Monthly Archives: February 2012

same same

Same streets at night but quite another image – slick, Hollywood-esque.  When the sun comes up though, and the untidiness, the randomness of ordinary humanity reveals itself, the threat that high-rise seems to conjure disappears. bon jour

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human scale

Is high-rise ipso-facto inimicable to human scale? The question is being fiercely addressed as our local council moves to allow high-rise developments in parts of our old colonial-era town. Well, if Hong Kong is anything to go by its streets are … Continue reading

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in the window

I generally strive to not just use things that we have in stock as fodder for the blog. Or at least limit it (it’s harder than you think).  Lots of websites do and I find it so, so boring…image after image … Continue reading

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serious but cute

Friday night : time out !  I really like the label on the bottle of wine that we took to family for drinks and pate pm.  Simple text, no pictures and a great name for a wine – Bird in Hand.  … Continue reading

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relfections

These women, or their images, were in a shop window in Hong Kong, one generation looking back at another, and me now looking at them all.  Melancholy rather.  The Chinese women depicted seem to have an inner calm.  They are giving nothing … Continue reading

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a distraction

A hill somewhere in China… actually it’s one that sits right behind the hotel we stay in .  We’ve been staying there 3 to 4 times a year for at least 10 years and they can never find our reservations when we … Continue reading

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this too

It would be entirely good to add a dash of pattern to a room of monotones.  This vintage moldovian would fit in just beautifully . Moldovian kilims are like no others.  This one is a subtle, well-blended combination of grey-greens and muted … Continue reading

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