Saturday, March 07, 2015

Coffee & Art

Apart from good coffee, I like good art and design. Weekends are spent checking out cafes, critiquing the quality of the brew as well as the interiors, marrying our love of cafes and design. Often we just head off to our favourite cafes and safely know that the standard of the cuppa will not let us down, experimentation can come second. We also like exploring museums and galleries, but that hasn't been as religiously followed through as with the coffee drinking.

However, one thing which has been religiously adhered to in the last few years every since we moved back to Singapore from Sydney, is that upon receiving my annual bonus, I pay a visit to the galleries with a view to purchase a piece of art. Ever since I graduated art school in Sydney and came to the conclusion that I was not going to be able to make a decent living in the arts, I told myself that the way I was going to support the arts is to buy art, apart from wandering around galleries and museums and hanging out with a couple of artist friends and vicariously absorbing their vibes.

And so I buy art, ranging from a few hundreds to a few thousands. I buy what I like and what I feel like I would like to spend on something which arguably is both a luxury and a necessity. Yes art may not feed a hungry stomach, but it certainly feeds a hungry soul.