Is anyone else’s kitchen cupboard groaning under the weight of a well-hidden chocolate egg stash? Now that the Bunny has well and truly stocked us up with sweet treats, we’re turning our attention away from the edible towards some clever, cute and covetable buys that are guaranteed calorie-free.
You’re Gonna Hear Me Roar
OK, so it’s a well-known fact that dinosaurs are the coolest thing ever, right? Chasing Pombow certainly thinks so. This fab independent brand has recently arrived from Australia, bringing its super-fun planting concept to green-fingered Hongkongers lacking space to grow. Taking a common-or-garden toy triceratops (or stegosaurus, T-Rex or diplodocus), Pombow transforms it into a planter for a mini indoor garden that’s 100 percent kid-approved. Who am I kidding? It’s 100 percent mum approved too, bringing just the right dose of kitsch to your kitchen herbs and quirk to your windowsill daisies. Each dinosaur comes gift packaged with a plant, their very own name and profile. There’s also a small watering instrument included to keep your prehistoric pal well hydrated. Small dinosaurs cost $120, large ones are $180.
Buy online at chasingpombow.com.
Welcome To The Jungle
While an international education in Hong Kong means eye-watering school fees, at least Safari Kid in Pok Fu Lam is doing something good with their funds. With its “one-for-one” campaign, Safari Kid has pledged to educate a child in underprivileged regions across Asia for every fee-paying student enrolled, with the first campaign due to launch in India this September. If you’re currently in the throes of school selection, this value-added offering should help you to feel a teeny bit warm and fuzzy as you write that monthly cheque… proving beyond doubt that there’s a first time for everything.
For more information and admission details visit safarikid.com.hk.
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
The average Hong Kong-sized apartment just isn’t designed to accommodate years of too-cute-to-part-with onesies. So what do you do with your stack of old baby clothes? Put down the rubbish bag and instead take a look at Sadie Franks’ beautiful keepsake cushions and quilts. These bespoke upcycled designs preserve baby’s first wardrobe for posterity while helping to reduce the mountains of textiles that end up in landfill every year – and, most importantly, give mums something to snuggle up to on the sofa when (sniff) their little ones decide they’re too cool for cuddles. Prices start at $700 for a 60cm x 60cm cushion, and $1,800 for a 100cm x 150cm quilt.
For more information and sample designs, visit facebook.com/Sadiefranks1.