BY SCENE SHANG
Here at SCENE SHANG, we draw inspiration from real life stories around us. Come take a peek into the design process behind our award-winning designs.
In Love is a Warm Brew, we were inspired to create a graphic pattern that is rooted in Singaporean history and culture, and that expresses Singapore’s unique cultural mix and calls to mind the warmth of home.
We brainstormed a list of these drinks that are also rooted in cultural history from different cultures in Singapore. The wide array of these drinks certainly makes for a very interesting and uniquely Singaporean landscape.
We then took the ingredients from these drinks and illustrated them in a batik style.
Studying how traditional batik is drawn with wax, we referenced the method and drew out the ingredients and created a pattern that was weaved out of meaningful natural ingredients that are used to make warm, nourishing brews that make all of us feel at home in Singapore.
In 2019, Love is a Warm Brew was awarded the Most Popular design in the Singapore Creator Awards Graphic Design Category.
The award-winning Love is a Warm Brew collection consisting of cushion covers, mugs, tea towels, greeting cards and specially blended teas symbolises the love, care and kinship found through making, giving or sharing these heartwarming brews.
The Love is a Warm Brew design has also inspired renown master tea blender and tea judge, Bernadine Tay, to design two special tea blends - Love is a Warm Brew - Pink Blossom and Love is a Warm Brew - Blue Cornflower.
What's your favourite warm brew? We'd love to know.