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The Modern Takes on Chinese New Year

The Modern Takes on Chinese New Year

More than just red pocket money, let's see how to celebrate your Chinese New Year like a Crazy Rich Asian in style!

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Marcella Wong
on January 16th 2020
Marcella believes that one should always live life with mindfulness. Being able to notice aesthetics around is her gift and also her hobby.
You would find Marcella at her best either sourcing for interior design or home decor products, or in the kitchen exploring her gourmet paradise.

How is everybody getting in with the New Year 2020? Getting stuck at some resolutions that you made but can’t get started yet?

Not that we promote or support procrastination, but how about starting them the next New Year coming up? It is just a week away – The Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year follows the dates of Chinese traditional lunar calendar. With ancient techniques and astronomical calculations, it has been widely adopted by Chinese emperors and kings since 1400BC around Xia Dynasty until even today and ¼ of the global populations celebrate Chinese New Year!

The festival celebrates new starts and prosperity. It is kind of like Thanksgiving where we share fortunes and best wishes with our family and friends. To get a piece of your Chinese New Year (cause why not!? A celebration is a celebration!), keep reading and these can be your inspirations!

Red is the New Black!

Red is known for its celebratory meaning behind in Chinese culture. It has been the theme colour of weddings gowns, envelopes and decorative lanterns. Red colour pretty much is associated with Chinese New Year if you ask me.

But on how to subtly add red into your household without having it seem overpowering or overly-traditional is the real deal.

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Here we have the trendiest shade of red – Carnelian red. Inspired from the naturally occured gemstone – carnelian!

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It is subtle, it is warm, it brings highlights and sharpness to a space without making a big fuzz.

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With help of lights and shadow, it could be a great way to add a touch of passion into your daily living space.

Fung Shui DIY – Ergonomics x Wellness

Fung Shui Should sound familiar to many of you, given its rich history and how it has been prevalent spreaded through home decor lovers.

We talked to Thierry Chow, the most stylish Fung Shui Fashionista of Hong Kong.

She gave us a few tips on how to make your home well balanced with nature’s essence and energy, in another word – Good Fung Shui!

 

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According to Theirry, Feng Shui is actually not all superstitions and old-fashioned witchcraft, it is somehow a very scientific and modern approach to making a space suitable for nurturing wellness in life!

Fung Shui is described as a way of balancing elements of your living space or work-space with the nature around it in order to bring out positive effects on your health and spiritual wellness.

The mantra of Feng Shui is to understand the balance of the five elements including Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. 

How do we improve Feng Shui without making a huge renovation project? How about simply adding sleek and cute ornaments inspired by different elements in corners of your place?

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The “Go Lucky” Method by Thierry Chow

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As she believed that indoor environment arrangement can reflect so much from personalities and personal habits. You can start from how you arrange your stuff as a tool of expression, hence to unlock energies from within yourself. Indeed empowering!

Thierry has gathered her experienced background in Fung Shui consultation and her unique talent in design and decor design to create her line of ornaments made by different elements materials for home decor lovers out there!

Perfect for gift or your own house if you would like a little bit of chicness that would also unleash the potential of natural energy around your life!

 

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Add a hints of liveliness into your home

Nothing celebrates beginning of a New Year better than life itself!

Koi fish has always been a great symbol of goodluck and fortune. But we understand that it is not possible for everyone to have a pond in front yards for Koi fishes.

What about a mini one?

 

 

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Serene Life Art created these stunning 3D goldfish paintings that look just like real swimming goldfishes! They are created by layers of resin and paint under an inspiration from Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori.

They adopted the fluidity of resin and hand painted layers and layer of pigments. Just to create the liveliness of this 3D shape of Koi fishes.

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Year of Mice – The symbol of witty and smart

This coming year of Lunar New Year would be the year of Mice.

In traditional Chinese belief, the sequence goes like this Mice, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. It repeats every 12 years as a complete cycle!

Then who decided the sequence?

It was a myth saying that it was a race of the all the holy animals, see which 12 would make it to the Emperor of Heaven in order to be the 12 holy zodiac animals. Why would such a tiny mice outrun all the strong competitors?

The good old smarty jumped on top of the tip of the horn of its fellow Ox, and that is how Mice got it’s first place.

This is the reason why Mice has been the symbol of wittiness and smartness!

 

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