Telling stories… through jewellery!

We’ve been hush hush these past few months and now the cats are slowly making their ways out of the bag of collabs!  Love, love, LOVE collabs – for the way it lets us see what else is cooking in the world and taste life’s other flavours.

Before I babble on, I’m so pleased and happy to say that one of our collaborations is with local boss lady, Yusrina, from ENYA BIJOUX!  We’ve called it Bookish Charms a story-inspired and for-charity jewellery line.

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The French Bruneian Arts Fest (and Nina) blogged on!

Thanks for the mention!  Read up on the French Bruneian Arts Festival’s Opening Ceremony last Saturday, 12th November 2016, where we launched our first book « Qu’est-ce qui est plus grand ? »


It was fun to share the moment with some really talented artists from Brunei, with delectable treats by happy people of The Empire (they were all so smiley!)

The vintage film posters and the art from Rainforest Gallery will be at the Rotunda, The Empire until the 19th.  Have a look see and enjoy!

As for Nina, we are out of the first batch of books with more coming soon.  If you haven’t already, book yours by filling in the details on

Have a fun weekend, les amis!

Fice KB

The first time I heard about Fice KB, I was at Khizanat, the home of Ipoh based creative group, Projek Rabak.  I was getting schooled by head honcho Jayzuan on the ways of the artist when he casually mentioned that a Bruneian is one of the contributors for their next poetry anthology titled Lelaki-lelaki Merbahaya (Malay for ‘Dangerous Men’).

The month prior, I had been to an art exhibition in Brunei, where a bold and rambunctious painting by an artist of the same name had caught my eye.  I could hardly contain my excitement!  Words + Art is Heartwrite’s idea of heaven.  Alas, the book was not yet in print.

As fate would have it, Fice KB found us on social media months later.  He gave us a copy of LLM and Neruda Di Kuala (A section of lovers), a collection of his poems in English printed by Sarawakian based indie publisher, La Lectrice Borneo.  A quick read and some raised eyebrows later, Ying and I knew we had to meet him. Continue reading “Fice KB”