Lunar New Year, already? For the past few weeks, in my sleep-deprived state, I’ve been hunting for artsy/crafty, inspired-by-the-season, hostess gifts (aside from homemade pineapple tarts, of course). On a tip from Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, I discovered &plentymore’ s Festive Hongbaos.
&plentymore—AKA Elsie, Joyce, Ruai, Weiyan, and Xinnie—is a quintet of young, aspiring Singaporean designers who met while completing their final year honors thesis. Their hongbao, or red envelope, series showcases vibrant, happy photographs of the holiday’s delicious treats: bak kwa, kueh lapis, love letters, hei bee hiam crackers, nian gao, mandarin oranges, kueh baulu, and pineapple tarts.
These Festive Hongbaos are SG$5 for all eight and are available at a number of retail outlets around town, including BooksActually, The Garden Slug, and Group Therapy Coffee.
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A holiday wish for my readers who celebrate the Lunar New Year: Gong Xi Fa Cai! May the Year of the Dragon bring you much happiness and prosperity.
(Additional Credits: Photographs via &plentymore!)