• Home decor & accessories
  • Carved wooden architectural elements salvaged from traditional Chinese homes gain a new lease on life…

    I have had this photo of a “Pai Lou” (牌楼) which has been sitting on my hard drive for ages. I snapped the image of this particular one, a few years back while buying salvaged wooden architectural elements, which we would then restore and create matching stands for providing them with a second life. This […]

  • Furniture Design & Construction
  • Hand carved Vs. CNC woodworking

    Last week we went to an exhibition of new classic Chinese furniture. There were not only factories of furniture, but also those selling frightening robot-like CNC machines… It made me wonder if hand labor is even in threat of becoming abundant even here, even in this workmanship, even in art …