Accents: Lunar glamour

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This article first appeared in haven, The Edge Malaysia, on Issue #77 February + March 2016.


WITH Chinese New Year right around the corner, it is the right time to say, ‘Out with old and in with the new’. Usher in the Year of the Monkey with oriental touches that marry tradition with modernity.


Store your Chinese New Year biscuits in these LYCKSALIG tins from IKEA. These festive tins come in a set of three. (IKEA Malaysia, RM25.90)


Designed by Stephen Burks, the Parachilna Babel light is comprised of three modules in anodised yellow and red which are combined together to form a unique light structure. The colour shades perfectly complement Chinese New Year. (Linds Furniture, price upon request)


The distinct asymmetrical structure of the Vitra Polder compact sofa by designer Hella Jongerius allow plenty of room for a packed house this festive season. The coordinated red hues highlight the subtle interplay between colour and texture. (Space Furniture, RM26,375)


Cook up a storm and unleash joy and good fortunes with Tefal’s Meli-Melo frypan, now in a festive red and embellished with the Higgledy-Piggledy motif  (Tefal, RM139)


Take the sophisticated route with this Chelsea table lamp from Janine, guaranteed to brighten up any room (Janine, RM1,700)


Chic and compact are the first words that come to mind with the Jazz 2 Doors cabinet. The main body is made from red lacquer which emphasises its oriental vibe. (Kare, RM8,899)


Accessorise and organise your desk with these Ferm living brass pencil holders. Staying true to the spirit of Chinese New Year, their golden hue signify wealth and happiness. (Smuk Living, RM425)


Serve your tea or coffee with a dash of oriental flavour in the Seletti Hybrid Procopia mug. Made from bone china, this mug juxtaposes scenes and themes of cultural imagery.  (Gudang, RM163)