Stranger(’s) Touch

HANDMADE SOAPS MOULDED IN THE SHAPE OF USED SOAP BARS
BY DANIEL CHONG
EDITION OF 40 PER KIT



INTIMATE EXCHANGES 

May you find happiness in the small intimate exchanges. These bars of soap, while unassuming and quiet, were each moulded differently. Like a lover’s chocolate box, each bar’s shape is unique, sculpted with a different touch, twist, turn and grasp. Their forms are quiet markers of their users’, sitting in between the mundane spaces of showering and the everyday surfaces of the skin. As you use each bar of soap, may you find small moments of intimacy as your hands curl curiously and your palms rest awkwardly along each bar—meeting a stranger’s touch with your own.

[KIT 01]

CONTAINS 6 BARS OF SOAP

VACUUM SEALED WITH ZINE INCLUDED, EDITION OF 40

SGD 35

MATERIAL LIST: GLYCERINE SOAP, ESSENTIAL OILS, FRAGRANCES AND PIGMENT


SORE LIMBS AND TIRED BONE

Between the rains of water are the moments of touch—bar to skin, hand to soap—we take for granted how the objects seem like extensions of our own bodies; curved bars hugging contours of our arms and bevelled surfaces cusping to skin. As you use these bars, I hope these fingered limbs and whittled bones remind you of your own in texture and form.

[KIT 02]

CONTAINS 6 BARS OF SOAP

VACUUM SEALED WITH ZINE INCLUDED, EDITION OF 40

SGD 38

MATERIAL LIST: GLYCERINE SOAP, ESSENTIAL OILS, FRAGRANCES AND PIGMENT

SLIVER LININGS

We all hold on a little too tightly; letting go is far harder. Perhaps that’s why so many cling on to the slivers of hope they have. This narrow space of yearning is one that is tired and worn from time. Just like the slivers you find here, each is a slender piece, kept far past its reasonable function. Its’ users have tenderly grazed every last inch, their strained effort evident in its remarkable thinness. I hope with this kit you can find solace with another’s touch.

[KIT 03]

CONTAINS 6 BARS OF SOAP

VACUUM SEALED WITH ZINE INCLUDED, EDITION OF 40

SGD 28

MATERIAL LIST: GLYCERINE SOAP, ESSENTIAL OILS, FRAGRANCES AND PIGMENT

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