Picnic gear

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am


Legend in a lunch box

Based on the Japanese bento, this three-piece square container is a nifty box for picnic foods from French brand Monbento. It is an evolution of its original, oblong bento, which was created after the brand's founder failed to find anything similar in Europe. Hermetic sealing between layers should ensure no leaks. Coming soon and available in a range of colours including fuchsia, olive green, white and black. Price unavailable. Lane Crawford, Level One, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, tel: 2118 3668

Keep your cool

The Isotherm picnic bag from French outlet Pylones has an insulated isothermal inner lining, which helps keep cold drinks cool. The outer layer is made from PVC, so it's easy to wipe clean spills or leaks. The bag is available in many designs including pirate, frog and cat graphics, as well as this new robot style. HK$210 at Pylones, shop 3229, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 3188 5928 and Times Square, shop 916A, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 3426 9542

Thermal swirls

This stainless steel Akbar thermos reflects the Mogul heritage of an ancient Kashmiri art. The flask is decorated by artisans who have taken the art form of Kashmiri hand-painting and added contemporary twists such as fresh colours and new materials to utilitarian objects such as flasks and beakers. HK$480 at Inside, 1201 Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2873 1795


Made of strong, durable melamine, these cups are perfect for a picnic in the park. Apart from doubling up as soup containers or ice cream holders, they add a gorgeous splash of colour to alfresco dining. They come in a four-cup pack of pink, lime, blue and orange and in regular (HK$200) or mini (HK$160) sizes. From www.hiplittlebubba.com.