join local fashion bloggers Ms Glitzy’s MonologueOneSixtyNotepadRock The TrendStory Of A Dot and Wottoncool, who will be blogging all night to bring you the latest sale updates! A roving photographer will also be going round the mall all night and snapping you (the shoppers) for the blog. oh… Its gonna be a great night! weeeeee*

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the friday/weekly: #08 ★ what dreams are made of

Dreams. Are never quite as it seems. They come. They go… and sometimes, you wouldn’t even know. But when you do and if you do, do you scribble them down like in a frenzy? for fear that you will forget the very next moment? Never too sure what to make of them dreams, but oh, how I love them… even the bad ones that taunt and torment me so.

A recent new addition in store, the Bedside Dream Journal. For recording the journeys you went off to, after lights out; the misty streetlights, the silvery sea, the swirling star fields, just you and me. The inspiration, introspection and the evergrowing wonder. Complete with a dream glossary and helpful instructional text as a guide towards creative thinking and better dreaming. Night after night.

i dreamt a dream.
and sometimes, dreams are just better heard.
and it sounded exactly like this.

(i wish i was still in it. i wish i never woke.)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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the friday/weekly: #07 write your heart on a card

As promised, truckload full of cards in boxed sets along with many other goodies have been stocked up over at both stores!

Flip-top boxed cards, thank you cards, little-keep-it-boxed cards, social note cards, you name it… We say they’re brilliant and good for any and every occasions coz we love them blank! Lots of writing/doodling space! (except for thank-yous, which of course, has thank-you expressions on them, but they do too, have ample writing/doodling space. hee*)

Write one BIG word or a few BIG words, a long lovely note or perhaps to doodle a picture of sorts and leave your recipient some your innermost thoughts. Just a few gorgeous shots of what came in (for the time being… will update more soon!)

So much more at the Mandarin Gallery and The Cathay stores. Come by! Its packed full of GOODIES! You’ll most probably be tempted to keep some for yourself instead of giving them away…

oh, generous generous hearts~

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the ♥ new:arrivals ♥

INCOMING alert from our favourite Japanese brand;
Decole (say…. deh-co-lay*)
The long awaited shipment has finally arrived!

We’re so excited! You should be too!!
Coz they are pretty-oh-so-pretty-thingamabobs!!

All Ready in their glory for you over at Mandarin Gallery, and we promise have them readily stocked at the Cathay store sometime before mid May! Oh do come by! There’s so much of everything-so-wonderful!!

Pictures can be found via our facebook page <—-click here

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