Palace Museum: A travel kit
The Palace Museum has launched a travel kit made up of a silk sleep mask and an inflatable U-shaped pillow. The motifs of peach blossoms and swallows were inspired by Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) painting from the museum’s permanent collection. The Giorgio Morandi styled subtle color scheme of blue and beige is very soothing, and as you lower your eyes to fall asleep you may catch the pleasant sight of a lovely museum cat sporting with butterflies on lake rocks.
Tsinghua University Art Museum: Table cloth
Taking inspiration from the kesi silk medallion with phoenix and peony patterns from its collection, the Tsinghua University Art Museum designed a beautiful table cloth. Combining modern elements, this table cloth preserves the auspicious meaning of the traditional pattern and exudes special cultural and artistic charms.
National Museum of China: 3D electric lamps
Have you thought of lightening where you sleep with cultural relics? The National Museum of China has rolled out beautiful 3D electric lamps based on its collection items, including a porcelain vase with the motifs of twin swallows and apricot blossoms and a lacquer enamel vase with floral motifs from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). With soft lighting, the lamps will make your bedroom cozy and pleasant.
Palace Museum: Electric lamp
Have you heard of the Qingming Shanghe Tu (Life along the Bian River at the Pure Brightness Festival), one of the ten most famous Chinese paintings? It depicts prosperous Kaifeng city in Central China’s Henan province during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The national treasure is now in the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, and provides inspiration for an electric lamp.
National Museum of China: Gift box for tea sets and tableware
The National Museum of China has unveiled a gift box that includes tea sets and tableware inspired by one of its collection items: a stele rubbing of an astronomy picture dating to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). When you use this gift set, you seem to be telling the mysteries of the universe. What a dazzling and exquisite present for your friend!
Sanxingdui Museum: Crystal cups
To honor a fragment of a gold face mask recently excavated from the Sanxingdui Ruins site in Sichuan province, the Sanxingdui Museum has just rolled out crystal cups modeled after the mask as a whole. To help customers hold the cups easily, the designer also added two handles that resemble human ears. And pictures of pandas and koi fish are printed on the package of the cup to bring people good luck.
Hunan Museum: 3D fridge magnets
Do you like gardening? Have you ever thought of planting seeds in cultural relics? Inspired by its collection items, the Hunan Museum has launched three different fridge magnets in which people can grow plants. The set consists of two animal-shaped bronze wares (a boar-shaped bronze zun and an elephant-shaped bronze zun) and a ding cauldron with a human face.
Suzhou Museum: 3D fridge magnets
If you like collecting fridge magnets, the 3D fridge magnets sold by the Suzhou Museum may be your top choice! The museum designed four magnets modeled after its collection items, including a glazed vase and zun vessels. By the way, they are also minivases!