Spread joy with home comforts
1 The Black Tie Bliss Decanter (HK$1,180) from Riedel adds a touch of the romantic to the usual classic shape with its heart design and black-glass ribbon. Made of lead crystal, each piece is mouth-blown and formed without the use of moulds, making each one unique. Available at Town House in Prince's Building.
2 The bachelor pad-perfect Esquire Manhattan bar trunk - home bar (HK$52,350) makes an ideal gift for the home that has everything. Specially designed to fit wine, spirits and liqueur bottles and a full range of bar accoutrements, the trunk closes neatly and can be wheeled into the corner when not in use. Perfect for the contemporary debonair. Available at Indigo stores (tel: 2555 0540).
3 Perfect for the party season, this drinking game set from G.O.D. (HK$290) will keep the fun going into the small hours. Comes with six shot glasses, the glass board, dice and an instruction leaflet - or just make up your own rules. Available at G.O.D. stores across the city.
4 These glittering, feathered headphones in leather, crystals and pearl (HK$6,490) by flamboyant French brand On Aura Tout Vu (French for 'You think you've seen it all') turn listening to your iPod into a diva experience. Available at Seibu in Pacific Place.
5 Add drama to chilly nights with this contemporary fireplace by German brand Radius. The Home Flame (HK$27,000) is in stainless steel and glass, and it uses bioethanol so can be used indoors and out. Available at OVOstudio in Wan Chai (2529 6060).
6 The Alessi Tea Matter melodic tea strainer by internationally recognised local designer Alan Chan adds charm to any tea party. Flick the switch at the bottom of the birdcage (HK$1,150) to hear a bird sing brightly. The bird-shaped tea strainer (HK$380) and matching tea containers (HK$790 each) are all in stainless steel. Available at the Alessi shop at Prince's Building (2869 6377).
7 Tired of tripping over shoes at the doorway? The Kelly Hoppen Trunk (HK$19,750) is perfect for ladies with Imelda Marcos leanings. The soft interior lining means your Jimmy Choos will remain in perfect condition. The trunks are handmade, come in five sizes and are finished in leather or lacquer for a classic retro look. Available at Indigo stores (call 2555 0540 for inquiries).
8 A new modern yet feminine dining service from Raynaud, the Attraction collection comes with more than 30 shapes available in plates, platters, teacups, coffee cups and other hollowware. The alternating narrow and wide stripes and welter of colours give it a breezy yet sophisticated look. Available at Heather & March in Prince's Building at prices ranging from HK$410 to HK$5,840.
Directory of Shops
G.O.D 2890 5555; Heather & March 2530 0686; Kaloo 2522 7770; Mercedes-Benz 2895 7339; Seibu 2971 3888; Town House 2845 0633