November 27, 2020

2020 has been a tumultuous year, to say the least, but that doesn’t mean we should not partake in some festive cheer. While you can brave the shopping crowds and admire the dazzling lights on Orchard Road, The Christmas Atelier may be a better alternative to solve all your gifting woes. Back for the second time, here is a curated list of brands to check out this weekend. 

Jade Life & Wellness: For the Tireless Go-Getter

Oftentimes, we can’t see the wood for the trees. Thankfully, Dr Jade Kua’s new book, Good Night Marion, features thoughtful quotes with illustrations drawn by her daughter to encourage us to pause and self-reflect. The book is also laid out in a way that allows you to write down your thoughts and feelings. 

Carrie K: For the Elegant Career Woman

Founder Carolyn Kan left her advertising career to pursue silversmithing with a vision to marry everyday elements with intricate craftsmanship. Her Starburst line, a collection that was created during the lockdown, showcases versatile pieces which can be tweaked according to the wearer’s appetite for ostentation.

Brass Lion Distillery: For the Welcoming Host

Going to a dinner party at someone’s home for the first time and you don’t know what to bring?   Singapore Dry Gin from Brass Lion Distillery would make an ideal gift—after all, alcohol is a social lubricant and has a way of getting the conversation flowing. Now that we have emerged from quarantine, G&Ts and good company are what we crave for, right?

Ying The Label: For the Youthful Maverick

Five-year-old Ying The Label has successfully managed to buck the trend that local designers aren’t creative by creating wearable art. If you want a statement piece, go for the reversible kimono. Its striking silhouette, luscious satin threads, and handwritten calligraphy print from The Letter J Supply will definitely turn heads. 

Bynd Artisan: For the Pensive Creative 

Writers, notetakers, poets, diarists understand the importance of a well-made leather book jacket to keep the pages pristine. And Bynd Artisan certainly delivers on that front. What’s more, their Christmas hampers are filled with an envelope clutch, a wine bag, and the like—complete with their signature bespoke craftsmanship and customisation.

Scene Shang: For the New Homeowner

Decorating your new home can be overwhelming, but Scene Shang is here to make your life easier with their line of furniture and homeware. A safe choice would be their signature Maverick armchair, a refined design with modish bent steel frames and fine bonded leather. A definite centrepiece for any room.

Soohyang: For the Scent Collector 

For those who enjoy the nightly ritual of winding down in bed with a book in hand will know that scented candles are quintessential to create a relaxing atmosphere. Depending on what you choose, from the simple K-drama inspired “Secret Garden” to the wildly imaginative “New Shoes,” rest assured that your room will be smelling like heaven.

Motherswork: For the Hip and Conscious Mother

Apart from being a one-stop-shop for mothers’ needs, Motherswork takes a lot of pride in their socially conscious business model, having launched several programmes to give back to society. They also carry Green Toys, a company that makes toys from recycled milk jugs, which can help children learn about sustainable practices at a young age. 

The Christmas Atelier is a private event, and guests must pre-register. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 27–28 November, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the final day on Sunday, 29 November. Location: The Atelier & Co. 2 Alexandra Road, Delta House, Level 8