SOM x PC
小确幸 (small, solid happiness) Rubber Stamp
Sumthings of Mine, is started as an online store in October 2016, which aims to share a curated selection of stationery, paper and lifestyle accessory that focusing on journaling and collecting moments. We aim to make here a great place especially for those who care for designs and quality as well as uniqueness. We collect unique and quality stationeries that could serve to collect and create your moments.
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小确幸 a small, good thing is a term popularised by Japanese novelist, Haruki Murakami (村上春树) in his essays, Afternoon in the Islets of Langerhans (兰格汉斯岛的午后). In Japanese, it means
小さいけれども、確かな幸福, which could be translated as "small yet certain/solid happiness".
Trying to search the words in English, we came across this article. The author described a small piece of happiness as eating a freshly-baked loaf of bread with one’s hands, seeing neatly folded underwear in a drawer, wearing a new shirt that smells like clean cotton and letting a cat enter into a bed with a rustling sound. While they are not a big deal, they have the ability to brighten up a day.
This wooden rubber stamp features 3 Chinese/Japanese characters of 小确幸 (small, solid happiness) in handwritten Chinese Calligraphy. This rubber stamp would be great for adorning your journal pages, adding personalised touch to outgoings or any projects. It would also make a unique gift for people who are looking for something different.
Each piece of rubber stamps is assembled by hand with care and attention to details. We hope this unique creation will add some sparks in your everyday life.
Designed by SOM Studio x Pooi Chin
Made in Malaysia
We believe that hand-written form has no equivalent in computer fonts.
Distinct from mere writing, we believe that handwriting should continue to be valued and collected. This rubber stamp features handwritten Chinese calligraphy by Pooi Chin (@pooi_chin), who is an avid the art journaling enthusiast. She enjoy expressing herself in analogue way, such as stationery crafting and handwriting.
Pooi Chin is known for her personal creative touches on her journals pages, outgoing mails and wrappings with the usage of different materials, such as wax seals, washi tapes, ephemera, rubber stamps, and many more. She believes that recording memories in analogue way is a chance of allowing ourselves to slow down and experience the rhythm of life, and also looking into the details in everyday life.
Pooi Chin has also published her first book, "Pooi Chin - Love for Journal: The ultimate mystery of stationery" in 2017 and conducted a number of journalling workshops these years.