Original Diction Tote
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I fell in love with art when I learnt the pointillism technique at eleven. The method involved placing dots on a realistic drawing measuring 40 x 60 cm for three months. The process is very meditative and clears the mind, as I forget everything I know about the identity of the object I am drawing and only concentrate on the light and dark sides. I learnt to inhale and exhale in the midst of not knowing. Since then, I have continued to explore this pointillism technique with markers and other tools such as cotton swab tips, short-cut brushes, or my index finger dipped in ink.
The dotting process has become a mental strength therapy, where I see myself as a ‘dotter’ who manifests the light and dark in my life. The control is in the hand and mind. Drawing allows me to discover the bold side of myself like a cheetah rather than defining myself based on external factors. —MS
The Diction Tote is a luxurious update of our Hobo Tote, our collectors’ favourite design since 2011, taking inspiration from the standard plastic bag form to create its minimalistic cutting pattern. The distinct modification in our Diction Tote is its canvas-quilted handles with loops that can be attached to the separately sold Bien Strap, allowing it to be worn as a handbag, shoulder bag or sling bag. This feature makes it perfect for casual and dressy occasions. In addition, this versatile tote includes a zippered pouch that can also be worn as a purse with optional Bien Straps as you hand carry your Diction Tote as a stylish basket.
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- The interior of the bag uses a highly durable water-repellent fabric.
- An extra zipped pouch is included. (31 x 24 cm | 12.20 x 9.45 in)
- Comes with a dustbag, made from pure cotton textile.
Hand-printed serigraphy textiles on unbleached (chlorine-free) cotton canvas, using eco-friendly water-based inks. For the handbags and accessories category, unless otherwise noted, each textile is protected with water-resistant Poly-Urethane coatings. Our hand-made production is certified by the Bluesign® system. This certification is a strict screening, designed to monitor the responsible use of resources, clean work processes, wastewater management, healthy air ventilation, and safety procedures for the workers as well as a safe final product for the consumer.
(length) 26 x (width) 22 x (height) 33 cm
(length) 10.25 x (width) 8.75 x (height) 13 in
Due to our hand-made serigraphy process, every printing on each product is unique and varied from one to another. It is impossible to choose the printing of each product to be exactly the same on the showcased photos on our site or social media. These photos are for visual references of the products’ shapes only. The colours and alignments will never be the same from one print to another due to this manual labour.