Lu Han has the best fan memorabilia ever and I’m beyond jealous. With a theme around deer (Lu 鹿 means deer) and reading, the collaboration with designer Wu Tong takes inspiration from books from the Royal Library as well as architectural accents from the Forbidden Palace.
The collection includes a pencil case, a six-sided stamp that doubles as a necklace pendant and a incense burner, a paperclip, a bookmark, a journal, and envelopes with designs from the Royal Library.
You can buy it here (taobao now ships abroad!). I also highly recommend the National Museum souvenir shop, which has pretty creative and awesome gifts for both yourself and friends.
The Chinese museum souvenir business has really only developed in the past few years, with the National Palace museum leading the way with crazy stuff like Qing-dynasty official umbrellas and the headphones. Both the National Museum and the Forbidden Palace Museum have a lot of limited edition stuff, though, so many stuff here are no longer sold. Here are some of the more fun things you can buy on top of the usual museum souvenirs.
Your photo captions always crack me up 😂 these souvenirs are so cool! Need to check them out next time I go to a Chinese museum.
Oooooo… shopping! ;-)