Act 1 - Saudade 我紫在乎你 - Irish Whiskey 2002, 18 Years, 50.2% - MaltGrainCane.Club NFT
0/0 Bag & NFT "Rights to Purchase" Variant
This is the TANCHEN Studio's 0/0 Bag & NFT "Rights to Purchase" Variant of SKU #008.
TANCHEN Studio is a collaborative project that focuses on textiles as the basis of their practice. They take a process-based approach to design with a focus on new materials and tactility. From their studios based in Singapore and Shanghai, they create functional textiles that can be used as autonomous elements within a living space. They aim to source and design mindfully as they celebrate the potential of materials, crafts, and techniques
“0/0” (pronounced “zero-zero”) refers to wines with minimal intervention. Zero added, and zero removed: just pure fermented grape juice. In the same spirit, we designed this bag by going back to basics. The 0/0 bag’s stripped-back design and elastic material mean that it stretches to reveal and take on the object’s shape. As wine lovers, we created it specifically to hold large bottles, but it can also be used to carry all kinds of things: fruits, beer cans, tumblers, and much more.
Every bag is handcrafted with zero-waste as our goal. Yarn is measured and cut to ensure that there is minimal wastage of scraps, and each bag is made to order. Easy to fold, scrunch up, and carry around, we hope this also helps reduce the need for single-use plastic or paper bags.
By making this purchase, you will be purchasing a bundle of items (Limited to 50 sets), which includes:
01x Bottle of Saudade 我紫在乎你 - Irish Whiskey 2002, 18 Years, 50.2%
TANCHEN Studio's 0/0 Bag - Purple & Lilac Bag, with Black wooden handles, hand-finished in gold acrylic paint. The handles were clear-varnished for waterproofing.
These wooden handles were individually hand-painted & finished with varnish by,
Sanchia Tan 🧵 (TanChen Studios)
Warren Khong 👨🎨 & Fiona Koh 👩🎨 (Whisky and Foxtrot, an art and design studio behind the Curated Range / Year 2 labels)
the HampdenPirate 🏴☠️ (Malt, Grain & Cane)
A single (01x) Act 1's NFT (commemorative non-fungible token), on the ETH network. Gas Fees and all other related fees related to the minting process will be borne by the receiver.
The customer will need to provide their wallet address, and We will whitelist the wallet address, for the customer to perform direct minting @ 0 (ZERO) ETH.
The customer will be solely responsible for their minting gas fees. They will have the flexibility to complete the purchase when Gwei (Gas fees) are low.
Please ensure you have the correct email address registered when making the purchase.
We will provide a short Google Form that needs to be filled up; We will need your name, email, and Wallet address.
Minting will be on our NFT minting platform: https://www.MaltGrainCane.Club
If there are any questions/issues, please email to NFT@maltgraincane.com
Terms & Conditions:
1) By making this purchase, the Customer agrees to an 8-Day waiting period after the date of delivery of the physical portion of this bundle, before being allowed to mint the NFT. The Company will *only* whitelist your wallet address after 8 days.
This is in alignment, to ensure our Company's 7-day return policy has expired before the Customer can claim the NFT.
2) Client will have the flexibility to mint the Token, at their own pace. We recommend minting it as soon as possible. Tokens will be visible at our Opensea's Collection Page, Redirected Link: https://www.maltgraincane.com/OpenSea
3) Limited to ONE (1) bottle per person. The Company reserves all rights to cancel & refund orders if duplicate orders are found. Costs associated with the Refund process will be under the Client's Responsibility.
4) The Company reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any of the Terms and Conditions contained herein at any time and without prior notice.
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More about the Artist & Label...
With every ending, there is a new beginning…
As we close out on Year 1: Foundation Year; We at Malt, Grain & Cane, present you, Year 2 & the launch of our artist-collaboration series, the Curated Range. We will be working with various artists to incorporate their artworks into our future bottlings.
We start off the Curated Range, with @WarrenKhong and a privately commissioned artwork from his Portrait series.
The backstory behind the Portrait series is an introspection into one’s extent in the pursuit of beauty. In this series, the various subjects have their various parts of their face “enhanced”, such as their chins, cheekbones, and eyes. One would often wonder, how far would we go in the pursuit of beauty, through plastic surgery and other various aesthetic procedures.
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The @HampdenPirate wanted to explore a different angle of this obsession over beauty; “What If… it was a third-party pursuing over beauty ( a person ) ?”
Hence, the title, Saudade 我紫在乎你 ; a play of words on a Teresa Teng’s (鄧麗君) classic, 我只在乎你 ( I Only Care About You ), where the word “only” or「 只 」is replaced with the word for purple 「 紫 」, as both of them are homonyms (both words sounding the same).
Saudade (English: /ˌsaʊˈdɑːdə/, European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdad(ʒ)i], Galician: [sawˈðaðɪ]; plural saudades) is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for something or someone that one cares for and/or loves.
Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never be had again. It is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places, or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, and well-being, which now trigger the senses and make one experience the pain of separation from those joyous sensations.
However, it acknowledges that to long for the past would detract from the excitement you feel towards the future. Saudade describes a feeling both happy and sad, and might be most closely related to the English expression ‘bitter sweet’.
Additional requests include the replacement of the signature birthmark on the cheekbone with a heart-shaped symbol; and a flower on the subject’s hair.
The flower is the Artist’s impression of a Tsubaki つばき flower「 椿 」, also known as Camellia Japonica, a species of camellia flower commonly found in Japan. A scentless flower that blooms beautifully & quietly, while proclaiming nothing. The flower normally blooms from early winter or spring, and usually lasts for 4-5 months, before once again, quietly shedding its petals when its time is up.
The red variant of the Tsubaki flower is often viewed to symbolise Love, Passion & Desire.
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Perhaps, the true origin story of this artwork & label is a tragic tale of a Pirate waiting to meet a girl for 5 years, only to mess it all up within the first 5 months of meeting her, during the Spring & Summer months of 2021.
Saddle with shame & regret, he sought a way to remember the lessons learned... This is his way of memorialising her and those fleeting memories...
And if you wondering, Yes, Her favourite colour was Purple.
Thank you , for the memories... 🙇🏻♂️
Or maybe, the @HampdenPirate has always been a big fan of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell ...?
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