Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Witness Taylor Camp in Bangkok

In 1969, Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bailed out a rag-tag band of thirteen young Mainlanders jailed on Kauai (island northwest of Honolulu) for vagrancy and invited them to camp on his oceanfront land. Soon waves of hippies, surfers and troubled Vietnam vets found their way to Taylor Camp and built a clothing-optional, pot-friendly tree house village at the end of the road on the island’s North Shore. In 1977, after condemning the village to make way for a State park, government officials torched the camp — leaving little but ashes and memories of “the best days of our lives.” Powerfully evocative photos from the seventies reveal a community that rejected consumerism for the healing power of nature while the story of Taylor Camp’s seven-year existence is documented through interviews made thirty years later with the campers, their neighbors and the Kauai officials who finally got rid of them. Bhutan

Serindia Gallery

OP Garden 4, 6 Soi Charoen Krung 36

Unit 3101, 3201
Charoen Krung Road, Bangrak,
Bangkok 10500

Image above from Serindia. Spotted Serindia when i went for the opening of the OP Gardens.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Getaway: Khao Yai , Thailand

Each villa has a private pool villa facing the forest....

Bathroom is accessible via the living room and the master bedroom.

Each villa had its own private pool....right in the middle of a forest!
The Mist Bar at Kirimaya.
Khao Yai is a mountainous area, known for its great weather and greenery. It was a pleasant birthday surprise K gave to me. Thoroughly pampered! Possibly one of the most relaxing trip ever. There is just something about Khao Yai that makes you want to slow down and enjoy every bit of it. Images above: Kirimaya resort : Muthi Maya( pool villas)

A random artsy boutique hotel we spotted while searching for food.
A cafe/ vineyard/ restaurant in Khao Yai! We enjoyed some Italian flavors in Thailand. The owner of this vineyard loves Italy hence the idea of bringing some Italian flavors to Thailand. Made me want to return to Rome/ Florence.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Monday Blues......

Working onShop -Wallpaper
Wall papers. Love the ones with birdies...
Via this site... very much inspired by the images here. Definitely a library of inspiration for my new home.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Chinese Vase

I promise you a tinge of Asian flavor via Stamford Wife & Chinoiserie Chic . CC is such a colorful blog with captivating images. If you need some Chinoiserie Chic advice or inspiration, go go.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Bamboo Element.

In Sag Harbor, New York, designer Michael Lee and friends Alex and Sue Glasscock converted an 1865 Second Empire?style town house from a triplex back to a single-family residence. The Glasscocks — he owns a private equity firm; she is an organic farmer — have been renovating houses with Lee for 14 years. Above: Works on paper by Robert Gwathmey, top, from Sotheby’s, and Jafe Kaldi hang in the music room over a bamboo Ralph Lauren sofa, with Henry Calvin fabric. (March 2008) AD

Asian Style Bamboo Painted and Ebonized Two Tier Table
Chinese Bamboo side table with Black lacquered top from
Southall Antiques
550 Fifteenth Street, Suite 6
San Francisco, CA 94103
Very Rare ,Circa 1865 English  Bamboo Writing Desk

circa 1865
Very rare English Desk with a leather pull-down place to write,with a letter holder, 3 drawers downloading...
and the 2 original candle holders. by Coco House & Company

Yellow tole coffee table
Charming yellow tole painted tray on faux-bamboo yellow and black painted metal folding base. Pastoral figures painted on the tray
Benjamin Wilson Antiques
441 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

CIRCA 1805
What a handsome pair of horseshoe armchair. Meant for the export market and maybe that's why the height and size is slightly larger than the normal Chinese Horseshoe armchair.
Each with rounded back inset with open fretwork panels centered by the "wan" symbol; raised on straight legs joined by stretchers.
Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd.
836 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Faux Bamboo, Real Bamboo...i love it all....via

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Asian Flavors

I decided to start a new blog devoted to Eastern works, designs, regardless of modern, vintage or antique. Food & Flavors, Sights & Voices...I shall dedicate my first posting to Singapore! Some lil charming sights and Flavors...
TWG Tea was established in Singapore in celebration of the island’s great history as a trading post for teas, spices and fine epicurean products. TWG Tea, which stands for The Wellness Group, is a luxury concept that incorporates an international distribution network to professionals, unique and original retail outlets and exquisite tea rooms. A veritable tea institution, TWG Tea is passionate about sharing their expertise and has become a point of reference for tea lovers thirsty for knowledge. TWG offers the finest harvest from 800 over single estates.


TWG Tea is internationally recognized as a veritable innovator with the creation every season of new varieties of tea in collaboration with the world’s most renowned estates.

Colonial Sights in Singapore....

"A Sensitive Restoration Reinvigorates a Historic Colonial in the Heart of Singapore"

I have to say this is one of the finest examples left in Singapore. My first encounter of these colonial houses was when my mother took an alternative route home. Was i only 7 then? I can't recall but i know i was still very little and yet they remained quite vividly in my memory....

A pleasant surprise! This home has such a distinct flavor...! Asian Flavors....A long side black lacquered top Bamboo table adds so much character to this hallway!

More Bamboo pieces littered around the bedroom. I love how book shelves are paired.
What a pleasure...Always a good time with AD Photography by Russell MacMasters Jan 2007
It's my first posting and I hope you enjoy the blog from here forward.