Monthly Archives: December 2011

Come, my friends,

  ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my  purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I … Continue reading

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oscar divine

Oscar takes time out on Christmas day !  He’s been clipped and is looking gorgeous, sleek even.  Of course in the evening, he blotted his copy-book by stealing the left-over turkey !  Can’t help loving him though.  By the way, the kilim he’s … Continue reading

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so this is christmas

 C’est Noel Noel ! Joie !

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robert bridges 1844-1930

I love all beauteous things,    I seek and adore them; God hath no better praise, And man in his hasty days    Is honoured by them. I too will something make   And joy in the making; Altho’ to-morrow … Continue reading

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art house hotel

There are art houses and then there is this hotel in Hong Kong that is an art house hotel.  Beautiful works, installations, colours, moodiness on every floor. Love it !  The handiwork of Terence Conran I think. The name?  Of … Continue reading

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risking life, making art

A very imperfect image I know but in some way it possibly captures the astonishing drama that a few artists were willing to create far above the ground in a local park the other night. The blurry structure above the ferris wheel was their trapeze and a half dozen of … Continue reading

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bakhtiyari deconstructed

I hope this doesn’t bore you , dear reader !  When we first encountered bakhtiyari kilims we were quite fascinated and we have found, 15 years and many customers later, that so are most people when first they see them.  It’s … Continue reading

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look here !

These are one of those innovations that take the breath away ! Old carpets brought to life (and meaning) again by being over-dyed in brilliant colours.  An Italian idea, I’m told.  Such a good one !  You can see the remnants … Continue reading

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the beginning

I’m starting here in the window, to image all our kilims and rugs.  All is probably tooooo optimistic but as many as I can manage.  They are just so beautiful.  I look at them and have an immediate connection, like … Continue reading

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nothing in common

They have nothing in common, Hong Kong and Istanbul, despite their geographic likenesses.  One is all about the here and now, today, no tomorrow either in fact or metaphor, and the other is all about the past , a future destined by it, … Continue reading

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