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The power of purple

The power of purple

Posted by on Jan 31, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 12 comments

Purple is supposed to be one of the hot colors of 2010 – and, as such, has been the center of some discussion in the blogosphere. It’s one of those colors that inspires strong feelings: people either love it or hate it. Personally, it’s one of my favorites. Whether aubergine, plum or lilac, I’m a huge fan. Unfortunately, I rather...

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Chinese cabinet with butterflies

Chinese cabinet with butterflies

Posted by on Jun 17, 2009 in Shopping | 4 comments

Where do you think this little chinoiserie gem is from? Well, it’s not from a dealer of Chinese Antiques. Nor is it from a little Asian furniture boutique in San Francisco. Nor did I pick it up on some exotic travels. It’s from British department store, John Lewis, and it costs $211. We used to buy our school uniforms from John Lewis! Now this...

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Bud vases and tea glasses

Bud vases and tea glasses

Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 2 comments

Living in San Francisco, we’re surrounded by excellent Asian restaurants. And where there are Asian restaurants, there are Asian restaurant supply stores. There’s one in particular that I love foraging in. It’s a veritable treasure trove. There are literally hundreds of diminutive bowls, multi-colored dishes, china tea glasses, lacquered...

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