Monthly Archives: August 2012

so cute

How cute is this image?  Probably not edgy or angry enough for the average wall artist but such a warm, engaging little character.  I like.  When I think about it though, Bansky’s images are not angry either;  ironic, oppositional, but … Continue reading

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global/local

On a wall in South Fremantle.  It would never have been tolerated by past generations who’ve lived on these streets (and I knew a few of them)  but Bansky says : “Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, where everybody … Continue reading

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walls etc.

More about walls (where does it end?) :  Bansky’s image above is one of my favourites.  Or is it imagery?  Bansky ?  You must know.  He says copyright is for losers….mmm?? I didn’t know about the man or the ‘movement’, … Continue reading

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impressonist

I see these flowers as gardenias.  Are they?  The scent would tell. (silly)  No idea the story that lies behind these boxes.  They don’t appear in any of the manuals of Chinese art/furniture and so on. Of course, they look … Continue reading

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sweetly

Not at all edgy, just pretty and covered in comforting imagery, classics of Chinese iconography : bluebirds, lovebirds, blossom and chrysanthemums, all portents of happiness.  Find it in our catalogue under objets d’art – ceramics. bon soir

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shock of the new

Sometimes, very occasionally actually, we see things that are fresh off the blocks but we like them !  Or I like them,  my bete noir is usually less easily persuaded. Whatever, but perhaps it’s because we never go to places … Continue reading

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icon bench

Iconic too – a recent re-imagining of one of the classics of Chinese ‘minor carpentry’ – the bench that I have been warbling about, and of which I am a devotee.  This one in the foyer of The Icon in Hong … Continue reading

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country ming

This is one of the benches that we have in stock at the moment. Is it not a raw beauty? And, is it not possibly more in tune with the sensibilities of the moment which do not relate to over-refinement, … Continue reading

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provincial bench

Years ago we had a bench very like this, though better I think.  We had scoured the countryside looking for it on the specific instructions of a client and then, alas, as often is the way, when we had got … Continue reading

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walls

Houses in my society are about windows – to let in the sun, to connect to the outside, capture the view, and so on. In fact it’s probably true of our built environment in general.  A building that doesn’t show … Continue reading

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