Buro.'s sentimental and sustainable Christmas and holiday gift ideas for creative types
The end-of-year festive season is inching closer each day, which means you're probably going to get bombarded by all kinds of promotions IRL and online pretty soon. Sure, there might be a good chance that your sweet mother or father might need a new set of sharp knives for the kitchen or a new pair of headphones for those late-night binge-watching sprees, but why not forgo practicality for something a little more sentimental this year? From all-season theatre tickets to hand-crafted objects, we've rounded up some personal and thoughtful gift ideas by local creatives and companies that just happen to have a low impact on the environment as well.
Repair your favourite age-old denim
Homegrown fashion label FIN Crafted Goods prides itself on the Japanese "waste nothing" concept of mottainai in an effort to reduce "our contribution to the landfills by mending your loved garments one piece at a time". Husband-and-wife duo Fahmy and Erliana utilise their expertise in the art of boro to craft customised aprons, denim, and menswear for those who want something extra special and one-of-a-kind. We are currently obsessed with their rendition of the trending bandana Cuban shirt. They also make fantastic coin pouches, messengers, and totes using scrap fabric.
Commission an embroidered portrait of your partner or family
Embroidery artist and illustrator Teresa Lim is best known by her quirkey Instagram handle, @teeteeheehee. From Gucci to Swarovski to a capsule collection with Charles & Keith most recently, Teresa's intricate embroidery has not only been used in luxury branding campaigns and accessory collections, but in romantic wedding proposals and sentimental family portraits as well. This year, she has expanded her repertoire to include limited edition hand-crafted sequinned earrings.
Immortalise your name on one of The Projector's vintage cinema seats
Singapore's popular independent cinema The Projector at Golden Mile Tower is offering cinephiles the opportunity to adopt one of their vintage seats. For the price of $120, you'll be able to get your name, a loved one's name, a phrase or inside joke stamped on one seat. Throw in another $105 and they'll throw in a 10-ticket gift pack. That's five date nights to be exact.
Give the gift of theatre with Pangdemonium's 2020 season ticket
Pangdemonium's 2020 season tickets are now up for grabs! If you know of a friend or family member who hasn't had the opportunity to catch a live theatre show yet, change their life with this season ticket. Pangdemonium is known for staging stellar culturally relevant shows with hard-hitting evocative performances and musical numbers. Next year, look forward to a beautiful rendition of Tennesse Williams's The Glass Menagerie as well as the hilariously entertaining Full Monty.
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