I collect serviettes- yes the humble serviettes! Unlike cards, they come with texture and embossed patterning, varying folds (not too many) & at times differing thicknesses. The graphic prints are simple and minimal, being mostly typographies & logos.
Like the previous album cover post, each serviette evokes a certain impression about the place it serves- but more importantly it brings back memories of that place, its ambience, the company I was with/ without, the food, the drinks….. . And nope, I don’t draw on them though its always being said that designs & great ideas do spring from those scribbling moments.
Why would I bear to write on them? And now all the glorifications (crapping) aside, just a peek into my small collection:
>> movenpick ice cream palour @ mission bay, NZ! | long queues on weekends, huge scoops, huge cones, great flavours…. do we have one in SG? If you can see the words, they are outlined in glittery silver.
>> highlander bar @ clarke quay | scottish bar, but the live band wasn’t too impressive that day. very good quality serviettes though.
>> esquires coffee houses @ Auckland! | another serviette I took from one of the many cafes in Auckland. People are generally dependent on their cafes for their daily coffee intakes. Well, I do miss the hazelnut latte cuppa together with many other things and places…
>> kebab city @ Auckland! | lots of middle eastern fare along queen street… great kebabs, greater chips! This came from a small stall which actually bothered to customise their serviettes!
>> balcony @ heerens | been there only once, nice serviette that goes well with the place.
>> cafe galilee @ libraries across the island! | my favourite of the lot! (the serviette) must be the leaves or something.. their cheesecake is not nice though.
Which are some of the items you have the propensity to collect?