Where to Buy Unique Chinese New Year Homewares This Year of the Rabbit
January 17, 2023
In time for the special Lunar New Year, we are welcoming back our friends and family for traditional ‘bai leen’ (拜年) visits, where relatives hop between each other's houses, and group festivities are held with all loved ones. In typical Chinese New Year fashion, it’s time to spruce up your abode and complement your spring couplets with some joyful adornments that’ll not only attract your guests, but also attract good luck for the annal to come!
Read you guide for curated Chinese New Year homeware and unique décor pieces you can purchase for celebrating the lucky lunar year of the rabbit.
Fine China from byLeona
Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese Jingdezhen porcelain, elegant china works from byLeona all showcase a modern-meets-antique sensibility by offering a chic homage to time-honoured aesthetics. Designed by local artisan Leona Fung, byLeona showcases a plethora of fine china box sets that are perfect for setting up the most lavish ‘chuen hup’ (全盒) candy box ever.
In classic golds and reds, the Box of Happiness and Box of Togetherness evoke grandeurs of auspiciousness, whilst the HuLu Box Set makes for a modernized evocation of the holiday in glinting gold and smooth white. These sleek designs aren’t just seasonal, and the box can easily be repurposed as a piece for year-round opulence.
CNY Dinner Tableware from Faux
As the chilling winds howl on outside, it’s more reason to go ham on a big, steaming Chinese New Year feast. Known as “tuen leen fan” (團年飯), the occasion calls for a yummy multi-course meal of traditional dishes that each represent a good wish for the incoming Lunar Year. For those looking to host their own banquet, let Faux elevate your dining table setup with whimsical wares.
Working with our city’s own Mariko Jesse, their Hong Kong toile collection encompasses tea sets, dining sets, and even placemats that are embedded with recognizable and much-loved icons from all around our everyday life. Ferrying over to the other side, there is also the Kowloon Willow collection, which weaves scenes of the urban with swirling strokes of seas and skies.
Wireless Charging Pads from Paper Art
Reshaping the intricate Chinese art of paper cutting for today’s generation, Paper Art has transformed their stunning artworks into handy wireless charging pads for your smartphone needs, and for any weary visitor who’s running low on battery before their next bai leen pitstop. Delicately layered with geometric patterns, blushed florals, and cute rabbits, this Rabbit and Cherry Blossom charger is a seasonally apt accessory that will stay gorgeous year-round.
The brand is also offering plenty of paper cut-out decorations and greeting cards as well as part of their Chinese New Year collection, which are sure to make some memorable gifts.
Fuzzy Couplets from tuft enough
Tufted rugs, mirrors, and various sorts of trinkets have been all the rage last year, and the obsession doesn’t seem to be stopping. Ultra-trendy and fuzzy-to-touch items from tufting studio tuft enough are sure to bring a smile to your face, turning their needle guns into calligraphy brushes to recreate fuzzy versions of traditional decorative couplets.
Have your pick from the obligatory “fu” (福) character now in the form of a decorative mini mat, to their tufted version of the customary luck-attracting couplet wishing you safe travels and movement, that’s perfect for hanging above your front door.
Leather Rabbit Ornaments from Zuny
Known for their quality leather made animal shaped pieces, with lovably simple designs that can complement a range of interiors, Zuny has a mini bunny selection that features the bouncing mascot of the year. Available as a paperweight in the classic shade of pink and white with whimsical button eyes, the brand has released the Lunar New Year edition of their handmade leather rabbit as a bookend too.
Origami Lunar Rabbit from BALMStudio
Doubling up as a fun activity that both kids and adults of the family will love, this origami rabbit kit leaves you with an adorable geometric bunny model to prop up anywhere in the home. The set from BALMStudio comes flat packed, with instructions and cut-outs for you to unleash your crafting skills and creative vision on. Paint or deck out your new long-eared, fluffy-tailed (well, in this case, block-shaped-tail) companion as you’d like!
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