The love of toys, streetwear and popular culture is robust in Mr Aaron Hai.
Mr Hai and his spouse Wah Miin, each IT professionals, share their four-bedroom condominium condo in Pasir Ris with their mother and father in addition to over 100 toys and pairs of sneakers, reminiscent of a crisp pair of Alexander Wang x Adidas Original BBall Sneakers and a classic, collectible pair of Nike Jordan four Retro.
But don’t count on rows and rows of peculiar glass cupboards within the 1,280 sq ft home of the couple, who are of their 30s and 40s.
They obtained Ms Carmen Tang of home-grown boutique design studio Wolf Woof to come up with distinctive but practical methods of incorporating Mr Hai’s many pursuits, together with a Lego function wall and a placing A Bathing Ape camouflage wardrobe decal.
For a begin, Ms Tang selected a white and gray palette for a clear backdrop for Mr Hai’s vibrant toys in addition to the personalised decals.
The TV function wall is made out of white, black and pink Lego blocks, which her workforce painstakingly put collectively to attain the look of a handheld game console.
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The renovation price $30,000 excluding furnishings.
As the couple didn’t need to reconfigure the format of the condo, Ms Tang centered on customising humorous decal designs impressed by Mr Hai’s love of Japanese popular culture and Star Wars.
Step into the home and Star Wars’ C-3PO will greet you with “How are you?” in Japanese, whereas Yoda bids you to take pleasure in your meal with a cheeky pun: “May the fork be with you.”
Mr Hai names the inexperienced ABC Bearbrick and Mika Ninagawa Sakura collectible toys as amongst his favourites as a result of they’re collaborations along with his favorite Japanese model, A Bathing Ape, and photographer Mika Ninagawa.
“Sakura is a representation of Ninagawa’s signature work, which revolves around flowers and landscapes,” he says.
“I have been collecting the toys since I was a teenager, but it was only when I started working that I pursued more limited-edition items from overseas and online,” says Mr Hai.
Though his spouse doesn’t thoughts his toy obsession, Mr Hai wished to make it as much as her for being accommodating.
Hence Ms Tang created a set of his-and-hers decals within the bed room that marks the mattress area for every individual.
“Giving Wah Miin bigger portion of the bed is a playful twist, which complements the rest of the home’s mood and design,” says the designer.
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