Monthly Archives: October 2013

coming soon

We are back in the business !  Over-dyed old rugs just can’t be resisted forever.  This grey one is superb – so precise, yet with spirit, a soul.  In store soon. I have blogged earlier on about the origin of … Continue reading

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three amigos

Three amigos – I can say that because I’ve just discovered I have a greatgrandmother , half Spanish, half Scots, born in New York, 1842. Like it !  we struggled to find these 3 pieces.  Believe or not but they … Continue reading

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pagoda

Or a tower by another name and it’s not leaning !  It’s only recently that things have begun to fall down in China.  This magnificent structure probably took years and years to build and no-one was under pressure because I … Continue reading

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grey gardens ?

There are things in this image that I by choice would not live without; all of them actually.   Yesterday the granite stools of great age were sold to a man of rare discernment, and I say that sincerely and … Continue reading

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music of a kind

Some images continue to resonate, to strike that inner chord, long after they’ve been taken; this is one for me.  And you?  I dislike, aver , those too crisp, too bright pictures that some of the design blogs post.  Everything … Continue reading

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they’re gates !

I’ve really been off the planet with these ‘doors’ !  Actually they are gates, surely ?  Wooden ones to keep the baddies, the tax-collectors and prying eyes out !  I’ve seen them all over old Chinese villages and just gone … Continue reading

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bansky is a true original

In this too-close, none too brave new world we are all looking at something . I think we think we are autonomous but we’ve lost that quality. It was divine too, a grace but now it’s gone.  We’re observed and … Continue reading

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anthromorphising life

Little fly, Thy summer’s play My thoughtless hand Has brush’d away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? William Blake 1757 – 1827 Which just goes to show that these ideas have … Continue reading

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large view of boy on buffalo

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boy on a buffalo

A Tang artist  said that soul is the point of everything. The soul of this boy on the buffalo, and the buffalo’s too have certainly been; captured they will live forever in the imagination of China and in those of … Continue reading

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