Author Archives: Bei

recycled furniture

Reclaimed Vintage Furniture – 20 Best DIY Projects

It’s almost always the case that minor parts of one or two of your furniture items at home are damaged, but in general, it’s still an undamaged item and you don’t really want to throw it away. But it might affect the aesthetic of your overall home design and it can also be quite unsightly

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10 Traditional Korean Furniture You Didn’t Know Existed

The most unique part of traditional Korean furniture is in the grain of the wood it was made from. Korean carpenters placed great importance on maintaining the beauty of the wood throughout the process of making Korean furniture since ancient times, and rarely used binders such as metal nails to hold them together, mainly because

Chinese Lucky Symbols and Their Meanings

Chinese lucky symbols and their meanings is of great significance in the Chinese culture, not only in China, but in places where there are a majority of Chinese, such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. The Chinese believe that one need to surround themselves with Chinese lucky symbols and motifs to ensure good luck

Antique Chinese Statues of History and Their Magnificence

It is a well known fact that Chinese sculptors and artisans are among the most talented in the industry, and what came out of their hands are magnificent antique Chinese statues in bronze, jade, lacquered wood, porcelain, pottery and many other materi als that  are often considered antiques or collectibles. Most amazingly, most of these

Singapore’s One and Only Sungei Road Thieves Market

Singapore’s famous Sungei Road Thieves Market (双溪路贼市场/跳蚤市场) , located between Jalan Besar and Rochor Canal Road, is the country’s largest and oldest flea market, and originated in the 1930s. As it used to operate between 3pm and 6pm, its operating hours have resulted in it being nicknamed “Robinson Petang”, or “Robinson in the afternoon”, perhaps a

14 Interesting Facts About Antique Tea Cups from China

For many centuries now, drinking tea has been an important part of Chinese culture. The practice of drinking tea originated in China and tea is regarded to be one of the seven necessities of Chinese life, others being, soy sauce, rice, salt, vinegar, oil and firewood. It goes without saying that tea time is incomplete

A Concise Guide to Selecting Vintage Kimono Fabric

Whether you’re looking for vintage kimono fabric in silks or cottons, there are a number of things you’ll want to look at when you’re deciding on the best quality and the most authentic. The main concern for buyers is the quality of silk kimono fabric or vintage kimono cotton. What are you looking for when