I love traditional Asian design and stuff.
Particularly Chinese, Japanese and South Asian, but not exclusively.
If I could, I would live inside a red enameled Chinese jewelry box, wear saris and read novels written by Ishiguro and Murakami. All. Day. Long.
|used to be William F Buckley's sitting room. Snazzy!|
|I would look awesome in this room|
|You can't help but look elegant.|
|This is cooler than your jacket.|
|Next time I get married, I'm wearing this.|
|Ishiguro, I heart you!|
In my old condo I have my office painted by Lori Lemare and Lori Klassen of Lori Lemare Studios to look like that jewelry box of my dreams.
I have a few things from China, or inspired by Chinese design, that I love. Many were given to my grandmother by a friend of hers who was missionary in China in the 1920's.
|Blue and white traditional pattern tea cup (love this) small wooden box with etching, small dipping dish.|
|Plate and teapot bought in Shanghai flea market. Cat bought at Humane Society.|
|Chinese embroidered slippers. No, Bill B., they do NOT fit me.|
|detail form embroidered Chinese shoe|
|filigree dish with Chinese lettering on underside|
|Ivory Mah Jong set. MUST learn to play!|
|very small brass dish with enamel paint|
|Small brass tray. I think it might be for incense.|
|small brass dish|
|detail from painted plate from Lori Lemare Studios|
|ivory domino set|
My bed was hand carved in India.
|paint treatment by Lorilemarestudios.com|
Stir fried pea shoots put me into raptures.
|Photo from neat blog about Asian food|
Edamame is the best snack food. Naan bread is bread on 11. I really can’t do Dim Sum, sashimi or curried goat.
This guy says it's awesome and he took this picture. I say no. Not for me.
Guess I’m just a dabbler. But an appreciative dabbler, if that counts for anything.
Panda bears are the best kind of bears (koalas are a close second).
|Anyone who does not want to hug this Panda is evil and should die.|
I want to hug this panda and am willing to pay a lot of money, plus pick up their poop, in order to do so. I want to go to this:
Japanese silks, Chinese water colours, Indian tapestries and sari fabric. These things freakin' rule.
|available from White Dog Vintage White Dog Vintage on Etsy|
|common theme, bird and branch. Heaven.|
|not sure what this is but it's awesome|
I have done several Asian themed needlepoints.
|needlepoint slipper ornament. No, Bill B., it does not fit me.|
|At one point there was a dragon in every room of my house. I mean, like, in a pillow or a painting. Not like a real dragon. That would have been weird and crowded.|
|needlepoint carpet and stool voer. Stool is a Chinese rice chest.|
I went as a geisha for Halloween once when I was little. Used a real kimono that we had in the house. A friend of my grandmother’s was a missionary in China back in the 1920’s and used to send my grandma all sorts of gorgeous things. We also used a pair of black tights to make my hair do. Desperate times call for desperate, weird - yet creative - measures.
I used to like the band Asia, but then I found out they had nothing to do with Asia or Asian art and culture so I totally stopped listening to them. Plus, they were pretty awful.
|Viggo Mortensen, Jeff Daniels, Elijah Wood and some British dude, but it might also be Kristy McNicol.|