After a long wait I finally got my sculpture from 1minime. I added a few extra features to my sculpture like adding the blog’s logo on the back and a caption at the bottom of the sculpture. You get to pick everything from scratch, what the sculpture will wear and what it looks like. You can even add a small item like a pet.
I passed by the newly opened clothing store that sells items from 3 different brands, Fox, Alpine Stars and DC. The place is pretty big and has a good variety of items from all brands. There’s a lot of clothing from Fox for bikers, including helmets and pants with heavy protection.
They had huge bags (picture in gallery below) which mind my example but can fit an entire adult human body with no problems. The bike on display isn’t for sale as of right now but will be soon, there are two buggies that are for sale though. For those interested they have a collection of old school sneakers.
These were my favourite, stretchable pants. They were built for people who do sports while wearing pants like skater professionals. Bought a pair and they’re very comfortable to wear. I think a pair cost KD 14 if I’m not mistaken.
I might be overdoing it by ordering this shirt but I would do anything to reduce heat. Ministry of Supply had a kickstarter project that was very successful. It was to manufacture a shirt with a unique fabric used by NASA for astronauts. It absorbs heat when it’s a hot weather then when you’re in a cold place, like entering a building with air conditioning it seamlessly extracts that heat.
So at most times you will be having a balanced weather because of the technology used. The shirt cost me around $100 and is well on its way, will write if it actually makes a significant difference on a day to day bases or not.[Website]
The guys over at 1minime are making me a small sculpture and I’m really excited to see the final results. So far all I received were the photos above showing the carving of the sculpture is complete, the face looks scary right now because the eye-balls are dark. Once it’s complete I’ll post all the details.
This is pretty cool, the Japanese brand Alba which is a sub-brand of Seiko made a watches with the Kuwaiti flag and the towers, one on the left is obviously the female version and the one of the right is the male version. Both of them are on discount at X-Cite Store. The male watch is going for KD 14, female for KD 14.500.
Update: X-Cite changed the price, the male watch costs more now.
These look super comfortable but I haven’t tried them yet. BigBag Beanies is a local brand that makes custom bean bags, pillows and ottomans. They don’t have a store but they did tell me they had a place to store finished products. The bean bag you see above is 7 feet long and costs KD 175. I want one.
Muji will be opening on Saturday 19th December January at 5p.m at the Grand Avenue. I passed by yesterday and fell in love with the whole place to the point where I want to visit Japan. You get to learn a lot of their culture, lifestyle, the way they approach concepts and much more just by passing by Muji. I’ve taken photos of some the cool I’ve spotted.
This is their popular stainless steel card case. I got one of these as a gift from a friend that went to Muji France. Business cards always bend and start looking bad when in your wallet for a long time. So this is a great alternative since the steel prevents the cards from bending, the business cards will look like they were just printed yesterday.
A staff member at Muji had to explain to me that this tiny box had the exact shirt he was holding. Muji uses advanced pressure machines to pack these shirts in the form of a small boxes. They’re great for travelling and saving up space. They don’t shrink back to their original size however, so keep that in mind.
These are called lint rollers, you roll them on clothing and it will wipe off all the lint or any other small fibers, it works on most materials including clothing, upholstery and linen. The roller only costs KD 2.000 and is refillable if I’m not mistaken. They remove dog and cat hair entirely in a matter of seconds, which is why I love them.
Bean bags are very popular and are hard to find, specially good quality ones. The moment I sat on one I sarcastically told staff they can leave me here and go home now, the bean bags are too comfortable you wouldn’t want to get up. The red one of the left has harder material while the one of the right has softer material. Costs KD 75 total per bean bag.
The Muji CD Player is super friendly. To switch it on or off all you need to do is pull the cable hanging from the device, very easy to do when in the dark or sleepy. It plays the radio or whatever CD you play on it. The speaker is built-in and when played it does get pretty loud if you want it to, costs KD 65 which isn’t a bad deal.
This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed a local brand making their own chocolate, the first time was I when spotted Sultan Center having their own chocolate bars, amongst a lot of other things. I didn’t like Sultan Center’s that much, Mr.Baker definitely tastes better. They come in two flavours, light milk chocolate and light crispy chocolate, costs 950 fils each.