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Red & White Copper Flower Vase, S$68

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Autoban for De La Espada Book Lamp, S$1821

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Lo Hei Plate, S$188

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Lunea Melamine Red Dinner Ware, from S$7.95

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The Three Wise Monkeys, S$1,350

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Golden Harvest Collection S$228 for Tropical Leaf Tray, from S$88 each for other items

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Bouclair Home From S$13.90 for a cushion to S$59 for a bamboo vase

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Mini Window, S$396

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Lycksalig cushions, S$14.90 each

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Lycksalig hanging deco, S$5.90 for four

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Pineapple cushion, S$49.90 for cover, S$10 for infill

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Parachilna Chinoz table lamp, S$1,789

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Monkey toys, from S$13.90

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Gold Series Table Gardens, from S$98

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Nanimarquina Formosa rug, S$8,850

Spring clean

No need to go garish. Spruce up the home for Chinese New Year with splashes of red and gold, and maybe a monkey or two.
Jan 23, 2016 5:50 AM

1. Red & White Copper Flower Vase, S$68

Atomi, Mandarin Gallery, #04-26

Japanese copper cast maker Odakou Douki Co, from Takaoka, has over 400 years of copper casting history. This copper flower vase is so minimalist, it would look good even on its own. For Chinese New Year, stick a stalk of pussy willow or red orchids in it.


2. Autoban for De La Espada Book Lamp, S$1821

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Dream, 456 River Valley Road

This Booklamp does double duty: illuminating a space, and as a display shelf for books or in this case, Mandarin oranges. Its red colour adds vibrancy to a home all year round.


3. Lo Hei Plate, S$188

The Farm Store, thefarmstore.sg

Chinese New Year isn't complete without tossing some yusheng. But what if you are having it at home and don't know what auspicious greetings to say while doing the prep? The Lo Hei Plate has all the greetings printed on the plate. Huat ah!


4. Lunea Melamine Red Dinner Ware, from S$7.95

Crate&Barrel, ION Orchard, #04-21

Be a good host and not serve food on paper plates. Opt for these melamine red dinner ware instead, that come in a variety of sizes and types.


5. The Three Wise Monkeys, S$1,350

Lalique, Mandarin Gallery, #01-16

This crystal piece comprises three gold monkeys sitting on top of a crystal base, inspired by the popular adage "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" as seen from the monkeys' actions.


6. Golden Harvest Collection S$228 for Tropical Leaf Tray, from S$88 each for other items

Risis, Takashimaya Basement 1

We may not be farmers but that doesn't mean we don't want a bountiful harvest for Chinese New Year. Risis has a range of auspicious fruits that bodes goodwill and fortune. While the individual fruits carry their own wishes of wealth, good fortune and prosperity, these fruits when placed together, carry even more symbolism. The fruits, which are made of pewter and plated in 24 carat gold, include red date, a symbol of wealth, and peaches, a symbol of longevity.


7. Bouclair Home From S$13.90 for a cushion to S$59 for a bamboo vase

Courts, 50 Tampines North Drive 2

For those who find gold too garish, how about yellow? The range of items from Canadian brand Bouclair includes cushions, boxes, vases and candleholders. The brand is exclusive to Courts.


8. Mini Window, S$396

Scene Shang, shop.sceneshang.com

Get a piece of old Singapore with this Mini Window, created by renowned local artist Arthur PY Ting. In the past, it was common for the original owners of shophouses to inscribe, above the windows, either their name or the name of the village in China that they came from. This collection of three windows is an attempt to preserve the beauty of Peranakan architecture in an artistic three-dimensional form. On this piece, the words he mu xiang chu, meaning "living in harmony" have been inscribed. This is a common message in every Chinese home, where the respect and harmonious living is so essential that it reflects on the upbringing and reputation of the individual family.


9. Lycksalig cushions, S$14.90 each

Ikea, 60 Tampines North Drive 2

Meaning blissful in Swedish, Ikea's new Lycksalig limited edition range comes in auspicious colours like orange, red and orange. As most homeowners would know, you can never have too many cushions.


10. Lycksalig hanging deco, S$5.90 for four

Ikea, 60 Tampines North Drive 2

Welcome the Year of the Monkey with these coasters that are made from non-woven polyester.


11. Pineapple cushion, S$49.90 for cover, S$10 for infill

Egg3, 112 Katong, B1-08

Want lots of luck and fortune? Then you've got to have these pineapple cushions. As these pineapples look so kitsch, no one will mind if you use them all year round.


12. Parachilna Chinoz table lamp, S$1,789

Xtra, Park Mall, #01-01

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon designed this lamp, which would fit into home of any style. What looks like an oddity on the body of the lamp is actually a sliding dimmer with a polished brass handle.


13. Monkey toys, from S$13.90

Egg3, 112 Katong, B1-08

These monkey plushies are so cute, it's hard to stop at just one.


14. Gold Series Table Gardens, from S$98

Far East Flora, 565 Thomson Road

Up your fortune quotient with special festive plants. Far East Flora has a range of Gold Series Table Gardens, each containing indoor plants and a golden monkey figurine. The table arrangements come with Zamioculcas. Its shiny angular leaves are akin to loads of shimmering gold ingots - representing a bountiful year of wealth and riches. When it flowers, it is believed that good fortune is arriving for the household.


15. Nanimarquina Formosa rug, S$8,850

Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street

Don't forget to dress up your floor for Chinese New Year. This Nanimarquina Formosa rug designed by Taiwanese artist Michael Lin has all the right colours. The rug's delicate and attractive style combines Pop aesthetics with Taiwanese pictorial tradition.