What makes us Singaporean? For Nodspark founder Eugenia Ye-Yeo, it’s a combo that includes food (like White Rabbit sweets and bubble tea), orchids and old-school playgrounds (yes, that dragon).
She’s so inspired by our local icons that she’s designed nail wraps out of them. Every August since 2018, Nodspark has rolled out a collection of four SG-inspired designs to mark National Day. Work on the designs usually starts in March, with some hitting up to 15 drafts each.
The designs for 2020, as you’ll see on this page, are focused on gem biscuits, orchids and two batik designs in collaboration with local modern batik clothes boutique Yeomama. On the next page are Nodspark’s SG-inspired designs from previous years. All designs cost $15 a pack, at www.nodspark.com
THIS YEAR’S N-DAY DESIGNS:
1 & 2 Orchid Batik and Rainbow Parang: a double collab with Yeomama, featuring heritage designs.
3 Orchids in My Window: inspired by the Vanda Miss Joaquim
4 Fancy Gems: Yeo’s second tribute to the beloved snack.
OTHERS WE LOVE TOO, IN TRIBUTE TO LOCAL FOOD:
5 Bubble Tea Goodness, an ode to our favourite drink
10 Lapis Sagu, so popular that it’s sold out till next year
6 Local Kebaya, inspired by the Singapore Girl uniform
8 Playground Dreams, our collective childhood memories
9 Cable Car, a collab with a local illustrator (@artbyloi)
FOR THE TOURISTS:
7 Hello Merlion, for those who want a piece of the SG icon