Hello and welcome to The Rustic Trove!

A blog that documents a journey towards unearthing, appreciating and curating all things simple, creative and, of course, rustic, managed solely by Fifi H. Hasman.


The Rustic Trove began as a platform for me to share my photos. After moving to the UK to further my studies, I began to realise how important it was for me to take the opportunity to travel around and pursue a medium of photography that I had been longing to do; film photography. So, this blog was the perfect place to start documenting my journey, aside from Instagram.

Over time, the blog became more than just a photography blog and it gradually evolved into a lifestyle and travel blog where you can find scopes of interest ranging from foliage and interior design to gatherings as well as from gastronomy to fashion (although, if I may add, very occasionally for the latter).

Some may come in the medium of writing, others may come in the medium of digital and film photography.

Whether or not you are here out of curiosity or perhaps by accident, welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy the journey!

Behind The Blog

I’m a Bruneian currently reading BA Philosophy and Politics at University of Essex. Heavily inspired and influenced by indie music, the likes of Parker FitzgeraldHamada Hideaki and Spenser Sakurai, as well as the Kinfolk Magazine, The Rustic Trove is where I showcase and cultivate my creative side, especially in writing and photography. So, when I’m not drowning in a sea of assignments, you’ll be sure to find me here.

Writing has always been a medium that I love to use to express myself since I was 12. At first, all I wanted to do was to write stories, but slowly, I expanded my scopes of writing. In 2013, I joined the Brunei Times’ Young Journalists Camp to learn more about report-writing and I was a writer for Meragang Sixth Form Centre’s newsletter, Meraxcellence. In 2014, I was hired as a freelance reporter for an online-based magazine, Mingguan Brunei. Currently, I’m a writing editor for theUnion, the official newsletter of Brunei Students’ Union in the UK and EIRE.

As for photography, it all started when my mum’s friend lent me a point-and-shoot camera for my trip to Beijing in 2012. Since then, my love not just for photography but also for travelling grew immensely. For digital photography, I use the camera on my phone, Samsung A5. For film photography, I use 35mm film format cameras; Canon AV-1, Pentax K1000 and Pentax P50.

Other than writing, travelling and taking photos, I also enjoy reading and cooking.

– Fifi H. Hasman

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If you have any inquiries at all, please feel free to send me a message by using the form below. Collaborations are also welcomed. I’m always happy to hear from you!

– Fifi H. Hasman