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A Home For The Holidays

Here are some gift ideas to delight any house-proud friend.
by
taysc@sph.com.sg@TaySuanChiangBT

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1. Atomic orbit. Accessorise a bedroom with the Flensted Mobile, made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the revolutionary Niels Bohr Atom Model. The Danish brand assembles mobiles by hand. Gallery & Co., $66.90

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2. Holding pattern. These glass candle-holders are made using the aburidashi technique, which involves the shaping of glass in a patterned mould to create an opalescent effect. Atomi, $178

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3. China blue. The gingko leaf is the main motif on Shanghai Tang's Christmas collection, as seen on this blue lotus jar, beautiful enough on its own, or as a mini vase. Shanghai Tang, $320

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4. Faux season. French designer Evelyne Prélonge moves from haute couture to the home with her elegant faux fur cushions and throws. Miaja Gallery, $580

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5. Super nonya. Serve desserts on Heirloom, a new collection of porcelain plates with motifs inspired by Peranakan patterns and paired with Star Wars characters. Supermama, $42

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6. Old world. Old school maps are a rare find, such as this 1970s nautical chart of an archipelago in Sweden. Mobler, $70

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7. Write away. Quickly jot down your ideas on Montblanc's Augmented Paper, which transfers your scribbling to a mobile device with a press of a button. Montblanc, $1,015

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8. Drawing room. Jazz up an old sofa with cushion covers from the William Farquhar collection, comprising watercolour paintings of flora and fauna by the first Resident and Commandant of Singapore. National Museum of Singapore, $49