“Grabbing like” - Rice Pattern Plate
It looks simple and fresh at first glance, but surprisingly, when you look into the details, you will find the Chinese prosperous symbols are replaced by the social media icons with likes and hashtags. You can also see a dragon taking a selfie with its mobile flashes. We are spending much more time on social media and enjoy the satisfaction of receiving likes and comments. All of us are now living for ‘likes’. ;)
“Loud mouth” - Canton style porcelain
Colourful birds, fighting cocks and human daily life were commonly used as decoration in traditional Canton style porcelain, but what if we changed them into a modern workplace scenario? With a rich polychrome decoration of flowers, animals, this plate not only keeps the distinguishing feature of Canton style porcelain but also gives a sense of modernity and uniqueness. Dreaming of being a wife of a wealthy man, acting like a smart hard-working colleague, non-stop talking and sharing all the gossip, this plate is ideal for serving the peanuts with your friends!
“Carefree” - Red-Glazed Porcelain
With auspicious red colour and distinct pattern, seasonal garden and plant are the main decoration of the traditional red-glazed porcelain. Adding the modern world enjoying life to the ancient garden landscape, creates a sense of humor between the old and new. Furthermore, the peacock is having its feathers opened, the colors and the "thousand eyes" on its tail promote fame and good luck in Chinese culture while the circular coin with a square hole is generating prosperity. Nothing more is as joyful as playing guitar, walking the dog to wine your day!
米通碟驟看古樸清新、細看驚喜別緻，原來青花米通瓷碟上常見的吉祥圖案換成了社交網絡裡的「心心」和「讚好」。加上發文時經常使用的「標籤」，搭配復古金框；碟中央的中國龍更拿起了手機自拍，閃光滿滿，可見「呃 LIKE 度」十足！現代人經常投放大量時間於社交媒體希望「被讚」，大家所追求的快樂非它莫屬！
From the very beginning, tradesman decorated Chinese porcelain with symbolic auspicious meaning. Bat (fu 蝠) is a symbol of good fortune (fu 福) while deer (lu 鹿) symbolises the ability to reap high rewards (lu 祿). The decorative details on Chinese porcelain reflects the hopes and wishes of the ancient Chinese people. While each generation holds a different set of expectations, younger Millennials are purchasing different desires today. Therefore, we combined Chinese porcelain and the popular culture today to bring along traditional crafts and blessings in daily life.