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Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Tribute to Fashion Eccentrics - Anna de la Russo, Bjork, Helena Bonham Carter

With the impending launch of H&M's accessories collection with Anna de la Russo, the editor of Vogue Japan has indeed come full circle. Here we pay tribute to eccentric enchantresses, from the Icelandic princess Bjork (who can forget her swan dress) to CBE Helena Bonham Carter (she of The Corpse Bride fame and Tim Burton's muse and missus). Look who is having the last laugh. 

Helena as Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland. Source:

The versatile thespian. Helena as Enid Blyton. Source:

Is that for real, Ms Russo? Source:

Not for wall flowers. Anna De La Russo x H&M. Source:

Bjork and her infamous/famous swan dress. Source:

Love the foliage. An outfit only Bjork can carry off. Source:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

the talented Depeapa

First got to know the talented Depeapa from a FRANKIE magazine poster and we were hooked. Hailing from Spain, Depeapa's products run from T-shirts to prints to badges, even tea towels. A tad pity the blog is in Spanish, but who cares? There is always Etsy. 

The Depeapa poster that takes pride of place in our living room. Courtesy of FRANKIE

An illustrated felt brooch

Almost ordered this

Monday, September 24, 2012

To-die-for-pies, manicures and kooky gifts

A chance encounter while strolling along Beach Road. You would love this kooky and cosy corner if you love amazing pies cooked up by 3 humble bakers (guys seem to be brilliant at food), white interiors, NOOKA watches, whimsical gifts and amazing manicures from the talented folks at MANICURIOUS

Windowsill Pies are at 41 Beach Road, Singapore 189680. Opens 11am to 9pm (Mon-Sat). Tel: 90047827.

The juicy apple pie

The Pecan Pie with its irresistable chewy filling.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Things we fancied - John Rocha - London Fashion Week - Part 1

Blame it on our weather. We will grab any chance to ogle at Spring Summer collections. Who doesn't love summery cheerful colours? First up, John Rocha, a Hong Kong native, amazed us with fluffy confectionery colours which reminded us of cotton candy puffs in his SS13 collection. Well-cut, almost girlish and layer after layer of ribbon-like organza lace. Rocha highlighted the element of craftwork and we cant agree more. Imagine 1500 metres of lace on each dress! Check out the resulting textures in the following photos.

Who wouldnt love this?
Organza madness. Love the sheerness and opacity.
Super lady-like and love those wedge pumps

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Little Forests

we at humptydump can't stop making tiny forests for little people. so here we go again. They are up for grabs. there is only one for now. height 20cm x base diameter 15 cm with lid. S$55 excluding shipping

A quiet corner of the house with our bottled plant

  A closer look

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cut-and-paste to caring for your terrarium buddy

There is no rocket science to taking care of your terrarium. Treat it like a plant that is out of its container except for a few simple tips below. We have got a cut-and-paste set of instructions just for budding terrarium gardeners. Its quite fool-proof, but let's put it this way, you need to have some green fingers too!

Another version, if you prefer :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Inspirational Badges and Pins

No two badges look the same. and we are so inspired by these.

First up, Marissa Saneholtz. Inspired by comics, her badges come interjected with charming humour. Next we have the talented Jane Wells Harrison, who works with found objects. Check out her dog badges, made out of tin, copper and steel.

Guess what, its our turn at recycling. this time, old plastic bags. Watch this space.

Marissa Saneholtz
Jane Wells Harrison

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A hair tie born out of necessity

We love hair ties for their versatility. Yet, we cringe in stores which supposedly sell hair supplies. Either too girly or too over-the-top bling, we couldnt bring ourselves to open our wallets, let alone place giant scrunchies on our hair. What do we then? Make our own!

Time taken: 360 minutes
Materials: Felt, embroidery thread, hair tie rubber band, entirely hand sewn
Number of Stitches: 526

'I am watching you' hair tie
Materials for an alternative take. Just replace the brooch pin with a hair tie rubber band
A closer look
Not an omelette

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Geometrics in Fashion

There seems to be a resurgence in geometrics, prints and patterns... and Asian designers aren't faring too badly.

The Korean brand LET-KUZMUS and KOSMOSYU, first spotted at Actually, had us enthralled with its modern take on geometrics. You might see many seemingly contrasting and prints at odds with each other but take a second look and the colours and combination, albeit strange, grows on you.





Thursday, September 13, 2012

Eye make-up worth trying?

We were wondering how likely Asians can carry off such amazing looks without looking like a fish out of water. Looks like its actually possible. Asian models the likes of Liu Wen and Tao Okamoto have actually done so. What do you think?


Liu Wen - a BEFORE look
Liu Wen - an AFTER look. So who says Asians cant do dramatic edgy eyes? Source: Fashioncopious
Mary Katrantzou
Tao Okamoto. Source: Lifestyle Walk

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Women and Chambray - Love it!

Wear it as a cape or jacket against black/navy. play up the pinks in your makeup. 

From wtforever21. If you slim enough at the waist (see example above), tuck it into a pleated skirt. Else risk looking like a frump
So J Crew, so American. wear a sweet dark coloured cardigan.

Wear it tucked into dark pants. no jeans on jeans please,
unless you are trying to relive the 80s
Source: La Mode Outre. Team it with cigarette pants .
Source: La Mode Outre

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


DECADRY, the company making transferable alphabets, used to be one of our must-have stationery. A recent check with bookstores points to the gradual demise of this seemingly painstaking way of having typefaces scratched and transferred onto our beloved project covers in the 1990s. We will definitely miss the good old days, when rulers, measurement, margins and the perfect scratching tool meant a better grade. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Humptydump loves jelly sandals!

It all started from a friend who cued us in on this little gem and soon, we were snapping up to 5 pairs every time we visit this tiny shop at Orchard Central. And yes, they do stock Melissa shoes too. What is incredible is how comfortable and live-in these jelly babies are, as we have heard horror stories of how feet are bitten by bad silicon and plastic. What's more, the shoes are very reasonably priced.

Check out RachelShoppe at Orchard Central #05-28 or get to their Facebook page at Else call Rachel at +65 9177 2050 or Jonas at +65 91455151. 

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Updated Post! More Melissa shoes sightings in Singapore shops!

We can smell a pair of Melissa shoes a mile away. Where can we find the elusive Melissa shoes in Singapore?

To save you the legwork, Humptydump went traipsing down narrow alleys and streets to bring you the cool folks who stock them. Wish Novo still stocks them at S$39.90 though:

For the most complete range, head to: 

Melissa's first stand-alone boutique 
501 Orchard Road 
Wheelock Place
Singapore 238880
Tel: 6235 2946
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm daily

A good selection can be found at the following department stores: 

Tangs at Orchard
310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
Mon - Thu, Sat: 10.30am - 9.30pm
Fri: 10:30am - 11:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 8.30pm
Phone: 6737 5500

Tangs at Vivocity
1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-187 & #02-189
Singapore 098585
Mon - Sun: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Phone: 6303 8688

Tyan Boutique at Ion Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore 238801
Tel: 6509 0676
Opening hours: 1030am  to 10pm

Tyan Boutique at Palais Renaissance
#02-11/12 390 Orchard Road
Singapore 238871
Tel: 67360832
Opening hours: 11am to 7.30pm

Tyan Boutique at Marina Bay Sands
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
#B2-09 The Canal Level 
Singapore 018972
Tel: 66887622
Open: 10am - 11pm (Mon-Thur and Sun); 10am to 12 midnight (Fri-Sat)


Robinsons Stores (All over Singapore but the best bet is at the store at Marina Bay Sands) - Vivien Westwood Collection is almost entirely here

Centrepoint Branch: 176 Orchard Road #05-05 Singapore 238843
Tel: + 65 6733 0888
Opening Hours: 1030am - 10pm daily

Raffles City Branch: 252 North Bridge Road #03-01 Raffles City Shopping Centre Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6216 8388
Opening Hours: 1030am - 10pm daily

The Shoppes@Marina Bay Sands Branch: 2 Bayfront Avenue #B2-09 Canal Level Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688 7622
Opening Hours: Mon to Thur, Sun - 10 am to 11pm; Friday and Saturday - 10am to 12 midnight

501 Orchard Road
#02-12 Wheelock Place
Singapore 238880
tel :: + 65 62352946

41 Haji Lane
Singapore 189234
Contact: +65 6396 5648
Tip: Call first, they may have run out of sizes by the time you reach them

Look for the Ultragirl Collection here!
Pedder Red
Takashimaya Shopping Centre #03-04
Contact: +65 6735 5735

and last but not least, there is a small selection at

Orchard Central
Facebook Address:
Rachel: +65 9177 2050
Jonas: +65 9145 5151

Monday, September 03, 2012

We love owls

Made this crazy owl for a friend over the weekend.
Time required: 16 hours.
Number of Stitches: approximately 500
Number of attempts to cut a perfect circle for the 'glasses': 5
Measurement: approximately 8cm by 6.5cm
Materials: Felt, thread, brooch pin, silver heart-shaped bead, cotton wool for the tummy and lots of patience

Humptydump loves owls

The wise owl. Customised for a dear friend. 

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Cath Kidston has officially landed in Singapore! and so has Tala!

With furniture stores the likes of Crate and Barrel and FrancFranc landing on our tiny shore within such a short span of time (we are talking about a one-year span), things are finally looking up!

We know this is old news but the last time we stepped into Tanglin Mall was almost a year ago. To our delight, we chanced upon Tatty Marsh, and our beloved Cath Kidston was stocked there! Look what we saw. Definitely coming back for a return trip.

Tangs, on the other hand, is cleaning up its act. Always a pioneer for pushing innovative fashion and interiors, it is now pushing the envelope. Just heading to its basement is enough to make even the most jaded interior decorator drool. We spotted Tala, a quirky British brand known for its bake-ware and bought a milk bottle, for the time being.

Crate & Barrel

Francfranc - Picture courtesy of
Tatty Marsh - a place for British eccentricities and girlishness

To save you the trouble, we have a print and bring along list of the stores listed in our little write-up:

Opening in Dec - ION Orchard
(Likely Level 3 and 4)

310 Orchard Road
Singapore 238864
Mon-Thu, Sat: 10.30am-9.30pm
Fri: 10.30am - 11.00pm
Sun: 11.00am - 8.30pm
Tel: 6737 5500

Tatty Marsh
Tanglin Mall
Mon- Sat: 9.00am to 9pm
Sun: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Open on public holidays
Tel: 6887 4225

Francfranc Vivocity
1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 1030am to 1030pm
Tel: 6376 8077

Francfranc JCube
#02-27 2 Jurong East Central 1
Singapore 609731
Opening Hours: 1030am to 1030pm
Tel: 66845917
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