Carved wooden architectural elements salvaged from traditional Chinese homes gain a new lease on life…

DSCF0039 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 […]

CNC Woodcarving Machines: Hand carved vs. machines

P1060310-680x335 CNC Woodcarving Machines: Hand carved vs. machines

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 made is even in threat of becoming less-abundant even here, even in this workmanship, even in art …

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