Tag: Asian

Bad Food Blogger

Bad Food Blogger

I’ve always enjoyed cookbooks–but they had to have gorgeous photographs. I suppose it said something that I rarely made anything from the books I bought, but they’d be well-worn from my admiration. I guess this was the early days of “food porn,” before this whole […]

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

This bathroom sink design from Casa URO, Monterrey, Mexico, just blows my mind. I love the faucet and mirror combination that takes the pipes away from down below and makes the plumbing part of the structure and style. The worn river rocks are a great counterpoint to […]

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

This lovely bathroom is completely virtual–it’s a rendering created by the talented Angelina Alexeeva. The asymmetry creates such beautiful movement in this design. I’m entranced by the contrasting textures between the walls, drapery, and fixtures. The organic and modern lines, from the wizened tree exuding wabi-sabi-ness on the […]

Sweet Medicine

Sweet Medicine

I love Chinese apothecary cabinets. I think it’s because they are rustic, hold ingredients for healing, and look at all the drawers. They’ve made their way into popular decor (although you can still find antiques), and have been adapted into media centers, consoles, and more. I’m not […]

Quickie: Clean Body, Peaceful Mind

Quickie: Clean Body, Peaceful Mind

In honor of May being “Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,” I’m going to feature Asian-inspired design in the coming weeks. The clean lines of the sink, with minimal decoration, is more reminiscent of Japanese design than Chinese, which tends towards the elaborate (rococo would be the word for […]

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Why make something beautiful? Because. It’s how we become more alive.