As I set foot into GLUE, three what seemed to be goldfish floating in mid-air first caught my eye. Little did I know that these were actually hand-crafted candles, made with a hand painted goldfish surrounded by clear wax, creating the illusion that the fish were ‘swimming’ in clear water.
‘The fish are first moulded with a cast, then hand painted by the artist,” the owner explained.
She went on to show me products that they designed themselves, including this interesting touch of blue – CLOUDY- for your everyday lavatory.
As I turned my back, I was met with a dazzle of gold and silver, which turned out to be their 2gether jewellery collection.
These accessories are produced by state-of-the-art 3D printing technology and then coated with gold or S-CO.
Outside the shop, four counters are set up showcasing cufflinks of all shapes and sizes.
These are only a few of what they have installed. Whether if it’s a miniature Heineken bottle, or if you’re looking for something on the darker side of the force like Darth Vader; you name it, they’ll have it.
And if you have a more oriental taste, how about a Mao shaped candle? Or Chinese work wear perhaps?
These are the products with Chinese elements that GLUE specifically chose to sell.
The product design store sells all kinds of accessories, candles and home products with their intriguing designs aiming to inspire you with their immense detail.
While you may find all of their signature design products at the front of the shop, including dim sum candles BeCandle, handmade silk screen tote bags Motive and many more; if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the team of designers working on new designs and products by the minute in their workshop in the back.
Shop name: Glue Associates
S402, 4/F, Staunton (Block A), PMQ
35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opened daily: 12:00nn to 20:00
Tel: 9536 0030