Stumped on gift ideas? Find unique presents at Art and Abode that your friends and family will love.
1. Try a Little History
It’s like nothing else: the coconut butter and white clay-based Bouquet du Trianon soap by Historiae. This unique mixture of essential oils is said to have been a favourite of Marie-Antoinette’s! The fragrance’s floral and wooded scent speaks to the eclecticism and sophistication of this former French queen. Or, you may prefer the fresh, green scent of a Hameau de la Reine candle. This vegetable wax-based pop art candle is also inspired by Marie-Antoinette – from her rustic retreat of the same name in Versailles, France. Together, these two items make a perfect gift for history enthusiasts.
2. Make it Mini
Know a friend who loves all things wee? Gift him or her this miniature bicycle model for Christmas. The model bike is available in two colours, black and metal, and is a clever touch to one’s home or office decor.
3. Dress Up a Phone
Give a friend’s handphone some character – and help to keep it safe – with a smart snap-on “Human Spirit” or “Easel” phone case. Each case features an exclusive illustration by artist France Rudge and is available for iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy and Blackberry. You won’t find these casings in any other store!
4. Take a Picture
Budding art collectors will appreciate “Centre,” a photography piece by the founder of Art and Abode France Rudge. Only 30 photos are available, and each one is personally numbered and handsigned by France herself.
Art and Abode offers home decorations from around the globe, paintings and photography exhibits to help you get a sense of how art will fit in your home and a new wave of interior designers skilled at optimising space with trendy new ideas.