24 Dec '11, 3am

Personalised presents: By Lee Mei Li HOLIDAY gift-givers are turning to objects that hint of the hand ... A croc...

Personalised presents: By Lee Mei Li HOLIDAY gift-givers are turning to objects that hint of the hand ... A croc...

By Lee Mei Li The Star/Asia News Network Saturday, Dec 24, 2011 HOLIDAY gift-givers are turning to objects that hint of the hand - just this November, a record amount of items were sold on Etsy, the online emporium for homemade goods. Exclusive creations like a hand-sculpted, unicorn-shaped candle, a treasure box carved from piano keys and knitted forest creatures from Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbour Totoro are being snapped up by the minute. The site charted a sales increase of more than 80% over the previous year. While this represents a vote of confidence for the "handmade" community, some still can't grasp what the fuss is all about. "When I think handmade, I think ornaments - things that are nice to look at but not necessarily useful. I've received quite a few gifts like these," says strategic planner M.Y. Neo, 24. "Their lifespan is usually about a year. Then I'll thro...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story...

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the presents are wrapped

the presents are wrapped

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Re-gift Unwanted Presents and Recycle Goods

Re-gift Unwanted Presents and Recycle Goods

treehugger.com 25 Dec '11, 2pm

© R.Cruger Western Bluebird in a Fig Tree, the inspiration for this year's comestible Christmas gifts. Not everyone puts a...

@calvinnwq they have a promo mix on their website: I assume many there will be too drunk to remember any of it though!

@calvinnwq they have a promo mix on their websi...

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timeoutsingapore.com 26 Dec '11, 12am

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ETH Zurich Presents: Juliet's Christmas Tree

ETH Zurich Presents: Juliet's Christmas Tree

spectrum.ieee.org 28 Dec '11, 3pm

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todayonline.com 27 Dec '11, 1pm

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giftedness: clever presents for Christmas #7

giftedness: clever presents for Christmas #7

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giftedness: clever presents for Christmas