Monthly Archives: January 2011

Villa Cascadas.

Oh, Villa Cascadas how I miss you and Mexico, you too! New Year’s with you was so wonderful and I just returned to Hong Kong and people are donning hats, fur and real coats. It’s crazy how it can be so nice in one part of the world and so not nice in another.
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On a limb.

A very cool new online magazine just launched today: Matchbook Mag. I am so impressed by Katie and Jane‘s labour of love! (Image courtesy of these lovely ladies!)

Sydney Newsom just went full-time with her creative endeavor and shared this inspiring quote with me:

Way to go ladies!

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ALTitude Design Conference.

I did a recap of my great time last week at ALT over on the minted blog… such lovely ladies and now sooo many blogs to check out!My business cards from Sydney Newsom arrived just in time… they are stunning! And they made my new friend Camilla Styles‘s round-up of great business cards. Her events are so well put together–enjoy!

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Reiko Kaneko and bone china.

I am always on the hunt for a good bread basket and I found this lovely new piece from Reiko Kanekpo‘s 2011 collection on NotCot. It’s not yet for sale on her site, but I wish it was! You probably know Reiko from her lip tease mug:
She also has a heart mug that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I love that Reiko‘s stuff is always clever and is bone china, which keeps things very hot. In case you are wondering like I was, technically bone china must have a minimum of 30% of phosphate derived from animal bone and cattle bones are typically used becasuse they contain a lower amount of iron. It makes me happy to think that we are using all parts of the animal… although I am pretty sure more hamburgers are being eaten than cups of tea consumed in bone china! It was developed by English potter Josiah Spode in the 1700’s and is also known for being very white, translucent, and chip resistance.

While we are on the subject of bone china and in case you’re a little more traditional,  I just had to share this lovely image I found on the always lovely Sacramento Street–who I had the great pleasure of meeting this past week at ALTitude Design Summit— originally from Viniagrette. Doesn’t it inspire you to start a teacup collection?
Why not begin your week with a fancy cup of tea? And don’t forget to enter our equally fancy giveaway!

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Guest bedroom.

So the guest room is not perfect yet, but it’s ready for visitors in 2011!
I am calling it the monkey room.

I’ve thought of a few things to make visitors feel comfortable, besides just setting out fresh towels.

(I was a little sad my beautiful silk drapes had to have slits cut into them for the A.C., but I think especially after a 15 hour flight our visitors will appreciate the black out effect.)
1. Water carafe and a nice candle. (Flowers, too!)
2. Guidebooks to inspire and a Bible
3. Robes
4. Finally, I created a little card with important phone numbers, the Chinese characters of our address, and instructions of how to get into our building, so people won’t get lost!

Hopefully, the monkey makes them cozy!

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