Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hong Kong Groovy

Prepping for my impending trip to Hong Kong, found: retro-vintage store Chen Mi Ji, located in Wanchai. Groovy light fixtures amongst general trash, out the back alleys of Hong Kong.

In stock; a wheat chaff-base table I'm curiously into.

All images above from Chen Mi Ji
It's obviously reminiscent of this, which lives in the home of glamorous grandma (so says Style Court, and so do I) Helen B. As can be seen in the open book spread beneath, Coco Chanel had a similar table in her Paris apartment on the Rue Cambon.

These 2 images via Style Court

Pretty Objects from Tracy Porter

Thanks to Hidden in France, who thanked Liberty Post, I was led to Tracy Porter. Unfortunately most of the lovely objet d'art items (eg. monkey in robe sitting amongst ming vases, or pear on top of plinth), no doubt have been snapped up and hence removed from the website, but salvaged these.
It's only clutter if I don't love it, but oh how I would've.

Quietly lovely chinois chair in setting and on its own.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008