A hand-drawn chalkboard signage for Augustus & Synne's Wedding at Chijmes Hall, Singapore.

A hand-drawn chalkboard signage for Augustus & Synne's Wedding at Chijmes Hall, Singapore.

It was an honour to be approached by my pal to come up with a signage design for his wedding. I was both excited and nervous to work on it as I have never taken up a project like this before, much less on this scale.

So Auggy, being my most laid-back friend ever, gave me with an open brief, and basically I got to do whatever I wanted! Doesn't that sound like the best job ever?

I had a lot of fun working on this, especially when it is for an old friend who made me stand in as a wingwoman once upon a time. The things I do for my friends!

The entire piece of work took me a total of 2-3hrs/night x 7 days thereabouts. I started the process with choosing the calligraphy style I was most comfortable writing with, and working on a rough layout on how I envision the words to flow etc. There was pretty much a lot of sketching done, as well as trial and error of the layout on the board itself.

The whole experience was a backbreaking one, but entirely satisfying as I got the opportunity to improve on my hand-lettering skill. It is a great way to experience typography where every kerning and leading is led by your hand-eye coordination.

While the final work is far from perfect, I must say that I am really relieved at how it turned out. I'm looking forward to work on a second piece if opportunity comes! There will be slots available for commission works in the next month to come (August), please email me at for details! 

Little Skógur

Looking back at Wood&Lead's very first pop-up with The Little Drom Store, what a joy to be given the opportunity to showcase my works at dröm pop! Has it been a year already since I left my mark on the store front of this dreamy treehouse with my POSCO marker?? How time flies indeed! 

I had some luxury of time earlier this year to sit down and figure out 2016 plans for Wood&Lead. This year is looking busy for wedding projects, and a few collaborative projects are also in the planning! What I am really excited about is seeing my art applied and translated on various mediums and canvases. Time to paint, more to share in this space soon. ☺︎

Photos: The Little Drom Store

Breakfast with Carol Ann Duffy


Love’s time’s beggar, but even a single hour,
bright as a dropped coin, makes love rich.
We find an hour together, spend it not on flowers
or wine, but the whole of the summer sky and a grass ditch.

For thousands of seconds we kiss; your hair
like treasure on the ground; the Midas light
turning your limbs to gold. Time slows, for here
we are millonaires, backhanding the night

so nothing dark will end our shining hour,
no jewel hold a candle to the cuckoo spit
hung from the blade of grass at your ear,
no chandelier or spotlight see you better lit

than here. Now. Time hates love, wants love poor,
but love spins gold, gold, gold from straw.

– Carol Ann Duffy