Enter the dragon

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am


1 Get a jump on the Year of the Dragon with Christofle's silver sculpture (HK$7,850). The intricately detailed piece designed by Thierry Lebon sits on a black exotic wood base, and symbolises luck and strength of character.

2 Shanghai Tang's silver-carved dragon chopsticks with matching rests (HK$1,480) turn everyday dining into a deluxe experience. Pick up a pair at the brand's Mongolian-themed pop-up boutique on top of Central's Pier 4.

3 Bring a touch of Christmas into the kitchen with Inside's geometric-patterned tea towels (HK$240). The store is also the source for a range of decorative accessories for every room in the home.

4 Cult candle maker Diptyque's holiday collection will bring a touch of class and comfort to any home. The festive perdigone candle (HK$350/70g, HK$650/190g) emits a warm, spiced-plum scent designed to bring warmth to cold winter nights. Available at Joyce Beauty.

5 Forget the popcorn and bring KEF's latest home theatre system (HK$13,800) to your loved ones' Christmas movie night. The KHT3005SE includes five speakers and a powerful subwoofer in a sleek cast-aluminium 'egg' design. Available in high-gloss white and black.

6 An alternative to the traditional Christmas tree, each of OVO's two-metre-high Suar Wood Dancer Stands features its own unique shape and texture. Available at OVOstudio.

7 Expertly crafted from calfskin and crocodile by Tod's artisans, these functional desk accessories (from HK$4,100) are perfect for fashionistas. The collection includes a jewellery case, tray and pencil box in crocodile or calf leather.

8 Available in gold- and palladium-plated versions, the Advent Crown candleholder (HK$1,160) from Scandinavian design house Georg Jensen is perfect for the holiday table or as a centrepiece all year round.

9 Designed by Pierre Charpin, this multifunctional basket (HK$1,250) is a contemporary take on 18th- to 19th-century gallery trays. Available at Alessi.

10 Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon brings his signature whimsical style to Baccarat's ZOO collection (HK$6,000-HK$10,500). The monkey, bear and duck feature removable crystal tops and coloured porcelain bases.

Directory of Shops

Alessi 2869 6377; Baccarat 2537 2303; Christofle 2869 7311; Georg Jensen 2868 0707

Inside 2873 1795; Joyce Beauty 2869 5816; KEF 2877 1848; OVOstudio 2529 6060

Shanghai Tang 2525 7337; Tod's 2196 8268