Inspiration Gallery: Jaw-Dropping Bedroom Details
This post is all about gasp-inducing details – elements that stop you in your tracks, take your breath away and, in one fell swoop, transform an ordinary space into an extraordinary one.Some of the details are architectural, and some are the result of dramatic furnishing choices, but each provides an undeniable “wow” in the experience of the room.TOP ROW:1.
Chinese architecture refers to a style of architecture that has taken shape in Asia over many centuries. The structural principles of Chinese architecture have remained largely unchanged, the main changes being only the decorative details. Since the Tang Dynasty, Chinese architecture has had a major influence on the architectural styles of Korea, Vietnam and Japan.
Chengdu - Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi -18
An elaborate doorway to a a Qing Dynasty mansion. Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi (translation: wide and narrow lanes) is a historic Qing Dynasty neighborhood in Chengdu. Once reserved only for the Manchu nobility, it has undergone a facelift in recent years, bringing in cafes, restaurants and art dealers.
SSS with Hey Harriet. All pictures from the recent Kuching/Borneo trip. The locals call it 'bumbu'. It's made of rattan and used traditionally for catching fishes, here seen as a decor inside a restaurant. Kuching meaning cats in Malay, plenty of them everywhere. A very heavy weight earrings used by the Kelabit natives to stretch their earlobes as a sign of beauty. This is a picture of a Kelabit lady drawing in my hotel room, see the earrings.. KUCHING CHINESE TEMPLE When I was in Kuching…
Traditional Door In Old Town, Keriya, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
The Silk Road, or Silk Route is a modern term referring to a historical network of interlinking trade routes accross the Afro-Eurasian landmass connecting East, South and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa on about 4,000 miles (6,500 km). It gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade along it, which began during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the…