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Welcome the New Year with the colour of health, happiness and fortune

In Chinese culture, the colour red symbolises good fortune, happiness, truth, sincerity and virtue. Because it is believed to scare away evil spirits and bad luck, red is used for celebrations. As Chinese New Year will soon be upon us, we selected a range of unique designer gifts in this fiery, auspicious hue to ring in the Year of the Monkey. Enjoy.

The Ostrich Pillow Light by Studio Banana THiNGS is a soft, snug sleeping mask and neck support that makes napping on the go a lot more comfortable. The limited edition Hong Kong Skyline ostrich pillow allows one to show their love for this buzzing Asian city that never sleeps while recharging for the next adventure. It’s the perfect gift for the frequent traveller, exhausted student, sleepy commuters or office nappers in your life — or all of the above.


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The Cut SAR* bag collection by LINES LAB demonstrates a fusion of minimalist, European aesthetics and traditional Chinese patterns. The rounded cutouts on this Coin Cut Bag are inspired by trademark shape of a fortune cookie. The Cut Bags are made of neoprene, a durable weather- and water-resistant synthetic rubber. In addition, neoprene provides protection and shock absorption, which makes the bags perfect for carrying valuable and fragile items such as laptops and tablets around town.


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With this cute Tea Workshop infuser by TeaLab, waiting for your cup of tea to brew is no longer boring. Watching its ‘smoking’ chimney is not just a fascinating sight; it also provides a hypnotic sense of calm that drags you out of a long and stressful day. Thanks to its extra fine holes, Tea Workshop is suitable for both whole and broken leaf teas.


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Celebrate Chinese culture by wearing or gifting this elegant Watercolour Bangle by Hong Kong Designer Rick Lau. Webber, a refined Eastern art print features a scene of vibrantly coloured flowers, painted by Lau himself at the impressively tender age of thirteen.


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Suiting up for Chinese New Year does not have to be dull or drab. Give your formal wear a playful touch with this fun pair of novelty cufflinks by blackmilk projects. Featuring Modulex bricks, LEGO’s lesser-known relative, the cufflinks are sure to be a conversation starter at any party.


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Finally, Tree-Labs’ ALLEGRO is small in size yet big in sound. The portable Bluetooth-enabled speaker allows you to listen to your favourite music for up to ten (!) hours whenever you want, wherever you want. You will be surprised by how much punch and clarity the Allegro packs under its hood.


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