DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION
Cleverly displayed figurines and humorous decals allow the personality of this collector to shine. ELIZA HAMIZAH finds out more about the fun interiors.
Cleverly displayed figurines and humorous decals give this collector’s passion room to shine.
SETTING THE SCENE
Carmen of interior design rm Wolf Woof chose a white and grey palette to provide a clean backdrop for homeowner Aaron’s colourful toys, as well as the customised decals. The entire TV feature wall is made out of white, black and red Lego blocks, which Carmen’s team painstakingly put together to achieve the look of a handheld game console.
As the couple did not want to recongure the layout, Carmen and her team focused on customising humorous decal designs – inspired by Aaron’s love for Japanese pop culture and StarWars. Step into the home, and StarWars’ CP30 will greet you with “How are you?” in Japanese, while Yoda bids you to enjoy your meal with a cheeky pun: “May the fork be with you.”
The love for toys, streetwear and pop culture is strong in Aaron Hai. Together with his wife, Wah Miin, the IT professionals share their fourroom apartment with over a hundred toys and pairs of shoes. ( He has a crisp pair of Alexander Wang x Adidas Original BBall Sneakers and a vintage pair of Nike Jordan 4 Retro that other sneaker collectors are bound to want.) Don’t expect rows and rows of ordinary glass cabinets, though. The couple engaged Carmen Tang of Wolf Woof to design unique yet functional ways of incorporating Aaron’s many interests – these include a Lego feature wall and a striking A Bathing Ape camouflage wardrobe decal. See what went into the $30,000 renovation (excluding furnishings).