As the season of prosperity approaches, couples all over the world are readying stacks of bright, beautiful red envelopes to hand out over the course of several days. Symbolising good wishes for the year ahead, these red packets—or ang baos—are filled with money in different denominations, meant to bring wealth and luck into the lives of those giving and receiving them. If you want to spend a portion of the monetary gifts you receive on items for your home, scroll through Vogue’s guide to the best decor, lifestyle and homeware items to treat yourself to this Chinese New Year.
Mine crypto by watching videos to redeem rewards
As a special treat for Vogue Singapore readers, by simply watching videos embedded into pink highlighted text on Vogue.sg you can earn cryptocurrency in the form of VidyCoin. Think of it as digital ang bao money from us to you this Lunar New Year. For those new to mining crypto on Vogue.sg we have provided instructions* at the bottom of this story.
This crypto can then be exchanged** at our Vogue Singapore shop for various rewards, Vogue merchandise, or donated to the Vogue Singapore Foundation to support local creatives.
Start mining crypto by watching the Ang Bao Challenge videos, featuring editors from Vogue Singapore recommending how to spend your ang bao money this Lunar New Year.
You will be able to mine crypto—that is, your digital ang bao money—from Tuesday 9 February at 3pm until Friday 19 February at 11.59pm SGT.
What to buy with your $50 Ang Bao
If you have a Nespresso addiction that has you reaching for several cups of joe a day, put the money in your red packet towards a fuss-free capsule dispenser ($50) that comes with 360° rotation capability alongside a 60-capsule capacity. Another useful addition to your kitchen might be a literary tutorial on everything from kombucha to miso written by the chefs of four-time world’s best restaurant Noma—The Noma Guide to Fermentation ($43.33). And if seasoning is on your mind, pick up a stunning salt and pepper set ($49.95) from Crate&Barrel, made from polished black marble and warm acacia wood.
What to buy with your $200 Ang Bao
If you thought mobiles were only for children, meet Flensted’s Drifting Clouds ($178), which will instill a sense of tranquility in your home with slender, gilded steel and thin wood chips bobbing gently in the wind. Another way to fill your space with some calm is to pick up a divine scented candle (or a set of 3 minis, for $158) from cult-favourite Parisian brand Diptyqe. For a cheekier take on home decor, look to luxury jeweller’s Anissa Kermiche quirky ceramic bowl ($185) which comes complete with two ears. One is pierced, meaning you can add an earring to it and make it truly your own.
What to buy with your $350 Ang Bao
If you’re lucky enough to find upwards of $350 in your ang bao this year, head straight to Gucci’s homeware section to find the perfect statement piece for your dinner table. For $295, you could buy a set of two porcelain dessert plates in the brand’s signature vintage Herbarium print. Or if its another retro-chic brand you have your heart set on, Smeg’s drip filter coffee machine in cream ($298) comes in a bunch of beautiful pastel colours and a number of useful features. Our final recommendation will take you from the kitchen into another part of your home—one you wish to light up. Italian brand Flos’s Bellhop lamp ($340) is chic, architectural and perfect for adding a design edge to any room.
*How to mine crypto on Vogue.sg
(a) Hover over the pink highlighted text in the Ang Bao Challenge stories with your mouse (on desktop) or press and hold with your finger (on mobile) to see the embedded video pop up on your screen;
(b) To enlarge the video and activate sound, click on the pink highlight (on desktop) or swipe up with your finger (on mobile);
(c) Create a free Vidy account by clicking on the VidyCoin counter at the top right corner of your screen (confirmation for successfully redeemed rewards will be sent to the email provided during sign-up); and
(d) As you watch the videos embedded in this story, and throughout Vogue.sg, you will start to mine VidyCoin crypto (indicated in the VidyCoin counter on the top right corner).
**How to redeem rewards with your cryptocurrency
(a) Click the top right-hand corner of your display while watching a Vidylink video to access your Vidy dashboard;
(b) Access the Vogue Singapore shop by clicking the ‘shop’ tab; and
(c) Inside the Vogue Singapore shop, you can choose to use your mined crypto to enter a lucky draw to win various prizes; redeem the latest issue of Vogue Singapore and other Vogue merchandise; or donate to the Vogue Singapore Foundation.
Please note that the lucky draw prizes, Vogue merchandise, and Vogue magazine can only be redeemed by readers based in Singapore. However, all readers, including those based outside of Singapore, have the option to donate crypto to the Vogue Singapore Foundation.
If you have entered a lucky draw to win a prize, you will receive a digital lucky draw ticket with a unique serial number. Winners will be notified via email after the completion of the lucky draw period.
If you have exchanged your earned crypto for Vogue merchandise or magazine, you’ll be contacted by our team via email to be congratulated, and arrange collection.