Transparent Spaces

Chinese New Year is coming up for those of us living in Asia, and if your CNY experience is anything like mine, you'll be inundated by relatives with gifts boxes upon gift boxes of chocolate and biscuits this holiday season. At the end of the week, you're left with a pocketful of laisee money, ten pounds of a chocolate-induced food baby, and the many empty boxes that serve as evidence of your holiday season overeating.

Yet, every cloud has a silver lining. I realized the storage potential of chocolate boxes this past month, when I single-handedly polished off a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Ferrero Rocher, aside from being the most delicious CNY food gift possible, has the really minimal packaging of a perspex tray and a multifaceted angular lid. Simply take the bottom tray and arrange your statement jewelry pieces within it, and you'll have yourself a simple and modern jewelry display that will work with any color and surface. With no handiwork needed, this is the pinnacle of DIY for the lazy - perfect for the post-CNY chocolate stuffed person.

I wish you all a happy Chinese New Year, and for the Year of the Horse to be better than ever!