Article 1 | The Chinese Evening Dress ~ or Cheongsam(Qipao)
As a young Engineer in the British Navy, steaming into Hong Kong (Hong Kong means "fragrant harbour") on a misty warm morning in the early 70's, I was completely in awe of the sights and sounds which very quickly took over my senses.
Additionally, I was immediately on 'Cheongsam' watch, the aftermath of watching the movie - 'The World of Suzi..
Article 2 | One Million Wild Spiders make a Unique Golden Silk Cloth
A rare textile made from the silk of more than a million wild spiders recently went on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. To produce this unique golden cloth, 70 people spent four years collecting golden orb spiders from telephone poles in Madagascar, while another dozen workers carefully extracted about 80 feet of silk filament from each of the arac..
Article 3 | We sell Cotton Batik Kaftans - but what is Batik ?
What is Batik ? - The Batik Process, which has been around for many hundreds of years is a unique and at the same time traditional method of applying colour-dye to porous surfaces, and most commonly to fabrics.
Sample Swatch from Our Batik Sarong Range
Article 4 | In the Mood for a Cheongsam
Chinese Feminine Beauty - is the Cheongsam no longer in fashion ?
Since the early 1990s, a new wave of Chinese and Chinese-American designers such as Vivienne Tam, Anna Sui, Hang Feng, Yeohlee and Shiatzy Chen, and some Westerners like Britain’s John Galliano has been re-interpreting the cheongsam for an international clientele, resulting in a revival of sorts, and this has been noted in In The Mood For Cheongsam, a 2012 book co-publish..
Article 5 | What is Feng-Shui - Life-Changing or Change of Life ?
1. Can redecorating your house change your life?
2. Can a new paint color for your home/office make you wealthier?
3. Can changing your bedroom furniture improve your love life?
The answer to all of the above is a resounding YES ! But to realize these benefits, open your doors to Feng Shui and say ”yes” to its positive effect on your physical and sp..